By Nancy Smorch
Over 10 years ago (hard to believe it was that long!), a friend of my husband’s sent him a link to a lengthy article he thought we may be interested in.
This gentleman had celiac disease, and at the time, I knew nothing about it. I recall Mike and I going out to eat with him to a great restaurant in Miami, and watching and listening as he ordered his food. He asked all sorts of questions about the menu because he had to be careful about what he ate, and I remember feeling kind of sorry for him that he couldn’t order freely off of the menu and couldn’t enjoy all of the foods that Mike and I were able to eat.
The article he sent us was quite lengthy, and I remember printing it off so I could read it when I had the opportunity. I skimmed through the first few pages, and then tucked it away. I didn’t see the relevance in my life and I had other things I had to read, so this article got pushed on the back burner - for quite a few years, actually.
About a year ago, I was in our library looking for a particular book, and I saw a thick printed document set to the side. Curious, I pulled it out and realized it was the article I had never gotten around to reading.
I sat down and scanned through the article and I couldn’t believe it - the first part was all about gluten and its history and what it is doing to our bodies! The rest of the article contained information on other health issues, which were also extremely interesting and relevant. I just sat there on the couch in our library and smiled as I read it - it had answers to a number of questions I had regarding gluten. The timing of my re-discovery of this article was perfect -a few months earlier, I was told I was gluten-sensitive.
Even though today there is much more information available to us on gluten than there was available 10 years ago, I still feel this is one of the most interesting and well-written pieces I’ve ever come across.
So, given that the first ever Gluten Summit is going on this week (you can click here to register, and listen to it FREE online), I thought I would share the article with you all.
It’s called “The Answer” and was written by John B. Symes, DVM (aka "Dogtor J"). Read it here, and be sure to check out the rest of his website as well, as there is a ton of great and interesting information!