Approx. 55 diseases are linked to gluten (protein in wheat, rye, barley)! 99% could have undiagnosed gluten intolerance or Coeliac disease. 15% of the population may be gluten intolerant! Symptoms may be a sign of gluten intolerance:
Fatigue, brain fog or feeling tired after eating a meal that contains gluten.
Autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis.
Dizziness, feeling of being off balance and Neurologic symptoms
Hormone imbalances: Premenstrual syndrome, PCOS, unexplained infertility.
Mood issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and ADD.
Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia; without a cause of your fatigue or pain.
Inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees or hips.
Digestive issues such as flatulence, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation (especially in children).
Keratosis Pilaris aka ‘chicken skin’ on the back of your arms! Caused deficiency of fatty acid, Vitamin A (secondary to fat-malabsorption caused by gluten damaging the gut).
If you think you may have a gluten sensitivity then eliminate gluten from your diet for a month. Reintroduce it and note any symptoms. If you have symptoms reintroduce to diet and ask doctor to refer you to be tested.
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