Is gluten intolerance the cause of your health problems? (

AMIE VALPONE, Contributor12:06 a.m. EST December 6, 2016

What you may find shocking is that many people who suffer from gluten intolerance actually don’t have any digestive symptoms at all.

That’s right. You don’t need to have bloating or gas or other digestive discomforts to have an intolerance to gluten.

Gluten intolerance is becoming a common term these days. It seems like everywhere I turn, I’m meeting people who are having a reaction immediately or up to 48 hours after eating gluten.

Gluten is the protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut and oats. It’s found in everything from soy sauce to baked goods to salad dressings, marinades, shampoo, cosmetics and deodorant.

So, why is gluten such a problem for so many people? According to author Mark Hyman M.D., “Gluten sensitivity is actually an autoimmune disease that creates inflammation throughout the body, with wide-ranging effects across all organ systems including your brain, heart, joints, digestive tract and more. It can be the single cause behind many different ‘diseases.’ To correct these diseases, you need to treat the cause – which is often gluten sensitivity – not just the symptoms.”


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