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Gluten Sensitivity affects millions of people, and as more people become aware of why they hurt, we will see this growing problem for the epidemic that it is becoming.

At its simplest, gluten is a protein primarily found in wheat, barley and rye. Many people experience serious side effects after eating it. (If you suffer from more than 1 of the 10 symptoms listed below, than chances are good that you have an underlying gluten sensitivity).

However, let’s not put the cart before the horse. Before we condemn gluten and allow it to become the next saturated fat, which by the way is good for you, even though some media “experts” are still promoting low saturated fat, based on bad science from 50 years ago, here are some things you need to know.

Gluten is not bad. What many people don’t realize is that gluten is a natural component of most whole grains, and we’ve been consuming it since we first started cultivating grains. Gluten is a protein composite that gives pasta, bread, and other wheat products their chewy, flexible texture. It’s also critical in making dough rise in the oven, resulting in leavened bread. If it wasn’t for gluten, there would be no civilization because gluten is historically responsible for the development of agriculture, when we stopped chasing food and started growing it.

That being the case, why do one in seven people have some form of gluten intolerance or sensitivity?

Simply put, it’s because the grains (wheat) of today is nothing like it was thousands of years ago. Due to cross-breeding over many years, modern wheat’s composition went through a transformation: now, it is about two feet tall with large seeds, whereas before it was much taller. Gluten structure in modern wheat has also changed somewhat, though in essence it’s still gluten; and modern wheat also contains higher levels of the starch Amylopectin A.

So if you are someone who suffers from:
• Low Energy
• Headaches
• Hormonal Fluctuations
• Chronic Tension
• Chronic Pain
• Difficulty Concentrating
• Digestion Problems
• Arthritis
• Allergies
• Auto Immune Diseases

Here are some things you can do:
• limiting processed foods including grain products containing gluten,
• eating more raw organic vegetables,
• drinking more purified water,
• getting more exercise,
• getting more sleep,
• taking fewer medications for every ache and pain
• and getting appropriate chiropractic adjustments
If you suffer from any of the above conditions, we can help. Give us a call at Stanly Wellness Center at 980-355-7600 to schedule a consultation with the doctor. You can also join us on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 11:00AM for our FREE health seminar. Go to to grab your free tickets.

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Patrick Ess
Dr. Patrick R. Ess grew up in Buffalo, NY. There, he attended Daemen College for his undergraduate studies in Natural Medicine. After which, he graduated in 2002 from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY, with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Dr. Ess has treated thousands of patients and changed their lives with care. He believes in educating the patient so that they are better able to make informed decisions regarding their health.

Dr. Ess donates his time to the community by educating people of all ages on a variety of health, wellness, and safety issues. He teaches people how to avoid work injuries, stress maintenance, weight loss and promote healthy lifestyles.

Along with his 2 wonderful children - Tristen (16) and Sara (14), Dr. Ess enjoys cycling, hiking, swimming, drive-in movies, and other outdoor activities. Together they promote a healthy lifestyle with regular chiropractic care.