A question about gluten and dairy.

by jennifer campbell
(gainesville, fl)

My functional medicine doctor thinks I have gluten intolerance, so I'm thinking about starting a gluten free diet. I'm awaiting the results of a gluten gene test right now to see for sure. But my question is, if you are gluten intolerant, are you ALWAYS intolerant of dairy too?


I've heard that they are usually connected and I feel like if I start a gluten free diet without going dairy-free as well that I will still have all the same problems and it won't do any good. But it is very overwhelming to think about having to give up both gluten and dairy.

I thought giving up gluten was bad enough but to have to sacrifice both sounds so awful. Is it possible to only be gluten intolerant, or if you are gluten intolerant and also dairy intolerant, is it possible for the dairy part to clear up once you stop eating gluten?

One more question, does just eating less gluten help AT ALL? or is it just basically the same as eating gluten all the time? I've been doing a lot of research and I'm confused about that. Thanks much!

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It doesn't sound like you are confused..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Jennifer,

You said, "I feel like if I start a gluten free diet without going dairy-free as well that I will still have all the same problems and it won't do any good."

So, it doesn't sound like you are confused, it sounds like you are looking for justification to NOT have to eliminate both gluten and dairy at the same time.

But the fact that you are looking so hard for a reason NOT to go off of gluten and dairy is the single biggest reason TO go off of gluten and dairy!! When someone is terribly worried about giving up any substance, it likely means that they are addicted and absolutely need to go off of that substance.

So, my suggestion is to completely ignore the results of any 'gene test' because you can also have Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance that won't show up on any tests, and simply go off of gluten and dairy and see how you feel. There is no other way to realistically find out if you are sensitive to these- and the more you don't want to do this, the more likely that you'll feel better if you DO get off of them.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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