Gluten sensitivity is a dietary restriction that has received a great deal of attention in recent publications and media, but there are still many misconceptions about this issue. While gluten sensitivity may be associated with celiac disease, it is not always the result of this specific condition. Unfortunately, there is no widely accepted test for gluten sensitivity, so many people who do not have celiac disease still suffer with painful symptoms resulting from their diet. If you regularly experience the symptoms below, you might consider transitioning to a gluten-free diet to ease your discomfort.
Fatigue after eating
When your body has trouble digesting a certain food, more of your energy will be dedicated to digestion. Therefore, you might feel incredibly sleepy or exhausted after every meal—no matter how little food you actually consume.
Frequent headaches or migraines can be the result of unmanaged gluten sensitivity, and these may be accompanied by dizziness, difficulty balancing, and other neurological issues. It is important to consult a physician about these symptoms, but gluten sensitivity may be an underlying issue if a firm diagnosis is not made for these symptoms.
The clearest sign of gluten sensitivity is digestive discomfort following the consumption of bread, pasta, and other common items containing wheat. If you stop eating foods with gluten and your symptoms subside, it is highly likely that wheat is the culprit of your stomach pain and discomfort.
At Two Mothers Foods in Naperville, you can find a 90% gluten-free menu friendly for your sensitive stomach. To see the delicious café menu at Two Mothers or explore their catering services, call 630-428-5878.