Staying “Gluten Free” and the Non-GMO Shopping Guide

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Gluten Disorders are now found to be linked with GMOs


Do you or a loved one suffer from gluten sensitivity? You may be wondering why you react to gluten now even though you never did in the past. You may be wondering why a gluten-free diet has helped, but has not completely resolved your symptoms. If you are on a quest to find all of the pieces to the gluten puzzle, this information is for you.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Linked to Gluten-Related Disorders.

An investigative report was recently released by the Institute for Responsible Technology. Their team of experts proposed a possible connection between genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and gluten-related disorders. The analysis is based on Department of Agriculture data, Environmental Protection Act records, medical journal reviews, and international research.

Some common health problems that may be associated with GMO foods that contain Glutens are: intestinal permeability, imbalanced gut bacteria, immune activation and allergies, impaired digestion and damage to the intestinal wall.

Stay Away from “Glutens” and GMOs

Gluten sensitivity is currently estimated to affect as many as 18 million Americans. Reactions to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, are becoming increasingly common. Gluten sensitivity can range in severity from mild discomfort, such as gas and bloating, to celiac disease, a serious autoimmune condition that can, if undiagnosed, result in a 4-fold increase in death. Genetics alone cannot explain the rapid rise in gluten-related disorders, and experts believe that there must be an environmental trigger. There continues to be much debate about what that environmental trigger may be.

Many people who discover they are gluten-sensitive actually increase their intake of GMOs because they switch from wheat products to corn products. With 88% of the U.S. corn crop genetically engineered, avoidance of GMOs in the gluten-free community presents a unique challenge to consumers.

The best way to avoid GMOs is to consult the Non-GMO Shopping Guide or download the free iPhone app ShopNoGMO. Look for products with either the “Non-GMO Project Verified” or the “Certified Organic” seal. Avoid ingredients derived from the foods most likely to be genetically modified. These include soy, corn, cottonseed, canola, sugar, papaya from Hawaii or China, zucchini, and yellow squash.


The Non-GMO Shopping Guide can be purchased in quantities for public distribution or it may also be downloaded from their website:


If you have personally seen improvement in a gluten-related condition after eliminating GMOs from your diet, please email the staff at IRT to share your story: healthy@responsibletechnology.org

If you have a friend or relative suffering from gluten sensitivity, ask them if they eat GMOs and forward this article to them!
Staying “Gluten Free” and the Non-GMO Shopping Guidehttp://cookingwithchrist.org/non-gmo/

The FULL REPORT and everything you need to know may be found at:
www.glutenandgmos.com


DISCLAIMER: The information provided herein is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with your physician, and should not be construed as individual medical advice. If a condition persists, please contact your physician.

This information is provided for personal and informational purposes only. It is not to be construed as any attempt to either prescribe or practice medicine. Neither is the information to be understood as putting forth any cure for any type of acute or chronic health problem. You should always consult with a competent, fully licensed medical professional when making any decisions regarding your health.

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