Gluten Intolerance Symptoms
Gluten Allergy Symptoms
Gluten intolerance symptoms and gluten allergy symptoms are clearly the most confusing terms to most suffering from this debilitating ailment.
Gluten, the protein in wheat, barley and rye causes a host of potential problems ranging from headache to severe auto-immune diseases.
I have provided you with a list of links and definitions for the sole purpose of obtaining the most education for your potential gluten intolerance or allergy.
This is not to be confused with Celiac, an auto-immune disorder rather just allergies and intolerance. It is referred to as Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance and many ailments through studies have implicated gluten. I have advised many of my clients to discontinue all consumption of grains and legumes and they have healed miraculously.
It is important to identify the irritating factor or the villi of the small intestine, (the little fingers that grab nutrients from foods consumed) can become blunted or damaged causing malnutrition and auto-immune complications. Do not under estimate the damage this malnutrition does. Osteoperosis for example is commonly seen in those with a gluten/wheat allergy.
So many are suffering so many gluten intolerance symptoms below:
Many of these symptoms can be mistaken for many other ailments including Candida Albicans or even the flu. Many times the sufferer just feels a general malaise and bloat but others have more extreme symptoms which is clearly also related to nutrient deficiency because when one isn't properly digesting, they're not assimilating either. You aren't what you eat but rather what you absorb and assimilate.
Some very important nutrients are not being absorbed as consequence and my best example would be that of Vitamin B12 which causes a variety of problems from neuropathy to dementia.
Take a look at the following well cited Reference studies.
Does any of this connect for you?
Don't under estimate the power of these proteins to make you violently ill and if left untreated can lead to severe malnutrition, auto-immune diseases and even death.
The following Auto-Immune diseases are implicating gluten intolerance symptoms:
Thousands of people have gone to numerous Dr. appointments and endured testing with no answers and in many cases made to be felt like a hypochondriac. They send you on your way with a couple of prescriptions and you hope for the best.
Dr. William Davis of The Heart Scan Blog explains how these proteins cause immune activated damage.
Professor Loren Cordain has the following statement regarding the effect on Gliadin and Arthritis:
A third dietary antigen which may also induce rheumatoid arthritis via molecular mimicry is the alpha gliadin component of wheat which shares significant amino acid sequences with calreticulin. Anti-calreticulin antibodies have been found in rheumatoid arthritis patients, and HLA-DR4 molecules from arthritic patients are known to present a peptide fragment derived from calreticulin. Dietary antigens from three food sources (milk, grains and legumes) contain multiple peptides which mimic those found in joint tissue from arthritis patients, whereas grains and legumes additionally contain lectins which can induce inappropriate presentation of HLA class II molecules, consequently, future dietary interventions aimed at reducing arthritis symptoms would need to consider these potential confounding effects.
Calreticulins are the major calcium binding proteins affected so this is quite dangerous! If you have any form of arthritis, you should not be consuming gluten.
Conventional medicine just hasn't been educationally equipped to make nutritional recommendations for your gluten intolerance symptoms. This is well outlined in a new book titled Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health. Dr. William Davis is a preventive cardiologist and with a great deal of success in his own practice, takes us on the journey from ancient grain to this potentially deadly little grass the USDA refers to as "heart healthy".
Fortunately, your free healthy diet plan is a gluten free plan when you follow Phase I
I highly recommend that if you have been suffering strange symptoms that cannot be pin pointed, give the Restricted Phase I 30 days. If you feel better, great! You can begin adding other non-glutenous foods back one by one. We call this an elimination diet for the purpose of food allergy symptoms. If not, all you've lost is 30 days.
The below link will provide you with some great resources for identifying your symptoms as well, help you locate practitioners and food sources so you and/or your children do not have to suffer any longer.
Do keep in mind that a gluten free lifestyle is a whole foods lifestyle and trying to replace all of your baked goods is not a healthful choice no matter your gluten sensitivity.
I frequently provide grocery shopping tours and share with my clients the value of say a spaghetti squash rather than pasta, fruits, nuts and a variety of vegetables and dip or jerky as snacks.
Keep it real, keep it whole and you too can be free of gluten intolerance symptoms!
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