celiac awareness month

Gluten Intolerance Symptoms – Celiac Awareness Month

Written by Jodi on . Posted in gluten-free living

May is Celiac awareness month. How aware are you of the symptoms of gluten trouble?

Do you experience…

  • High/low blood pressure
  • High/low body temperature
  • Migraines/frequent headaches
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • frequent stomach aches,
  • diarrhea, and/or constipation or both
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain/distension,
  • bloating,
  • gas/flatulence
  • Neuropathy
  • Ataxia
  • Early onset dementia or Alzheimer’s
  • restless leg syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis/rheumatoid arthritis
  • Vertigo
  • Heart palpitations/chest pains
  • Mood swings/Diagnosis of a mood disorder
  • Brain fog/inability to concentrate or focus
  • Difficulty remembering things, especially if you used to be able to remember a lot
  • Fatigue
  • Adrenal Fatigue/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Rapid weight gain/loss
  • Inability to lose weight with exercise
  • Family history of colon cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, lymphatic
  • Other food allergies/sensitivities (lactose intolerance is common)
  • Diabetes/hypoglycemia
  • Gall bladder issues
  • Eczema, rosacea, dermatitis herpetiformis, or other skin issues
  • Anemia/iron deficiency
  • B vitamin deficiency
  • D vitamin deficiency
  • Diagnosis of Sjogren’s, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s, Hyper/Hypothyroidism, or other autoimmune disorders
  • Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
  • Diagnosis of ADHD/ADD
  • Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Family member diagnosed with Celiac or gluten sensitivity
  • Epilepsy/seizures
  • Acid reflux/heartburn
  • Environmental and seasonal allergies
  • Frequent infections/colds/flu
  • Asthma/respiratory problems
  • Other joint/bone/muscle pain not listed
  • Infertility/miscarriages
  • Dysmenorrhea/other pre-/menstrual issues
  • Failure to thrive/developmental delays in childhood
  • Hair loss/thinning/alopecia/balding
  • Dental enamel deficiencies/irregularities
  • Canker sores
  • Bruise easily
  • Nosebleeds
  • Inflammation not listed already
  • Night blindness/eye trouble

It’s true. All of these can be CAUSED by gluten ingestion and thus improved with the removal.

It’s not recommended that you do a gluten-free trial on your own. If you have several of these symptoms, get your antibodies checked at your doctor (not a naturopath). It’s a simple blood test. You can never get an accurate reading once you go gluten-free, even for a short period of time. Naturopathic doctors use saliva testing which is highly unreliable.

Regardless of the results, you can experiment with gluten-free living all you want after that. Many people have non-celiac gluten sensitivity – your test came back negative but gluten wrecks havoc on your health. If you have several of the symptoms on this list, and have a negative blood test, go gluten-free anyway!

If you would like guidance on how to go gluten-free, in a healthy and complete way, book a session with me and I will walk you through every step.

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