Why You Need To Give Up All Gluten For 90 Days To Treat Autoimmune Disease Effectively
Autoimmunity is the system involving responses of an organism against its own cells and tissues. Any disease which occurs as a result of such immune response is the autoimmune disease. The treatment of such a disease can be very complicated and it requires reducing of the inflammation of the body and the immune attack on your own tissue. That`s why going gluten free works well, right? Going gluten-free is the right step for most people, as gluten sensitivity means that your body is sensitive to the gluten protein. There is a huge crossover in people with celiac`s disease and autoimmune disease, so why isn’t it enough to remove it from your daily diet?
REASON 1 (YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG)
If you don’t give up snacks and fake bread, it means that you are still eating hidden gluten and thus causing inflammation. Don’t be hard on yourself, as many people who go gluten free are actually doing it wrong. The following things will help you see if you are doing gluten free the wrong way:
– You went gluten free for a month but didn’t notice any difference and went back to eating it again
– You did well, going gluten free but still aren’t eating vegetables
– You are gluten-free most of the time but eat your favorite food once in a while
– You avoid sweets with gluten but still buy gluten free pastries, ice cream, cake mixes etc
– You avoid bread but don’t pay attention to other products, such as hot dogs, toothpaste, soy sauce or lipstick
Gluten is highly inflammatory food and it must be eliminated from your diet completely.
– You must avoid gluten for at least three months as a trial of a month will not do it
– Be extra cautious because gluten is hiding in many things you would never think of
– No cheating!
– Don’t avoid fruits and vegetables
– Gluten-free junk food is still junk food
REASON 2 (YOU HAVE OTHER GUT IMBALANCES (SIBO, DYSBIOSIS, GUT INFECTIONS, YEAST OVERGROWTH)
Patients with autoimmune diseases are more susceptible to other gut issues, such as SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), Intestinal Dysbiosis (too much bad bacteria and not enough good bacteria), Gut Infections (like parasites), Leaky Gut and Yeast Overgrowth.
To diagnose many of these problems, you need a knowledgeable doctor. However, you can do a testing on your own by answering the following questions:
– Was I still constipated on a gluten free diet?
– Did I still experience gas and bloating 30 minutes to 1 hour after a meal?
– Do I still have abdominal pain?
– Are my bowel movements still irregular? Diarrhea one day, constipation the next?
– Do I have a personal history of lots of antibiotic use as a child or adult?
– Do I still experience unusual reactions to certain foods? Rashes, hives, swelling under the eyelids or in my arms/legs?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, it is very likely that you have one or more of those gut related issues. It is highly recommended to get definitive testing and treatment.