Are You Gluten Sensitive?

diet glutenfree Sep 10, 2021

You might think that eating a gluten-free diet is the latest fad when it comes to trying to eat healthily. Well, it may seem faddish but there are many reasons you may want to consider eating gluten-free.

The most obvious one is a diagnosis of Celiac Disease (CD).  People with CD have an autoimmune response when eating gluten – meaning specific antibodies attack the tissues (in this case, the gut) – and cause damage to the intestinal tract.  Others without that autoimmune response may have similar and/or non-GI symptoms.

Do you suffer from any or many of these?

  • Joint pain
  • Numbness in extremities
  • Digestive issues/”bad stomach”
  • Foggy brain, headaches
  • Depression, anxiety, irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Attention-deficit
  • Skin rashes – keratosis pilaris (chicken skin) or dermatitis herpetiformis, eczema, psoriasis, or chronic hives
  • Infertility
  • Have autoimmune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Thyroiditis

Testing for gluten sensitivity or CD can be tricky, however, your own body can tell you a lot! Do a strict gluten-free trial for 30 days and pay attention to symptoms. You may have some you didn’t realize were an issue until they are gone.

Oftentimes, people feel a difference within a few days to a week.  I know I did.   Warning:  if you try this, try to limit or avoid gluten-free products as relying on them may result in weight gain.

Call me for help navigating the grocery aisles or for a one-on-one consultation to determine your needs.

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