There’s more to treating a gluten sensitivity than may initially meet the eye. At Bluegrass Functional Medicine, we’ll help you look beyond notifications on food packaging and formulate an effective meal plan that is free of any gluten products.
While it is easy to dismiss gluten allergies as a new fad, there is actually significant science behind it that demonstrates its serious effects on one’s health.
Gluten is a protein molecule that can be found in most oats, wheat, barley, rye, and grains. Most breads you come across will likely have gluten in them. Consequently, most nuts, seeds, meats, eggs, dairy, fruit, and vegetables are gluten-free.
To be classified as “gluten-free,” a food must contain less than 30 parts per million of gluten. However, those who suffer from a strong allergy, or Celiac disease, have been known to develop reactions caused by foods with gluten levels as low as 3 parts per million.
More than 18 million Americans are suffering from some form of gluten sensitivity, and such a sensitivity can lead to conditions as minor as a rash and as serious as a seizure. In other words, those with a gluten sensitivity cannot rely on the food package label alone. To make matters worse, most traditional clinicians only look for gluten sensitivity in the GI tract and not throughout the body.
The team at Bluegrass Functional Medicine approaches gluten sensitivity in a unique manner that differentiates ourselves from everyone else.
Our team utilizes special blood tests that go further than more standardized tests. Utilizing this information, as well as other advanced treatment methods, Dr. Meek can help you develop and maintain a gluten-conscious diet that will allow your body to thrive without affecting your day-to-day lifestyle.
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