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Is there such a thing as an allergy?

What is an allergy?

A good diet = Health A bad diet = disease

Sometimes a person can follow the 'good' diet regime and still have painful symptoms. One of the most significant allergic re-action is that of gluten

Found in wheat, rye and barley. If a person has gluten intolerance or sensitivity, this protein can cause several symptoms that improve when gluten is eliminated from the diet.

Gluten intolerance is sometimes confused with celiac disease, and the terms are often used interchangeably. While gluten intolerance is described as an allergic reaction to gluten in the digestive tract, celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder in which gluten leads to intestinal inflammation and long-term damage to the small intestine.

Because gluten is the common trigger, the symptoms of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are quite similar.

People who are gluten intolerant suffer from a overload of symptoms upon ingesting gluten. The symptoms can appear right after eating a meal and go away relatively quickly. At times, symptoms can last for several days and may even become chronic.

Since there is currently no test for gluten intolerance or sensitivity, the only way to be diagnosed is to have testing to rule out celiac disease as the cause of the symptoms

Here are the top 10 signs and symptoms of gluten intolerance.

1. Recurring Headaches or Migraines

2. Gastrointestinal Problems

3. Chronic or Extreme Fatigue

4. Emotional Changes and Issues

5. Skin Problems

6. Fibromyalgia-Related Muscle Aches and Pain

7. Dental Issue

8. Mental Fogginess

9. Diagnosis of Autoimmune Diseases

10. Infertility or Recurrent Miscarriage

A wheat intolerance should not be confused with gluten intolerance which is a term used for coeliac disease. This can cause a range of symptoms from infertility to severe weight loss and an inability to thrive in children.

1 your stomach often feels bloated

2 not have a bowel movement every day

3 regularly suffer from flatulence or indigestion

4 experience fluid retention once a month before your period

5 feel groggy when you wake up in the morning

6 often find it hard to concentrate

7 suffer from migraine or headaches

8 suffer from joint or muscle aches

9 suffer from eczema, acne or psoriasis

10 your energy fluctuates throughout the day

11 crave bread and other wheat containing foods

12 wake up feeling exhausted

13 Can your weight fluctuate for no apparent reason?

14 Do you suffer from diarrhea a few times each month?

Besides being a common allergen, wheat is high in phytates, which binds with calcium, magnesium and zinc, inhibiting the absorption of these minerals from the intestine. If a child is over-consuming wheat products, it’s likely that he is low in zinc

Celiac disease can be diagnosed by a doctor. When a person has wheat or gluten as an allergy, other foods can also cause a reaction because the digestive system is overworked.

Do a basic diet like the Feingold diet restricting a lot of foodstuffs. Then slowly introduce foods which you have had a reaction to. Leave 5 days between the different foods and Wheat of gluten foods the last to be introduced

Take a very high strength probiotic – acidophilus, Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus (not just the milk drinks)

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