The first holistic step in healing chronic disease patients is starting a Gluten Free Diet (GF diet).
This is the rule of the healing method I practice, called Functional medicine. This is also the approach many alternative medicine practitioners take. There are so many other steps in this healing method but the first and most important of them is to get off that gluten.
When you are new to a gluten free life it makes you happy just to be able to find something with a “gluten free label”. That is how I felt. but there are plenty of product now that are labeled “Gluten Free” but are just not good for you. These products may have too much sugar, too many artificial additives, colorings and other unnatural substances.
Is there a big secret or a tip for GF cooking?
It’s kind of simple: Keep gluten containing products away from your kitchen. It’s hard to do when only one person eats gluten free. But you may want to try it for the whole family. If that is not an option, you can consider separating or labeling products.
Try using one side of your pantry for gluten free products and the other for non GF foods. This way you will automatically reach for the right item.
As you may know a GF diet excludes these grains:
- Most likely Oat
You have to stay away from these grains and make sure that they are not included in the ingredients of your favorite yogurt, cereal, sauce, dip, chips and other food products that may contain hidden gluten.
Grains Allowed On GF Diets:
- Bean Flours
- Nut Flours
- Wild or Brown Rice
- Soy, make sure it’s non GMO soy
GF diet is not just for Celiac patients. It’s for many people having chronic digestive disorders that have tested positive for gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, gluten allergy or just want to stay on GF diet because they feel it’s better for them.
Staying on a strict GF diet can make you notice great health benefits like less indigestion, less constipation and much more energy and stamina. I am not a celebrity but I am a very experienced pharmacist and a holistic practitioner that saw many patients improve their health with a GF Diet. That’s why I am so passionate about it.
Gluten free diet plan should not only consist of gluten free products but it have more healthy choices like raw vegetables, raw nuts and raw fruits for healthier you.