Learn How to Test for Gluten Intolerance
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December 30, 2022
Learn How to Test for Gluten Intolerance
I grew up with plenty of symptoms of Gastrointestinal distress and autoimmunity. It would have significantly enhanced the quality of my life if I had known how to test for gluten intolerance .
The quality of gluten intolerance testing has improved over the decades. There are more components to test than the two traditional labs only look at (gliadin IgA and transglutaminase IgA). Plus, our test looks at wheat, gluten, and intestinal permeability, which are all vital to know.
Our gluten intolerance testing kit will give you the information you need so you can make the best decision regarding taking gluten out of your diet.
It looks at two immune pathways, not just one. IgA antibodies tell you how gluten affects your mucosal lining, and IgG indicates inflammation anywhere in the body.
What Are the Warning Signs of Gluten Intolerance?
Here is a helpful list of the warning signs of gluten intolerance:
- Brain fog (this is the most common symptom of a gluten intolerance)
- Headaches or migraines can happen within a few minutes to a few hours after the food is eaten.
- Dizziness can occur when someone with a gluten intolerance eats gluten.
- Acne or rashes can start to erupt when gluten is consumed.
- Joint pain will tend to increase after a person eats gluten, that should not.
- Diarrhea, gas or constipation can occur in a gluten intolerant person, especially if IgA is the reactive immune pathway.
- A distended stomach is a popular symptom of a gluten intolerance.
Growing up, I had different warning signs of gluten intolerance than I do now. When I was young and would eat gluten, my stomach would cramp terribly. When I eat gluten, I get headaches and feel dizzy and bloated. And due to my autoimmune symptoms, the joint pain would be horrible.
What is the Most Accurate Test for Gluten Sensitivity?
In my 30 years of working in holistic nutrition and seeing the many health improvements with dietary changes, I had to find the most accurate and comprehensive test for gluten intolerance for my clients so nothing gets missed. I had to be able to show them if they had a mild gluten intolerance or a strong one.
I use Vibrant Labs Wheat Zoomer as it is the most accurate test for gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity from gluten, and intestinal permeability. Noting is left out. This way, we know if intestinal absorption has been compromised due to gluten and if they need nutrients to enhance their gut lining.
Research has shown that one of our seven people have some sort of wheat or gluten related disorder.
One of the vital parts to this test is that it measures your total IgA and IgG antibodies to show if your immune system will show a reaction. For instance, if Total IgA tests low and gluten IgA is positive, this test was still able to show a positive gluten reaction.
Fusion peptide is a brand new marker in the world of gluten testing, and it is accurately included in this test. Fusion peptide can pick up a gluten intolerance anywhere from 14 months to 4 years before the progression.
Differential Transglutaminases are included in this panel which are indicators of autoimmune caused by gluten. They include the skin, nervous system and the gut.
Here is more helpful information about accurate gluten intolerance testing and how to proceed.
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Hey! I’m Alane Wincek, ND, CNC. I grew up on sugar and plenty of junk food and had no clue how my diet effected my health.
I changed my life and have worked as a holistic nutritionist and naturopath, for over the last 30 years. I help people get healthy, fit and lean, find hormone happiness and recover from all sorts health challenges.
Obsessed With: my family, my dog, my clients, loving life, and living it to the fullest!
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