A recent report confirmed something Iíve seen in my practice for years:† gluten sensitivity is on the rise.†† This is not to be confused with gluten intolerance, or celiac disease, which is a serious illness that requires total elimination of gluten grains from the diet.
Celiac disease (gluten intolerance) can be identified by medical testing.† However, gluten sensitivities are not identified by any medical tests.† While less serious than celiac disease, gluten sensitivities will cause immediate unwanted symptoms and, in the long term, can produce illness and disease.†
A review in the New England Journal of Medicine determined there are 35 diseases that can be caused by eating gluten including: arthritis, ADHD, depression, anxiety, IBS, lupus, osteoporosis, fungal overgrowth and malnutrition.† Gluten sensitivity is believed to increase the risk for type 1 diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal cancers, brain disorders, autism and thyroid disease.
Symptoms of gluten sensitivity include: frequent headaches, fatigue, eczema, joint pain, loss of muscle coordination, a weakened immune system,† weight loss/weight gain.†† You donít have to have all these symptoms to suspect a gluten sensitivity.† The effects of gluten sensitivity can vary widely from person to person.†
Elimination of gluten grains (wheat, rye, spelt, barley, kamut) is one way to determine if you are sensitive to gluten.† If you donít like trial and error methods, you can be tested for gluten sensitivities.† However, this testing is not available through the medical system.† Testing known as Bio Energetic Evaluation measures the energy response to various foods and additives, including gluten.† This testing is only available from alternative health practitioners.
After seven years clinical experience with Bio Energetic Evaluation (BEE), I have found many of my clients had some form of gluten sensitivity who were not diagnosed as celiac.† For some, the BEE testing identified wheat Ėa high gluten grain Ė while for others all gluten grains were an issue.† Testing takes about an hour, with results provided immediately.† Clients who eliminated one or more gluten grains have experienced many positive outcomes such as: weight loss, blood sugar normalized, elimination of migraines and irritable bowel issues.† For more information on the Bio Energetic Evaluation and for client testimonials visit:† www.healthyguide.ca