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Can you tell me is gluten good or bad for you?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Gluten Good or Bad: Gluten is a protein in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten is the culprit in Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is the tip of the iceberg, though. The actual iceberg is non-Celiac Gluten Reactivity. There is current research at Harvard showing that consuming gluten affects zonulin, which causes increased permeability of the intestinal tract. Gluten is often a factor triggering autoimmune diseases.

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