Signs & Symptoms

Many of these signs and symptoms are easily preventable and/or resolve with a gluten free diet. The following are just some of the signs and symptoms of celiac disease and gluten intolerance.

  • IBS/IBD, GERD, any gastrointestinal disorder
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chronic Anemia, Blood Disorders
  • Gas
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Brain fog
  • Irritability
  • Neuropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Tingling in hands and feet
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Lymphoma
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancers, Bowel and others
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Edema
  • Insomnia
  • Any skin rash, Eczema, Psoriasis
  • Osteoporosis/Osteopenia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Turner’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome, William’s Syndrome, IgA deficiency
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriages
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Ataxia
  • Dementia
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Fractured or thin bones
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Urinary problems
  • Diabetes
  • Muscle wasting
  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • Any other auto-immune disorder: Thyroid Disorders, Type 1 Diabetes, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Liver Disease, Arthritis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Sarcoidosis, Cardiomyopathy, Addison’s Disease
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Aphthous Stomatitis/Canker Sores
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • ADHD, Autism, ODD, ADD
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Canker sores

What is Gluten?

Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye and barley. No human possesses the enzymes necessary to break down glutenand in some people it passes through the gastrointestinal tract without harm. However, individuals who are genetically predisposed to have celiac disease or gluten intolerance will have an inflammatory auto-immune response that can and does affect every organ system in the body.

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If left untreated, celiac disease can lead to over 300 associated signs and symptoms including lymphoma, bowel cancers, arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, anemia and much, much more.

Celiac disease occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Currently, it is estimated that one out of one hundred Americans has celiac disease. That works out to be approximately 3 MILLION people. Of those, only 3% are diagnosed with celiac disease. My educated guess is that the numbers of people affected by celiac disease and gluten intolerance are MUCH higher than currently reported and will continue to increase. Celiac disease is more than four times more common today than 50 years ago.

Find out how to get tested

There are several testing options available in order to determine whether you DO have celiac disease, yet we still lack an accurate test that will tell you whether you DON’T have celiac disease.

Begin your gluten free lifestyle

Have you been recently diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity? Learn how to get started on a gluten free diet and lifestyle quickly and how to start healing your body with food.