Wheat and Gluten illness

The problems with gluten

Wheat allergy can be diagnosed by a Skin Prick Test for wheat.  Unfortunately,  gluten-related problems cannot be diagnosed by skin prick tests.

Gluten in our diet has been revealed as a major cause of health problems in millions of people who are being harmed by its toxic and immunological effects.  My studies, together with the work of many others, have found that about one-in-ten people are being made sick by eating gluten and you could be one of them.

More and more gluten has been added to our diets over the last hundred years. Our communities have become habituated to gluten. Consequently, we have become blind to its damaging effects. It is of deep concern that the mechanism through which gluten creates so much damage is its impairment of the brain and nerves.


Are you feeling sick, tired or grumpy?  If you are, then you might be suffering from The Gluten Syndrome.  The symptoms can be subtle, but can interfere significantly with your lifestyle.  These niggling symptoms, always feeling tired and irritable, serve to sap your energy.

The term The Gluten Syndrome applies to any reaction/symptom that is caused by gluten.  This includes the myriad symptoms that are experienced throughout your gastro-intestinal tract.  It also includes the host of other symptoms that do not stem from your gut.  These include:

Brain and behaviour disorders
Irritability and tiredness
Skin problems
Muscle aches and pains
Joint problems.

The Gluten Syndrome also includes the diagnosis of celiac disease.

The Big List

Most people with The Gluten Syndrome have repeatedly sought help and advice from their medical services, but have not come away with a satisfactory answer. Their symptoms and health problems can be wide-ranging.  It can involve your gut, your skin and your nerves.

I call the list of symptoms that can be caused by gluten “The Big List”.  If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these symptoms, you could be suffering from the affects of gluten.

tired and exhausted
uncomfortable tummy
bloating and gas troubles
gastric reflux or heartburn
diarrhoea or constipation

unhappy with your weight
not growing well
eating problems
lack energy, weakness

runny nose and sinus problems
chronic iron deficiency
osteoporosis or growing pains
dermatitis, eczema, itchy  or bad skin

headaches or migraine
feel depressed or moody or grumpy
find it hard to think clearly
poor sleep

hyperactive or cranky
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
mental health problems

Dr Ford has written a number of books explaining the harmful effects of gluten on your body. They can be seen on this link:   Dr Ford’s Gluten books.

The Gluten Syndrome: is wheat causing you harm?
Gluten suffers now have a name for their problem: The Gluten Syndrome. “A must read book for patients and professionals. Dr Ford explains how/why gluten can affect you; why tests for celiac disease often miss those ill due to gluten. This book goes “outside the gut” and shows how every body part can be affected. It harms brains and nerves. Sick, tired and grumpy? This book will help you.

Gluten Brains: The Brain–Grain Connection

Yes, brains and nerves get damaged by gluten. Medical research reveals that gluten commonly causes nerve damage, brain disease, mental disturbance, learning disorders, fatigue, and poor growth. But most sufferers from gluten-harm remain completely unaware of it! Read the stories of suffering and ‘miracle cures’ by quitting gluten. Are you and your family affected? Find out before it’s too late.

Gluten-Related Disorder: Sick? Tired? Grumpy?

We are all at risk from eating gluten: any person, any symptom, any time! Dr Ford presents stories of 50 families severely affected by gluten. He asks: “Is eating gluten really worth the risk? Are you getting the “run-around” with your health concerns? Are you getting frustrated with no real answers? This presents 50 clinical stories of gluten sensitivity.

Dermatitis Eczema: Gluten Wheat – Solving the eczema puzzle

Skin diseases are frequently caused/triggered by wheat and gluten: gluten-eczema. The evidence for this book is derived from published medical studies, patient reports and my extensive clinical experience and research into food allergy, food intolerance, and gluten-related disorders over the last 35 years.

 Click on this link for: More information about Dr Ford’s books