What Are Wheat Intolerance Symptoms Women Experience?
Gluten or Wheat Intolerance symptoms women experience often comes with a host of illnesses. Many women have a gluten intolerance which has not been diagnosed. And no, it is not the latest trend or a fad diet.
What is Gluten or Wheat Intolerance?
Gluten or wheat intolerance is when your body reacts after you eat gluten, which is a protein that is present in processed oats, rye, wheat (flour) and barley. Nearly 20% of the world’s population have gluten or wheat intolerance, and it is estimated that 99% of people who have Celiac’s disease and gluten or wheat intolerance are never diagnosed. More women than men have a gluten intolerance.
There are over 55 diseases that is caused by wheat intolerance. It is therefore more serious than most people realize.
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Here are symptoms of wheat intolerance women experience
- Digestive symptoms; gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation.
- Permanent “goose flesh” on the skin of your arms
- Feeling tired after eating gluten
- Migraine headaches
- An auto-immune disease like thyroid disorder, arthritis, Scleroderma, Psoriasis, Multiple sclerosis, Ulcerative colitis or Lupus.
- Doctors diagnose Fibromyalgia or Chronic fatigue
- Dizziness or feeling off-balance
- Inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints
- Mood issues such as depression, anxiety, mood swings and ADD.
How to find out if you have a gluten or wheat intolerance
Because there needs to be a total commitment to your diet and lifestyle after you find out you are gluten intolerant, you need to make sure that you do the proper testing. Genetic testing is a good way to find out if you are gluten intolerant. Unfortunately the testing isn’t foolproof, and tests often show false negatives.
The best way to find out is by elimination diet. Gluten can take months or even years to completely get out of your system. When I stopped eating gluten, I felt better immediately. The bloated feeling I had was gone. I also have a dairy intolerance, and by eliminating both I could walk better, and felt more alert. I felt better within a day. Chances are you will too.
Many people feel so much better after the elimination diet that they don’t even bother with the other tests.
You can also do a quick test; If you check 4 or more from this list below, you have gluten Intolerance.
What to do next
Now it’s time to educate yourself. You can start by reading one of the two books above. After that, there are many recipe books for a gluten free diet. See below. If you are like me, you have multiple diagnoses and therefore also need to stay away from dairy. The Paleo diet is a good one to go on, and helps with weight loss as well. I was on the Paleo Diet for a long time, but because of yeast infections that wouldn’t quit, my doctor recommended I go on the Ketogenic Diet. If you are very sick with many of the above symptoms checked, you may want to consider going on it as well. The ketogenic diet is recommended for people with serious diseases such as cancer. It helps your body with the healing process. If you need to be dairy free as well, you may want to use our Gluten Free Dairy Free Shopping List.
The Natural Alternative
I hope you understand the seriousness of gluten and wheat sensitivity, and that you take the correct action for you. You can see my doctor, Dr. Bernard Willis online. He is not only a medical doctor, but have “natural” qualifications as well: He is also a naturopath, homeopath and acupuncturist.
For natural medicine at a price you can afford, I recommend iHerb. You can sort by disease and get recommendations. It is always better to treat any conditions you may have naturally.
Do you also have multiple conditions that you checked above? Please let me know in the comments.
Gluten free recipe books
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent KillersGoing Gluten Free: A Quick Start Guide for a Gluten Free DietThe Gluten-Free BibleGluten Free Weight Loss: Lose Weight and Live Healthy with Gluten Free Recipes for a Gluten Free DietThe Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook: Includes Butternut Squash with Walnuts and Vanilla, Peruvian Roast Chicken with Red Potatoes, Lamb … Pumpkin Spice Lattes…and hundreds more!The How Can It Be Gluten Free CookbookGluten Free Cookbook for Busy People on a Budget: 50 Delicious 30-Minutes-or-Less Recipes for Weight Loss, Energy & Optimum Health (Your Guide to Optimum Health) (Volume 1)The Healthy Gluten-Free Life: 200 Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and Egg-Free Recipes!