Gluten allergy symptoms can range widely from person to person, and be confused with many other causes. This article will help you understand gluten allergy.
The problem with gluten allergy, and even celiac disease, is that there is no specific set of symptoms that allow you to confirm or eliminate a gluten allergy diagnosis. What we can do is take a look as some of the common symptoms, and see if it might be a gluten allergy. Then we can test for it, which I will also briefly explain in this article. [click to continue…]
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Hidden celiac disease symptoms make diagnosis difficult. Tests for celiac are only run if suspected. These lesser known symptoms will throw your doctor off.
Lets start with the common symptoms:
- abdominal bloating and pain
- chronic diarrhea
- pale, foul-smelling, or fatty stool
- weight loss
Many think that in the absense of at least one of these symptoms, celiac disease can be ruled out, however, take a look at these [click to continue…]
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Lactase is the enzyme that helps to digest lactose, a complex sugar found in milk. Some individuals cannot make this enzyme. Here are some reasons why.
Lactase is produced by all mammals with [click to continue…]
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“If it is gluten-free, then it is good for me.” Some people think this. It is a myth: there is nothing to this statement and I will explain why.
Firstly: do you need to be on a gluten-free diet for health reasons, such as gluten allergy or celiac disease? Or are you following this diet because [click to continue…]
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If you have celiac disease and some food makes you sick, you might think it must have gluten. This is a myth. It might or might not. Let’s look more closely.
There are a few things to consider here, ranging from why celiac disease may cause other foods to give you a reaction, to thinking celiac disease is the cause of all your [click to continue…]
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If you have celiac disease and you think that because gluten doesn’t bother you then it is OK to eat gluten-containing foods, please understand that this is a myth and it is incorrect.
Here is the reason why: [click to continue…]
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There are many myths about celiac disease eliac disease is better known as more people learn about it and scientists study it. Here are ten celiac disease myths:
- Gluten doesn’t bother me so it is OK to eat it
- If it makes me sick it must contain gluten
- If it is gluten-free, then it is good for me
- It isn’t celiac because I don’t have chronic diarrhea
- I am too fat/too tall to have celiac disease
- Celiac disease is the same as gluten allergy is the same as wheat allergy
- I don’t have celiac disease because no-one else in my family has it
- I was born with celiac disease
- I can’t even touch something with gluten in in
- I will outgrow celiac disease
- Only Irish people get celiac disease
Some of these myths, such as being [click to continue…]
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FODMAPs are a group of natural chemicals found in some foods that seem to irritate the gut of some people and are avoided to help with irritable bowl syndrome. Avoidance is also helpful for people with other intestinal issues such as celiac disease, gluten allergy and [click to continue…]
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Non celiac gluten sensitivity causes are not well understood but there are some ideas and this article will give you some clues.
One theory is that gluten, the trigger for celiac disease and gluten allergy, is also [click to continue…]
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Running a mixed gluten free kitchen with gluten-containing foods also is challenging but possible if you are careful and follow these guidelines.
The problem with mixed kitchens is cross-contamination, where gluten, mostly from wheat-based foods, finds its way into gluten-free cooking. This is bad news if [click to continue…]
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