Podcast Episode 72: Gluten, Inflammation and Your Health

What is gluten and how is it potentially impacting your health? And how can you manage chronic inflammation? In this episode, I dive into all things gluten and share some simple things that you can do to optimize your health and your hormones and manage inflammation.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • What you need to know about gluten
  • Why you need to consider going gluten-free
  • Acute inflammation versus chronic inflammation
  • What causes chronic inflammation and its long-term health effects
  • The ways to manage inflammation and optimize your health


Key Takeaways:

  • Gluten causes gut inflammation in at least 80% of the population.
  • Thirty percent of the population that develops antibodies against gluten proteins in the gut.
  • At least 99% of the population has the genetic potential to develop antibodies against gluten.
  • Especially if you have an autoimmune condition or you are type 1 diabetic, cutting out gluten is going to lessen the inflammatory load on your body.
  • Gluten’s inflammatory effect on the gut causes intestinal cells to die prematurely and the oxygenation of those cells, which results in a leaky gut.
  • Chronic inflammation isn’t just caused by inflammatory foods but also by psychological stress and sleep deprivation.


Action Steps:

  • Go on a 21-day gluten elimination diet and then re-introduce it slowly and see how you feel.
  • Think about long-term health and not just how you want to feel now but also how you want to feel in the future, especially as you start to age.
  • Manage your inflammation and optimize your health:
  • Eat real, whole foods and remove the toxins and inflammatory foods in your diet. Cut out gluten, dairy, and sugar.
  • Manage your stress.
  • Eat organic as much as you possibly can, and buy from local sources.
  • Get enough good quality sleep.
  • Exercise regularly and build and maintain muscle mass.


Samantha said:

“A lot of products will list that they are gluten-free, which is great. But because it’s gluten-free that doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s the better option.”

“We can’t take charge of our life if we don’t have optimized health. So that’s truly where it starts.”


Thanks for listening!


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