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Enjoy a Gluten-free diet and see if you get well! After all - one in seven people (15%) are affected by gluten - but most don't realise. Switching to a Gluten-free diet for a few weeks is a great way to see if your symptoms improve.

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Gluten is Very Difficult to Digest

Gluten is one of the most complex proteins consumed by man - and is therefore extremely difficult to digest. This is why babies first introduced to solid foods are not given wheat. They are started on a thin porridge of rice because their tiny digestive tract can process it easily.

People with Gluten intolerance are unable to digest gluten – a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. In fact - in Celiacs this protein actually attacks the lining of the small intestine causing damage that flattens out the tiny villi (finger-like protrusions which provide most of the surface area for nutrient absorption.)

A damaged intestine leads to all kinds of Health issues like malabsorption of nutrients like iron and calcium - and inflammatory diseases like colitis, arthritis and others.

Gluten intolerance can be difficult to identify and diagnose with blood tests and clinical investigations like biopsies.

But it is easily identified with the tried and proven Elimination Diet. Doctors know Elimination Diets work because they use them to confirm or disprove others investigations like blood tests and biopsies.

 

Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue or Gluten-sensitive Enteropathy)

For the small percentage of Gluten sensitive people who are Celiac to be clinically diagnosed there must be a positive Celiac blood test AND damage caused to the villi in the small intestine. However - by far the majority of gluten-intolerant people have Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity - and they will never test positive for Celiac Disease.

The best treatment for any Gluten Sensitivity is to alter eating habits to exclude Gluten: a Gluten-free diet. Simple and drug-free! How to go Gluten-free? Get a Gluten-free guide

 

More Than One Food Intolerance?

One result of damaged intestines is the possibility of additional Food Intolerances. A damaged intestine affects your ability to digest milk and milk products – dairy intolerance. Lactase, the enzyme necessary for the breakdown of lactose in dairy foods is produced in the tips of the villi, in the small intestine.

When the villi are damaged, as in Gluten intolerance then digestion of milk products and other foods is impaired and causes illness. The condition is known as Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Any person diagnosed with Leaky Gut Syndrome should immediately think of food intolerance of some kind - even of the doctor does not suspect it. To compare your symptoms - see the Symptoms Matrix.

 

Healing Dermatitis Herpetiformis and Associated Diseases

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is another so-called 'silent' form of Gluten intolerance and affects the skin by forming lesions that are watery really itchy blisters. DH only presents when the patient has inherited the gene. In this case they may or may not have the intestinal symptoms as described above.

Other diseases associated with Gluten intolerance are auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus, autoimmune thyroid disease, and cancers of the intestine. Untreated Gluten intolerance is also a cause of infertility, miscarriage and other serious conditions. These all begin to heal when you get your diet right.

 

Your Other Symptoms Heal Too

If you are gluten intolerant - after a few weeks gluten-free you will find you are free of other symptoms too: flatulence, abdominal cramps, tiredness - a tendency to catch ‘bugs’ and viruses easily. Within a week or two you'll have more energy and feel well in yourself.

It is surprising how quickly the small intestine actually heals. Soon you will begin to absorb nutrients from food more effectively. The digestive tract gets back to doing its job - and you start feeling well again within days.

How to go Gluten-free? Get a Gluten-free guide. Of for guaranteed results - have a look at the Healing Program >>.

 

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