Gluten-Sensitivity & Celiac Disease – Should You Be Tested?

Gluten free words - tag cloud illustrationTake a look at the list of symptoms below.

Are any of them common for you – or even someone else you know?

  • Digestive Complaints
  • Cramps, Bloating or Gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches or Migraines
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Joint Pain
  • Rash or Itching
  • Insomnia
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Memory Loss
  • Osteoporosis
  • Weight Gain
  • Mood Swings

While this list is by no means comprehensive, the thing to note is that NONE of these symptoms are NORMAL!

They’re common, yes – but common and normal are NOT the same thing! It’s an important distinction, and one I like to stress – at every opportunity!

Here’s another thing I like to stress:

If you see yourself on that list above, I’m happy for you!

Not to sound snarky or anything, but the fact is, if you’re dealing with various bodily symptoms – it really IS a good thing!


Because, it means your body is talking to you.

It’s trying to tell you something – along the lines of “I don’t like what you’re doing to me, so knock it off.”

This is WHY it’s critical that you connect the dots, so you can understand the many ways that what you’re eating can affect your health – and to know, once and for all, whether you have Celiac Disease – or non-celiac Gluten sensitivity. (And yes, I’ve heard the argument many times, that you couldn’t possibly give up your favorite foods – and I would counter that with “Even if it’s making you sick and miserable?)

While additional food sensitivities would also be great to test for, you want to rule out gluten first and foremost.

Here’s why:

Gluten-Related Disorders are known to be the cause behind almost every disease, or symptom within the human body – neurological disorders, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, – especially anything related to your thyroid – plus common age-related diseases such as osteoporosis.

This is all the more critical if you have an autoimmune disease. (If that’s the case, any gluten containing foods are the #1 thing to eliminate from your diet).

Yet, here’s what’s really surprising.

Most of these diseases – the ones we’re told are a normal part of aging –aren’t ‘normal’ at all, any more than the symptoms you might be experiencing.

A healthy brain does not degenerate for no apparent reason. You don’t suddenly “get” dementia – it’s something that develops over many decades. (Yes – as early as your 30’s!)

Likewise, your bones don’t degenerate for no apparent reason – resulting in osteoporosis.

In fact, the underlying cause is often digestive dysfunction – likely due to unknown Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or food sensitivities – leading to malabsorption of nutrients from your food, especially much-need minerals like magnesium, calcium and vitamin D and vitamin K.

This can trigger an inflammatory cascade in your body that eventually leads to a diagnosis of disease.

I’m guessing that’s not what you signed up for!

As you read this, you might be thinking of someone you know – a person in their 90’s perhaps, who’s still sharp as a tack, enjoying life, and still going strong. (My own mother-in-law comes to mind).

What’s that, you say? It must be their good genes?

Turns out, genetics is only part of the story.

The truth is, you have the means at your disposable to protect your long-term health and remain vital and thriving, well into your golden years.

That’s right – YOU absolutely get to control the outcome!

To learn more, & receive the most up-to-date, in-depth information regarding all things related to Gluten SensitivityAutoimmune Disease, Inflammation & more – be sure to watch my educational video series “A Gluten Primer – Everything You Wanted to Know From A – Z“. It’s available FREE on my bi-weekly newsletter, but you can have immediate access to all 26 videos – plus a full, 2-hour Tutorial here.

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