My friend and colleague, Katherine McDaniel, has opened my eyes to the seriousness of gluten sensitivity, especially in non-edible products. I’m privileged to re-blog her series here. “Gluten free” may be a trendy marketing label, but the dangers are real for those who are sensitive or intolerant to gluten.
How does gluten sensitivity impact creative people? This week we discuss artists working with wheat products and propose safe alternatives.
The number of people with gluten sensitivity, including wheat allergy and Celiac Disease, is growing worldwide. I am not referring to the fad of cutting out wheat products in order to get fit, but to debilitating reactions that can become life threatening, ranging from digestive upset, heartburn, nausea and diarrhea to headaches, brain fog, depression, neurological and motion difficulties and joint pain. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
The nature of wheat, along with its close relatives barley and rye, has changed over the last century, especially with new cultivars that allow these grains to grow closer together and increase production. Doctors and scientists have not gotten to the bottom of things yet, but we are beginning to see a great deal of illness. Will these products…
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