Too old to be gluten intolerant?

by Cindy

I am 53 and thinking that I might be gluten intolerant. My daughter and grandson are and have proven it by eliminating it from their diets. Is it possible to develop an intolerance later in live or is it that it just becomes worse with age? How have I made it so far?

Thank you,


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Never too old to be gluten intolerant..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Cindy,

I would LOVE to say that you just couldn't possibly have Gluten Intolerance because you are past the time that that could happen in, but unfortunately that's not the case.

You can acquire gluten sensitivity at any age and/or you could have had gluten intolerance all of your life, but because no one suggested it to you, it simply never occurred to you (or your doctor) that that could be the problem.

In fact, you should read This Letter by a DOCTOR who wasn't diagnosed with Celiac Disease until he was 80 years old.

He's a doctor, he has many doctors in his family and yet he missed his Celiac Disease, as did his doctor family members and several doctors who were treating him! So, maybe that happened to you too!

Also, I assume that you are not in perfect health, otherwise you wouldn't be considering changing your diet to a gluten free diet! So, if you have ANY health problems, and your daughter and grandson have improved with a gluten free diet- then its certainly possible that you could benefit from it too.

It's worth a try.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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