Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh-baked bread? Bread and all its glutinous variations have a shared history with humanity that stretches as far back as anyone can remember, and further. Why is it that there are now more than 3 million people in the United States alone avoiding gluten? Why does it make so many of us feel so sick? Luckily for all of us, the gut health experts at Team RESTORE have put together a handy guide to keeping the horrors of gluten sensitivity at bay.

But first, what’s at the root of pain caused by gluten? It does more than just make us feel gassy, bloated, fatigued, and cause gastrointestinal distress. It actually rips through the delicate tissue keeping harmful toxins out of your bloodstream, resulting in an increasingly common condition known as leaky gut.

Your gut lining is an extremely intelligent membrane that allows nutrients from your food to pass through to your bloodstream, and it’s also able to keep out “foreign invaders”. It’s such a comprehensive and complex defense system that it takes two entire tennis courts’ worth of thin membrane to defend your entire gut!

The Science: Here’s how gluten damages your gut lining.

If that vital defense is compromised, toxins, microscopic pieces of food, or foreign particles can pass right through. When that happens, the immune system goes into overdrive to try and protect your body from the onslaught. The result is inflammation, which can lead to so many other debilitating health issues.

What can you do to help alleviate your gluten sensitivity? It’s not a hopeless struggle!

  1. Find gluten-free options that are more appealing than gluten-rich alternatives.

These days, sensitivity to gluten is so commonplace that it’s actually not very hard to find gluten-free, organic recipes for classic comfort foods or your favorite desserts. Store-bought, processed gluten-free foods can often be lacking in flavor and texture. Gluten avoiders might feel left out with no way to satisfy that age-old craving for bread, but we’ve got a solution. Our library of gut-friendly, gluten-free, and mainly plant-based recipes is growing by the week! With recipes created by healthcare professionals to suit any taste, season, or craving, if you haven’t tried one of our recipes yet, get on it!

Added bonus! Making your own snacks at home, especially with seasonal organic ingredients, is always going to be better for your overall health than a processed food product.

  1. RESTORE the strength of your gut lining.

RESTORE™ is made from fossilized soil that was untouched by the chemicals of modern agriculture and from a time before we depleted the soil of its nutrients and microbiotic life. The communication molecules in RESTORE help bacteria communicate with the human cells in your gut lining, resulting in stronger bonds holding your gut lining together. You shouldn’t have to avoid gluten like the plague. RESTORE can help alleviate the digestive distress associated with light gluten sensitivity.

Here’s how RESTORE makes the gut lining stronger than ever.

  1. Make the quality of your nutrition your #1 priority.

Fruits and vegetables are a vital part of any healthy diet. But did you know that produce sprayed with herbicides and pesticides causes more damage to your health than any nutritional benefit they could provide? Glyphosate is the most-used herbicide in the world. It is found in our air, our water, in the breast milk of nursing mothers, and even on organically-grown foods that are supposed to be untouched by such chemicals. Staying away from glyphosate might seem like a daunting challenge, but eating organic is one of the best ways to ensure that your gut lining is working properly. And when you add in eating produce that is in-season, you’re getting the most nutritional bang for your buck. Organic. Seasonal. That’s it! So simple and SO delicious!

Worried about the costs of eating organic? Always buy organic when buying the most chemical-ridden fruits and vegetables.

RESTORE keeps the cells of the gut lining communicating with each other, so they can hold tightly together and help protect you. Fueling your body with the best quality nutrition and avoiding glyphosate will set you on the path to a diverse and thriving microbiome. A healthy microbiome keeps your gut functioning properly, and fuels a healthy brain. RESTORE delivers peace of mind for those avoiding gluten, and for anyone else!