Gluten Sensitivity and Autoimmune Disease
I recently sent these links to a patient to start the process of eliminating Gluten from her diet. I think they are all great resources and thought I would share with everybody. Gluten is a major factor in Autoimmune disease and we should all learn a little about it.
Here are some blogs and websites that can give you more information about being Gluten Free:
Gluten Free Mama: http://www.glutenfreemama.com/ (great for ideas)
Gluten Free and Autoimmune Disease: http://thyroid.about.com/cs/latestresearch/a/celiac.htm
Gluten Sensitivity and Autoimmune Disease: http://www.adventuresofaglutenfreemom.com/2010/05/gluten-sensitivity-autoimmune-disease-and-a-little-piece-of-my-journey/
Items that Contain Gluten: http://www.celiac.com/articles/182/1/Unsafe-Gluten-Free-Food-List-Unsafe-Ingredients/Page1.html
Beginner Nutritional Plan: http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/beginner.htm
This is just a starting point. I first want you to understand Gluten and then we can start to eliminate it from your diet. Help to educate your family on why you are cutting it out. They can benefit from a reduced gluten diet as well. I am here to answer any questions you have so ask away!!