PODCAST. It’s one of the most Googled diets ever. Which one is it? If you said gluten free, you’re correct.
The word ‘gluten’ is tossed about in the media like a football on the field. Movie stars, sports figures and TV personalities all claim that going gluten free has made them stronger and healthier. Best-selling books claim that gluten is the reason for everything that ails you from your brain to your stomach and intestines. So what is gluten and who really needs to eliminate it from their diet? Let’s talk to gluten free expert Shelley Case for a reality check on a controversial topic.
You’ll love this gluten free recipe for Spring Risotto.
Shelley is a registered dietitian and a member of the Medical Advisory Boards of the Celiac Disease Foundation and Gluten Intolerance Group. She’s not just a talking head, she’s been living with Celiac Disease herself for a good 10 years. Find out more about Shelley.
Gluten is a general name for a group of proteins found in the grains wheat, rye and barley. For most people, consuming items containing gluten is not a problem. However, for those individuals with celiac disease, eating gluten can damage the lining of their small intestinal tract and can cause a wide variety of symptoms and complications.