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.
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