A lot of us don’t understand why some people are moving to gluten-free diets. Here is a real life case study to show you the positive benefits of a gluten-free diet for a teenage girl.
Ashley is a 16 year old girl who used to consider herself overweight, unattractive, and an outcast in her peer group at school. She moved to a new high school in grade 9 and found it difficult to make new friends. She had always struggled in school and found it even more difficult after the move, as the curriculum was different. Her complexion broke out, and she found herself hibernating at home most of the time when she wasn’t at school. Although she was a good athlete when she was younger, her extra few pounds made her fearful of participating in any of the teams or activities at her new school.
With the support of her parents, Ashley realizes that her diet is contributing to her health, weight and emotional issues. She has decided to remove all the gluten-containing bread, buns, and cookies she was eating from her diet to see if it will help. Within a few short days, Ashley has begun to feel better. Her mood is improving, she has lost a few pounds, and her complexion is now improving. She is elated and committed to remaining on this diet.