Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance May Include:
fatigue, headaches, constipation, brain fog, dizziness or other neurologic symptoms, alternating stools, hormonal imbalances, PMS, polycystic ovary Syndrome (PCOS), unexplained infertility, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints, mood issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and even ADD/ADHD.
Can you believe that all of those symptoms can be symptoms of gluten intolerance?
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Many people believe they are Primary Gluten Intolerant, as it seems to them that when they remove the gluten it takes care of the problem. That would be a primary gluten intolerance.
However, most people have a secondary gluten intolerance!
which means their gluten intolerance is a result if another underlying issue they are unaware even exists.
When people with a secondary gluten intolerance removes gluten from their diet they DO feel better. As a matter of fact, they may have no pain, bloating or headaches at all! However, if the tiniest bit of gluten creeps into their diet they absolutely know because their symptoms are back with a vengeance.
It is important to differentiate which type you are so that you can treat the underlying condition if there is one, which MOST of the 99% of people who exhibit symptoms of gluten intolerance have an underlying root dysfunction.
First thing first... let's find out if you could be gluten intolerant.
Are You Gluten Intolerant?
Take The Quiz!
Check the symptoms to the left that apply to you and find out if you are gluten intolerant.
Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance Could be More Than A Sensitivity...
Celiac Disease is an auto-immune process that causes a person's body to basically have an allergic reaction to the proteins contained in the gluten typically found in many common grains, including wheat, rye and barley. This accounts for less than 1% of the population in the United States.
Likely this is not you, as very few people are affected with this disease, however, it is important to get clarity if you suspect you have Celiac Disease. A simple lab test can be done to find out. If you wish to have this test contact me and I will order the test for you. It is simple! Then you can actually know if you need to avoid gluten altogether.
If you are really Celiac, which relatively few people are, then for sure you want to stay away from any form of gluten. Otherwise, if you are like most people, simply sensitive to gluten, then there are a number of things you can do. I have seen many of my patients heal in such a way that they can eventually begin eating gluten (in ancient grains and in moderation) and not have any problems at all.
Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance can be as severe as Celiac Disease, and these people do feel better by removing gluten from their diet. The piece they are missing is the healing the actual root cause if what caused the gluten sensitivity!
Take The Quiz Above to Find Out If You May Be Gluten Intolerant!
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