Knowing the symptoms of a gluten allergy are important. I want to go through a thorough analysis for you to decide for yourself, “should I or shouldn’t I eliminate gluten from my diet.” Let’s explore the facts together!
What’s Going On?
You come home from the restaurant or eat a big bowl of cereal, and feel lethargic. You’re not sure exactly what’s going on but your intestines hurt like they never have before.
The entire next day is ruined because of a bread bowl you consumed the day before. You’re congested or your stomach is killing you. You don’t now why you feel so down or depressed.
Then, you decide to do a little research. You find out about the signs of gluten allergy and you think to yourself, “maybe that’s me.” So, you cut out wheat for a week or two. You find yourself feeling better!
I Feel So Much Better!
You don’t experience any more congestion or pain. Well, you feel better and you try to keep it to yourself but inevitably someone finds out about your new quest and dash you to pieces.
You know that you’re not crazy. You know that you cut out Gluten and even thought the doctor didn’t diagnose you as celiac you can feel the difference.
The Naysayers! Argh!
You don’t know why or what their problem could be. It’s your life and your decision. However, somewhere, somehow they read from some random study that it’s all a crock.
“If your’re not Celiac then you can eat all the bread you want!” It’s science, they tell you. Well, they’re dead wrong. In multiple studies across the board they are finding out that people DO have wheat sensitivity.
I’m sorry but if you experience anything of what I’m listing below you have Gluten intolerance! It’s a real thing per recent research and ongoing.
The Truth About Gluten Sensitivity
If they don’t believe you they can see this study. I will cover the findings of this study more in an upcoming post. However, you really need to listen to you body on this.
If you’re experiencing symptoms it could be wildly damaging for you to continue down the road of eating gluten. You need to watch what you’re eating and where it has come from.
If you have these major symptoms you may also want to look into the idea of eliminating a majority of grains. Because of reasons I will explain in a later post you may be doing MORE damage to the lining of your gut which is causing this allergy in the first place.
All in all, gluten sensitivity has been found to be a solid issue for many Americans. Actually, if you were to ask many of your friends you would see that many have these exact symptoms but fail to find a correlation between them all.
- Brain Fog
- Chronic Headaches
- Mood Swings
- Chronic Stomach Pain
- Difficulty Breathing
- Eye Irritation
- Hives and Rash
With all of these symptoms you need to see if they recede once you eliminate Gluten from your diet. If the signs of gluten allergy don’t stop after you’ve cut out gluten for several weeks then it may be something else in your diet.
I must also strongly encourage you that if you have gluten sensitivity but ARE NOT diagnosed celiac even after going to the doctor don’t think you’re okay to eat bread.
Because of the some of the major studies on gut perforation you must be aware that you could still be doing major damage to your gut. Again, watch your body and beware of how you feel.
Here you have it! Gluten allergy symptoms in a nutshell. What type of symptoms did you notice going away when you quit eating gluten? I know there are some crazy things that gluten sensitivity can cause in your body! What’s your success story?