A gluten free, Atkins diet has been recommended for patients with arthritis since the 1980s, but the Mayo Clinic now says it is safe to switch to one if you have a history of Crohn’s disease or a history or autoimmune disease.
The Mayo Clinic said the gluten free version of the diet is based on the Weston A Price Foundation diet, which was developed in the 1980’s by the American Weston A. Price Foundation.
But the Mayo clinic said that while it was not officially a recommendation, patients should consider switching to one of the two gluten free versions of the Atkins diet if they are in good health.
The Mayo clinic’s website says that the Atkins regimen has been proven to reduce the risk of developing arthritis, Crohn and ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases.
The website says: ”You may want to consider switching the Atkins Diet if you:”Are in good general health and have no known autoimmune disease or other health condition that could cause your immune system to attack your body; andAre currently on a gluten free or non-gluten-free diet.
You are not currently on an Atkins diet because you have chronic disease or have not had a gluten intolerance for at least one year.
If you have Crohn or ulceration, and you have had an autoimmune or inflammatory bowel disease for at the time of your appointment, you may wish to consult your doctor about switching to the gluten-free Atkins Diet.