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?
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