Many people believe Celiac disease and gluten intolerance are the same illness, when in fact they are completely different. Celiac disease is an auto-immune disease, whereas gluten intolerance is your body’s reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.

It’s vital that your doctor tests you to identify if you have celiac disease, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, or wheat allergy. As the symptoms can be quite similar treating yourself at home is not a wise choice.

Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance can be:

  • Bloating & Gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling Tired
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Ache or Cramps
  • Skin Problems
  • Unexplained Weight Loss

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms after eating gluten-containing food; a visit to the doctors for further tests is needed. You must continue to eat gluten foods until after these tests or your results may not be accurate.

What to Avoid on Gluten-free Diet

  • Barley
  • Bulgur
  • Couscous
  • Malt
  • Rye
  • Semolina
  • Wheat
  • Wheat Germ

Living Gluten-free

If you are diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance your doctor will advise a gluten-free diet. Always read food labels to see if there are any gluten ingredients and look out for products labelled gluten-free. There are still many safe foods you can buy, which are:

  • Egg
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Fresh Meat
  • Rice

As there are varying degrees of gluten intolerances; your body might be able to accept small amounts of gluten. For those who are badly affected by gluten, they may also need to remove non-food products containing gluten from their diet. Gluten can also be found in some cosmetics, toothpaste, shampoos, creams, vitamins and supplements.
Here at Snooty Catz, we stock many gluten-free products and we’ve added a logo to each product so you can shop safely 🙂

Check out our Natural Remedies for Healthy Digestion Video on YouTube