Did you know that one slice of toast could leave you with an inflammatory response for up to 3-4 months? Holy crap!
The culprit: gluten (or more specifically, the protein gliadin).
Researchers believe that at least a third of us are clinically gluten-intolerant, and that many more experience milder negative effects from gluten, such as occasional stomach cramps, a sluggish feeling after consuming gluten products, and mild arthritis.
For some ultra-sensitive people, gluten triggers an adverse immune response which causes inflammatory reactions. Overtime, these reactions can develop into dismal medical conditions such as joint pain, acid reflux, dermatitis, reproductive issues and autoimmune disorders.
If you suffer from health issues and haven’t ever tried going gluten-free (and I mean 100% free, for at least four months – remember, an inflammatory response can last for up to 3-4 months), then it is definitely worth trying. It could be the thing stopping you from achieving optimal health!