There’s more to treating a gluten sensitivity than may initially meet the eye. At Advanced Metabolic & Functional Medicine Center, we’ll help you understand the science behind gluten sensitivity, and understand how it can affect you on a root cause level. Our medical team will help you to 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 merely a recent trend, there is actually significant science behind it that demonstrates how gluten can dramatically affect overall health, contribute to autoimmune conditions, and become the root cause of many other diseases.
Gluten is a protein molecule that can be found in most oats, wheat, barley, rye, and the 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 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 food package labels 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 Advanced Metabolic & Functional Medicine Center approaches gluten sensitivity in a unique manner. Dr. Storch addresses not only sensitivity or allergy to gluten, but also the potential damage that may have occurred throughout our body systems, such as a compromised Gut-Brain Barrier. Our team utilizes special blood tests that go further than more standardized tests and analyze various gluten biomarkers. Using this information, as well as other advanced treatment methods, our medical team can help you develop and maintain a gluten-conscious diet that will allow your body to heal and to thrive without affecting your day-to-day lifestyle.
We also offer a list of gluten-free recipe food options, which you can access here.
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