Gluten intolerance, or celiac disease, is the bummer of all bummers. The gluten intolerance creates a chronic malabsorption syndrome that is the worst of the worst.
Whether you already suffer from known intolerances and toxic reactions to gluten or you're proactively looking to improve your overall health, avoiding the infamous grain protein altogether may seem a bit daunting at first -- but only at first. As greater numbers of consumers begin to educate themselves and take responsibility for their own health, rather than trusting in the failing patterns of conventional Western medicine, alternatives not only abound, but are becoming increasingly creative in approach.
People with celiac disease avoid gluten because they are allergic to the protein, which occurs naturally in grains, particularly wheat.
Some people are literally stumbling through life thinking they are a klutz when really gluten is to blame.