The proliferation of gluten-free food products over the past few years has made it easier to find gluten-free products in nearly every grocery store. About 6% percent of the U.S. population suffers from gluten sensitivity (  University of Maryland School of Medicine) and about 15% of the U.S. population is affected by gluten sensitivity in some form (including celiac disease and mild intolerance (Gluten Free Network). How can you determine if gluten is affecting your health?

Symptoms for gluten intolerance are varied and may not seem linked. Some of the common symptoms include: aching joints, eczema, headaches, a decline in dental health, exhaustion, and depression (t o name a few). If gluten sensitivity becomes acute, celiac disease – a severe allergic reaction or auto-immune deficiency that occurs in people when they consume food with a gluten component – may be the cause.

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