Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Against the "Grain"...
Let's start with a definition.
A disorder resulting from an immune reaction to gluten, a protein present in wheat and related grains. Celiac Disease causes impaired absorption and digestion of nutrients in the small intestine. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, diarrhea and weight loss. A skin condition, dermatitis herpetiformis can also be associated with Celiac Disease.
Have you been diagnosed with Celiac Disease or gluten intolerence? If your answer is yes, GREAT! (Keep reading to find out why.) If your answer is no, you may unknowingly be contributing to your demise. No matter what your answer, read this blog post, by Dr. Mark Hyman. And next time you sit down with sandwich on whole wheat, know that it may be leading you to an early grave.
Have you had your whole grains today?