What’s This About Gluten and Menopause?

I gave up gluten about a year ago. Actually I gave up gluten, soy, dairy, corn, peanuts and all artificial sweeteners to lose the menopause weight. See I gained about 50 pounds which seemed like overnight. I was eating healthy and exercising with that weight gain! I lost 27 pounds in three months. But here is another fascinating angle on a common reason for hypothyroidism; celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Celiac disease is a permanent intolerance to gluten, even a very small amount, and it triples your risk of problems with low thyroid problems. A person with celiac disease who eats gluten will usually result in inflammation and damage to the lining of the small intestine, preventing this 20 foot section of the gut from absorbing nutrients. This can result in diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue and bloating.

I was not aware that I was gluten intolerant as I didn’t show signs or specific symptoms at all. But I can tell you when I stopped eating it and then tried to reintroduce it back into my diet I knew immediately just how bad it was making me feel. It’s called a leaky gut theory. I now use very high quality vegan supplements, vegan protein powder and essential oils to help balance out the hormones and help restore the gut with good bacteria. I use a high grade probiotic. This has reduced the fatigue and bloating to a bare minimum.

Pay attention to your body, you only get one.

For more information on this subject go to my website at www.livinglifeholistic.com

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