I figured out I was Gluten Intolerant by keeping a Food Diary.
Write down everything you eat and if you notice any reaction. Such as super full sensation, swelling. Also make note of how you feel during the day. Feel happy, depressed, legs hurt, hard to walk, foggy thinking, etc...
This helps you to figure out sensitivities to other foods as well. You can also make note of where you are, inside (cloudy day, storm blowing in), beautiful day outside, in office all day coworker burning candle/strong perfume, etc...sometime people have bad reactions to smells, mold, weather, etc...
You will see patterns emerge. Certain foods, situations, stresses, people, etc... will cause your body to react negatively. Once you notice something try to remove it and take note whether or not you begin to feel better.
You will be surprised what can be revealed often things you've never paid any attention to.
Two of my main symptoms are depression and anxiety. I get bad brain fog and anxiety when I get glutened these days. It is definitely worth a try.
In going gluten free consider eating foods thatare naturally gluten free like lean proteins and vegetables rather than just substituting gluteny items with their gf counterparts. Processed food is processed food.
In my experience the more I eat food the closest to the way it comes from the earth the better I feel.
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It is definitely worth trying a gf diet. I have to go dairy free also to relieve all symptoms but it is good to start eliminating one thing at a time so you can tell what is causing each symptom. Check out some of the gf recipes from this team.
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I also went gf last July as I had all the symptoms of being Celiac. The info that Runningtoeat regarding the "Living Without" is very good. My sister gave me a year's subscription as I just went gf as of last July and definitely feel much better.
Keep us posted on how you are doing and hope that this will help you alot. Charlene
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I have depression, and anxiety problems. One of my friends suggested that I look up gluten intolerance to see if that might be a cause of the chemical imbalance. I did some research and it seems I have a lot of the symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity.
The only way I have access right now to see if that's my problem is to try the diet and see if it makes a differance.
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