Gluten Sensitivity and Autoimmune Conditions

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests those with multiple sclerosis (and other auto-immune conditions), show great improvement when following a strict gluten-free diet.

The main symptoms of gluten intolerance is IBS (gas, bloating, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, loose stools).  Symptoms however, are not limited to the gastro-intestinal system. Symptoms of gluten intolerance can include: headaches or migraines, extreme fatigue, hormonal imbalances, brain fog, dizziness, depression, inability to concentrate, neuralgia, mood swings, muscle cramps and immune system irregularities.

There are different reasons however, as to why one might have a gluten sensitivity. Sometimes it is a flat out autoimmune reaction (as in wheat allergies) but more often than not, the body is just not able to fully break down the lectins (sugar binding proteins). Lectins are involved in many food allergies and sensitivities and have been linked to inflammation and several autoimmune conditions. In sensitive people or those with an autoimmune disease, all it takes is one morsel of gluten to set off an inflammatory response in the body.

2 thoughts on “Gluten Sensitivity and Autoimmune Conditions”

  1. What’s Going down i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It absolutely helpful and it has aided me out
    loads. I’m hoping to contribute & help other customers like its helped me.
    Great job.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s