Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, is a doctor of natural medicine, clinical nutritionist and author with a passion to help people get well using food as medicine. He recently authored Eat Dirt and the Gut Repair Cookbook, and he operates one of the world's largest natural health websites at http://www.DrAxe.com. Before launching DrAxe.com, Dr. Axe founded one of the largest functional medicine clinics in the world in Nashville, TN, and served as a physician for many professional athletes.
Gluten – a naturally-occurring protein found in cereal grains like wheat, rye, and barley – is a must avoided food for people with celiac disease. But others too should try and avoid gluten-rich food. Gluten is an anti-nutrient that can't be absorbed easily by the body. Modern wheat is hybridized that has less nutrition and more carbohydrate. Gluten indigestion damages lining of the gut, causing leaky gut syndrome that contributes to autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammation. Avoiding gluten can lead to an overall healthy eating habits.