Gluten Intolerance is Skyrocketing. For my parents, gluten intolerance is totally a new disease; for them, it sounds weird that people can be allergic to wheat. As wheat in India is one of the most edible crop. But our generation is aware of gluten intolerance. Even some of us avoid gluten products even if they are not suffering from gluten intolerance.
Celiac disease is the most severe form of gluten intolerance which is caused by food that contains gluten protein such as wheat, barley, rye.
Signs that you are suffering from gluten intolerance.
- Bloating. Your belly is swollen or full of gas after you’ve eaten.
- Abnormal Stools. More than 50% of gluten-sensitive individuals regularly experience diarrhea, while about 25% experience constipation. Individuals with celiac disease may also experience pale and foul-smelling feces due to poor nutrient absorption.
- Skin Problems. Dermatitis herprtiformis can occur in gluten intolerance. Patient may also suffer from psoriasis, urticaria and alopecia.
Weight Loss. Unexpected weight loss may be a sign of celiac disease, especially if coupled with other digestive symptoms.
- Autoimmune Disorders. Individuals with autoimmune diseases like celiac disease are more likely to get other autoimmune diseases, such as thyroid disorders.
- Fatigue. People with gluten intolerance may have persistent feelings of tiredness that impair daily functioning.
Why is number of people with Gluten intolerance are increasing?
There is no doubt that number of people with gluten intolerance is increasing day by day. Some say it used to earlier as well but people were not aware. People say when they eliminate gluten from diet, it makes them feel better. It could also be that once you remove gluten, you’re also removing a number of other carbohydrates that are hard to digest.
Some doctors and scientists believe there’s been an increase in gluten-sensitivity due to environmental and food changes:
- New wheat varieties: It is said that farmers are using wheat with higher gluten varieties because of their natural insecticide qualities.
- Consumption: People are consuming more wheat-based products than previous decades.
- Overuse of Antibiotics: Our gut need microbes -“The Healthy microbes”. Antibiotics remove the both friendly and enemy bacteria. When these microbes in the gut are destroyed, the body no longer has the ability to break down food properly and food allergies and illness ensue.
- Environmental factor: Our good hygiene habits are making our environment much cleaner. As a consequence of this clean environment, our bodies may overreact to any items that should be harmless. Wheat and peanuts are the common culprits in these cases.
- Crop Season: These days crops are produced both in season and when even season is not there. So we may eat both new and old crop. I remember one thing very well my grandmother use to preserve some old crop and never use to eat the new one. She used to say that the new wheat may cause gastric and skin problems due to heat. These both are the signs of gluten intolerance. This can also be one reason behind the gluten intolerance. And to hence this comes the GNM, Dr.med.Ryke Geerd Hamer has told once you get some allergy from any particular thing, it get stuck in mind and whenever you come in contact with that substance you may get allergy again. For full detail website. learninggnm.com
If you think you have a gluten sensitivity, you can still enjoy bread and cereal. There are several alternatives to gluten, including:
- Healthy and gluten-free options include brown rice, quinoa, oats, and millet.
- Sourdough bread. During the fermentation process, some of the gluten protein breaks down.
- Sprouted flour. Sprouted wheat digests as a vegetable, rather than a protein, which is why some gluten-sensitive people can eat it without issues.