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Are you Gluten Intolerant?

Are you Gluten Intolerant?

One of the most prevalent foods people have allergies to is gluten. Gluten is a protein found in the grains wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, triticale, and some oat products.  This protein is one of the hardest for people to digest. Digestive disorders related to gluten affect more than 2 million Americans.

Symptoms of gluten intolerance:

  • recurring gas
  • abdominal bloating and cramping
  • chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • pale foul-smelling or fatty stools
  • fatigue
  • unexplained anemia
  • bone or joint pain
  • osteoporosis
  • irritability
  • behavioral and learning problems
  • depression
  • tingling and numbness in legs
  • muscle cramps
  • seizures
  • infertility or recurring miscarriages
  • delayed growth or failure to thrive in infants
  • tooth discoloration, loss of enamel

“Today’s grains are very different from the gains of ancient main, and it appears the body is not fully adapted to digesting and metabolizing the newer forms.”*

If you find that you are gluten-intolerant, a life long diet change is a must! You will need to eliminate all gluten-containing foods from your diet.  It may be hard, but it is not impossible! Gluten takes a while to completely leave your body, but once it does, you will feel so much better.

 

*Holford P.The Optimum Nutrition Blible

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