Wheat Belly Lose the Wheat, Lose the Wheat, and Find Your Path Back to Health is a very popular and controversial new book that has recently come out. In the last few months a new blood test for what is now called Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity has become available and I am doing this test on many patients at my office.
In those patients who I find to be gluten sensitive, I’m seeing profound changes in their long-term health, and resolution of health problems that have been resistant to any other treatment from other physicians.
In addition, gluten sensitivity often creates what is popularly called “leaky gut”. This is an increase in the permeability of the lining of the small intestine. This condition is linked with many health problems including fatigue, headaches, gas, bloating, and all autoimmune diseases.
I encourage all of my patients and readers to consider giving up gluten for three months and then reintroducing it, to see if there’s any change in your health. For those in my practice, of course, you can ask me to do the gluten sensitivity and leaky gut blood tests for you when I see you in the office.