If you’ve gone to a grocery store lately, you’ve likely seen an increase in items labeled“gluten-free”. 

A wide range of cereals, chips, breakfast foods, canned goods and even dairy products are proudly wearing a “gluten-free” label.

Gluten is a protein primarily found in wheat, barley and rye. Many people experience serious side effects after eating it. The following symptoms are best viewed as one big picture; alone, they may not be strong indicators of a gluten problem. A combination may be a neon sign that gluten is causing the body to attack itself.

  1. Gastrointestinal effects
  2. Malabsorption of vitamins
  3. Skin rash
  4. Migraines
  5. Joint pain
  6. Lactose intolerance
  7. Chronic fatigue
  8. Fibromyalgia

In today’s world of the rat race, stress is often cited as the cause of these symptoms. Instead of anti-depressants, sleeping aids or anti-anxiety meds (some of which contain gluten), take a good look at what you’re eating.

The bottom line is that gluten sensitivity can affect processes in the body beyond the digestive tract, wreaking havoc on your skin (our largest organ!), joints, bones, mouth, endocrine system and more. Your myriad of symptoms that don’t make sense to the doctor may mean that they’ve no clue that you’re reporting back to them the signs of gluten sensitivity. The current model of medicine treats symptoms rather than looking for the underlying cause which further explains why doctors are quick to prescribe medication that might ease only your momentary suffering. But it certainly doesn’t excuse the lack of education and open-mindedness that would serve patients better if they knew more about the interaction between food and the body.

If you don’t feel listened to, then it may be time to find a new doctor.

 

 

Source: healthylifetricks.com

 


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If you’ve gone to a grocery store lately, you’ve likely seen an increase in items labeled“gluten-free”.  A wide range of cereals, chips, breakfast foods, canned goods and even dairy products are proudly wearing a “gluten-free” label. Gluten is a protein primarily found in wheat, barley and rye. Many people experience serious side...