Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Somer explains gluten intolerance.
Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Somer:
Gluten intolerance is an allergy. It’s an allergic reaction to a protein in wheat, oats, barley. The protein is called gluten; it’s a series of proteins in there. Anyway, people, typically, that are gluten intolerant have symptoms that range anywhere from digestive tract problems, bloating, gas--things like that--to even more serious things. Because there’s a reduced absorption of nutrients there is an increase in children for them to be short in stature. There are also problems even possibly even with joints. It can manifest in a variety of ways and is a condition that’s becoming more and more diagnosed and identified in the American public.
About Elizabeth Somer:
Elizabeth Somer, M.A., is a registered dietitian who has carved a unique professional niche as one of the few, if not only, dietitians who is well-versed in nutrition research. For 25 years, she has kept abreast of the current research, packaging that information into easy-to-read books, magazine articles, lectures, continuing education seminars, and practical news for the media.