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Wheat Intolerance and Gluten Intolerance (Celiac)
. . . the Difference Between Them
If you react badly to Wheat - then you probably have Gluten intolerance: up to 1 in 7 people are affected
Wheat intolerance: (Usually Gluten intolerance): Symptoms are delayed onset reactions caused by the inability to digest Gluten (contained in wheat, rye barley and oats and other grains). Reactions can be hours or days later. Gluten intolerance affects 15% of all people - or 1 in 7.FAQs on Wheat intolerance
Wheat allergy: is the immediate severe sudden onset allergic reaction to various protein components of the wheat grain. It affects less than 0.5% of the population. When most people speak of wheat allergy they are really referring to the inability to digest wheat gluten - or gluten intolerance. FAQs on Allergies
Gluten intolerance (inc. Celiac Disease): Delayed onset symptoms caused by the inability to fully digest Gluten - a very large and complex protein found in wheat and other grains. Gluten intolerance affects around 15% of people and is marked by dozens of seemingly unrelated symptoms. FAQs Gluten intolerance
Symptoms of Wheat Intolerance and Gluten Intolerance (inc. Celiac Disease)
The symptoms for wheat intolerance are various and usually have a delayed onset - many hours after eating - or up to 2 or 3 days later. This is why it is difficult for doctors to diagnose. Symptoms can be:
- Gastro-intestinal: stomach bloating & pain, diarrhea, flatulence, constipation etc.
- Neurological: headache, memory loss, behavioural difficulties, depression
- Immune: poor resistance to infection, mouth ulcers
- Inflammatory disease: arthritis, colitis, thyroiditis etc.
- Skin rashes, eczema, psoriasis, itching flaky skin
- General: food cravings, tiredness, chronic fatigue, unwell feeling
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How Do You Test for Wheat Intolerance?
Temporary treatment: Some people choose to treat the symptoms of Wheat sensitivity (or other food sensitivity) with medications like anti-histamines or supplements. But this gives only a few hours relief - and it means you have to keep buying and taking pharmaceuticals your whole life - and keep tolerating their side effects.
Permanent treatment: Choose the natural no-drug solution. We believe it's much better to go to the source of the problem - and simply remove it. That is - identify your food intolerance and then substitute that food for another delicious food.
Testing with a Journal
Wheat and Gluten Intolerance
A journal puts system into your exploration. It's easy. All you do is track your symptoms as you switch a few foods - using the Journal method >
More than one food intolerance? How to differentiate?
Yes, there are lots of symptoms of gluten intolerance! The trouble is however - many of these symptoms are also common to Dairy intolerance, Fructose intolerance and Yeast sensitivity. So how do you differentiate between them? And what if you have more than one food intolerance? . . . the Journal Method.
for more than one food intolerance we recommend the purpose-designed Detection Diet Journal in the Healing Program.
Food substitution guides are included - so you can enjoy a wide variety of great foods. The full series of six Complete Guides (to Gluten-free, Fructose-Free etc. ) is included in the Healing Program >
I think I might have food intolerance: What should I do?
Beginning with our free e-book, we can help you establish if you are suffering from gluten or wheat intolerance or if your symptoms indicate an intolerance to dairy, fructose or yeast. You may even be suffering from more than one food intolerance.
The research indicates doing nothing can be a risk. Undiagnosed food intolerance can cause serious long-term health problems like osteoporosis, anaemia and many others. Sign up for the Free e-book 'How to Tell If You Have Food Intolerance'
RESEARCH & REFERENCES
All foodintol® information is based on research from peer-reviewed medical journals