Gluten Sensitivity – How to Know If Gluten is the Devil?

Category: Blog, Videos • Jun 10 2016

Gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, gluten free diets, gluten induced leaky gut, and the list goes on and on.  In this short video, Dr. Rob gives you his opinion on the right way to handle gluten.

Gluten Sensitivity – How to Know If Gluten is the Devil?

Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten Intolerance, Gluten Free Diets and Gluten Induced Leaky Gut are all of bunch of names that basically mean, you can’t eat gluten.  So what is gluten anyway?  Well, gluten is a protein found in certain grains such as, wheat, barley and rye.  Some people have the ability and enzymes to easily break gluten down and use it for food however, in my estimation, about 70% of the population doesn’t.
If you don’t have the enzymes to break down gluten what does that mean?  Well it could mean trouble!  If you can’t properly break down gluten you can have problems with intestinal inflammation.   Imagine the gluten or wheat protein to be similar to a Brillo pad.  Do you remember the old Brillo pads?   As you could imagine steel wool would wreak havoc on the intestinal tract.  In the same respect so does undigested gluten.  If you can’t fully break down gluten then you are left with this harsh proteins that irritate the intestinal tract, which is a big NO-NO!

What it Looks Like

Those undigested gluten proteins can damage the microvillus of the intestines.   Below you see the picture of the Mucous Membrane Lining.  The fingers that protrude up are called Villi.  Mucous Membrane Lining
Here’s a picture of one Villi.  Notice that there is a blood vessel inside of it.  Also notice that there are smaller cells to the outside of the blood vessel.  Those are called, microvilli.  They keep your blood stream safe from intestinal toxins and all other kinds of bad stuff.
Villus
Now imagine taking the one villi and laying it on it’s side; that’s what they below picture represents.  You’ll see those tine protective microvilli are missing.  They have been damaged by the Brillo aka undigested gluten proteins.
Intestinal MucosaNow that’s a big problem!  All the bad stuff can that is in your intestinal tract can now leak into your blood stream.  If you don’t know what I mean by “bad stuff” then you’ve never had a bowel movement after a night of gorging yourself on Mexican food……LOL.  Well that “bad stuff” is poisonous and it is supposed to be evacuated from your body and given back to the county in which you live.

Gluten Intolerance

Additionally, if you are gluten intolerant, gluten can’t be digested.  Instead, the partially digested gluten protein damages the protective cells and all the bad stuff gets in.  When it gets into the blood stream it overloads your liver and could potentially lead to liver issues.  Those toxins from the gut can deposit into your joints causing arthritis, pain and inflammation.  They can also deposit into your organs Root Causeand glands and set up various autoimmune situations such as hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, thyroid problems in general, rheumatoid arthritis, Lupas and a host of other autoimmune disorders.

We Can Help

There are very inexpensive labs and holistic testing that I do with my patients that tell me if they should avoid gluten or not.  About 30% of the population probably has no issues while 70% may.  In truth,  gluten intolerances can be linked to many health issues.  If you have a health issue or you can’t seem to lose weight and keep it off, the main thing that needs to be done for you is to find the underlying reason why the problem exists in the first place.  Meaning there is a cause or Root to your weight or health issues.  At AlternaCare we used affordable and very effective holistic labs and testing procedures that help us determine the underlying cause to your health and/or weight concern.

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 Dr. Rob Holistic_peHi! I’m Dr. Rob and I’ve worked with over 9,000 patients from 39 other states, 14 other countries and were voted best Alternative Medicine Clinic in our area in 2013, 2014 and 2015.  We even have an A+ Better Business Rating and we work our tails off to do our best for every patient that we see.  From now through August 31st our New Patient Holistic Exam, which is normally $125-$175 is only $49.  If you’d like to schedule for an exam or would simply like more information please scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and fill out the contact form or you can just call (770)304-1500 and one of my amazing staff will help you ASAP.

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