"French Bread" Legs from Eating Gluten

by Debra Coffey
(Branson, MO)

When I eat french bread, crackers, shredded wheat and such my legs swell (edema). My family teases my "french bread legs" and we get a lot of laughs over it, but seriously, can Gluten Sensitivity cause edema or should I think it may be a sugar sensitivity since simple carbs turn quickly to glucose or perhaps something else.

Thanks for answering!

Debra C.

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Arghhh. Gluten Sensitivity is no laughing matter...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Debra,

WOW!! Really this is no laughing matter, you are having a pretty serious allergic reaction every time that you eat gluten. I'm betting that if it was your face swelling up, that you would get off of that stuff immediately, am I right?

But you just happen to get leg swelling instead of facial swelling or a rash or hives or whatever. Your body swelling up after you eat something is your body's way of telling you that that food is bad for you and is causing you harm!!

So, if your health is otherwise GREAT and you have great energy, don't take any medications, etc. Then you could probably get away with this and you can eat these foods once in a while.

But if, as I suspect, your health is not where you would like it to be, then really it's IMPERATIVE that you consider yourself as having a severe gluten allergy.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

gluten swelling
by: Anonymous

I finally found out why I retain fluids in my hands, legs, feet and around my eyes. Wheat! Once I eliminated it from my diet, I became a new person. Swelling is internal hives.

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