Disgestive issues have been on the rise in recent yars, and while the jury is still out as to why there has been such an increase, what we do know for sure is that gluten intolerance is one of the key factors.
During my 6 months of keeping a food journal , gluten was one of the first things I found to be causing me issues. In the subsequent development of Naturiffic Teas and Cooking Salts, I made sure to keep the ingredients gluten free and clean (no additives or preservatives)
If you have any of the following symptoms it could be a sign that you have gluten intolerance:
Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and even constipation. I see the constipation particularly in children after eating gluten.
Keratosis Pilaris, (also known as ‘chicken skin’ on the back of your arms). This tends be as a result of a fatty acid deficiency and vitamin A deficiency secondary to fat-malabsorption caused by gluten damaging the gut.
Fatigue, brain fog or feeling tired after eating a meal that contains gluten.
Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis.
Neurologic symptoms such as dizziness or feeling of being off balance.
Hormone imbalances such as PMS, PCOS or unexplained infertility.
Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. These diagnoses simply indicate your conventional doctor cannot pin point the cause of your fatigue or pain.
Inflammation, swelling or pain in your joints such as fingers, knees or hips.
Mood issues such as anxiety, depression, mood swings and ADD.
If you recognize some of these symptoms I would recommend trying a gluten free diet for a while to see if it helps. In my case it was a huge help and continues to be a driving force in my diet today.
All of Naturiffic's products are organic, gluten free and all natural.