Celiac Disease and Whole30®
Updated: Sep 1, 2022
Not Another Diet!!!
The diet landscape can be exhausting to navigate as there are so many different theories, studies, and testimonials. Which one is right for you? How hard is it to follow? How long will I have to do it to stay fit?
These are the questions most of us might ask before embarking on a new "diet" (I hate that word btw). However, if you are one of the unfortunate ones that has food allergies like Celiac Disease, finding the right fit may become more of a task.
So, what is Celiac disease?
Celiac is a genetic autoimmune condition that causes damage in the small intestine when gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and triticale) is eaten. This process leads to an inability to absorb the nutrients your body needs. If you have a parent or sibling with celiac disease, you are at higher risk of developing the disease. Just like with type 1 diabetes, there is no cure for celiac. Treatment requires eliminating gluten from the diet, which includes removing sources of gluten from food and drink, along with excluding nonfood sources of gluten like medication and cosmetics. A person with celiac disease should also avoid situations where cross-contamination occurs with gluten-containing products. For example, you would not want to use a toaster after someone in your house just made some Pop Tarts® or Eggo® Waffles. Some people can be so sensitive that touching a surface that had a product containing gluten on it could cause an outbreak of symptoms.
What Are Some of The Common Symptoms of Celiac Disease
Abdominal bloating and pain
Pale, foul-smelling stool
Disorders of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts
Short stature, failure to thrive or delayed puberty
Recurring skin rash
Tooth discoloration or loss of enamel
Unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriage
Osteopenia or osteoporosis
Anxiety, depression or “brain fog”
Is the Whole30® lifestyle good for those with Celiac disease?
I would argue that Whole30® is good for anyone as it is based on eating whole foods for the most part and as a friend told me one time, "no one gets cancer from eating too many grapes". While he is not a doctor and this may not be one hundred percent true, I think you get the point. I am not going to claim that Whole30® will change your life dramatically if you have already given up gluten but, you might find that there are other foods that are affecting you once you eliminate them.
I also found that once I continued to eat the Whole30® way beyond the 30 days, that I felt better in general. When I deviate, I will often feel bloated, irritated and tired. I also find that preparing meals is SO much easier because I am preparing meals with a minimum amount ingredients. I do not suffer from Celiac Disease but I do have a form of Lupus and began to feel better once I cut out all of the prepackaged foods and drive thru fast foods.
How can Seasoning the Moment Help?
Our two featured rubs, Rub you Right and Divine Cilantro Lime, are gluten free, Whole30 Approved® AND packaged in a facility that does NOT process any products that can cause allergy issues. These two rubs can handle any type of cooking, air frying or grilling of meats and vegetables that you may do. These two can go on just about any meat or vegetable you would prepare. You could throw out every spice blend in your pantry and replace them with these and never worry about what you are feeding your family and friends.
Give them a try today, you will not be disappointed!