My daughter was 17 years old when she was diagnosed with celiac disease. She had not been well for years. She was weighing only 89lbs and was feeling terrible most of the time. When the diagnosis came we made some significant changes to our lifestyle and eating habits. My daughter couldn’t imagine life without pizza, cookies, or brownies which is how we began creating a great gluten-free flour.
If you are new to celiac disease (also known as coeliac disease); it is an autoimmune condition in which the affected person cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt and some oats. As those with the disease well know, when gluten is ingested, the body launches an immune response that attacks the small intestine.
You will notice that GF-Naturals Gluten free flour does not contain xanthan gum. We did this on purpose! Yup we did!
Different recipes call for different amounts of Xanthan gum to make them turn out as close to wheat baking as possible. There are many people who are sensitive to xanthan gum therefore our product was made so anyone can use it.
Gluten causes health issues for people who are sensitive to foods containing gluten. If you have gastrointestinal problems or irritable bowel syndrome, gluten could be your problem. In fact, research shows that a gluten-free diet may improve many symptoms in a variety of illnesses, including multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.