We can say that lately , for many people , recently, the gluten-free diet has become very popular .In case if you don’t suffer from gluten sensitivity, I am are sure that you don’t know anything about gluten.
What is gluten?
Namely, gluten is a protein which can be found in barley, rye, orzo, durum, bran, spelt, wheat and other types of grains.
Gluten intolerance vs. gluten sensitivity
When there is a lack of enzymes that have the ability to break down gluten in your body, in this case occurs Gluten intolerance. Symptoms of gluten intolerance are low energy, excessive gasses malnutrition, dehydration fatigue, and explosive diarrhea.
If some person which is gluten sensitive consume gluten for longer period , can occurs a delayed hypersensitivity immune response known as gluten sensitivity. The gluten sensitivity symptoms are migraines, behavioral difficulties in children, brain fog, low energy, weight gain digestive problems, etc.
If a gluten sensitivity person consume gluten also can cause an inflammatory response in the body, thus causing damage to the intestinal lining of the stomach.
In vivo (in/on the body) – muscle testing or energetic tests
In vitro (in a lab) – IgG blood sample with finger prick
The in vivo tests are questionable. A vial of food antigen is hold by the patient, and if there is gluten sensitivity the body will weaken. The physical strength is tested and offers a level of bias. The person’s response to gluten can be also measured by other energetic tests.
Also the current IgG tests are questionable. The multiple tests of the same blood sample are sent by patients to different labs, and they give different results. These results are showing that some patients are sensitive to foods they have never consumed before. However, as the proper way to identify gluten and food sensitivities is considered to be a hypo-allergenic diet, until these tests become more reliable.
When there is an inflammation and loss of villi in a part of the small intestine, there occur autoimmune condition of the small intestine – celiac disease. The mucosal cells, on this way, are disrupted and it allows large molecules to pass through the tightly packed cells of the mucosal lining and into the bloodstream. This is similar to leaky gut syndrome.
Where else can gluten be found?
Despite in wheat, gluten can be found in beer, rice syrup, seasoning, flavoring, sauce, ales, lipsticks, balms, and also in candies.
Also, in malt, a substance used in beer, contains gluten and it was found that caramel colorings, condiments, soups, and wheat flour contain gluten as well. Also we should mention that gluten can be contained in the coating of the capsules or as a filter in some supplements.
Foods Which Are Free of Gluten:
We always recommend you to consume organic food. Now is easier to find gluten free products, since celiac disease and gluten intolerance have become common recently.
How can you test yourself for food sensitivities, at Home and For FREE?
The best way to identify gluten intolerance is to use the hypo-allergenic diet. This diet includes eating common ingredients which can cause digestive problems and inflammation as corn, wheat, eggs, dairy, and soy. If you want to identify your sensitivity, you should eliminate them one by one then afterwards you should get them back in your diet. It is very important to remember that some non-gluten foods can be harmful for your health. You should avoid processed foods, canned and deep fried food, and dehydrated and dried foods because they contain preservatives and sugar.
It takes 6-8 weeks to complete the diet. You need to follow these 4 instructions:
For 3 days eliminate gluten, and you will see how you will feel.
Then, on the 4th day, you should eat 3 servings of gluten (wheat, rye, etc.)
In case you do not have any change in symptoms, wait for another few days, but make sure to keep your other foods consistent. In case if your condition has not become worse, you should avoid gluten for 1 month.
After that, you can slowly start to add it back into your diet in reduced frequency and quantity.