In the twenty first century everyone is looking for a way to be healthy, whether that is by eating lean meats, staying away from carbohydrates or even avoiding gluten. While some people believe going on these diets makes them healthier, they do not understand why or the consequences they may face in the future. Gluten is becoming a well know ingredient; many stores have added gluten-free sections and restaurants have added gluten-free items to the menu. However, some people fail to recognize what gluten truly is, where it can be found and how it actually effects one’s body.
In the essay, “Against the Grain,” Marina Keegan discusses her journey living with Celiac Disease. Keegan kicks off the essay describing what she will eat on her death bed, Oreo’s, hamburger’s, pizza, donuts, a beer, and so on, she basically lists the core foods in the diet of the average American teenager. Keegan leaves the reader wondering: “Why those specific foods? Maybe they are her favorite?” These questions are then answered in the following paragraph. She states that she is allergic to gluten and continues on to discuss how she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and how her life was growing up with the uncommon allergy. Keegan includes personal experience, facts, and evolution of her thoughts to uncover how Celiac Disease has impacted her life.
The term gluten refers to the proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley. The most common sources of gluten include breads, pastries, pasta, and cereals, yet everything from mouthwash and toothpaste to lipstick and supplements can contain gluten. It can also be hidden under certain names such as emulsifier, . I have had celiac disease for about five years, and throughout this period I have mastered the art of detecting and avoiding gluten. In fact, I believe that the key strategies to adapt to this lifestyle are : to always be cautious and alert, to do your research, and to collect up to date and credible information. I remember when I was first diagnosed, my doctor gave me a short list of foods that I must eliminate. However, within one week, I kept on adding to that list until I turned it into a ten pages catalogue that I used as a guideline to facilitate my transition. I had a major clear out
One health condition that affects people is Coeliac Disease; this is intolerance to the protein ‘gluten’ which is found in wheat, barley and rye. When coming into contact with gluten the body produces antibodies which then attack the lining of the bowel. This then affects the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food and can even lead to
Celiac disease seems to be on an up rise today. You now walk into grocery stores and restaurants and see gluten-free food everywhere. Thankfully, for the celiac disease community, life has become a little easier with these accommodations. When most people hear celiac disease many just think gluten-free diets, but they do not realize that celiac disease can affect all parts of the body and mind, or that the disease has a higher prevalence in women. It is a new lifestyle that many have to take on. In the next few pages, I will discuss the affects that this disease has on the body systems, the lifestyle changes many make when diagnosed with celiac disease, and the importance of educating those who are dealing with the disease on a day to day basis. I also will discuss information from two articles which focus in on the direct affects that the disease takes on women living with it, and the lifestyle changes that are necessary to manage the symptoms.
Going gluten free has become a trend among many new diets, and gluten sensitivity has made its way into the headlines of many new health studies. But is it really beneficial to our health or is in nothing more than just a new fad? Does gluten really cause gastrointestinal issues, bloating, fatigue, stomach pain, and many more of its supposed side effects? After doing research on the matter, I determined that gluten is not as harmful as it is made out to be and gluten sensitivity/intolerance is simply an overused misnomer for other health issues people face.
Eating a gluten-free diet is time consuming and expensive, but it is important. Celiac disease can cause numerous health issues in the future if the gluten-free diet is not followed. The gluten-free diet needs to be taken seriously and
While a gluten-free diet can be life changing to a celiac patient it can be damaging to someone like me who is not celiac nor gluten intolerant. Yet the gluten-free diet seems to the be new black in North American house holds. As reported in Gluten Free Diet Fad
Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 1 in 133 Americans. Those with Celiac must stick to a strict gluten free diet in order to heal the lining of their intestines. When people with Celiac ingest gluten, their body triggers an immune response that attacks the small intestine. Some experience mild discomfort and bloating while others experience a more serious reaction which can make them very sick for many days. Having Celiac can change your life dramatically, but in the past five years the selection of gluten free foods has significantly improved. In 2007, Phil Zietlow proposed the “Gluten Free Project” to General Mills. He was not the only person to propose this major
Of the suggestions, an adoption of the gluten-free diet has made its way to the top of the list. The gluten-free diet has shown tremendous improvements in overall quality of life for people with fibromyalgia. Usually, the gluten free diet is suggested for people who have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease. What had been brought to light is that symptoms that typically spawn with Fibromyalgia also spawn with Celiac Disease. Thus, an idea was born to test the adoption of the gluten-free diet in those who have fibromyalgia. A study published in the journal of Rheumatology International discovered that a gluten-free diet produced drastic improvements in symptoms that occurred with Fibromyalgia. Patients reported that they were able to fully return back to normal activity and work. Other reported that they were able to completely stop taking their prescribed medication with no undue stress. Many explained that they went into total remission and had no symptoms return while adhering to the Gluten-free diet. Most of the subjects reported a combination of two or all three discoveries. A select few tried to ease gluten back into their regular meals. Instantly, symptoms returned and did not disappear until those individuals reincorporated the gluten-free diet into their lives once
Body A. First, I will discuss what gluten and celiac disease is and how it has made and effect in our society. 1. To start off gluten is the substance in grains like wheat, rye, and barley that is responsible for the elastic texture of the dough. It is formally known as the protein found in these grains.
In Modern America, there is a trend going around affluent, white families to ditch gluten. The idea is that by going gluten free, your consumption of food is automatically healthier. Dr. Norelle R. Reilly goes through all the possible reasons for those going on a gluten-free diet and the problems involved. She begins by giving the reader statistics according to, “‘The Hartman Group’s Health & Wellness 2015 and Organic & Natural 2014’ Reports.” According to these findings, the most common answer to why a person went gluten-free was, “no reason”, second to, “healthier option.” Later in the article, Reilly discusses fact vs. fiction of reasons to gluten-free. In the paragraph titled, “Fiction: The GFD (gluten-free diet) is a healthy lifestyle
3. In her article “Understanding WHEAT &GLUTEN: Issues in Today's Clients” Tammera Karr writes about the health concerns involving gluten consumption and the current research involving it. She writes that there is extensive research about gluten that shows that is causes several different health problems as indicated in answer 1. She summarizes how the immune system works in our body and about how our T cells are able to destroy antigens in the body and they also function in signaling other cells of the immune system to perform what they are supposed to do. This is important because a person who has a gluten allergy has T cells that do not work properly and they are not able to differentiate between the good and the bad things in their body. Karr writes that when a person consumes gluten, that gluten is carrying DNA of foreign bodies that are not naturally found in wheat. Proteins called Glaidins are one of the foreign bodies it carries and this protein can be found in rye, barley, spelt, trticale, and oats that have been cross contaminated. Gliadin acts as a trigger to the lymphocytes in the small intestine and it causes inflammation also known as “leaky gut syndome”(Karr). These Gliadin proteins are not naturally occurring. Wheat hybridization, genetic engineering, herbicide, and pesticide usage, sail husbandry, and food manufacturing are more commonly used and are the main source of these proteins. Because our
In order to cut gluten out of your diet you have to eliminate a number of grains including wheat, barley, rye and triticale. By cutting out these items from your diet your are cutting out important healthy foods that are packed with nutrients, including protein, fibre, B vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals these nutrients according to “The Gluten Free Frenzy:Fad or Fitting” by having these nutrients you can cut your chances of developing type two diabetes, stoke chances and heart attacks (Linda Johnanson).