42 Gluten Facts That Doctors Should Get, But Usually Don’t
- Everyone with celiac disease is gluten sensitive, but not everyone with gluten sensitivity will develop celiac disease
- There are over 200 medical conditions that gluten can either cause, contribute to, or make worse.
- Gluten can cause autoimmune disease
- Gluten can cause leaky gut
- Gluten is a common cause of unexplained iron deficiency anemia
- Gluten is a common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency
- There is a form of gluten in corn that can cause inflammatory damage
- There is no such thing as a gluten free oat
- Excessive gluten consumption can cause both excessive weight gain or loss
- Lab tests for celiac disease aren’t specific and have a tendency to deliver false negatives
- Villous atrophy can also be caused by corn, soy, dairy, and parasite infections.
- Eating processed “gluten free’ food products is a bad idea
- Some medications have been shown to mimic gluten sensitivity
- Gluten can cause asthma symptoms
- Vitamin C can help heal inflammatory damage caused by gluten.
- Gluten can cause dizziness and loss of balance (Ataxia)
- Gluten can cause seizures
- Gluten is a migraine headache trigger
- Gluten can contribute to testosterone problems in men.
- Gluten can cause thyroid disease
- Gluten can cause nerve pain and neuropathy
- Gluten can cause 4 types of skin disease
- Gluten can cause damage in doses as low as 20 ppm (1 breadcrumb)
- Gluten sensitivity is completely different from a wheat allergy
- Gluten can cause liver damage
- Gluten can cause your gallbladder to malfunction
- Casein, a protein in dairy, can mimic gluten
- There are thousands of different kinds of gluten proteins found in grains
- Sometimes gluten gets blamed for health problems that are caused by exposure to pesticides
- Sometimes gluten gets blamed for health problems caused by other proteins found in grain.
- Children with learning disorders often respond well to a gluten free diet
- Processed food can be cross contaminated with gluten up to 41% of the time.
- As many as 92% of the people following a gluten free diet continue to have health problems because of cross contamination, processed food, and consumption of corn, rice, sorghum and other grains.
- Gluten can be found in orthodontic materials
- It can take 3 years to fully recover from gluten induced disease.
- Gluten free on the label doesn’t make the food healthy.
- The best way to lab test for gluten sensitivity issues is measuring DNA
- Most doctors are as in the dark about gluten as the average person because the focus in medical school is nutrition deprived
- Gluten can cause arthritis and joint pain
- Gluten can cause IBS
- The gluten free diet is not dangerous to follow if you don’t have gluten sensitivity
- Gluten in cosmetics and skin products can cause health problems
Now this list could keep going on and on, but I stop at 42 because it is my 42nd birthday!
Always looking out for you,
Dr. Osborne – The Gluten Free Warrior
10 thoughts on “42 Things You Should Know About Gluten Sensitivity”
Happy Birthday! Thank you for the great list!
Dear Dr. Osborne,
Happy Birthday, and thank you!!
Are beans and lentils part of a gluten-free diet?
Rae (83 and thriving, TBTG!)
Dr. I wanted to copy the part of this email about the coffee I am gluten sensitiv [ self diagnose.any chanse of printing the coffee.email again. I read all of you emails.william
Are there studies that back up all these claims?
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I am Celiac patient n other than Wheat,oats ,etc, I am also unable to digest all kinds of lentils,chick peas,corn,coffee,beans and Lactosefree cheese as well. Tiered of thinking,what should I eat.
Thank you so much for this post. I have recently been told by an allergy consultant that gluten does not cause migraine. I get migraines that are caused by gluten, including the glucose syrup and dextrose ingredients that are 20 ppm that are so severe that I lose the ability to speak properly, get a facial drop and am completely confused all combined with a severe headache and loss of balance. These attacks last for days. I am constantly learning what foods contain gluten but am getting there. I feel reassured by this post and thank you again.
You’re welcome Ann!