Gluten is a protein found in wheat (and its cousins spelt and kamut), barley, rye, and most oats. Processed grains containing gluten have become a major part of the American diet and, for many people, a major health issue.
For people with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease, ingesting gluten invites debilitating illnesses that significantly degrade the quality of life. Other people are gluten intolerant, often misdiagnosed as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). In both cases, gluten inhibits the body’s ability to process vitamins and minerals, which can cause serious health problems if not addressed.
Mary Waldner, our founder, has celiac disease. Mary’s Gone Crackers knows how important it is to provide delicious food that reduces stress on the body and revitalizes the spirit. Why gluten free? Because everyone deserves to live a full life.