Why Your Child Shouldn't Be Off Gluten If They Don’t Have Celiac Disease
This is a common question people ask me is gluten bad for the body? should I go off gluten? What does it do to my body?
Let’s start with some basic points. What is gluten? Gluten is a protein which is found in wheat, rye, oats and barley. This protein is tough to breakdown if your intensities are weak.
Celiac Disease is caused by a gene that gets triggered off to various reasons a virus, lack of bacteria during child birth and many more. It hasn’t been discovered completely how it is cause. Celiac Disease is not a food allergy (it) is an autoimmune disorder caused by the abnormal functioning of the immune system that produces antibodies against your own tissue.
Now days when I mention to someone, we are gluten free they promptly reply I am gluten free too.
Let’s break this down going off wheat, rye, oats and barley in its original form doesn’t make you gluten free. Going off gluten free should be treated very seriously and getting your kids of gluten without medical reasons is a very bad idea. The protein gluten provides a lot of nutrients and these are required for normal growth of child. Our bodies are designed to absorb the protein and it’s an important function of the small intestine.
I run a 100% gluten free kitchen for one child who has Celiac Disease but finding gluten food for my other two children outside the house is such an important part of my life. I force my daughter to have school food, get my little boy to go to neighbour’s house to eat a wheat bread sandwich. I myself set out of the house and eat gluten. Question is Why? if you quit eating gluten the body stops absorbing it and the minute you eat it passes through your body without absorbing any nutrients.
The common tip for all people trying to lose weight is “Go Gluten Free” the other day I read an article by someone who knows nothing on the topic but is a Nutritionist saying gluten free is the way to life. STOP Stop don’t tell young girls to go off gluten if they are going through puberty. Going gluten free should only happen after your TTG and IgA is tested, and not through a food allergy test.
The only case you should reduce your intake of gluten is if you have other autoimmune diseases like Thyroid, Psychosis of the skin, Diabetics and others. Only reduce gluten.
What they mean when it shows allergic to gluten. all you need to do is reduce the amount of gluten. Don’t stop just remove all processed wheat. The problem isn’t wheat the problem is processed wheat. If someone follows a completely gluten free lifestyle what really drops is the amount pf processed food.
The reality of a Celiac Problem “When people eat gluten free as a “fad” diet and make it harder for those of us who HAVE to eat gluten free and worry about cross contamination”.
Stop saying to someone with Celiac “One bite will not hurt you! Stop being so dramatic”. My 11-year-old gets bullied in school with people throwing “lays chips” packets on him, kids running with slices of bread saying touch it or breaking his lunch box. Treat going gluten free seriously!