There have been some interesting articles about celiac and gluten-sensitivity in the news recently. I generally note my findings on my Happy Healthy Gluten-Free Facebook page, but I notice Facebook isn't showing the love and sharing my posts very widely lately. (If you follow my page, be sure to share, comment and like the posts if you are so moved. That way, Facebook will show the info to more of the people who follow my page too.) Facebook aside, here are a couple of recent headlines:
People with celiac, gluten-sensitivity and inflammatory bowel disease are more likely to suffer from migraine headaches. Sadly I researched this because I had to leave work with a pounding headache and nausea about 30 minutes after arriving this past Thursday morning. I’ve only gotten migraines a handful of times, but according to the research, it looks like plenty of us get them. I don’t know what the trigger for my headache was – I don’t think I was glutened – but the statistics are interesting nevertheless. I was really fascinated to see that those with non-celiac gluten-sensitivity were at a much higher risk than those with celiac or IBD.
Celiacs are twice as likely to have heart disease. Darn it! It makes sense though – increased inflammation can’t be good for any major body system, which makes sticking to a strict gluten-free diet imperative for those of us who have to.
Celiacs are less likely to get colon cancer, especially if they are on a strict gluten-free diet. I love good news! Add this to other findings that celiacs are less likely to get breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer. I think that calls for some celebratory cauliflower crust pizza tartlets! (This recipe will be featured soon in the Reading Eagle newspaper – Awesome!)
Regardless of the medical studies, those of us with celiac or other gluten-related challenges do ourselves the biggest favor by being attentive to our overall health by eating a gluten-free diet, reducing inflammation, exercising regularly, and maximizing our happiness.
And maybe these coupons I spotted will add to your happiness!
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