Gluten, is it making you sick or fat? Is it possible that gluten could cause such damage in your body that you become unwell or overweight? Even if you are NOT a celiac, could gluten really make you very ill? The truth is YES! How can gluten make us fat? We have been taught to think that excess fat and/or sugar makes us fat. But can gluten alone make us overweight or stop us losing weight? You bet it can, I have seen it do this in hundreds of my patients. For many overweight people gluten is an addictive appetite stimulant! How can gluten make us sick? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt and some types of oats. It is also an additive in a huge number of processed foods. Gluten may cause celiac disease only, or it may provoke severe inflammation throughout the body; it has been linked to many autoimmune diseases, mood disorders, mental illness such as bipolar and schizophrenia, neuro-degenerative diseases (such as multiple sclerosis and dementia), autism and cancer. Modern day wheat is known as dwarf wheat or “FrankenWheat” and contains super gluten which is much more likely to create inflammation in the body. The problems with gluten are very real and scientifically validated and yet many doctors are not interested or have a closed mind. Eliminating gluten may not only make you feel more energetic and lose weight, it could save your life. Many people try a gluten free diet for a few weeks only, and then seeing no huge improvement, they quit. It can take 12 months of a gluten free diet before all the gluten gets out of your body and before the gluten affected cells are fully repaired. There are delicious gluten free recipes and alternatives described in this book.