Yup. According to a recent article published on Buzzworthy.com, scientific studies are now suggesting that gluten sensitivity may just be a psychological factor. The same scientists who also told us that gluten sensitivity does, in fact, exist. Confusing, eh? We all know that Celiac disease does exist, but what about non-celiac gluten sensitivity, then? Celiac disease is a medical condition in which eating foods containing gluten damages the lining of the small intestine and inhibits the absorption of vital nutrients. Gluten is usually found in:
- White Flour
- Whole Wheat Flour
- Wheat Graham Flour
- Wheat Germ
- Wheat Bran
- the list goes on....
- abdominal bloating and pain
- chronic diarrhea
- pale, foul-smelling, or fatty stool
- weight loss
- irritability and behavioral issues
- Subjects would be provided with every single meal for the duration of the trial.
- Any and all potential dietary triggers for gastrointestinal symptoms would be removed, including lactose (from milk products), certain preservatives like benzoates, propionate, sulfites, and nitrites, and fermentable, poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates, also known as FODMAPs.
- And last, but not least, nine days worth of urine and fecal matter would be collected..
- The subjects cycled through high-gluten, low-gluten, and no-gluten (placebo) diets, without knowing which diet plan they were on at any given time.
- In the end, all of the treatment diets — even the placebo diet — caused pain, bloating, nausea, and gas to a similar degree.
- Frequent bloating or gas
- Diagnosed with IBS or acid reflux
- Daily diarrhea or chronic constipation
Neurological and skeletal symptoms
- Migraine or headaches
- Joint pains or aches
- Brain fog
Hormonal and immune symptoms
- Depression or anxiety
- Ongoing fatigue
- Chronic eczema or acne