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Living Gluten-Free For Dummies, 2nd Australian Edition by Danna Korn, Margaret Clough

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Chapter 2

Understanding Why You Need to Go Gluten-Free

In This Chapter

arrow Working through allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease

arrow Knowing how gluten can affect behaviour

arrow Being tested and understanding the results

arrow Understanding the consequences if you continue to eat gluten

arrow Beginning to heal

P eople start out on a gluten-free diet for a variety of reasons, some good, some not so wise. Whatever your reasons, one thing is certain. You’re not alone. Millions of people around the world are going gluten-free and many of these individuals are seeing improvements in their health. Gluten just doesn’t sit well with some people.

Before we look at why people are doing it, we explore three different conditions — coeliac disease, gluten or wheat intolerance.

So you’re thinking, ‘What exactly does all that mean and can I or can’t I eat pizza?’ Ah, you want to cut to the chase! An easy answer to either one of those questions isn’t always possible.

This chapter explains the ways in which gluten ...

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