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42 Things You Should Know About Gluten Sensitivity

42 Gluten Facts That Doctors Should Get, But Usually Don’t

  1. Everyone with celiac disease is gluten sensitive, but not everyone with gluten sensitivity will develop celiac disease
  2. There are over 200 medical conditions that gluten can either cause, contribute to, or make worse.
  3. Gluten can cause autoimmune disease
  4. Gluten can cause leaky gut
  5. Gluten is a common cause of unexplained iron deficiency anemia
  6. Gluten is a common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency
  7. There is a form of gluten in corn that can cause inflammatory damage
  8. There is no such thing as a gluten free oat
  9. Excessive gluten consumption can cause both excessive weight gain or loss
  10. Lab tests for celiac disease aren’t specific and have a tendency to deliver false negatives
  11. Villous atrophy can also be caused by corn, soy, dairy, and parasite infections.
  12. Eating processed “gluten free’ food products is a bad idea
  13. Some medications have been shown to mimic gluten sensitivity
  14. Gluten can cause asthma symptoms
  15. Vitamin C can help heal inflammatory damage caused by gluten.
  16. Gluten can cause dizziness and loss of balance (Ataxia)
  17. Gluten can cause seizures
  18. Gluten is a migraine headache trigger
  19. Gluten can contribute to testosterone problems in men.
  20. Gluten can cause thyroid disease
  21. Gluten can cause nerve pain and neuropathy
  22. Gluten can cause 4 types of skin disease
  23. Gluten can cause damage in doses as low as 20 ppm (1 breadcrumb)
  24. Gluten sensitivity is completely different from a wheat allergy
  25. Gluten can cause liver damage
  26. Gluten can cause your gallbladder to malfunction
  27. Casein, a protein in dairy, can mimic gluten
  28. There are thousands of different kinds of gluten proteins found in grains
  29. Sometimes gluten gets blamed for health problems that are caused by exposure to pesticides
  30. Sometimes gluten gets blamed for health problems caused by other proteins found in grain.
  31. Children with learning disorders often respond well to a gluten free diet
  32. Processed food can be cross contaminated with gluten up to 41% of the time.
  33. 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.
  34. Gluten can be found in orthodontic materials
  35. It can take 3 years to fully recover from gluten induced disease.
  36. Gluten free on the label doesn’t make the food healthy.
  37. The best way to lab test for gluten sensitivity issues is measuring DNA
  38. Most doctors are as in the dark about gluten as the average person because the focus in medical school is nutrition deprived
  39. Gluten can cause arthritis and joint pain
  40. Gluten can cause IBS
  41. The gluten free diet is not dangerous to follow if you don’t have gluten sensitivity
  42. 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 Responses

  1. Dear Dr. Osborne,
    Happy Birthday, and thank you!!
    Are beans and lentils part of a gluten-free diet?
    Rae (83 and thriving, TBTG!)

  2. Dr. I wanted to copy the part of this email about the coffee I am gluten sensitiv [ self diagnose.any chanse of printing the again. I read all of you emails.william

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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