Gluten Intolerance Symptoms
Resemble Celiac Disease Symptoms

Gluten intolerance symptoms occur whenever you consume grains or foods that contain gluten. 

Surprisingly, these symptoms can resemble Celiac disease symptoms. 

However, gluten Intolerance symptoms will usually precede Celiac disease symptoms which will be the more serious of the two health problems.

Both will require some form of Celiac disease treatment

And an effective Celiac disease treatment will be diagnosing that you are indeed gluten intolerant and then looking into adopting a gluten free lifestyle. 

Which will mean understanding all of the foods and drinks that may contain gluten.  And it will almost always involve learning how to heal your gut.

Are You Gluten Intolerant?

Basically, you are gluten intolerant when you have a difficult time digesting grains that contain gluten. 

Gluten is composed of inflammatory proteins called glutenin and gliadin.  And this type of gluten will be found in wheat, rye, and in barley.

Gluten Intolerance Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Bloating & Gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Casein Intolerance
  • Fat in the Stools
  • Tingling and Numbness
  • Bad Dental Health
  • Depression
  • Weight Loss or Gain
  • Aching Joints
  • Cramps
  • Skin Rashes & Itchy Skin
  • Irregular Menstrual Cycles
  • Slow Child Growth
  • Eczema
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Fatigue & Irritability

Celiac Disease Symptoms

Celiac disease symptoms are very similar to the symptoms of gluten intolerance

It's just a more serious form of being gluten intolerant and when gluten is consumed it will actually trigger your body's immune system to attack!

This inflammation flattens the lining of the small intestine and impedes your small intestine's ability to absorb nutrients from your food.

This will eventually create a lot of nutritional deficiencies which will lead to other health problems.

Celiac disease is caused by the inflammatory interaction of gliadin which is the gluten protein found particularly in wheat.

Gliadin will make up approximately 70% of the protein in gluten.  It's gliadin that causes the immune response in people who have Celiac disease.

Gliadin can also be responsible for digestive problems in people who don't have Celiac disease.

The Gliadin in Modern Day Wheat
is Different!

Did you know that the gliadin in our modern day wheat is quite different than the gliadin that was in our 1960's wheat?

Modern day wheat is different by several amino acids which was the result of the genetic transformation of wheat to increase the yield per acre.

This new type of wheat was introduced to North American farmers in the late 1970's. 

It appears this new strain of wheat may be somewhat responsible for common health problems like being overweight and quite possibly for gluten intolerance symptoms.

Ever heard of the saying, wheat belly?

Celiac Disease is Pretty Common

Celiac disease can run in families and is more common than most people think. 

If left untreated, Celiac disease could turn into serious health complications like Type 1 Diabetes.

And the only way to effectively deal with Celiac disease symptoms is a strict gluten free diet.

Celiac Disease Treatment

Here are some Important Guidelines:

  1. Avoid all foods derived from wheat, barley, rye, and contaminated oats
  2. Avoid beer & moldy foods
  3. Avoid processed foods
  4. Check supplements and medications for gluten
  5. Avoid hidden gluten in all products
  6. Have a doctor check you for vitamin and mineral deficiencies, so you can correct them
  7. Take a really good probiotic (or eat fermented foods).  And drink bone broths to help build back your gut.
  8. Switch to organic foods and grass fed meats
  9. Avoid most dairy products for a while especially factory farmed and pasteurized dairy

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