You might be surprised. Although there can be gastrointestinal issues, often those symptoms are “silent” in someone even with a severe gluten sensitivity.
Also, many people consider it “normal” to have just a few bowel movements a week, chronic constipation, or intermittent episodes of diarrhea and constipation.
As I often say: common, but not normal.
When I take a history with a new client, among the symptoms that might signal a gluten sensitivity are:
- severe menstrual issues or PMS, a history of infertility, repeated miscarriage or a hysterectomy
- history of rashes, eczema, or other chronic or recurring skin issues
- chronic or recurring respiratory issues including asthma, especially if preceded by eczema
- inability to absorb minerals, as indicated in blood work, or by a diagnosis of anemia, osteopenia or osteoporosis
- Lipid panel that shows LDL elevated and HDL low
- diagnosis of arthritis, damage to joints that does not fully heal, or other unexplained chronic pain and inflammation
- bloating and/or hunger after eating; fatigue after meals
These are just a few of the symptoms I look for that can alert me to a food sensitivity, and the most likely one these days is gluten.
Does this sound like you? Do you want help identifying and eliminating your food sensitivities, and a plan to fully recover from your symptoms?
So much more is possible than you have been led to believe.
To learn more, start here
The Top Ten Physical Complaints from Celiac Patients – Celiac.com.