Over 60 diseases have been linked to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley.
About 99% of the people who have either gluten intolerance or celiac disease are not diagnosed.
It is known that 15% of the US population is gluten intolerant. Is it possible you are one of them?
If you notice any of the following symptoms … it could be a sign that you have gluten intolerance:
- Keratosis Pilaris, (also known as ‘chicken skin’ on the back of your arms). This tends be as a result of a fatty acid deficiency and vitamin A deficiency secondary to fat-malabsorption caused by gluten damaging the gut.
- Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and even constipation. I see the constipation particularly in children after eating gluten.
- Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis.
- Fatigue, brain fog or feeling tired after eating a meal that contains gluten.
- Hormone imbalances such as PMS, PCOS or unexplained infertility.
- Neurologic symptoms such as dizziness or feeling of being off balance.
- Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. These diagnoses simply indicate your conventional doctor cannot pinpoint the cause of your fatigue or pain.
- Migraine headaches.
- Mood issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and ADD.
- Inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees or hips.
Make your own test of Gluten Intolerance:
Easiest and best way to check if you have a problem with gluten is to do an elimination diet and take it out of your diet for at least 2 to 3 weeks and then reintroduce it. It is important to note that gluten is a very large protein and it could take months and even years to clear from your system so the longer you can eliminate it from your diet before reintroducing it, the better.
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