A recent 18 month study was carried out in Italy to find the outcome on our health of eating gluten. This study involved 38 gluten related centres and there were thousands of people being studied. The results were published in July 2014 and this is some of what they found.
87% had bloating; 83% suffered abdominal pain; 54% complained of diarrhoea; 52% had pain at the bottom of their ribs; 44% complained of nausea and 32% of acid reflux; 31% had sores at the corners of their mouth; 27% alternated between constipation and diarrhoea; 68% had a lack of wellbeing and 64% suffered fatigue; 54% had headaches and 39% anxiety. The list went on and on.
The point is this. The gluten in wheat, barley and rye causes inflammation so why should we eat something that causes us inflammation and intestinal permeability every time we eat it? You may not feel sick as it is often something that goes on internally that we are not always aware of externally. Eventually though we cross a threshold where the body can no longer cope with the inflammation and then symptoms do appear.
We should eat foods that make us feel strong and gluten is one of the most common environmental toxins we are exposed to today.