What’s The Deal With “Gluten Free”?

What’s The Deal With “Gluten Free”?

People ask me all the time about gluten and what the hype is really all about.  Gluten is a term used for the proteins found in wheat.  Gluten helps them hold their shape, acting like a glue.

Wheat is not simply “wheat” as you may think of it.  Wheat includes:

wheat berries
kamut
durum
emmer
semolina
spelt
farina
farro
graham
rye
barley
triticale – a cross between wheat and rye

Wheat, or some variation of wheat, is found in many foods that you may not expect.  Below are some examples:

breads
baked goods
sauces
dressings
pasta
cereals
soups

Studies show that gluten is a major cause of autoimmune disease, digestive & gut health issues, mood disorders, weight issues & many more disruptive disorders.

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Why Surgery Fixed So Much More Than My Leg

Why Surgery Fixed So Much More Than My Leg

After undergoing surgery to repair tears in both my hip and my hamstring, I was humbled beyond anything I might have imagined.  I learned about appreciation for the little things, patience beyond compare, and why we should never judge what we observe.

 

Many people have been following my progress through my social media “journal” of events.  I have been documenting many of the ah-ha moments as I have had a lot of time to contemplate many things throughout the past several weeks in my recovery.

 

When I found out I needed surgery in order to be able to run again, I was […] Read more