Often consistent abdominal pain, bloating, and skin problems can point towards a wheat intolerance. While symptoms may vary from person to person, wheat intolerances can be extremely overwhelming because so many food items contain it. Because of this, some may ignore the symptoms to avoid complicating their diet, but confirming an intolerance can lead to a better quality of life. Begin your assessment by testing for one.
Allergenics offers food and environmental tests with accurate results of how your body is coping with food and environmental stresses to assist you in making better eating decisions and lifestyle changes to accommodate a wheat intolerance.
We’ve compiled a list of four steps to living with a wheat intolerance to support you with your new diet and lifestyle.
1) Learning To Live With A Wheat Intolerance
Understanding what a wheat intolerance means for you and your body is the first step after testing for it and receiving conclusive results. Your eating habits and diet will need to change to ensure that you are not triggering your body. Although bread, breakfast cereals, pasta, and biscuits are obvious foods that contain wheat, many are more difficult to spot as wheat is used in many other products. Once diagnosed, you will need to start reading labels more carefully.
2) Speaking To A Healthcare Provider
Once you have had an NZ intolerance testing with a positive indication for wheat intolerance it is advisable to see your doctor as they will be able to distinguish the severity of your condition and determine whether it is Coeliac disease, wheat intolerance, or gluten sensitivity. Following this, making an appointment with a naturopath to work through a treatment plan with you can help you integrate the changes into your life. In conjunction with your treatment plan, a change in diet and supplementation can reduce the symptoms of intolerance.
3) Consider Wheat Alternatives
Wheat intolerance is more common than you think, and with the addition of carb-free diets gaining popularity, there are now so many alternatives on the market. Retailers are taking into consideration varying diets, food allergies and intolerances, to ensure that they cater to every need. You can easily find wheat-free cereals, pasta, and baked goods on the shelves of any supermarket.
Restaurants also offer wheat-free meals, with alternative pizza bases and much more and there are many raw food cafes and restaurants who don’t use wheat in food preparation at all. It is important to make yourself aware of what is available on the market and when dining out so that you are not limited in choice.
4) Communicating Your Wheat Intolerance
Teaching and talking about your wheat intolerance to friends and family can make for less uncomfortable and awkward situations in the future. Not only will this allow them to make dietary provisions for a family member or friend with wheat intolerance, but it also ensures that they are educated and sensitive to others with wheat intolerance.
Educating yourself is essential and can determine how you deal with wheat intolerance. After being diagnosed, it can feel stressful and even frustrating but with a conclusive intolerance test from Allergenics you are on the first step to solving many health issues. While the changes may feel overwhelming at first, this should soon be outweighed by the improvements in the symptoms experienced, leading to a greater sense of health and well being.