Gluten is protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. More than 90% of world’s population is undiagnosed with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, it is estimated. Also, it is estimated that as much as 15% of the US population is gluten intolerant.
If you suspect you are amount the estimated number, you might be having some of these symptoms:
- Feeling gassy or bloated, have diarrhea or constipation. Constipation is more often in children who are gluten intolerant.
- Keratosis Pilaris, also known as ’chicken skin’ – it is a result of fatty acid deficiency and vitamin A deficiency.
- Fatigue, feeling tired after eating a meal with gluten
- Autoimmune disease, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis.
- Neurologic symptoms such as dizziness or feeling of being off balance.
- Hormone imbalances such as PMS, PCOS or unexplained infertility.
- Migraine headaches.
- Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. These diagnoses simply 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.
- Mood issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and ADD.
How to diagnose gluten intolerance?
The best way is to eliminate gluten contained foods for 2-3 weeks and then reintroduce it again. Gluten is a very large protein and it can take you maybe years to cleanse your organism from it. The longer you stay off gluten the better. Another safe way to get a diagnose is by testing your blood.
How to treat gluten intolerance?
Eliminating gluten from your diet means your health will improve significantly. This also means you must eliminate gluten from every substance you take in that is even trace amounts of gluten from cross contamination or medications or supplements can be enough to cause an immune reaction in your body. So you have to eliminate 100% of gluten from your diet.