Gluten and Food Sensitivity
Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is one of the most important ways of ensuring that you are at a healthy weight as well as encouraging your whole-body well-being, from the inside and out. However, that diet could also be making you feel a lot worse as well as giving you additional health complications. Food sensitivities are when your body reacts to something that you have eaten and this reaction can be either very mild or severe, and in some circumstances, life threatening.
Have you ever wondered what gluten sensitivity was? Or whether you could have other types of food allergies? Then you can get yourself tested without the need of visiting a physician.
What Is Gluten?
Gluten is a sticky protein that is found in most of the foods that we consume, on a daily basis. Gluten is contained in wheat, bread, oats, bran, cereal, ketchup, noodles and even salad dressings. The majority of processed foods out there contain gluten. While you do your shopping, you must have come across many labels such as ‘gluten-free’ or even ‘wheat-free’. Gluten free foods are becoming very popular and is a new trend within the health and fitness industry. The reason for this is that gluten sensitivity is far more common than we first thought and it can have long-lasting repercussions on your health if it continues going ignored.
Being sensitive to gluten is something that you should definitely be checked for and for the sake of a simple saliva test, you could find out whether you are sensitive to it or not. While not everyone shows many signs of being allergic to certain types of food, there is no need to put your health at risk.
A food allergy, or sometimes referred to as sensitivity, creates an abnormal response within your gastrointestinal system. You can have a food allergy for many different reasons as well as a number of different sensitivities. For example, lactose intolerant is when someone cannot consume cow’s milk as they are allergic.
When you consume something that you have a food sensitivity to, it will cause inflammation as well as irritation within your intestines each and every time that food is consumed. Any type of food allergy can be from very mild to severe and it is a misconception that you will always experience symptoms. In some cases, people will not experience or suffer with any symptoms from having a food sensitivity. But just because you are not experiencing inflammation, it doesn’t mean that damage is not being done.
If you complete a test and it comes back that you are sensitive to gluten, then you should avoid consuming any foods that contain gluten. Gluten will trigger a response with your immune system and will then cause inflammation in the body. Short-term gluten affects are diarrhoea, bloating and slow inflammation and malfunction of the intestines that absorb nutrients.
Food sensitivity can cause imbalance of reproductive hormones, mood disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, migraines, intestinal damage, bone loss, and other diseases. It can also make you suffer with joint pain, asthma, hives, rashes, blood clotting and a decreased immune system function.
Fortunately, gluten and other food sensitivities can be tested for. Up to 30-35% of the population may experience gluten sensitivity at some point in their lives. When you complete the test, your saliva will be tested for any antibodies that show up a sensitivity to the 4 most common food allergens.
You can now order a home kit for saliva test that can tell whether you have a food sensitivity or not. It is simple, order the kit online, test yourself at home, send back the kit to the lab and receive results.
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