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Do you have gas, bloating, or drowsiness after eating rice or other carbs? You may have CCI…

no to sugar and carbohydrates1-resized-600 Complex Carbohydrate Intolerance (aka: CI or CCI)

Symptoms of CI include but are not limited to: sleepiness, drowsiness, lack of concentration, a feeling of being bloated after a meal(especially one containing sweet foods or starches), always feeling hungry, having weak legs or knees after eating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and stomach ache.

If left untreated, carbohydrate intolerance, or CI/CCI, can result in many varied symptoms including: hypertension, hyperinsulinemia, polycystic ovaries, breast cancer, high blood cholesterol, pain and inflammation, Type II diabetes (“adult-onset”), obesity, stroke, and coronary heart disease. This is because all these problems are related to something called insulin resistance, which first starts as CI.

As carbohydrate intolerance can cause major distress to your life, correcting it can result in major health improvements.

Similar to a gluten intolerance self-test, the best way to see if you have CI/CCI is to complete a two week test where you will avoid all carbs/starches. View the resources below for more information and instructions for the TWT (Two Week Test).

http://www.livestrong.com/article/480490-complex-carb-intolerance/

http://www.drgangemi.com/healthtopics/diets/carbintolerancetwoweek/

Dr.Oz 28 day plan to kick your carb addiction

http://www.foodreactions.org/intolerance/carbohydrate/

http://www.longnaturalhealth.com/health-articles/carbohydrate-sugar-intolerance  

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