There is a lot of talk about going “gluten free” lately, but many people don’t understand why gluten is so taboo. The awareness of gluten sensitivity is growing as more and more people find that many of the issues they have been having with their health has been related to what they are eating. Gastrointestinal complaints are the most common symptoms of gluten sensitivity. Diarrhea and bloating can cause major discomfort after consuming food with gluten.
While there is no cure for gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, people with gluten sensitivity who stick to a very strict diet that avoids all gluten find that their symptoms tend to clear. Many physicians do not believe it is a definite allergen and do not diagnose patients with gluten sensitivity. However, wholistic approaches to gluten sensitivity or intolerance are widely practiced. Wholistic medicine specialists believe that if gluten sensitivity is not properly diagnosed and managed effectively, it can have a significant negative impact on a person’s overall health.
If you are experiencing what you believe to be gluten intolerance or sensitivity symptoms, schedule an appointment with a naturopathic medicine practice today for testing. Using the results of laboratory tests, an accurate gluten sensitivity can be diagnosed. Once the diagnosis is made, a customized gluten sensitivity treatment plan can help you find relief from your symptoms. Symptoms such as gastrointestinal issues can affect a person’s quality of life. If your symptoms are negatively affecting your life, finding treatment and relief from gluten sensitivity can allow you to enjoy your life instead of suffering through it.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Bradley Bongiovanni, Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta