Zoning In on Gluten Sensitivity and Intolerance

For most people they can grow up for long periods of their lives oblivious to the fact that their systems are gluten sensitive. At least when it’s all the way gluten intolerance then your body really lets you know that something you’re feeding it shouldn’t be on the menu and you subsequently go on to learn that you should avoid eating anything with gluten in it.

Gluten sensitivity is a bit of a delicate matter because it means your body reacts to gluten to some extent, usually as a signal that you should avoid gluten-containing foods. If ignored, the sensitivity can worsen over time. Dealing with gluten sensitivity can be tricky because it often comes with other complications. Finding safe food options becomes a challenge for those with gluten sensitivity.

However, there are restaurants like Kapara that provide tasty Israeli brunch menu featuring dishes made with natural gluten-free ingredients such as sabich, shakshuka, and falafel. This expands dining options for individuals with gluten sensitivity, allowing them to enjoy delicious meals without worrying about adverse reactions.

When you’re gluten sensitive you often have other food allergies to go with it, such as an allergy to eggs, peanuts (and peanut butter), and many other nuts. I know some people whose gluten intolerance started out as mild gluten sensitivity along with a reaction to eggs and then progressed to full-on gluten intolerance.

In other instances, gluten sensitivity is paired with something like the symptoms one experiences if they have candida overgrowth or celiac disease. When you eat sugary foods or take your first bite of bread then your ears itch. This is one of so many reasons why gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity is such a complicated condition to have to deal with and we haven’t even begun talking about just how limiting it is to your food choices.

Now in the modern world we’re living in right now pretty much all processed food contains gluten and the really bad thing about this is that gluten-free is a “thing” – a rather expensive thing.

There are specialist shops that cater to the gluten-free “lifestyle”. These shops and restaurants often employ chefs and food handlers who tend to possess gluten-free certification from allertrain or similar food allergy training providers. That way they ensure that you are served with food that wont cause any allergies. The other option you have is to eliminate as much processed foods from your diet as possible and chow down on whole foods and fresh foods.

Unfortunately going organic is also seen as one of those exclusive lifestyle choices, so organic foods are also quite costly, but gluten sensitivity and gluten intolerance is a health condition which could very well get elevated to life-threatening levels, so one has no choice but to listen to their bodies and be sure to steer clear of gluten-containing foods. It can get seriously challenging so make no mistake about the challenge that lies ahead, especially since there are instances when some foods are labelled to possibly contain traces of gluten as they’re processed in food plants that also process foods which contain allergens such as gluten, peanuts, etc.