Is Gluten Toxic?

assortment of baked breadIs Gluten Toxic?

If you have Celiac Disease, the answer to that question is yes, of course.

However, if you have a gluten-related disorder – otherwise referred to as Non-Celiac Gluten (or Wheat) Sensitivity – then gluten can be equally toxic.

In either scenario, gluten certainly is a toxin, at least to you.

If you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t appear to have a sensitivity to gluten – that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re completely out of harms way.

Especially if you’ve yet to be diagnosed!

According to Dr. Tom O-Bryan, who refers to himself as the Gluten-Free Doc, “Everyone should be checked for a gluten sensitivity. And if you have the celiac gene, you definitely want to be checked every two years or so. You might be fine now, but at some point you will likely cross the line.

What imaginary line is he talking about?

In a nutshell, it’s simply how the human body – and your immune system – works.

Repeat exposure to a food that is harmful to you – even if you aren’t noticing symptoms right away – will eventually lead you to a tipping point.

That is when you will begin to notice symptoms, and feel less than well.

Which brings us to another question.

Is it only gluten that is potentially toxic?

The short answer, is “no”.

In fact, lots of things can be toxic – including what you put on your skin, additional foods you might be sensitive to, chemicals and preservatives, and even stress – to name a few.

It’s all the more reason to try and get to the root cause of your symptoms, and weed out the root cause once and for all.

Of course, they could be other reasons your body is seemingly ‘betraying’ you. (Hint: Your body rarely betrays you – rather, there’s a reason it’s acting up!)

These reason include, but aren’t limited to:


Your Diet is Nutrient-Poor

If your diet is short on nutrients to begin with, either because you tend towards fast food, or foods that are high in carbohydrates and sugar, that could be half the problem right there.

Not only that, a diet heavy on gluten-containing foods can really exacerbate your endless cravings – due to opiate receptors in your brain being triggered.

Yes, it’s the very same opiate receptors involved in drug addiction!

This is why your seeming lack of willpower and cravings for certain food can feel like an addiction.


Your Digestion Is Compromised

Can you say ‘yes’ to any of the following?

If so, the odds are high that your digestion is working less than optimally:

  • You eat a Standard American Diet (SAD) that is high on sugar and carbohydrate-rich foods (see above)
  • You know that you’re sensitive to a number of different foods, but hesitate to eliminated them completely
  • You have Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity
  • You have a diagnosed automimmune disease
  • You’ve received recent blood work that says you’re malnourished, and lacking in key nutrients
  • You don’t think you have a problem

Better still, check out the list below to see if any of these common symptoms apply to you:

  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Unexplained rash or other skin issues
  • Allergies – either seasonal or food-related
  • Mental fogginess & fuzzy thinking
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Achy joints
  • Insomnia
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Memory loss or dementia
  • Pain & inflammation

None of these symptoms are normal, by the way!

It’s simply your body’s way of trying to get your attention.

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