Gluten Sensitivity

There’s more to treating a gluten sensitivity than may initially meet the eye. At Healthy Connections, we’ll help you look beyond notifications on food packaging and formulate an effective meal plan that is free of any gluten products and full of delicious, nourishing food that supports your body’s well being!

While it is easy to dismiss gluten allergies as a new-age fad, there is actually significant science behind it that demonstrates the serious effects on one’s health that it can take.

Gluten is a protein molecule that can be found in most oats, wheat, barley, rye, and the grains. Most breads you come across will likely have gluten in them. Consequently, most nuts, seeds, meats, eggs, dairy, fruit, and vegetables are gluten-free.

To be classified as “gluten-free,” a food must contain less than 30 parts per million of gluten. However, those who suffer from a strong allergy, or Celiac disease, have been known to develop reactions caused by foods with gluten levels as low as 3 parts per million.

More than 18 million Americans suffering from some form of gluten sensitivity, and such a sensitivity can lead to conditions as minor as a rash and as serious as a seizure. In other words, those with a gluten sensitivity cannot rely on food package’s label alone. To make matters worse, most traditional clinicians only look for gluten sensitivity in the GI tract and not throughout the body.

The team at Healthy Connections approaches gluten sensitivity in a unique manner that can help understand the biological underpinnings of a possible gluten sensitivity or allergy. For clients who are interested, we use special blood or stool tests that analyze different gluten peptides and immune activation around gluten molecules. Utilizing this information, as well as other advanced treatment methods, we can help you develop and maintain a gluten-conscious diet that will allow your body to thrive without affecting your day-to-day lifestyle.

We also offer support and resources for gluten-free recipe food options, and gluten-free lifestyle tips.This is a growing community, and we are here to help you thrive and connect with others living well, gluten-free.

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