10 Signs You Should Stop Eating Gluten Immediately

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10 Signs You Should Stop Eating Gluten Immediately

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More than 55 diseases have been linked to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It’s 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?

Gluten Intolerance Symptoms

gluten intolerance symptoms

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. I see constipation particularly in children after eating gluten.

  1. Keratosis Pilaris, (also known as ‘chicken skin’ on the back of your arms). This tends to be as a result of a fatty acid deficiency and vitamin A deficiency secondary to fat malabsorption caused by gluten damaging the gut.

  1. Fatigue, brain fog or feeling tired after eating a meal that contains gluten.

  1. Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis.

  1. Neurologic symptoms such as dizziness or feeling of being off balance.

  1. Hormone imbalances such as PMS, PCOS or unexplained infertility.

  1. Migraine headaches.

  1. Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. These diagnoses simply indicate your conventional doctor cannot pinpoint the cause of your fatigue or pain.

  1. Inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees or hips.

  1. Mood issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and ADD.

How to Test For Gluten Intolerance?

Watch this video to learn why standard tests can often miss the mark (and a few alternative options):

I have found the single best ways to determine if you have an issue with gluten is to do an elimination diet and take it out of your diet for at least 2 to 3 weeks and then reintroduce it. Please note that gluten is a very large protein and it can take months and even years to clear from your system so the longer you can eliminate it from your diet before reintroducing it, the better.

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