Dawna Ara, L.Ac.

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The Complete Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Series

I know what you are thinking. Gluten free is annoying. You can’t wait for it to go away so you can go out to dinner without the embarrassment of your friend asking the waiter if each item on the menu is gluten free. You preferred when they were a vegetarian. At least then you could eat your naan bread and channa masala in peace without them giving you the stink eye.

What if I told you that non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a real medical condition that can be backed up by science and research? What if I told you that for those with a high level of intolerance, avoiding gluten could actually save their life? What if I told you that if you have NCGS it could manifest not as a digestive issue, but a neurological disease that may not be expressed now, but after many years from eating gluten?

In articles I-III, I am going to explain what NCGS is, who is likely to get it, and what happens in the body of those who are sensitive to it. In articles IV- VI, I am going to give some solutions of what to do if you have a sensitivity to gluten.

Article I  - Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: More Accurately Referred to a Spectrum of Intolerance

Article 2 – Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: What is Gluten?

Article 3 – Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: What Happens Inside the Gut?

Article 4 – Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: Cross Reactivity and Testing for Gluten Sensitivity

Article 5 – Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: The Elimination Diet

Article 6 – Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: Guide to Living Gluten Free

About Dr. Dawna Ara, DACM
Dawna is an acupuncturist, herbalist, functional medicine practitioner, a mom, wife, writer, nature lover, chef and whole foods advocate. She teaches her patients how to live a healthy lifestyle.