The symptoms of a person with gluten intolerance may sound familiar to many: sluggishness, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, reflux, and the list goes on.
The fact is, gluten intolerance is one of the most underdiagnosed conditions in North America. Most people could benefit from a gluten-free or reduced gluten diet.
For those with gluten intolerance, their bodies cannot digest gluten, a protein that appears in wheat, rye, barley, and other grains. This leads to digestive distress and non-gastrointestinal conditions that can be uncomfortable and painful to endure.
An Idaho woman, Sherry, experienced the harsh side effects of gluten for ten years before discovering the root cause. Her many trips to the doctor over the years had yielded the same answer, “We don’t know what’s wrong with you.”
“I didn’t know what gluten was six months ago,” Sherry said, “but my daughter brought me this book, "The Gluten Connection" by Shari Lieberman, and it just fit all my symptoms like acid reflux, heart palpitations, and sluggishness. So I went gluten-free!”
She also removed sugar from her diet and began supplementing with products from The AIM Companies.
"It was suggested I take BarleyLife Xtra for the easily absorbed vitamins, like A, B, and K," said Sherry.
"When you have gluten intolerance, your intestines cannot absorb these fat soluble vitamins.
"After only one month, I noticed that I wasn’t tired all the time. My heart stopped skipping beats, and I didn’t have acid reflux. As for my arthritis, my fingers are not swollen anymore, and I have no joint pain."
With a relatively easy transition to a gluten-free diet, Sherry is excited to share her positive results with others.
Note: AIM Members with celiac, sprue and gluten intolerance have used BarleyLife® and BarleyLife® Xtra with no negative effects. However, as a consumer, it is ultimately your decision to use these nutritional products.