Get the Gloss Gluten-Free Lifestyle Lunch
by Rosie Guest,
Last week we attended the Gluten-Free Lifestyle Lunch at Four Seasons hosted by Get the Gloss. The health buzz that has swept the nation lately has enabled so many of us to become increasingly heath aware, one of the foods this has highlighted and demonised is gluten. The dangers of gluten have been highlighted in the media more and more recently, and the majority of us are actually gluten sensitive in some way. This was the main focus at the lunch during which, Nutritional Therapist Amelia Freer and Nutritional Health Coach Madeline Shaw discussed their views on the subject. For coeliac sufferers, gluten causes damage to the gut lining, but gluten can also be a contributing factor in other autoimmune conditions and could trigger or aggravate everything from acne to migraines amongst the masses as well.
We want to share with you three things that we took away from the event.
1. Recent studies have shown that the body's gastric juices, cannot break down all 17 proteins that make up gluten, which is not only prevalent in our food but our beauty hair AND household products too.
2. If you decide gluten is not for you it's important to be absolute in your decision. You may think a little bit here or there won't harm when in reality, a fingernail sized piece of wheat produces enough antibodies to stay in your system for 3 months.
3. To conclude on a more general note, Amelia advocates that its optimal to leave 5 hours between meals and ideally to give your digestion a 12 hour break at night time.