Celiac Disease

Factoid: Gluten-free foods –are not necessarily better for you.  Gluten-free may be displayed on many wheat products nowadays yet there is no validated science showing that eating a gluten-free diet gives you additional benefits.  These special food products are actually designed solely for individuals suffering from celiac disease, a disorder that makes the body unable to digest the gluten protein found in wheat, rye, and barley.  If you have no allergies to wheat products, then going with gluten-free foods can cause weight gain in the normal individual.  These special food products are often higher in fat, calories, and refined carbohydrates, while being lower in dietary fiber, whole grains, and nutrition. For more information visit Coach Conner’s GLUTEN article