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Gluten sensitivity talk in Edwards Wednesday

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Jacqui Slavin, an Edwards doctor of chiropractic, will give a talk about gluten sensitivity, symptoms and testing at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards at noon on Wednesday.

Do you have gas and bloating after meals? Do you experience brain fog or anxiety yet cannot attribute it to anything? Did you know that constipation and diarrhea can be a symptom of gluten intolerance?

There are many signs and symptoms of gluten sensitivity. If you have been curious about gluten sensitivity and gluten-free diets, this class will help you understand the various presentations of gluten sensitivity and the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease.

Why are more people being diagnosed with gluten sensitivity? Are we just more aware, or is it becoming more prevalent? These are common questions that informed consumers and health conscious Americans are asking.

The type of wheat we have in the U.S. has drastically changed in the past 40 to 50 years. From storage, to processing, to the manufacture of genetically modified varieties, wheat today is essentially different than it was for our parents’ generation.

Wheat is also a much more complex grain than many people understand. Due to this intricate structure and modern processing of wheat, we are now aware of the vast array of components within the wheat molecule. Each component of the grain can stimulate a different reaction in a patient, so two people with “gluten sensitivity” might have completely different symptoms.

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Traditional testing for celiac disease and gluten intolerance has not kept up with the complexities of “new wheat,” however recent developments, and a brand new laboratory, are helping patients identify gluten intolerance more effectively.

This class will help you understand more about gluten sensitivity, symptoms and effective testing methods.

For more information please call 970-376-7779, or 970-569-2900 to register.