Why a Low Gluten Diet Doesn’t Work

If you have a gluten sensitvity or a gluten intolerance, can you eat a low gluten diet rather than giving up gluten completely? This is a frequently asked question and while it would be convienent, to be able to follow a low gluten diet, it won’t work if you want to have true healing.

Gluten even in a small amount can damage your intestines and stomach and give you leaky gut and it doesn’t take you eating gluten every day in order for it to happen. Further more, once you eat any gluten even through cross contamination, it takes your body about 4 days to get rid of it. So you can’t be eating gluten even once a week and still allow your body to heal from the damage that gluten is causing you.

Check out this article on the difference between a low gluten diet and gluten free diet.

A low gluten diet doesn’t work for many of the same reasons that someone who is allergic to peanuts or milk, can’t have even a small amount without severe health consequences. Furthermore, there is no way to really determine if you are eating a low gluten diet or not. What exactly does a low gluten diet mean? It can be different things to different people. So while eating a low gluten diet may seem more appealing, than being 100% gluten free, it’s a very bad idea unless you really don’t have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance and are just trying to be healthier. Then it’s okay because you really have no valid reason to be gluten free, but if you really need to be gluten free, then you must do it 100%.

How to Use Essential Oils with a Gluten Free Lifestyle

Have you ever considered how you can use essential oils with a gluten free lifestyle? Learn more by watching this video below. 

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How to choose an essential oil diffuser blend

How do you choose an essential oil diffuser blend when putting essential oils into your diffuser? There are a variety of factors I use in order to decide which essential oil blend I’m going to use in my diffuser at any given time. 

Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing an essential oil diffuser blend: 

  1. You can diffuse any 2-3 oils you want at any time and for any reason. The other suggestions are merely that and you just ideas on how to get the maximum benefit from any essential oil diffuser blend that you choose to use. 

     2. Think about the mood you want to create or the effect you are wanting to have.  Are you wanting to boost energy? Are you wanting to increase your quality of sleep? Are you wanting to feel more passionate or motivated? Are you wanting to boost your respiratory system? Each one of these things you require you to use a different essential oil diffuser blend. 

     3. Take a look at what diffuser blends others are using- Check out my pinterest board dedicated to essenital oil diffusers and diffuser blends. 

   4. Begin experimenting with various essential oil diffuser blends. Over time you will find your favorites. For example some of my favorites include eucalyptus and peppermint, wild orange and peppermint and douglas fir and spearmint. 

  5. The best combinations usually include: 1 citrus and 1 floral, 1 floral and 1 woodsy, 1-2 citrus, 1-2 floral or combinations of mints. 

What is your favorite essential oil diffuser blend? Share it with me in the comments below.