Sign up to receive our monthly dose of culinary nutrition inspiration. No one among us is utterly immune to inflammation. Unfortunately, for many of us inflammation is a constant, chronic problem — aches and pains, allergies, autoimmune conditions, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory issues and more all involve inflammation; it affects millions of people around the world and costs us billions of dollars. The good news is an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle can play an important role in the prevention and management of inflammatory symptoms. And it can be delicious! Whether you or someone you love is dealing with inflammation, we hope that you can discover some new ways to address it using our tips and advice. Incorporate one thing at a time at a pace that feels right to you! Gluten has become quite a controversial topic in recent years, with many experts claiming that only those with celiac disease benefit from avoiding and eliminating gluten.
Will eliminating gluten help you be healthier or is this just a giant conspiracy to keep you away from the bread basket at dinner? Gluten is an extremely common protein found in many of the foods we eat, including wheat, barley, and rye. Many years ago, scientists discovered an autoimmune disorder that makes people intolerant to gluten. When people with celiac disease eat foods that contain gluten, they can become ill. Their intolerance to gluten causes inflammation in the gut that stops the absorption of necessary nutrients. Left untreated, it can lead to chronic fatigue, anemia, certain types of cancer and many unpleasant gut symptoms like bloating and diarrhea. You can see why gluten started to get its bad reputation. For people with celiac disease, gluten is public enemy number one. The treatment is a complex and restrictive diet that eliminates gluten and other inflammatory foods. While eliminating gluten is necessary for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, there is no evidence to support eliminating gluten from the diets of people who have not been diagnosed with celiac disease; there are no health benefits to them.
Normally I post the gluten free meal plans on the 15th of each month, but this week threw me off. Better late than never though, right? Please say yes! First I have to ask, have you noticed anything different in regard to the recipes these past few weeks? Haha, probably not. Like grain Turkish breakfast bowls, grain free zucchini bread, shrimp bake, etc. You see, a little inflammation in the body is good. Well, chronic inflammation, which is not so good. Okay, really not good.