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Hi Everyone, Dr Clark here. Today I am going to share with you the big gluten free diet mistake #1 that everyone seems to make.
That is when they stop eating gluten, they immediately start eating gluten free grains, Quinoa, millet, things like that. The reason you don’t want to do that you are very quickly and easily going to develop some new food sensitivities to those gluten free grains. Why that happens is because you probably have a “leaky gut” that has not been healed.
So here’s what you want to understand. When you develop “Gluten Sensitivity”. Almost 100% of the time you start to produce what is called a leaky gut. Here’s what that is. If you could imagine in your intestines is like a great wall of china, a brick wall lining your intestine. Not a lot of stuff is suppose to get across the wall. Something can get across, but not a lot is supposed to get across. If you could imagine a hole being punched into that wall or some mortar falling out between the bricks.
Some things that are travelling through your GI Tract pass through onto the other side of the wall. Who is waiting on the other side of the wall? The Immune System.
Their not going to like that, What ever that big thing is that is not suppose to come through normally as an invader. The immune system is going to try to attack it. This is a situation of “Increased Intestinal Permeability”. It is a huge source of inflammation.
How do you get a leaky gut, well, exposure to antibiotics do it, having an autoimmune condition like sjogrens or rheumatoid, MS. That’s how you get an autoimmune condition. But also just having gluten sensitivity very often leads to leaky gut. So how do you know that you have a gluten sensitivity problem. Well, you can tell from your GI symptoms or lack there of. GI symptoms are the least common presentation of gluten sensitivity, and, it doesn’t matter if you have been tested for celiacs, because Celiacs is only one kind of gluten sensitivity. The best way to get tested is a lab in Arizona called Cyrex Labs that does really good testing for gluten sensitivity. But beyond that, what we are talking about is the mistake you make when you think hey, I am going to switch from eating gluten to gluten free. When you do that, there is a good chance that you have this persisting leaky gut. When you have a leaky gut and you eat these gluten free grains, with a hole in the wall, there is a good chance that you will develop new sensitivities to the gluten free grains, Quinoa, millet, potato or rice.
So what do you do. When you go on a gluten free diet. You don’t start eating all these gluten free alternatives. What you should do is completely avoid those grains for thirty days, and you should be working with someone that can help you make sure that you have a leaky gut handled. There should be someone that can help you with that, make sure they are someone that really understands it.
You don’t want to go from eating gluten to eating gluten free pasta or gluten free bread. Because you will develop some new sensitivities and then after a month you will say well, I don’t really feel that much better, I am going to go back to gluten. Well the reason you don’t probably feel better is because you still had a leaky gut and you developed an inflammatory problem with these new things added. You traded one inflammation for another inflammation and the results weren’t that much different.
For those of you that have already gone onto a gluten free diet, it was like a huge turn around and its a totally new world. You probably got lucky and didn’t produce to much sensitivity…
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