What is gluten? Gluten is a specific protein found in grains wheat, spelt, rye and barley. It is the key to holding flours together for making bread, and unfortunately, problematic for many individuals. For those with celiac disease symptoms are often severe and debilitating for up to a few days. For others with a gluten sensitivity, symptoms could be digestive upset, change in mood, depression and fatigue.
If you have mysterious, digestive, skin, mood or fatigue problems, one of my first suggestions is avoiding gluten 100%, even if it’s just for a few months to completely remove it from the system. I do however recommend, if you are removing gluten for the first time, going through a gluten detox process or consulting the advise of a nutritionist as removing it cold-turkey can have some very uncomfortable side effects.
Here are a few of the reasons that wheat, has become commonly associated with digestive problems: