Gluten Sensitivity Is A Thing
There’s more to treating a gluten sensitivity than may initially meet the eye. At Deena Neff,MD, we’ll help you understand the role of gluten in the instigation and perpetuation of many health issues. We will help you look beyond notifications on food packaging and formulate an effective meal plan that is healing for you.
While it is easy to dismiss gluten sensitivities and 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 wheat, barley, rye, spelt, faro, and other wheat related grains. Alesio Fassano, MD, the gluten researcher at Harvard, believes that no human has the enzymes to digest gluten. So, gluten is a problem for all of us and if not addressed when you don’t feel well, this may be a big barrier to your healing.
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 the autoimmune condition known as 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 worth, most traditional clinicians only look for gluten sensitivity in the GI tract and not throughout the body.
The team at Deena Neff, MD approaches gluten sensitivity in a unique manner that differentiates ourselves from everyone else.
With clinical acumen and in-depth testing, our team goes further than what most doctors look at. 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.