Adele shares how gluten intolerance was behind depression battle: ‘I didn’t know myself’11/12/2021
Easy on Me singer Adele has bravely shared her battle with depression and anxiety – but its cause is a surprising one.
Speaking about her new album 30 with Rolling Stone, the superstar discussed losing herself and being overwhelmed by a ‘tsunami of emotions’.
Recalling her 31st birthday celebrations in 2019, she said: “I remember going upstairs, and doing my face, and getting into bed.”
Her bed-bound anxiety came after splitting with husband Simon Konecki. She added: “I just didn’t like who I was.”
But the star learned it was actually gluten sensitivity causing her mental health problems.
“So I was like, ‘Oh great. Thanks, guys. Could have had a really fun twenties’.”
Depression isn’t the only symptom of gluten sensitivity – there are 299 more!
According to Dr Rodney Ford, author of The Gluten Syndrome, gluten is responsible for depression both in people with coeliac and in people with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity.
It supports a study that found 37% of women with coeliac disease suffered from clinical depression, VeryWellHealth shared.
According to BeyondCeliac, there are more than 300 symptoms of coeliac disease.
It’s a serious autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your own tissues when you eat gluten.
It stops you taking in vital nutrients and if it goes undiagnosed, can cause weakening of the bones, vitamin deficiencies and even bowel cancer.
The NHS says at least one in 100 people have coeliac disease in the UK and there are too many signs to count!
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The most common symptoms are diarrhea, anemia and fatigue, bone pain, arthritis and depression or anxiety.
Other unpleasant effects include seizures or migraines, missed periods, mouth sores, bone loss and liver disorders.
While not everyone with a gluten sensitivity will have coeliac disease, you can alter your diet for a healthier, happier life.
Meghan Markle may not have Coeliac Disease, but in 2015 the health-conscious Duchess told Best Health said a gluten-free diet made a difference to her skin and energy levels.
She explained: “I try to eat vegan during the week and then have a little bit more flexibility with what I dig into on the weekends.”
By banishing glutenous products, you’ll stop intestine damage in its tracks.
Avoid bread and pasta, cereals, biscuits, cake and pastry, pies and sauces, unless they say they’re gluten free.
Instead, enjoy cheese, all fruit and vegetables, meat and fish (but not breaded or battered).
Include carbohydrates by eating potatoes, rice and rice noodles and gluten-free flours using rice, corn, soy and potato.
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