fyi 3girls, gluten free diet brings up your zinc level. kids with and without celiac disease see increased serum zinc on gluten free diets.
you can get nutrition from foods with gluten, but if you do it's harder to keep your zinc levels up so a supplement may become necessary.
a study of healthy controls in a low gluten society (thailand) had average serum zinc levels near 18 umol/L. on a western diet including lots of wheat, healthy control zinc levels are lower.
ms patients are known to be low on zinc. you can boost your stores by supplementing zinc AND/OR avoiding gluten.
i used to react badly to bread but i figured out with bloodwork that i was zinc deficient and supplemented to correct. now i can eat bread with no side effects, but i do so sparingly. FYI!
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range