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Gluten Intolerance Symptoms

Gluten intolerance is a broad term that can refer to a few different conditions. The first and most commonly considered condition is celiac disease, but it can also refer to non-celiac gluten sensitivity or even a wheat allergy. Having a better understanding of these conditions and what to do about each of them will help you take the right steps towards the path of health and recovery.

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Wheat Allergy Symptoms

To understand the difference between a wheat allergy and celiac disease, you need to see a list of symptoms for each, but you also need to understand the context and mechanism of those symptoms as well. Discover the fundamental difference between a wheat allergy and celiac disease and learn more about what causes the symptoms of a wheat allergy.

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Funny What Is Gluten Video

I hope I don’t offend anyone by including a snarky comedy video in the Gluten Intolerance School. It provides some important perspective on how our cause is so easily marginalized by misinformation. Watch how little most people understand gluten, then discover how you can make sure you know better.

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Gluten Intolerance and Weight Gain

The connection between gluten and weight is a common one. One of the symptoms of gluten intolerance includes weight loss, but weight gain can also be a symptom. For some people the weight gain doesn’t start until they begin a gluten-free diet. While some people adopt a gluten-free diet in an effort to lose weight, others gain weight on a gluten-free diet. What causes this to happen?

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Celiac Disease Symptoms

Since celiac disease symptoms occur as a result of consuming gluten, people often categorize celiac disease (CD) as a digestive disorder. But the symptoms are actually the result of an autoimmune disease, and often the most insidious and serious signs aren’t as tangible and immediate as various intestinal discomforts. CD may also manifest itself very differently in different people, so it is difficult to use a checklist of symptoms to identify this condition.

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Gluten Intolerance Test

One of the first steps in testing for gluten intolerance should include a blood test to look for raised antibodies and other biomarkers to determine if the patient has celiac disease. Keep in mind a negative blood test doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t have a gluten intolerance of some kind. There are many things to consider both before and after testing.

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Gluten Is Not Just A Single Protein

Gluten is often referred to as a protein in wheat. However, gluten is not a single protein. This isn’t just being pedantic; there are reasons it is important to understand how gluten is a protein composite and not just a single, simple protein. Read on to learn what proteins constitute gluten and why it is important to better understand the frustrating sticky substance known simply as gluten.

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Gluten Intolerance Bloating

For some people seemingly simple foods can cause bloating. This bloating can be very uncomfortable and if it happens on a regular basis it may also be a sign of a more serious condition. Celiac disease is no simple matter and should be properly diagnosed before you continue eating foods with gluten. While bloating may seem like a small price to pay for eating your favorite sandwich, you may pay a larger price later if you aren’t careful.

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