10. Nutrient Deficiencies
If you’ve had blood work done and you notice that you are deficient in a whole host of nutrients, it might be because you are intolerant to the gluten in your diet. As we know, gluten can damage the lining of the intestines and this can make it nearly impossible for the intestines to properly absorb nutrients. Some key nutrients that can be affected by this lack of absorption are calcium, iron, vitamin B12, as well as all of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. All of these nutrients are vital for excellent health!
Gluten is not something people should ingest without careful consideration for the negative effects it can have on their health. If you notice that you have any of the symptoms previously listed, try giving gluten a break for a while. Most people need to eliminate it for a period of six weeks before they can figure out whether or not it was causing an issue. Six weeks is such a short period of time when it comes to the health of your body and mind. Try giving gluten free eating a try! There are many substitute options available at your local grocery store to try. Being gluten free does not mean you have to make big sacrifices!
- Wheat Belly by William Davis MD
- Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch
- The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book by Shari Lieberman PhD