Anyone out there gluten intolerant?
Looking for restaurants in Los Angeles area (especially Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey).
Just discovered I have been sick because my body can't digest the protein gluten.
About 1 in every 100-200 people have it and it takes the average person 11 years to be diagnosed.
It doesn't just cause bloating, it can cause lymphoma, narcolepsy, lupus, hepatitis (!), depression and all sorts of skin disorders. The small intestine gets damaged by the gluten and it is an auto immune disease called Celiac. Itchy rashes, weight loss or gain, anemia, Parkinson's...
This disease is so serious and can be treated so go online and check it out!
If you know a child or adult who is ill and can't figure out why? A gluten allergy is a possiblity.
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