Gluten makes you sick.
However your doctor said that since you aren’t celiac you are free to eat it.
What are you supposed to do now?
Celiac disease occurs when your immune system is allergic to gluten. It mistakes gluten for the lining of your intestines and attacks it. Celiac disease causes a wide range of health issues, from pain to fatigue to brain fog. Removing gluten from your diet is the only cure.
But what if you test negative for celiac disease? Can you eat gluten?
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity
There is also a condition, known as non-celiac gluten sensitivity, that is just as harmful as celiac disease. Yet unless you see a functional medicine practitioner, you will not receive it as a diagnosis.
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is an immune reaction to one of the other proteins found in wheat. Standard testing only looks for a reaction to one protein – but there are more than half a dozen others that you may be reacting to!
Learn more by downloading our free ebook Flourish Clinic on Gluten:
The symptoms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity causes a range of symptoms, some of which are very similar to celiac disease.
- Abdominal bloating and pain
- Chronic diarrhea
- Weight loss
That’s why it’s so confusing when you are told you’re not celiac!
Proper testing for gluten-related allergies and sensitivities is much more complicated than a screen for celiac disease. Unfortunately, in conventional medicine, this is often where the exploration stops.
Learn more about the symptoms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity and if you’re a candidate for testing in our free ebook
Clearing the confusion around gluten in Calgary
Every week, I hear how confusing going gluten free is. Patients don’t know where to turn for help. I completely empathize with their situation. The internet is full of misinformation. The only advice doctors give is to avoid gluten.
If you’re looking to better understand celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, start with these blog posts:
- Why Humans React To Gluten
- Why You Need To Go Gluten-Free Today. Not Tomorrow
- Is A Gluten-Free Diet Unhealthy?
These three posts will empower you with information. By the end of them, you’ll know more about celiac disease and gluten sensitivities than your doctor!
After you’re finished with those posts, be sure to download your copy of our free gluten eBook.
Your first step in overcoming gluten sickness in Calgary
If you’ve made it this far down the page, then by now I hope you’ve come to the conclusion that in order to overcome celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, you need to identify the hidden triggers.
If you do this one thing, your symptoms will start improving. Start by downloading our eBook. If that doesn’t improve your symptoms, it’s time to work with us directly.
How we help you overcome celiac disease and gluten sensitivities in Calgary
We use a four step process in all of our celiac disease and gluten sensitivity treatment protocols. The four steps to move you from fatigued to flourishing include:
1. Identify your fatigue fighting nutrition plan
No templates here. We’ve developed a proprietary system to help you learn exactly which foods work with your body.
2. Identify and remove hidden gut issues
Even though your family doc or specialist says your gut is fine, most people dealing with celiac disease have hidden gut issues. Often, these gut issues are maintained by foods you think are healthy.
3. Balance your stress hormones
Being sick for a long time creates an imbalance in your stress hormones. An imbalance in these hormones will prevent your body from healing – no matter what you do.
4. Uncover the hidden toxins making you sick
Strange substances like mold, heavy metals, and other environmental toxins could be making you sick and tired. Until these are removed, you’re not going to get better.
It’s not that any one of these steps have magical healing powers. It’s the synergy that occurs when each of these steps is implemented in the correct order at the appropriate time. That’s when you start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I know or have worked with hundreds of alternative medicine practitioners. And I’ve never seen any of them implement the above four steps into a cohesive treatment plan for their patients.
Some do food allergy/sensitivity testing but don’t know what to do after removing the offending foods have been eliminated and the fatigue remains.
Others specialize in gut health. But these knowledgeable practitioners forget about the stress hormones and hidden toxins.
Most practitioners know about the stress hormones. But none of them know the 3 hidden causes behind them. Instead they load you up with herbs and supplements. None of which end up improving your energy over the long-term .
I’ve not yet met any practitioners knowledgeable in the realm of environmental toxins. Weird toxins are all too often the root cause of strange illnesses like adrenal fatigue. If they’re not identified and removed, any treatment you do will not improve your condition.
Why you should consider working with Flourish Clinic
Care and mastery are what make the difference here at Flourish Clinic.
By the time any of our patients find us, they’ll – on average – have seen 5 other healthcare providers. Ranging from family docs and specialists to energy healers and shamans.
Those working in the conventional medical paradigm possess a great deal of mastery. But the care found in these clinics is almost non-existent.
In alternative medicine, you’ll often come across healers who truly care about your well-being – sometimes to a fault. But all too often this high level of care is married to a low level of mastery or understanding of your illness.
In order to overcome your illness, you need an abundance of care. And a practitioner with an expert level of understanding – or mastery – over your particular illness.
Care and Mastery are the foundation to the Flourish Framework. It’s these values that consistently gets us outstanding patient outcomes.
We’ve spent thousands of hours studying celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. No one in the Calgary area has the in-depth understanding and knowledge needed to help you overcome your fatigue.
We help you get your life back
Let us be your guide.
In working together, you’ll develop:
- finally, you’ll realize what has been keeping you sick and tired for so long. You no longer have to keep guessing or moving from one practitioner to the next.
- Reduced anxiety
- you now have a clear path back to wellness.
- You will finally have the energy to be the person you want to be. The one who you were before you got sick.
Remember that person you used to be?
That one who had such zest for life. The woman filled with huge goals and dreams. She’s still there inside you. All you need to do is remove the illness in order to let her light shine through one again.
Let us be your guide back to health.