Do you have a constipated child? Do you think they might have a gluten intolerance?
Sometimes one of the factors that makes children constipated is gluten. We don’t know why this happens (yet), but it might be due to the fact that if the child is allergic or sensitive to gluten, then the gluten causes an inflammatory reaction in their body. This inflammation in turn causes constipation (among other possible symptoms).
How can you find out if your constipated child is gluten intolerant?
Remove gluten from your constipated child’s diet for 3 weeks. Observe and keep a diary of your child’s stools. Is there any improvement in their frequency or consistency? Or there is no change?
Be sure to read all the food labels as gluten hides in many places. If you want this gluten elimination diet to work and to find a clear answer to your question (is my child’s constipation linked to their gluten allergy or sensitivity?), you have to remove all sources of gluten from your constipated child’s diet for 3 weeks.
Do it today! Your child’s health is worth it!
If you are wondering whether there is a link between constipation and dairy sensitivity/allergy, here is one of my articles on this topic.
Do you want to read more about how to help your constipated child have regular, healthy bowel movements without pain? Here are some past articles about how to relieve constipation.
Are you interested in joining my “Constipation 101 – How to help your child poop every day” program?
I would love to hear from you!
Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Triggers Gut Dysbiosis, Neuroinflammation, Gut-Brain Axis Dysfunction, and Vulnerability for Dementia. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2015