Did I ever tell you guys the story of how I went gluten free?
Now, I’ll start by telling you that I’m not celiac. I’m non-celiac gluten intolerant. And so are both of my parents. Why? Well, that’s a mystery to me. And to a lot of us. Maybe it’s genetics. Maybe it’s the proliferation of highly hybridized and genetically modified wheat products. Maybe it’s the rise in use of chemical pesticides. Maybe my gut flora was suppressed by years of consuming processed food and refined sugars. Maybe it’s all of those things.
All I know is I was developing painful and constant stomach cramps, particularly after consuming peanut butter and wheat foods. I didn’t know why. I just felt like someone was stabbing me in the stomach.