10 Signs You May Be Gluten Intolerant—

It has been estimated that 15% of the US population.  Could you be one of them?

If you have any of the following symptoms, you may actually be gluten intolerant.  Please remember that these symptoms are vague so they only warrant investigating an intolerance.  And as usual, consult your personal physician if you have concerns.


1.  Migraine headaches

2.  Keratosis pilaris (bumps that look like chicken skin on the back of your arms)

3.  Fatigue or brain fog after eating gluten

4.  Autoimmune disease (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis)

5.  Dizziness or feeling off-balance

6.  PMS or PCOS

7.  Fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue

8.  Inflammation in joints

9.  Anxiety, depression, ADD or mood swings

10.  Digestion issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation


Personally, my ALCAT did show a mild sensitivity to gluten so I am considering eliminating it.  You can either get an ALCAT test done (approx $250 if not covered by insurance) by contacting me or you could simply do an elimination diet.  This requires you eliminate gluten 100% from your diet for at least 30 days and preferably 90 days.  Then you track your symptoms and when you re-introduce the gluten–see exactly how you feel.

Posted on by Angela in Diet, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Whole Food 3 Comments

3 Responses to 10 Signs You May Be Gluten Intolerant—

  1. Leslee

    I went gluten free 2 weeks ago and I now feel like I have my life back!! I would have never imagined that giving up something would give me so much in return. Truly, I had all the above symptoms and since removing gluten from my diet I have seen all of the symptoms improve, if not disappear entirely. Thank you Dr. Angela for convincing me to give gluten free a shot!!!! I owe you. 🙂

    Also, I have had AlCat testing – and I don’t recall it saying I was particularly sensitive to gluten. However, through my research there seems to be quite a few people who report a reduction in symptoms even when their GI biopsies or other lab work doesn’t show them as gluten sensitive.

    I have also learned that gluten hides in everything – so be a cautious lable reader. Including when you go out to eat. For example, places like IHOP put pancake batter in their scrambled eggs to make them look fluffier. I was shocked to find that out and it just highlights how careful we have to be when shopping and dining, not to mention what we could be putting in our bodies and not knowing.

    It has been an interesting couple of weeks and I look forward to continued improvement. I have learned that life doesn’t end when you can’t eat traditional bread and pasta.

    Thanks again Dr. A! You are amazing!

    • Angela

      Congrats Leslee!! I am so happy it is working! Hopefully many others will be helped by your story–You are an inspiration!!!!

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