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Are You or Someone You Love Gluten Intolerant?

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates

 

I was in my late 30’s and under tremendous stress.  My Dad had just passed, we relocated cross country, and my son was newly diagnosed with Autism when my symptoms of gluten intolerance were at their worse.  I suffered from debilitating migraines, horrendous acid reflux, brain fog, and severe arthritis pain in my neck, back, knees, and hands.  I experienced random hot and cold flashes and dizzy spells throughout the day and had strange bumps on my arms that looked like pimples.  Of all the symptoms, the exhaustion was the least bearable. I had pretty much accepted all of this as my new norm.  After all, my doctor had a diagnosis for each one of the symptoms.

Thinking back, these symptoms started when I was in my teens.  I remember being very self-conscious about wearing my strapless prom dress because of my chicken skin and bumps on my arms.  I recall having a bottle of Maalox on my desk at work and doing a shot of it before I had to speak with someone, so the pain in my throat would temporarily subside and I could focus on the conversation. I always felt my best on a high protein diet and have a sneaking suspicion it wasn’t because of the high protein but because of the lack of carbs which meant very low to no gluten.

Today, Roughly three years after going gluten free, I am symptom-free of the above 95 percent of the time.  It is amazing to think of the havoc gluten can put on your body!

I read a few other stories about gluten intolerance you may enjoy: https://bit.ly/2vYQ4gm and https://bit.ly/2MDahPZ

Have you ever wondered if you or someone you love is gluten intolerant?  Here are some of the well-known symptoms:

Abdominal pain

Anxiety

Autoimmune disorders

Bloating

Brain Fog

Depression

Diarrhea, constipation, or smelly stool

Exhaustion

Headaches

Hormone issues such as PCOS

Iron deficiency

Joint pain

Keratosis pilaris – chicken skin on the back of your arms

Leg Numbness

Neurological symptoms such as dizziness or a feeling of being off balance

Unexplained weight gain

Skin Problems such as psoriasis, alopecia areata, chronic urticaria

For more information on the symptoms of gluten intolerance, you may want to look at these https://amzn.to/2M30uX7 and https://bit.ly/2xzFcW2

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6 thoughts on “Are You or Someone You Love Gluten Intolerant?

    1. Thank you. My blood has been tested for intolerances 3 different times in my life. Two of the three times the Dr.’s have said I had the highest intolerance rating they have ever seen and that I should never, ever eat gluten. They have offered testing for Celiac’s but both have wanted to do a biopsy. I have passed on it because I’m so intolerant and it makes me so sick, I really don’t need to know. Plus I’m a chicken 🙂 Thank you for following!

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