Gluten Sensitivity Dietitians Brisbane
Do you experience abdominal pain after eating wheat, barley and rye?
Do you feel bloated after you consume wheat food products such as wheat bread or cereals?
Do you experience constipation or diarrhoea after you eat wheat-containing pasta dishes?
Do you suffer from headaches, fatigue or skin problems?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you may have a gluten sensitivity. But do not worry! This is a condition our team at New Life Nutrition have been expertly handling for years – we can help you deal with it.
What is Gluten Sensitivity?
Gluten sensitivity, or gluten intolerance, is a condition characterised by your body’s negative reaction after you consume foods containing gluten.
Gluten is a protein that is commonly found in wheat, barley and rye products.
What are the signs that I have Gluten Sensitivity?
The symptoms of gluten sensitivity can range from gastrointestinal conditions such as abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea to fatigue, joint pain and even depression.
It is important to remember that the symptoms differ from person to person and largely depends on how the condition presents itself.
What caused my Gluten Sensitivity?
Research is still ongoing to find out the exact cause of gluten sensitivity, but some believe genetics plays a role in its development. Researchers have also identified a common virus that could increase your chances of developing coeliac disease, which is an autoimmune disease marked by inflammation and damage to your small intestine after you ingest gluten.
What should I do if I think I have Gluten Sensitivity?
The first step you must take if you think you have gluten sensitivity is to consult with an accredited healthcare professional.
Consulting with our team of dietitians and nutritionists can help you to properly determine whether the symptoms you are experiencing are due to gluten sensitivity, or a different health condition. We follow the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s (RPAH) elimination diet to figure out if your reactions are linked to your consumption of gluten. Once we have confirmed you do have gluten sensitivity, our team will work closely with you in developing a tailor-fit dietary and lifestyle solution to help you manage your gluten sensitivity. This will involve a gluten-free diet and your reduced intake of gluten-based food products such as:
- Grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oats, couscous, bulgur, semolina
- Flour and bread made of wheat, barley and rye
- Breakfast cereals made of wheat, wheat bran, oats or oat bran
- Pasta or noodles made of wheat
- Cakes and pastries that are not labelled “gluten-free”
Gluten sensitivity is now officially recognised as a legitimate health condition. This recognition ensures you will receive professional support and guidance in making healthy lifestyle choices so you can better manage your gluten sensitivity.
Can my Gluten Sensitivity be Coeliac Disease?
Gluten sensitivity is a condition that is very similar to coeliac disease, that’s why it is critical for you to go to an accredited professional so you can receive an accurate diagnosis and the appropriate treatment.
What makes gluten sensitivity different from coeliac disease? If all you have is gluten sensitivity, you will not have the chronic inflammation or the long-term damage to your small intestine. You also won’t be struggling with a leaky gut, which is a more common symptom of coeliac disease.
Is Coeliac Disease common?
Research indicates that, on average, 1 in 70 Australians have coeliac disease. But majority are undiagnosed, meaning most Australians who have coeliac disease don’t even know they have it.
Our Dietitians can help you deal with your Gluten Sensitivity
Allow our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians at New Life Nutrition help you manage your gluten sensitivity!
Each of our accredited nutritionists and dietitians have years of experience in handling cases of gluten sensitivity and various gut and bowel health issues. Our team of experts have closely worked with the FAILSAFE support group and have been professionally trained to work with our patients suffering from gluten sensitivity.
We create customised, effective and practical, long-term lifestyle solutions to help you better deal with your gluten sensitivity and live a happier, healthier life! Book your appointment with us now!