The Facts about Gluten

Did you know that only a small percentage of the population has been diagnosed with a gluten-related disorder, but that a very large portion of the population has symptoms that may be caused by a sensitivity to gluten?

Is gluten the cause of your health problems? How much do you know about gluten?

Did you know that only a small percentage of the population has been diagnosed with a gluten-related disorder, but that a very large portion of the population has symptoms that may be caused by a sensitivity to gluten?

Irritable bowel symptoms, brain fog, joint pain- all of these seem completely unrelated, but these can all be symptoms of gluten sensitivity.

Gluten-related disorders can manifest themselves in any tissue of the body. ANY person with an illness or autoimmune condition should be tested for a gluten-related disorder.

Over the past few years, there has steadily been an increase in people going gluten free, leading many to think it is a fad or somehow trendy. Tell the millions of people suffering from symptoms that it is a just a fad, and you may hear quite an impassioned response.

The problem is that some people are suffering from symptoms, and they haven’t made the correlation, and others aren’t currently suffering any symptoms and they have hopped aboard the gluten free bandwagon.

More than 300 symptoms could be caused by the consumption of gluten, yet a very small percentage of the population knows it may be fueling the cause.

AND, it takes an average of 17 years for groundbreaking research to make its way to the family practitioner. 17 YEARS!

Are you going to wait 17 years to find out what’s ailing you, when you could begin the path to understanding right now?

The one-two punch to all of this? Information and Action!

INFORMATION:

This is an important starting point, to help return to health those who right now have no idea that gluten may be fueling their ailments.

The Gluten Summit is a no cost, online event that gathers 29 of the world’s experts and opinion leaders to discuss the topics of gluten-related disorders, nutrition and healthy living.

Irritable bowel symptoms, brain fog, joint pain… all of these seem completely unrelated, but they can all be symptoms of gluten sensitivity.

Gluten-related disorders can manifest themselves in any tissue of the body.

ANY person with an illness or autoimmune condition should be tested for gluten sensitivity.

Quite frankly, the caliber of experts on this event cannot be matched. I’ve been researching this for over a decade, and have learned even more from these powerful leaders and researchers.

  • Learn about gluten sensitivity and neurological issues.
  • Find out about the role of inflammation in degenerative disease.
  • Explore gluten sensitivity and cross reactivity.
  • Discover the top complaint of gluten-sensitive individuals.
  • Identify the manifestations of brain toxicity.
  • Explore psychiatric disorders in adults.
  • Learn why food allergens are even more problematic than we thought.

The Facts about Gluten

Historically Gluten Intolerance Testing has missed its mark. Here’s a typical situation. A problem occurs when a patient knows that they have a problem with wheat. Their doctors run the standard blood profile and one of two things happens.

  • IgA anti-transglutaminase or anti-endomysial antibodies come back negative.
  • Anti-gliadin or anti-deamidated gliadin antibodies come back positive.

Better Testing Exists to Determine Gluten Intolerance

Mortality in Celiac patients is highest (6-fold higher) in those who do not adhere to a gluten-free diet. This makes early identification a potentially life-threatening situation.

Your neighborhood doctor may not be up to speed with the latest tests for gluten intolerance. Good news? It does exist. You need to know what to ask for.

  • Cyrex Array 3. Cyrex labs offer the Array 3. Array 3 expands its focus to 12 different peptides of gluten, not just Gliadin. You can go to our website or Cyrex Labs to read more about this test. There is another diagnostic tool available to doctors to accurately identify Gluten Sensitivity. The plus? With or without the serious end-stage of tissue destruction of Total Villous Atrophy. Print the information and take this to your healthcare practitioner.
  • Vibrant Wheat Zoomer. The Wheat Zoomer validates at 99% specificity and sensitivity. A successful gluten-free lifestyle should yield a negative test for antibodies to peptides of gluten. Yet, we have found that 90% of people on a gluten-free diet will still have antibodies to peptides of gluten or wheat. They also still can have markers of intestinal permeability on the Wheat Zoomer. This vital information is telling you something important. Your gluten-free lifestyle and gut healing protocols have not been completely successful. The Zoomer test includes a 60-minute consultation with our Clinical Services team. This will help you interpret and understand your test results. You can share with the results with your local doctor.
  • Find a CGP near you. If you suspect you have Gluten Sensitivity locate a Certified Gluten-Free Practitioner (CGP). Search our website theDr.com for local practitioners. If you do not have a practitioner to order this lab test, contact your nearby CGP. Visit Lab Testing Page for more information.
  • Gluten-free diet. Do you feel better off gluten than on? Up to 75% of patients with persistent symptoms will improve when put on a ‘‘no detectable gluten’’ diet. This is strict adherence to eliminating gluten from your diet.
  • Consult with our Clinical Services team. Our team has extensive training in Functional Medicine, Nutrition, and my 4 Pillars of Health methodology. (Structure, Biochemistry, Emotion, and Electromagnetic Fields). This holistic approach allows for true healing. Your diagnosis is a symptom. We pride ourselves on addressing the whole person rather than the disease. We create authentic partnerships between the client and the practitioner.

This is my personal prayer. With this expanded gluten intolerance test no one will miss the earlier stages of Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity.

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