I saw this new article posted at The Huffington Post today. It’s called Gluten: What you don’t know might kill you.
Something you’re eating may be killing you, and you probably don’t even know it!
If you eat cheeseburgers or French fries all the time or drink six sodas a day, you likely know you are shortening your life. But eating a nice dark, crunchy slice of whole wheat bread–how could that be bad for you?
Well, bread contains gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, and oats. It is hidden in pizza, pasta, bread, wraps, rolls, and most processed foods. Clearly, gluten is a staple of the American diet.
What most people don’t know is that gluten can cause serious health complications for many. You may be at risk even if you don’t have full blown celiac disease.
This article, by Dr. Mark Hyman, goes on to show evidence that even a comparatively mild form of gluten sensitivity means a higher risk of death, mostly from heart disease and cancer. However, about 99% of people who have a problem with gluten have absolutely no idea that gluten in their diet is the cause of their health problems!