Tangled Up In Gluten: Dr.Neu's thoughts on gluten-related health issues

Tangled Up In Gluten: Gluten, Celiac Disease and Your Health. W. Ryan Neuhofel, DO, MPH (Dr. Neu).

Tangled Up In Gluten: Gluten, Celiac Disease and Your Health. W. Ryan Neuhofel, DO, MPH (Dr. Neu). by Ryan Neuhofel

Do you have concerns about gluten in your diet? or been labeled as "gluten-sensitive"? In the video below, Dr. Neu of NeuCare Family Medicine discusses the basics of gluten, Celiac disease and the new phenomenon of gluten-senstivity and eating "gluten-free".

“Dr. Neu” is the physician and owner of NeuCare Family Medicine. He is a board-certified Family Physician (American Board of Family Medicine) and Fellow-candidate in Wilderness Medicine.

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Tagged: gluten, wheat allergy, gluten intolerant, gluten-free, celiac, gluten sensitive

Comments

Marilyn Hull 2 years, 2 months ago

LOVE the video! I got caught up in the gluten hype and tried going gluten-free for a few months. It didn't help with my particular health issues, but I did become more aware of the over-abundance of carbs I was consuming every day.

Ryan Neuhofel 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks Marilyn. There is so much information floating around about gluten, it's become very difficult for the public to "digest" it all. There are some very interesting theories and models about non-Celiac gluten "sensitivity", but many people have taken it beyond what the science supports. If you search the web, you can find people claim gluten is the cause of just about every disease imaginable, but there is not any real evidence to support much of it.

TrishUnruh 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for your video and clarifying who may benefit from a gluten-free diet. Your timing is great because I just finished reading an article from the September issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on this topic.

It turns out gluten has some very positive effects on our gut, blood sugar, and triglycerides. One of the studies sighted had 10 healthy volunteers follow a gluten-free diet for 1 month. There was a significant decrease in beneficial bacteria in their gut and an increase in harmful bacteria. Wheat fiber from whole grains also has been shown to decrease fasting triglycerides and stabilize blood sugar after meals.

Most of us just need to choose primarily whole grains and go easy on the amount we eat. As you and Marilyn mentioned it is tough to follow a gluten-free diet and fortunately very few people need to.

Ryan Neuhofel 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for lending your professional insight Trish! I had not heard that data yet, but I certainly know that following any strict "diet" can come with possible harms. Especially if you do not have medical guidance in doing so. Also, it very important to know if you truly have a chronic disease before implementing a lifelong treatment.

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