|07-28-2008, 12:57 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I've been trying to find a free moment to get down the doctors for a wheat allergy test, but in the mean time I wondered what you think of these symptoms?
I don't always get the symptoms but its often enough after eating bread to make me think theres some sort of intolerance going on:
Symptoms after 10 minutes of eating something bready include:
- feeling really irritable
- difficult to concentrate on computer screen and task in hand
- feeling on edge and a bit twitchy
- feeling of a lot of pressure and that my blood pressure has rocketed.
This all lasts for up to 90 minutes as they gradually disappear and I feel 'normal'.
What do you think? Are there any members who have a wheat/yeast allergy or intolerance and can relate to those symptoms?
|07-28-2008, 05:08 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
If I remember correctly, about 35% of the population has gluten sensitivity. Gluten is a protein found in wheat. Remember, for 99% of human history, humans did not eat wheat. So gluten is a recent addition to our diets. It's no surprise that some of us cannot metabolize gluten properly.
Around 1 in 200 people have celiac disease, which is gluten intolerance.
Both gluten sensitivity and intolerance are tragically underdiagnosed.
I have noticed some of the same symptoms as you. After eating large amounts of wheat (bread, pasta, etc) my mind feels a bit more lethargic. Like my thoughts have to pass through a layer of molassus.
I have yet to determine if this "daze" is due to carb overload or gluten itself. I got tested for celiac disease and it came up negative, but recently I've been reading about the likelihood of false negatives in CD blood tests. So I'm trying in the process of trying to remove gluten from my diet anyway...
|07-29-2008, 12:36 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern NSW, Australia
An easy way to find out how the wheat is affecting you is stop eating wheat for a couple of weeks and then sit down and have a wheaty meal and document your physical and cognitive responses. Play with it a bit and test out your body's reactions.
The wheat we predominantly eat in main stream diets is over processed with little or no life force. Actually every one should do the 'no wheat challenge', and discover a whole new world of food.
People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
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