May is Celiac Awareness Month and for those with celiac disease, an estimated 2% of Canadians, going gluten-free is a must. Celiac disease is more than a gluten intolerance, it is a genetic autoimmune disease that is triggered by the consumption of gluten. To learn more check out our post: What is Celiac Disease?
So why are so many others saying good-bye to gluten? What effect does going gluten-free have on the other 98% of the population? The answer is: nothing. The following from CBC News discusses a recent study and its findings that: “going gluten free is not a magic bullet for losing weight and improving your health for individuals who don’t have celiac disease.” Check out the article to learn more about the study and its findings.