How much time until one starts to see the effects of a gluten-free diet, assuming I'm gluten intolerant?
The symptoms are chronic sinus inflammation.
Check out this wikipedia entry.
What is the relationship of gluten and anti-gliadin antibodies?. In gluten-sensitive individuals AGA testing is a routinely used blood test for possible presence of coeliac disease, allergies or idiopathic phenomena.
The half life of these antibodies is typically 120 days.
Personally I've seen all symptoms fade in 14 - 21 days after even a large dose of gluten, though considerable relief comes after the first week is over.
For me? 3 days.
Don't a ZILLION things cause chronic sinus inflammation? Have you addressed dust mites and mold and dairy and all that? Don't get me wrong, I think gluten is Satan for most of us, but this could be a reach.
I am non-celiac (confirmed by endoscopy); gluten and legumes cause me abdominal pain and bloating. My symptoms went away about three days after cutting gluten. I am not highly sensitive and have to eat fairly large amounts to have symptoms; the longer I've been paleo, the faster my symptoms resolve when I do get them.
I did the gluten challenge & knew when i re-introduced it to my diet w/in a couple days i am gluten intolerant/sensitive.
After a detox (a week or so) & noticed a difference w/in a couple weeks of energy, BM's, skin changes (for the better, which only improved on paleo), even mood was more stable on GF (fewer hormonal swings). HTH
I had many symptoms, I just didn't know they were caused by wheat. I'm not actually certain my problem is gluten, because I don't think I have symptoms from corn. All my symptoms faded over a period of about 3 weeks when I changed what I was eating.
Now, if I eat something containing wheat I have symptoms the next day. They take a few days to clear.
I was diagnosed with celiac disease... GERD, IBS etc, etc. I went gluten-free immediately after diagnosis and it took ten days for me to feel better than I had in a very long time... if I accidently get 'glutened' the effects are pretty nasty and they last from 3 - 10 days (depending on how much gluten I ate) Good Luck to you.
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