10 possible signs of gluten intolerance
And why you might consider cutting out the wheat! Do you experience any of these symptoms?
Digestive issue. Bloating, wind, discomfort after eating constipation, diarrhoea.IBS.
Keratosis Polaris - chicken skin typically seen on the back of the arms. (Could be a sign of malabsorption of essential fatty acids and vitamins)
Fatigue, brain fog, feeling tired particularly after a meal containing gluten.
Auto immune disorders - e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, MS, psoriasis, lupus, ulcerative colitis.
Balance issues or dizziness (
Hormonal issues, such as PMS, poly cystic ovary syndrome, unexplained infertility
A diagnosis of ME, chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia
Inflammation such as swelling or pain in your joints
Mood issues: anxiety, depression, mood swings or ADHD
How did you do?
Did you know that: 99% of people in the UK with gluten intolerance or coeliac disease go undiagnosed? You are more likely to be gluten intolerant if you are an O blood group?
A great book and app to use is: Eat Right for Your Type by Dr Peter J D'Adamo
If you are like me and couldn't entertain the thought of giving up bread.....I have a theory that you probably shouldn't be eating it!
I meet loads of people who quietly know that bread does not agree with them. Are you thinking the same?
My suggestion to you would be to try cutting out wheat COMPLETELY for a month.... If you re-introduce it and any of your symptoms return..... You will know you are intolerant!
I gave up wheat 3 years ago... I am an "O" blood type, I get mild tummy pains straight away these days if I do eat any wheat... So I prefer to avoid foods containing gluten.
UPDATE! fix the gut, fix the problem - since I was introduced to how our microbiome drives our health, I use our 21 day reset programme and now can have some wheat in my diet. You can read more here; PURIFY 21