Gluten Free Diet
Dr. Jimenez Gluten-Free Diet. A gluten-free diet is a diet that strictly excludes gluten, a mixture of proteins found in wheat and related grains, including barley, rye, oat, and all their species and hybrids. Gluten causes health problems for those with gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease (CD), non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), gluten ataxia, dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), and wheat allergy.
The gluten-free diet has shown to be an effective treatment. This diet may improve gastrointestinal or systemic symptoms in diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or HIV enteropathy. Gluten-free diets have also been promoted as an alternative treatment for people with autism.
Dr. Jimenez discusses what goes into this diet, along with tips from a health coach and nutritionist. This includes which foods to buy, the foods to avoid, the health benefits, and the side effects of this diet. For many, this diet makes eating healthy, nourishing, and easier than ever.