A question about gluten and dairy.
by jennifer campbell
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!