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Gluten Freedom
To get your body prepared, consider doing a short detox progra m or fasting. Minimally, start to
get into the gluten- free lifestyle by weaning yourself off your “must haves.” Do you need to
have a bagel every morning? Try substituting fresh fruit for the gluten loaded products.
At the grocery store, ask the manage r where you can find gluten-free products. If he doesn’t
have any, be sure to tell him you’ll be looking for an alternative grocer from which to purchase
all your groceries until he starts stocking gluten-free products. O f course, make sure he
understands that you’ll tell your friends where you shop for gluten- free groceries, too!
What are Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance?
The most frequently heard complaint from people with gluten intolerance is that they suffer from
digestive problems. Perhaps that is what led you to this resource you are reading now. Studies
indicate that as much as fifteen percent of the United States population has trouble digesting
gluten. You may very well be part of that statistic.
There are many symptoms which you might experience that could be related to a problem
digesting gluten. People who have gluten intolerance are technically allergic to the gluten
protein that’s found in wheat, barley, and rye. You may feel badly after eating these things.
The most obvious symptoms are problems with diarrhea or constipation. While these two
symptoms are at the opposite end of the spectrum, they’re both possible if you have gluten
intolerance. You may experience bloating and gas, too.
If you have long-term problems with gluten intolerance you may begin to either gain or lose
weight without changing your diet very much. Weight loss is particularly common in people
who have problems with frequent diarrhea.