Wheat Intolerance and Wheat Allergy

Definition, Symptoms, Prevalence, Causes and Treatment

A sensitivity to Wheat can be any of Wheat Allergy, Wheat Intolerance or Gluten intolerance. Symptoms include frequent headaches, bloating, diarrhea, inflammatory conditions like arthritis, colitis or others - or just a feeling of general ill health.


Definition and differences: Wheat Intolerance and Wheat Allergy

Definition of Wheat Allergy

Wheat Allergy is a very rare severe sudden-onset allergic reaction to a certain protein component of wheat. Symptoms include coughing, asthma and skin hives. However - true food allergies are discovered very early in life in babies upon first exposure to the food.

Most people who speak of wheat allergy are really referring to the inability to digest Gluten, Gluten intolerance. Gluten is a very complex protein found in wheat and some other grains. It is a much more common slow-onset reaction - and affects one in seven people or 15%.

Definition of Wheat Intolerance

Wheat Intolerance (Gluten intolerance) involves the immune system because gluten’s breakdown proteins are seen as ‘foreign’ by your immune system.

This sets up inflammation and disrupts processes. We keep eating the food toxins without realising - and that’s why people get chronic (long term) symptoms like aching joints, gastro-intestinal problems, depression, eczema, low blood iron levels and others. Sometimes the first indication of wheat intolerance is diagnosis of anaemia.

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How common is Wheat Intolerance and Wheat Allergy?

Prevalence of Wheat Allergy and Wheat Intolerance

Wheat Allergy is rare (less than ½% of people)

Wheat Intolerance is due to Gluten (A FOOD TOXIN) - up to 15% of people, or one in seven. Some of them meet the requirements of Celiac testing and so are said to have Celiac Disease. But most Gluten sensitive people are Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitive (NCGS) - so do not show positive Celiac biopsy results.

This is an important point - because these people are never told about the simple solution to their illnesses and symptoms - by adjusting their diet to REDUCE FOOD TOXINS. That's why the vast majority of Gluten-sensitive people are undiagnosed.  They don't get well - their symptoms remaining a mystery to their doctors.


What are the symptoms of Wheat Intolerance and Wheat Allergy?

The Symptoms for Wheat Allergy

Sudden onset symptoms - coughing, asthma, nausea, vomiting, hives, rashes etc.

The symptoms for Wheat Intolerance

These are frequently delayed reactions - even many days later:

There are more than twenty food toxins . . . and they act together in various combinations to cause internal damage that makes us sick – and leads to diagnosis of disease.


The Institute’s eighteen years of helping clients has shown - the most effective approach is to move to a LOW-TOXIN DIET. We have found the best results come by using a journal – and with moderation … that is a diet which allows some favourites while greatly reducing the level of toxins in the blood . . Find out more at foodintol® LoTox Living


What Causes Wheat Intolerance and Wheat Allergy?

Causes of Wheat Allergy and Wheat Intolerance

Wheat Intolerance is not something you ‘catch’. It is in your genes - genetic. Just like blue eyes or freckles - you got it from your parents and grandparents. And if you have children – you will already have passed on those genes to them. Therefore it's a good idea to alert them to the possibility.

Your ethnic ancestry plays a big part. Some cultures have had more 'evolutionary exposure' to grass grains like wheat and barley - and have evolved the biological equipment to more fully digest them.

The growing of grain crops (wheat farming) has only been practiced for around 10,000 years. Compared to the time humans have been eating other foods in the hunter-gatherer lifestyle (meat, fish, vegetables and fruits) - 2.5 million years - that's a very short period.

Our bodies just haven't evolved that fast. In fact our capacity to grow high yield grain crops like Wheat and barley has far outstripped our digestive system's rate of development. That is, as a species, not all humans yet have the necessary biological equipment to break down FOOD TOXINS in certain things.

Gluten is a highly complex protein. It is one of the largest and most complicated molecules eaten. In combination with around TWENTY other food toxins - it is responsible for Leaky Gut Syndrome. Food toxins damage the small intestine and this is where all the trouble begins.


What is the Treatment for Wheat Intolerance and Wheat Allergy?

Treatment for Wheat Allergy

Wheat Allergy (sudden onset reactions) is identified in babies - when they are first introduced to solid foods like wheat cereal. Some people think the solution is a Wheat-free diet. However in our experience (ten years helping thousands of people worldwide) - a wheat-free diet is hardly ever the answer. There are usually many other factors causing symptoms. 

Instead we rommend a LOW TOXIN DIET.


Treatment for Wheat Intolerance

Wheat Intolerance (slower onset responses like headache, or skin rashes, or gastro-intestinal difficulty like constipation) is also apparent when babies are first introduced to gluten grains. But because the reactions are delayed they are more difficult to connect to the food which caused it.  So the diagnosis of Gluten intolerance is usually missed - or misdiagnosed as other conditions.

For example a baby who cries a lot is often labelled 'colicky'. But careful scrutiny of the stage at which the troble began can often tracxe it back to the start of solid foods. In other words - from beginning solids - because frequently the very first solid foods given to a baby are wheat-based, unfortunately. 

Wheat intolerance and Gluten intolerance, (the latter is much more likely) are both effectively solved with a Gluten-free diet. No medications, tests or procedures are needed to get well! The main thing is to identify it - and adjust the diet -using a purpose-designed journal and food guides. Once identified - healing begins almost immediately.


When will I be cured of Wheat Intolerance or Wheat Allergy?

You will be cured when you stop eating the food toxins which cause your symptoms.

Here at foodintol® we don't regard any Food Sensitivity as a disease. The symptoms arise from actual poisoning - via food toxins. 

Eating inappropriate foods makes anyone sick. When you understand this, you realise you don't need medications for a 'cure'. You just need to learn about food toxins and move to a low toxin diet,

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Any type of Food sensitivity is genetic. It's in your genes - and you cannot change those. Just like blue eyes or freckles - you got them from your parents, grandparents and other ancestors. And if you have children – you have already passed on those genes to them. Therefore it's a good idea to learn about food toxins.


I think I might have food intolerance: What should I do?

Begin with our free ebook. Food toxins can cause serious long-term health problems. Gluten is just one toxin that could be causing your symptoms. There are more than twenty common FOOD TOXINS – and they act together in different combinations to damage cells and provoke the immune system.

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