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The Many Faces of Gluten Intolerance

By Ritamarie Loscalzo


Benefits of a gluten-free dietGluten, a protein found in most cereal grains, is perhaps the protein consumed in greater quantities than any other protein. It has long been known that a small percentage of the population is intolerant to gluten, and gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhea, bloating and flatulence result from its consumption.

Less widely known is that gluten intolerance actually affects a larger population than originally thought and the gastrointestinal effects may not be present until further along in the course of the disease. Initial symptoms may not start in the small intestine, and may affect any other body system. The most common systems to be effected are the central and peripheral nervous systems, the dermatological system and the endocrine system.

Neurodevelopmental disorders in children (such as ADHD and autism) have reached almost epidemic proportion, and have been linked to gluten intolerance.  Fatigue, thyroid problems, brain fog and even things like early Parkinson’s disease have all been found to be connected to the the so called “staff of life”

Most people think about gluten intolerance as being strictly an intestinal problem- gas, bloating, diarrhea, and irritable bowel. As it turns out, looking at gluten intolerance as strictly a gut thing is about as much the total picture as looking at a forest through a drinking straw.

So what’s the solution to the widespread problem of gluten intolerance? How can one little protein result in such widespread symptoms?   The solution to a myriad of health challenges can indeed be as basic as changing the bread you eat.

Join Dr. Ritamarie today as she uncovers The Many Faces of Gluten Intolerance.

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Love, Health and Joy to you,

Dr. Ritamarie

P.S. For a free Gluten- Free Survival Kit, go to www.DrRitamarie.com/GlutenFree

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  1. Holisticgal Jen on April 15, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Thank you for always archiving your shows to be available at later times. I just finished listening to the March show ‘Tired, so tired’ where a chart on mitochondrial disrupters/diminshers was talked about. The broken website link given for accessing this chart that was to be fixed was womensfatigueexpert.com. Unfortunately this website is still not a valid site, and I *really* want to read about this. It might explain why raw food purees and any other liquid meals still cause me fatigue after eating/drinking. You also talked about a 30-40 item full list available as part of an original 2 hour Fatigue Freedom Class. I would be delighted to access that class and information as well, if possible. Thank you for ALL you do and offer that is at *no cost* for those of us who wish to help ourselves, but have limited resources. It is truly a blessing.

  2. sheryl miller on May 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    My son and I have many allergies/intolerances one common one is Gluten Intolerance.
    He and I are on gluten free diets trying to find food that my son will eat especially for school can be tricky as he wants to eat like the other kids.
    So I buy him this bread that is made from rice but it has low gluten in it.

    I always have his favourites fruit and veges on hand, but he gets tired of the same old ones.
    Won’t eat “green things”, so i don’t make a fuss over food.

    We will just keep plodding along and I will keep reading all about health and lifestyle changes I need to do for my family and me!

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