Not Just for Celiacs
According to The Celiac Disease Foundation, about 1% of the world’s population has Celiac disease. That would mean in the United States about 325,000 people have the disease. However, at a recent conference I attended, a speaker presented that nearly one-
It is quite clear that you do not need to be celiac to benefit from a gluten-free diet. There is a relationship between gluten and several autoimmune health conditions including thyroid disease and Lupus, to name a few. There is also an overlap between a gluten-free diet and a low FODMAP diet. FODMAP stands for Fermentable-oligosaccharide-disaccharide-monosaccharide-and-polyols. Grains such as wheat, barley and rye are also high in FODMAPS. Reducing consumption of these grains will improve your digestive process.
What does this all have to do with Delight Gluten Free? It’s simple—our mission is to help improve the health of our readers. You will find more editorial information concerning how a glutenfree diet can improve your health. We will include articles from health care professionals (like the article in this issue by Christine Northrup, MD) and provide tips on living a healthy life without gluten.
We are also adding a “reader’s choice” page in each issue where you can share your favorite gluten-free restaurant. Those selected will be included in this feature—so share your favorite places to dine.
All this extra content doesn’t mean we will skimp on recipes. Each issue will contain recipe ideas from chefs, our staff, bloggers and you, our readers. If you want to submit a recipe, visit delightglutenfree.com for instructions. We truly want to be a gluten-free community, not just a magazine.
Thank you very much for your support!