There’s more to treating a gluten sensitivity than may initially meet the eye. At OC Sports and Wellness, we’ll help you look beyond notifications on food packaging and formulate an effective meal plan that is free of any gluten products.

While it is easy to dismiss a gluten allergy as a “new-age fad,” gluten sensitivity is very real and is backed by significant science that demonstrates the detrimental effects it can have on one’s long-term health, especially gut health.

Gluten is a combination of two protein molecules, found in wheat, barley, and rye, which make up the bulk of most commercial breads, crackers, baking flour, and pastas. However, most whole foods – apart from wheat, barley, and rye – like nuts, seeds, meats, eggs, fruits, and vegetables are 100% gluten-free if they’ve had no processing.

To be classified as “certified gluten-free,” a food must contain less than 30 parts per million of gluten. However, those who suffer from the auto-immune illness Celiac disease have been known to develop reactions caused by foods with gluten levels as low as 3 parts per million.

More than 18 million Americans suffer from some form of gluten sensitivity, which can lead to minor health issues such as a rash, or even create more serious conditions such seizures, arthritis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. There are many hidden sources of gluten, especially in packaged products, so be sure to look for the “certified gluten-free” seal.

The team at OC Sports and Wellness approaches gluten sensitivity in a unique manner that differentiates us from everyone else.

Our team utilizes special blood tests that go further than more standardized tests and analyze 12 different gluten peptides.

Utilizing this information, as well as other advanced treatment methods, our physicians can help you develop and maintain a gluten-conscious diet that will allow your body to thrive without affecting your day-to-day lifestyle.

In addition to the gluten sensitivities that some individuals have, conventionally raised glutenous grains can cause havoc on your digestive system, since most of these crops (and most non-organic crops in general) are sprayed with a dangerous herbicide called Roundup – which contains a compound called glyphosate that is very harmful when ingested. High levels of glyphosate in your diet are linked to a number of disorders and illness, including leaky gut and cancer.

The team at OC Sports and Wellness takes gluten issues seriously, since they can be a catalyst for many chronic illnesses.  The team utilizes advanced testing that goes further than the more standardized tests that almost always miss gluten sensitivity.

Combining this information with other advanced treatment methods, we can help you develop and maintain a gluten-conscious diet (without turning your life upside-down) that will allow your body to heal, regain its energy, and thrive in the long term. OC Sports and Wellness offers wide range of resources around maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle.