Free gluten sensitivity test
I’ll never forget the day I wore my hair pulled back with a headband and my coworker called me out for having a big forehead.
I had been self-conscious about it before, but that day made me feel ultra self-conscious moving forward.
The idea of growing out my bangs for more long, luscious locks around my face and less hairstyling work quickly vanished.
At the time, I had no idea my forehead could be used as a tool to evaluate which foods were right or wrong for my body such as gluten.
Sometimes what we take for granted or dislike about our bodies can hold the most valuable clues about our health.
For example, the extra weight you might have put on around the middle can be a big clue for blood sugar imbalances, toxic exposures, chronic stress, and hormone dysfunction.
Or how weight gain specifically in the breast and hips strongly correlates with excess estrogen circulating in the body, which can be true for both women and men.
And early signs of gray hair are linked to high stress and low levels of glutathione in the body, which is the body’s master antioxidant and detoxification nutrient.
When it comes to feeling like your best self, your body holds all of the answers.
Conventional Western Medicine takes more of a “let’s stop the issue” and “take this pill for that” approach instead of checking in with the body to understand where it’s coming from or what is causing it.
That’s why it’s so common to get prescribed medication, such as birth control for acne, only to have it partially resolve the issue and for something new to pop up. It’s like chasing holes in a sinking boat!
This conventional approach works perfectly in acute and serious situations such as car accidents or catastrophic events when measures need to be taken immediately to stop the bleeding and save a limb or life. But they aren’t effective for the common chronic health and weight issues that most of us face on a daily basis.
We could spend hours breaking down all of your body parts and what clues they hold about your health. Correlating body parts with symptoms and nerve meridians have been the main focus in eastern medicine practices such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries.
For today, let’s just focus on the little nuggets about your health that your forehead has to share and how it can be used as a free gluten sensitivity test..
In this week’s video and blog, I share 3 super clues that your forehead might be holding about gluten and your health, and what you can do with the information.
These 3 clues will give you insights into gluten sensitivity, digestion, liver health, hormonal balance, and thyroid function.
Super Clue #1 – Metabolism & Thyroid Function
I first learned about the forehead’s correlation with your health status when I started studying thyroid conditions on a deeper level.
Hair loss in the “widow’s peak” area of the hairline or forehead points to a sluggish thyroid usually indicating hypothyroidism or Hashimotos.
Missing the outer 3rd portion of your eyebrows (also in the forehead region) is another strong clue indicating low thyroid function that should be investigated.
Super Clue #2 – Digestion & Gluten Sensitivity
I was fascinated when I heard Dr. Tom O’Bryan (one of the pioneers in gluten sensitivity research) quote a study that connected the dots between the size of your forehead and your susceptibility to gluten sensitivity.
In the study, they found that a large forehead directly correlates with being sensitive to gluten and/or having Celiac’s disease, so much so that the study stated, “This sign along with the presence of other clinical signs and symptoms, should alert a physician to test a patient for celiac disease.”
I removed gluten from my diet long before hearing this and felt SO MUCH better as a result. I lost weight, gained energy, and don’t get bloated anymore.
I was never diagnosed with Celiac, but food sensitivity and other functional lab tests indicated that gluten-containing foods were not my friends just like my large forehead did.
Super Clue #3 – Liver & Detoxification
You may have heard how acne in specific areas of the face can correlate with your diet, stress, dirty hands, and allergic reactions.
Well, there’s actually some truth to this.
According to the nerve meridians used in eastern medicine, the area of your forehead is linked to your major detoxification organs such as your liver, gallbladder, kidneys, and bladder.
Acne on your forehead can indicate a backup in your body’s ability to detox and process toxins or excess hormones, such as estrogen, adequately.
When I was in the midst of healing Hashimotos, detoxing from toxic mold and estrogen dominance I had forehead acne for the first time in my life.
And even more interesting, on an emotional level forehead acne can be related to anger, anxiety, fear, frustration, worry and grief!
On top of it all, all of these clues can also be connected!
In order for your thyroid to function at full steam, your digestive tract and detox organs need to be running effectively.
An inflamed digestive system from gluten sensitivity will allow more toxins into your bloodstream, leading to liver overload and then taking your thyroid down with it.
And the vicious cycle could go on and on and on.
Next time you look in the mirror, take a closer look at your forehead to see what it might be saying about your health.
If you notice any of these clues that I mentioned, you’ll want to…
- Confirm gluten sensitivity with a functional food sensitivity and gut health test
- Test your thyroid to see if your thyroid hormones are in optimal ranges
- Boost your detox capacity with some high-quality liver support supplements and naturally detoxifying foods such as beets, dandelion greens, and cruciferous vegetables
I’ve learned to love the size of my forehead because of the valuable insights and empowerment it gives me about my health.
And as many of my clients and I have experienced, it may not be possible to change the size of your forehead but you can learn to appreciate the health knowledge it has to offer, and it is possible to get your thyroid, digestion, and detoxification back on track so you can feel like your best self!
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