Going Gluten Free But Still Feeling Sick?

The most common telltale signs that you might have hidden undetected food intolerances include digestive complaints, headaches or migraines, skin issues, fatigue particularly upon waking or after having eaten, and not being able to lose weight in spite of diet and exercise.

Don’t mistake food allergy for food intolerance. Food intolerance, which is also known as food sensitivity, refers to a more subtle, chronic underlying issue. It brings about inflammation within your digestive tract, and this could spread to other body areas.

In people suffering from a certain food intolerance, a research link has emerged between Gluten Intolerance and Vitamin D deficiency, thyroid / hormonal imbalances, and more. The food we eat should be appropriate for our bodies. It’s like our fuel.

When a person suffering from a certain food intolerance eats food, digestion process gets compromised due to inflammatory reaction. His or her body cannot fully absorb nutrients, it can’t get rid of waste and toxins very well, and it gets riddled with inflammation. This is the main cause of 90% of all illnesses.

Food intolerances are way worse than just the food that we consider bad for our health, like gluten, sugar, and dairy. These are actually not singular items. Gluten is abundant in barley, malt, spelt, rye, wheat, and so on. If you are intolerant to gluten, chances are, you could be intolerant to other things including dairy, or food colorings added into processed foods, green beans, or even apples.

That said, you should undergo food intolerance testing. Being healthy is not all about how we feel, how our body functions and adapts should be taken into consideration also. It’s a must to check what lies beneath.

The actual definition of health that you can see in all major medical texts is the “ability to function at 100 percent mentally, physically, and socially.” Being healthy is a matter of function, adaptation, as well as what’s beneath the body surface.

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