7 Signs that you might be gluten intolerant

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If you suffer from any of the following symptoms it could be a sign that you have gluten intolerance …

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Going gluten-free has become more and more popular lately – is this just another buzz-word and how do you really know if you are gluten intolerant?

Gluten intolerance, also called gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease can cause severe symptoms which can make life a living hell.

Gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye and barley, have been linked to fifty five diseases, and it has been estimated that fifteen percent of the worlds population is gluten intolerant – with some never being officially diagnosed.

Eliminating gluten from your diet is one way to determine whether you have an intolerance for gluten which is otherwise determined with a blood test.

If you suffer from any of the following symptoms it could be a sign that you have gluten intolerance:

1. Depression

Eating gluten products increases the symptoms of mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and even ADD. 2010 study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) cited “significant concerns about increased rates of psychological symptoms and mental disorders in celiacs” patients”.

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2. Fatigue

Do you feel like you are never really well-rested, no matter how much you sleep? A gluten-filled diet could be the cause,…Gluten not only induces fatigue but interrupts your normal sleeping patterns.

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3. Inflammation

Do you suffer from mysterious joint pain in your hands, knees or hips – the inflammatory response from Gluten may be triggering the pain in your joints.

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4. Migraine

Migraines are a common cause of food intolerance’s such as gluten. In a study conducted by Dr. Marios Hadjivassiliou from the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in the UK it was documented that patients removing gluten from their diets, had less frequent migraines.

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5. Digestive problems

Diarrhea, constipation and gas are all very common symptoms of patients with a gluten intolerance. Many patients diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrom (IBS) has been known to get relief from maintaining a gluten-free diet.

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6. Immune deficiency

Autoimmune diseases frequently occur due to the body being on high alert as a result of inflammation such as arthritis, psoriasis and multiple sclerosis, other illnesses suffered by a gluten-intolerance.

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7. Hormone imbalance

Researchers  are looking at the possible link between poly cystic ovarian syndrome and gluten – unexplained fertility has also been suspected to be caused by a Gluten intolerance.

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