Gluten Intolerance

Gluten intolerance, also known as celiac disease, is the body’s reaction to gliadin, which is a gluten protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Upwards of 15 percent of Americans suffer with this condition. Symptoms are diarrhea, weight loss, weakness, bone pain, malnutrition, bloating in the abdomen and nutrient deficiencies. If these symptoms are ignored, many could increase their chances of getting gastrointestinal cancer. The best treatment from those who suffer from gluten intolerance is to simply avoid foods that contain gluten. [1]

Get yourself tested for gluten sensitivity. Gluten is present in many sauces, flavorings, and prepared foods, including soy sauce, beer, and frozen French fries. To avoid gluten, you can buy flour and baked goods made of brown rice, almonds, potatoes, quinoa, and other gluten-free grains.

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