Gluten is the generic name for certain types of proteins contained in the common cereal grains wheat, barley, rye and their derivatives that must be eliminated. ...
Why A Gluten-Free Diet?
Gluten is the generic name for certain types of proteins contained in the common cereal grains wheat, barley, rye and their derivatives that must be eliminated. Celiac Disease/Dermatitis Herpetiformis (CD/DH) are chronic disorders. The only treatment is the lifelong adherence to the gluten-free diet. When gluten is removed from the diet, the small intestine will start to heal and overall health improves. Medication is not normally required.
- A Gluten-Free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten.
- Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as "dextrin“.
- A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease, the related condition dermatitis herpetiformis, and wheat allergy.
- The term gluten-free is generally used to indicate a supposed harmless level of gluten rather than a complete absence.
- In the United States, the FDA issued regulations in 2007 limiting the use of "Gluten-Free" in food products to those with less than 20 ppm of gluten.