For the past 20 hours, I’ve felt a little “off.” I’ve been having some bloating, some fatigue, some mood swings, and what many would refer to as “brain fog.” I even have some neck pain that showed up out of the blue.
Like I tell my clients to do, when I notice unusual things like this, I try and figure out what may have contributed to it. Although I can’t “prove” it, I think I know what happened.
A few months ago, when I was having symptoms like this on and off, I felt like I should make some drastic changes with my diet. One of the things I did was I eliminated all grains other than rice and quinoa. This effectively brought my gluten intake down to zero. It was a game changer. Almost immediately I started feeling more energetic, less foggy and less bloated.
Last night, I went to a Passover Seder (Happy Passover by the way!) and I made the mistake of eating some matzah crackers, which contain gluten. Within an hour I felt noticeably different.
If you know much about gluten and its effects on the body, this probably makes sense to you. However, if you are not familiar with these common effects of gluten, maybe my story is somewhat surprising. Since many people struggle with varying degrees of gluten sensitivity (and often don’t even realize it), I felt it’d be a good idea to share some important information with you about gluten and gluten sensitivity.
Here is an excellent, and very informative 5 minute animated video about gluten and its effects on your body. I encourage you to check it out.
Click here to see the video- What’s the Big Deal With Gluten
Also, here is an article from Dr. Joseph Mercola M.D. about gluten, gluten sensitivity, gluten containing foods, gluten free diets, and more. I think you will find it very helpful and informative also.
Click here to read the article- What You Need to Know About Gluten
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If you struggle with any of the symptoms of gluten sensitivity, I highly encourage you to experiment with a gluten free diet. It may help you as much as it has helped me.