Why No-GMO?

Why No-GMO?

When you live with celiac disease or really any autoimmune disease removing gluten from all areas of your kitchen, pantry, cleaning products, medicine and even cosmetics will eventually come into play. Removing gluten from your food is really just the first step and the more you dig into your disease you will come to realize that gluten truly is everywhere. It is added to so many things that most would never even think of. Now I realize that there are several different points of views on this and everyone is entitled to their opinions but for me if comes down to three really key studies that led me to clean up more than just my food. 

First, it only takes 1/1000 of a gram of gluten (that’s equivalent to one crumb) to get into your system, to set off and trigger an immune system response in your body for the next three months. And that’s how much damage one crumb can do so truly understanding that gluten can be hiding in any of my products that I would digest is the first step to trigging a constant reaction in my immune system.

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But you don't look sick......

But you don't look sick......

Most days as a celiac I struggle through, I push myself to get up, get dressed, do my makeup and hair, get working, and doing my best for my family yet I feel like the walking dead. I am barely surviving and some days I just can’t keep pushing my body and I have to cancel appointments, meetings, get togethers no matter how much I was looking forward to this because my body and my health is screaming for my attention. When I ignore it, it has a nasty way of making me stop and listen. Sometimes it’s in the form of excessive exhaustion, migraines, horrible joint pain, bathroom issues and that’s just the beginning.

Did you know that if you have one autoimmune disease you have a 25% chance of getting a second autoimmune disease. And, according to Dr. Gerald Mullin from Johns Hopkins, he said that statistically somebody with an autoimmune disease they are at risk for a total of 7 autoimmune diseases in his or her lifetime. Why is that? Why would that be? 

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The Immunology of Gluten Sensitivity Beyond The Intestinal Tract

The Immunology of Gluten Sensitivity Beyond The Intestinal Tract

Hey guys, found this article and honestly I could have listed everything here as it discusses the many links with so many different diseases from myocarditis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, osteopenia, gluten ataxia, type 1 diabetes, etc so I highly recommend you read this article and I’ve chosen a few points that stood out to me.

  • During the past five years, based on overwhelming evidence of immune pathogenesis involving organs other than gut and skin, many scientists have begun to re-evaluate the notion that gluten sensitivity is solely a disease of the gut. Other organs suspected of involvement include: the joints, the heart, thyroid, bone, the brain cerebellum and the neuronal synapsins.
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Celiac Disease and Reproductive Health

Celiac Disease and Reproductive Health

Hey guys, I have listed several more points that usual and in truth I could have listed every point in this article. My suggestion is that you read this article. This article, I thought did a great job at breaking down how celiac affects the body and then specifically as it relates to our reproductive system, that is why I included so many here, for me it was like a 2 for 1.

  • Until 2004, medical schools taught that celiac disease was a rare disease of childhood. However, current estimates state that nearly three million Americans suffer from celiac disease, but 95% of them remain undiagnosed, making celiac disease the most common, and one of the most under diagnosed, hereditary autoimmune diseases in the United States 
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