Many of us have heard of gluten. There’s been news reports that it’s bad for us, other reports that it doesn’t do anything, and yet other reports that it doesn’t truly exist. Many people have chosen to cut out as much gluten from their diets as they can, if they cannot cut it out completely. Why? Many women with Endometriosis have been found to have a sensitivity to gluten. It may irritate their digestion and bowels, causing discomfort, diarrhea or constipation, among other things. We already have enough of that on our own. So, find out what feels good to you and follow you body’s wishes.
But what the HECK is gluten? You see labels on food or household items “Gluten-Free,” and go to restaurants and see menu items that are “Gluten-Free.” Some women say they have a sensitivity if they eat it, while others claim a sensitivity to even topical applications (shampoos, creams, cleaning supplies, etc.). I have a layman’s understanding that it’s something to do with certain grains or wheat, but just what is it? And what does it really do?Continue reading