What Are the Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance?

It seems more and more people are finding that they are intolerant to gluten but often they don’t realize gluten is even the problem until they have exhausted multiple options looking for the right answers. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye and it has become associated with over 50 known diseases. It’s been estimated by the United States Government that upwards of 15% of Americans have a gluten intolerance and are never properly diagnosed. So, what are the gluten intolerance symptoms you should be on the lookout for?

Many times gluten intolerance shows up in digestive problems such as constipation, bloating and diarrhea. Among children constipation seems to be the one symptom that occurs more often. Another issue that can present itself after eating a gluten products is fatigue, a feeling of tiredness that you just can’t seem to shake and isn’t associated with your normal sleep routine. Keratosis Pilaris, also known as chicken skin, is a serious sign of gluten intolerance. Continue reading

Dancing Our Way to Hawaii

My wife and I decided to enter a dance marathon at the local community center. Couples would have to dance for 8 hours without stopping, and the winning couple would win a trip to Hawaii, all expenses paid. Proceeds from the marathon would go to a local charity. My wife and I practiced our dance moves for the marathon, and I tried to do an impressive move and threw my back out. My wife wanted us to give up on the contest, but that trip to Hawaii was too tempting to pass up. We hurried to a Mesa chiropractor for help.

I had 4 days from the time I broke my back until the day of the contest to heal. The chiropractor told me that my back would heal normally, I just needed to rest for two days, giving me enough time to participate in the marathon. Continue reading