Gluten Sensitivity and Multiple Allergies

by Nick

I've had big bags under my eyes for 9 years thought is was from partying when I was younger. Got a dog about that time. Finally went to doctor for physical. Had other symptoms like numbness in arms and hands at night which woke me up, muscle spasms, mental fog, and frequent bowel movements.

Doctor said I was extremely healthy but had vitamin D deficiency plus folic acid and b-12 was low. Everything else was normal. My whole life I have gotten congested after eating food(some of the time). She sent me to allergist. Had skin test done-allergic to dogs cats dust mites and some grasses.

Don't seem to get congested around dogs though. Was negative for wheat, peanuts, and all the other foods he tested me for. Told him about congestion after eating food. He dismissed it. Said it was probably coincidental or from spicy foods. I had an egg salad sandwhich once and I could barely breath. Sometimes its immediately after eating foods sometimes it takes a couple minutes.

I can eat bread, eggs, mayo seperately fine with no congestion. Dairy causes congestion sometimes so I eliminate that. Its seems sometimes I have a reaction and sometimes I don't. Its hard to pinpoint exactly what it is. I have no other intestinal problems other than when I eat something cooked in peanut oil it causes severe cramping. I can eat peanuts with no problem.

My question is can I have gluten sensitivity and not have a reaction to it all the time? Do you think I do along with the lactose as it seems the 2 go together sometimes(I've read). I do have a cousin that has celiac disease.

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Vitamin Deficiencies...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Nick,

Your story is awfully complex. I'm not sure where to start. But what I DO know is that if you have deficiency of:

Vitamin D
Folic Acid
Vitamin B12

then you have some absorption problem that is likely to be from Increased Intestinal Permeability. Increased intestinal permeability is also responsible when people have multiple allergies like you do.

But you need to find the CAUSE of the increased intestinal permeability- and the most likely cause is nearly always Gluten Sensitivity- especially if you have relatives with Celiac.

So, yes, you can have both lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity as well as having allergies or sensitivities to 40 or 50 other things at the same time- there's nothing that says that if you have one allergy or sensitivity that you can't have another- and in fact the more sensitivities that you have the MORE likely you are to be sensitive to gluten.

So, the trick is that you need to heal your leaky gut so that you stop this progression of problems and get healthy. Otherwise, you will likely just continue on a downward spiral of worsening health and more allergies and sensitivities...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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