As stated in my last post there are blood, saliva, and urine tests you can do to determine which foods you need to avoid. I don’t recommend getting tested until you have gone gluten free and/or have done an elimination diet and are still experiencing symptoms.
The best and cheapest way to test for gluten sensitivity is to simply take it out of your diet for 30 days, then reintroduce it back into your diet. If you feel better during those 30 days, or feel worse when you add it back in, then it is likely you have gluten sensitivity.
The digestive process begins at first sight or smell of food. The sight and smell of food actually translates into a neural signal that tells your brain to tell your stomach to start releasing digestive enzymes.
Gluten is a substance found in many grains including barley and rye but most abundantly found in triticum aestivum, otherwise known as modern day wheat. Grains are made up of an endosperm, bran, and germ. Gluten is group of proteins found bound to a starch in the endosperm of these grains.
While many healthy people with no real health issues may just be trying a gluten free diet out because they heard it was good for them, there are a lot of people who suffer terribly and will actually benefit a great deal by not eating it. If you have a gluten sensitivity eating it can can lower immunity and be the precursor to a list of ailments you’ve been suffering from. Are you having joint pain? If so, eating gluten can be the reason. Are you feeling depressed and anxious? Well, gluten can be the reason for that too. In those who have non-celiac gluten sensitivity, eating it can cause inflammation not only in your gut, but in other areas of your body as well.
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