This is Your Brain on Celiac Disease

When you have Celiac disease, the telltale signs are in your gut. Right? Bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation. You probably don't need to be reminded of what even a little gluten can do to your body when you're allergic to it.

But is your gut health the only indicator of Celiac disease. No. Researchers at the Peripheral Neuropathy Clinical and Research Center at Weill Cornell Medical College, and others, have found that Celiac disease also has a neurological component.

Celiac Disease causes your brain to send out signals that may be just as unpleasant as gluten in your gut. If you have Celiac Disease, or think you might but haven't been diagnosed, see if any of these symptoms sound familiar:

  • Tingling or painful burning sensations on your skin
  • Sudden stinging or electric-shock like sensations on the arms, legs, torso, or face
  • Unexplained feelings of dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Excessive sweating
  • Urinary problems
  • Hair loss or skin changes
  • Headaches

Exposure to gluten in foods when you have Celiac disease can lead to serious complications. If you think you might have a gluten allergy or Celiac disease, ask your doctor about a blood test to screen for the disease. Know what might be causing gut-related problems or neurological issues can help you make better decisions about your food and lifestyle choices.

For some people, going Gluten Free is a necessity to manage an allergy to gluten or Celiac disease. For others, it's a lifestyle choice. Either way, it requires a big shift away from eating the typical American diet. We've made it as easy as possible to adjust your diet by creating Gluten-Free Meals many of our customers enjoy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.