Consider these facts

 

Millions are allergic to wheat - it is one of the top eight allergens. Nearly 3 million people have Celiac (although most don't know it because it's not commonly diagnosed). It's the most common genetic disease of mankind (yet for every person diagnosed, 140 will go undiagnosed). Remarkable numbers of autistic kids are showing improvement on a gluten-free/casein-free dietary protocol. Many autoimmune diseases other than celiac disease show improvement in symptoms on a gluten-free diet. No one knows the numbers for sure, but a huge segment of the population is 'gluten sensitive' or 'intolerant' without having celiac disease. Wheat products are often high-glycemic-index foods like bagels, cakes, and cookies. These foods can contribute to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.


Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance:


There are an overwhelming number of symptoms of gluten intolerance. Many people believe the most common symptoms are gastrointestinal in nature - yet the majority of people with gluten intolerance (and celiac disease) have extra-intestinal (outside the intestinal track) symptoms and most never gets diagnosed. If you experience any of the following or if something just doesn't feel right, it might be worth keeping a food journal for a few weeks before seeing a doctor. Get tested for food allergies. It's worth it to know either way!

The most common symptoms of celiac disease & food intolerance include

• Fatigue
• Addison's disease (hormonal disorder)
• Gastrointestinal distress (gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, reflux)
• Headaches (including migraines)
• Infertility
• Mouth sores
• Weight loss/gain
• Inability to concentrate
• Moodiness/depression
• Amenorrhea/delayed menarche (menstrual cycles)
• Bone/joint/muscle pain
• Dental enamel hypoplasia (dental enamel defect)
• Short stature
• Seizures
• Tingling numbness in the legs



Symptoms also include

• Abnormal liver test
• Addison's disease
• Alopecia (hair loss)
• Anemia
• Ataxia (
failure of the coordination of muscle movements)
• Autoimmune hepatitis
• Chronic abdominal pain
• Chronic fatigue
• Crohn's disease
• Dermatitis herpetiformis (a "sister" of celiac disease)
• Down syndrome
• Epilepsy
• Family history of celiac disease
• Gall bladder disease
• Hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism
• Total IgA deficiency (faulty white blood cells called B cells or B    lymphocytes)
• Insulin-dependent diabetes (type 1)
• Infertility/spontaneous abortions/low birth-weight babies
• Iron deficiency
• IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
• Malnutrition
• Multiple sclerosis
• Non Hodgkin's lymphoma
• Osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteomalacia
• Pancreatic disorders
• Pathologic fractures
• Peripheral neuropathy (pain and numbness in your hands and feet)
• Primary biliary cirrhosis (ducts in your liver are slowly destroyed)
• Psoriasis
• Recurrent stomatisits (
inflammation of the mouth)
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Scherosing cholangitis (
chronic liver disease)
• Sjogren syndrome
• Systemic lupus
• Turner syndrome
• Ulcerative colitis
• Vitiligo (
skin condition in which there is loss of pigment)

Source: Donna Korn - Founder of R.O.C.K 
(Raising our Celiac Kids)



Consider These Facts with Dairy Allergies

 

Dairy products, especially those derived from cow’s milk are a common allergen. 

Dairy allergies usually manifests in childhood and many (but not all) children grow out of such allergies or intolerances by the age of five.

Heredity seems to be the prime reason some people have allergies and others don't. If both your parents have allergies, you have approximately a 75 percent chance of being allergic. If one parent is allergic, or you have relatives on one side with allergies, you have a 30 to 40 percent chance of developing some form of allergy. If neither parent has apparent allergy, the chance is 10 to 15 percent respectively. 


Symptoms of Dairy Allergies

 

A dairy allergy, like any food allergy, is capable of triggering a wide array of milk allergy symptoms. Some of the most common complaints include ear infections in children, sinusitis, heartburn/reflux, constipation, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome. A more complete list includes:

Abdominal Pain

Acne

ADD/ADHD

Anxiety

Arthritis

Canker sores

Constipation

Diarrhea

Ear Infections

Fatigue

Fibromyalgia

Gas

Headaches

Heartburn

Indigestion

Iron deficient anemia

Irritability

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Joint Pain

Lactose Intolerance

Osteoporosis

Poor Growth

Poor immune function (frequent illness)

Sinusitis


Lifestyle  is another area to consider. Years of antibiotics, toxins (both environmental and self inflicted), stress, yo yo dieting, etc., can damage the immune system later on in life. Remember your immune system is in the gut.

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