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).

Dr.Oz 28 day plan to kick your carb addiction  

Celicac (Coeliac) Disease Symptoms

“…The presentation of celiac disease may be varied with a wide range of severity of the symptoms. This makes diagnosis a challenge based on symptoms alone. Research suggests that diagnosis usually takes around 10 years after the appearance of first symptoms.” Read more

General symptoms of celiac disease

Broadly found the symptoms and signs of celiac disease include:–

  • Iron-deficiency anaemia and other or unspecified anaemia
  • Anorexia
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal distension/bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flatulence
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation and irregular bowel habits
  • Short stature/growth failure and failure to thrive
  • Irritability, mood swings and depression/bipolar disorder
  • Alopecia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Recurrent aphthous stomatitis
  • Amenorrhoea/recurrent abortion and infertility
  • Hypertransaminaseaemia and abnormal liver biochemistry

Associated features and diseases

There are several associated features and diseases as well. These include:-

  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver disorders
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Rheumatological disorders including Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Crohn’s disease and Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Type 1 diabetes – the prevalence of celiac disease in people with type 1 diabetesis 1.4 to 8.2% in children, 0.3 to 11.3% in adults and 1.7 to 5.7% in combined child and adult populations.
  • Autoimmune thyroid disease
  • Down syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Infertility
  • Lymphoid malignancy
  • Autoimmune Myocarditis
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Turner syndrome
  • Chronic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Polyneuropathy