One member of our family has been diagnosed celiac and must avoid gluten completely. This is made harder when people think you are just following a food fad. The rest of the family still consumes wheat, but are eating less gluten and more other whole grains and flours. We would love to see more great recipes and nutritional advice concerning a healthy celiec diet.
09/21/2010 - 12:31pm
I've cut out much of the gluten, but do eat cracked wheat or spelt. This was on the advice of my acupuncturist. No wheat, dairy or sugar because of allergies.
09/21/2010 - 4:21pm
Gluten turned out to be a trigger for migrains for me.
09/22/2010 - 2:01pm
I eliminated all sugar from my diet first, then all gluten products, followed by all dairy products. I am now the BIGGEST supporter of a gluten/sugar/dairy free diet. I am able to but prefer not to eat these items WOW...first the brain fog went away, then the bloating went away and finally any sinus issues I was having went away.
09/22/2010 - 6:22pm
I think there are still a lot of people that don't know they have issues with gluten. I'm 61 and just found out two years ago, I wish I had know earlier!
09/24/2010 - 5:28pm
My 5 yr old daughter was diagnised with non celiacs gluten intolerance. We were told we may have othr children with this or celiacs and so chose to go GF. As the haed cook, it is easier to make just one meal we can all share. Also, I have thyroid problems and we have a family history of diabetes, both of which can be related to celiacs. I feel so much better and my thyroid is healing! No more meds for me, yay!
10/23/2010 - 9:17pm
I have Hashimoto's Disease and told to follow a Glueten free diet. Just getting info
10/29/2010 - 10:24pm
I have suffered with IBS constantly for about four years now. I went to see a nutritionist who told me to avoid milk for a while, i did for six months and found that my symptoms were less severe for a while. I stopped eating gluten over a month ago and almost straight away the gas, bloating and diarhoer went away! Apart from one evening when i slipped up and immediately had an upset stomach! I also noticed i am breathing so much better after a lifetime of asthma i no longer need my inhaler. Im hoping that my acne might clear up soon too as i hear both are connected.
11/28/2010 - 10:38am
I have been diagnosed as having Celiac disease after complaining to doctor for over four years. I have had to go gluten free to be free of the horrible symptoms. I have had anaphalactic shock through accidentally being given gluten while I was out to dinner. I do not like being different from other people and they often think I am just being difficult about food. I am afraid I have been given gluten deliberately to see if I ''react'' or if I make it up. I was so ill I had to be taken home that night.
I also have Hashimoto's thyroiditis which is linked with celiac disease as they are both auto immune disorders. Because I cook my husband is also eating gluten free now, and says he feels less bloated and gassy than he did when eating it. I bake my own bread and cakes and if visitors come I put them out on a plate so we all eat the same and I cannot get glutened by mistake.
Both Celiac disease and Hashimotos are lifelong problems, but I can cope with them. I follow a healthy diet which is gluten free....you don't need to make tons of cookies or cakes to be gluten free...you can concentrate on meat and fish, eggs and cheese, veggies and fruit....all of which are naturally gluten free.