It is not always recipes that I want to share with my readers and friends, today I want to share with you a guest article from Julia Wisniewski where she point out a serious issue-Fibromyalgia and Gluten Allergy. I hope you will find something helpful from this guest article of Julia.
Fibromyalgia and Gluten Allergy
As scientists are learning more and more about chronic pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia,
they are discovering a link between some FM symptoms and gluten allergy.
To understand the link between gluten allergy and fibromyalgia we need to outline the symptoms
1. Chronic Pain- this is the most common and defining symptom of FM
2. Numbness or tingling in the extremities
3. Sleep Disturbances – that can lead to the next symptom, which is,
Gluten Allergy Symptoms
1. Abdominal pain - the gluten that you are sensitive irritates the bowels and causes pain
2. Fatigue – this is due to the fact that you aren’t absorbing all of your nutrients
3. Joint Pain
4. Weight Loss
There has been research that shows that diseases of the digestive system, such as irritable
bowel syndrome or the irritation that a gluten allergy produces in the digestive tract, lead to
muscoskeletal disorders. The study linked certain digestive conditions to rheumatic diseases. All of these conditions are linked to each other, and this study proves that people with fibromyalgia should be screened for gluten allergy or even intolerance.
If you are experiencing some or all of these symptoms, you should talk with your doctor about
being tested for a gluten sensitivity or even Celiac Disease. Talk with her or him about slowly
taking gluten out of your diet. Keep a journal about how you feel each day without (or less)
gluten to see if the switch is helping your quality of life. If a gluten-free diet turns out to be the right choice for your lifestyle, try a gluten free bread machine or recipes for comfort foods that you can still enjoy on a restricted diet.
Be Happy And Stay Healthy.