Gluten sensitivity workshop in Avon Wednesday
Why are more people being diagnosed with gluten sensitivity? Are we just more aware, or is the prevalence truly increasing? These are common questions that informed consumers and health conscious Americans are asking. Jacqui Slavin, a chiropractor and owner of Functional Wellness in Avon, will address the misconceptions about gluten-free diets being “purely a nutrition choice” and help you understand why gluten intolerance is such a complex topic.
“There are many signs and symptoms of gluten sensitivity,” Slavin said. “If you have been curious about gluten sensitivity and gluten free diets, this information session will help you understand the various presentations of gluten sensitivity and the difference between gluten intolerance and Celiac disease.”
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 different than it was for our parents’ generation.
Wheat is also a much more complex grain than many people understand. Due to its intricate structure and the 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.
Traditional testing for Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance has not kept up with the complexities of wheat, however recent developments, and a more intricate understanding of the physiology of the digestive system, are helping patients identify gluten intolerance more effectively. Light refreshments will be served.
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For more information and to RSVP call 970-376-7779.