What gluten allergy actually is and symptoms of gluten allergy
Gluten is the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. A gluten allergy is sensitivity to gluten. Symptoms of gluten allergy include hormonal changes, dizziness, inflammation, fatigue, migraines, digestive problems, anxiety, trouble concentrating, Keratosis Pilaris, and depression.
Foods to eat and foods to stay away from
If you have a gluten allergy you should avoid these foods: wheat starch, wheat bran, wheat germ, couscous, cracked wheat, durum, einkorn, emmer, farina, faro, fu, gliadin, graham flour, kamut, matzo, semolina, spelt, barley, bulgur, oats, rye, seitan, triticale and Mir. There are many grains and starches a person with a gluten allergy can eat such as: amaranth, arrowroot, buckwheat, corn and cornmeal, flax, rice, soy, potato, bean, hominy, millet, quinoa, sorghum, tapioca, and teff.
Long term effects of a gluten allergy and treatment
Some long term effects of a gluten allergy can include cancer, lupus, diabetes, fibromyalgia, thyroid disease, insomnia, arthritis, and autoimmune diseases. There is no known cure for a gluten allergy but treatment may help. Generally a gluten free diet can help reverse or stop symptoms.