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Is Gluten Bad For You?

  • July 31, 2011
  • 6:01 pm

Six Signs of Gluten Sensitivity
More than 2.5 million people may have celiac disease, yet only an estimated 150,000 have been diagnosed. That’s because people can be asymptomatic for years, and the symptoms of celiac disease can also overlap with other medical problems, so it often confuses both patients and doctors alike. That said, if you think you might have a problem, don’t ax gluten from your diet before being screened by a specialist. If you go off gluten entirely before having a test done, your results may come back negative even if you have the disease.

Celiac disease has hundreds of recognized symptoms, according to the Celiac Sprue Association, a nonprofit for those with the disease. Here are some common problems:

• Chronic diarrhea or constipation
• Abdominal pain and bloating
• Unexplained weight loss
• Anemia
• Fatigue
• Infertility

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11:14AM PST on Dec 7, 2014

Avoiding gluten is life and death for some people. For others, it can improve quality of life.

4:41PM PDT on Sep 18, 2014

Oh yes it is bad for you! Says all the fatties that want to shove as much meat in their face as they can! But a little plant based protein oh no no can't eat that. Sick humans.

6:49PM PDT on May 2, 2012

Sounds like it's not worth it unless you have Celiac Disease, but I have chronic fatigue so perhaps it my be worth a try, as one does not know unless they try I guess.

6:49PM PDT on May 2, 2012

Sounds like it's not worth it unless you have Celiac Disease, but I have chronic fatigue so perhaps it my be worth a try, as one does not know unless they try I guess.

9:39PM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

why is gluten bad www.aboutgrain.com/why-is-gluten-bad-for-you/

5:50AM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

who knew
Thanks

12:02PM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

Thanks Rodale!~

10:04PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Very Informative Article

1:32PM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

very interesting. I have as few friends who are celiac, and some with gluten sensitivity, and I know I react poorly to high carb meals.

8:13PM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

THANKS.

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