10 Signs Of Gluten Intolerance, most People Ignore ;)
More than 55 diseases have been linked to gluten, found in wheat, rye, and barley.
it is estimated that 99% of the people who have either gluten intolerance or celiac disease are never diagnosed.
It is also estimated that as much as 15% of the US population is gluten intolerant. Could you be one of them?
If you have any of the following symptoms it could be a sign that you have gluten intolerance:
1. Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and even constipation.
2. 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.
3. Fatigue, brain fog or feeling tired after eating a meal that contains gluten.
4. Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis.
5. Neurologic symptoms such as dizziness or feeling of being off balance.
6. Hormone imbalances such as PMS, PCOS or unexplained infertility.
7. Migraine headaches.
8. Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. These diagnoses simply indicate your conventional doctor cannot pin point the cause of your fatigue or pain.
9. Inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees or hips.
10. Mood issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and ADD.
How to test for gluten intolerance?
You can go to your doctor or hospital and they can take a blood sample from you and find out if you are intolerent or not.
Another way is: if you think you have an issue with gluten then use elimination. It is a good way to go. Take it out of your diet for at least 2 to 3 weeks and then reintroduce it.
if you feel significantly better off of gluten or feel worse when you reintroduce it, then gluten is likely a problem for you. In order to get accurate results from this testing method you must eliminate 100% of the gluten from your diet.
How to treat gluten intolerance?
Eliminating gluten 100% from your diet means 100%. Even trace amounts of gluten from cross contamination or medications or supplements can be enough to cause an immune reaction in your body. It depends from person to person, some people can eat a bit of gluten and nothing happens, others get really sick if they have 1 drop of gluten in their diet.
In general gluten is bad for everyone, it is not good for you. Most people get bloated after they have eaten gluten, notice your body’s reaction, the digestive system is obviously struggling when you are bloated, so why do you want your body to go thru that?! 😉
Allergic or not!