10 signs you’re gluten intolerant
More than 55 diseases have been linked to the consumption of gluten, the protein that is found in wheat, rye, and barley.
It’s also estimates that a shocking 99 per cent of people that are gluten intolerant are undiagnosed.
Don’t worry, just because a big slice of bread upsets your stomach, it doesn’t mean your necessarily gluten intolerant or coeliac. However, if you have a few of the symptoms below, it might be worth a thought or a trip to your GP. The next step is an “elimination diet” to determine your tolerances.
1. Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhoea and even constipation.
2. Keratosis Pilaris, (also known as “chicken skin” on the back of your arms). This tends be as a result of a fatty acid deficiency and vitamin A deficiency secondary to fat-malabsorption caused by gluten damaging the gut.
3. Fatigue, brain fog or feeling tired after eating a meal that contains gluten.
4. Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis.
5. Neurologic symptoms such as dizziness or feeling of being off balance.
6. Hormone imbalances such as PMS, PCOS or unexplained infertility.
7. Migraine headaches.
8. Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. These diagnoses simply indicate your conventional doctor cannot pin point the cause of your fatigue or pain.
9. Inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees or hips.
10. Mood issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and ADD.