If you have celiac or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, as careful as you are about avoiding gluten, chances are you will be accidentally exposed to gluten.
It doesn’t take much gluten to set off a reaction. Sometimes it can be an amount that isn’t visible.
• Aunt Susie forgetting about adding a tablespoon of flour to the soup.
• Croutons that were taken off your salad.
• A gluten-free beer that wasn’t.
• And so many more situations.
Based on your sensitivity, symptoms may start in a few minutes or up to a few days later.
Symptoms may take up to several weeks to dissipate.
Symptoms of gluten exposure are varied, from fatigue to insomnia, intestinal distress to headaches, depression to joint pain, anxiety to anorexia.
What to do in the interim?
In this Celiac Doctor’s Guide I offer six tips to help you get back to thriving.