Gluten-free: More Than a Fad For People With Certain Health Issues

This mom changed everything when her daughter started losing hair

(MELISSA BRUNER, WIBW-13 NEWS)

“My shop is completely gluten-free,” explains owner Kelly Dempewolf. “It’s also free of dairy, corn, soy, nuts, tree nuts, artificial flavors, colors and GMOs.”

PHOTO: Shana Cake, Facebook

The Topeka bakery is named for Dempewolf’s daughter, Shana.

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A few years back, Shana started getting sick, having migraines, and losing hair – a condition called alopecia areata.

“It took us about 11 months to figure out that it was gluten that was causing it. We took her off gluten and, within days, the pain was gone, within two weeks, her hair started growing back in,” Dempewolf said.

Gluten is a protein. Figures estimate anywhere from five to 13 percent of the population be sensitive to it.

Certified physician assistant Tanner Speake of Cotton O’Neil Digestive Health says people with gluten sensitivities may feel gassy or bloated or experience diarrhea and abdominal pain …  READ THE FULL STORY AT WIBW.COM

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