Many of you have heard me talking about GLUTEN and trying to reduce and / or eliminate your intake, but many do not know why. Read below to find out more information. I also highly suggest the books Grain Brain by David Perlmutter and Wheat Belly by William Davis .
Almost 100% of the population is adversly effected by gluten and other grain proteins in one form or another.
Some people are more intolerant than others and gluten intolerance sometimes gets confused with Celiac Disease. People with Celiac typically get extremely ill when exposed to gluten. Whereas a person with gluten intolerance may experience the following symptoms listed in this blog post.
10 Signs You’re Gluten Intolerant
1. Digestive issues
This includes issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and even constipation. I know people who were diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, who latest found out they actually have to gluten intolerance.
Fatigue, brain fog or feeling tired simply after eating a meal that contains gluten.
3. 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.
4. Autoimmune disease
Diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis. Many people with autoimmune diseases are also gluten intolerant.
5. Neurologic symptoms
The feeling of being off balance or dizzy.
6. Hormone imbalances
This may include unexplained infertility, PMS, PCOS.
7. Migraine headaches
8. Chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia diagnosis
These diagnoses may indicate your conventional doctor cannot pin point the cause of your fatigue or pain.
Inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees or hips.
10. Mood issues
Issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and ADD.