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Why the CORRECT tests are necessary to test for Gluten Sensitivity!
Since gluten is one of the biggest causes of inflammation leading to a host of chronic diseases and health problems, it is extremely important to have the proper testing done for gluten sensitivity. Traditional testing methods whether saliva, stool or blood, only test for ONE of the proteins found in wheat, Alpha Gliadin. However, there are over 23 different proteins and peptides found in the wheat plant that cause gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease. Even 50% of confirmed Celiac patients DO NOT react to Alpha gliadin. They are reacting to one or more of the other proteins in wheat! This is why conventional testing “misses the mark” when it comes to the proper diagnosing of gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.
Our office uses Cyrex Labs, a “cutting edge” immune testing laboratory, to test for gluten sensitivity, Celiac disease, gluten cross-reactivity to other foods and leaky gut. You should consider these tests if:
• You were tested for gluten sensitivity and were told your test was negative
however, you continue to experience health problems
• You are currently eating gluten free but continue to have symptoms
• You experience digestive symptoms such as gas, bloat, diarrhea,
constipation, indigestion etc.
• You suffer from a chronic health condition or an autoimmune disease
Women's BestHealth is a functional medicine and nutritional health center specializing in women's health issues and wellness. Dr. Marianne Beck, founder and director, provides natural treatment for menopause, perimenopause, adrenal fatigue/stress, thyroid problems, Hashimoto's, osteoporosis, gastrointestinal problems and autoimmune disease. We offer our services locally in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
Serving: South Florida (South Fl), Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Sunrise, Oakland park, Pompano Beach, Deerfield, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Miramar, Coral Springs, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, Tamarac, Coconut Creek, Weston, Hollywood, Plantation, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens. Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
Marianne Beck, D.C., Functional Medicine Practitioner and Director, Women's BestHealth