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 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
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
Gluten turned out to be a trigger for migrains for me.
09/22/2010 - 2:01pm
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
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
Seif diagnosed even after the doctor stated the blood test came back negative for gluten intolerance. By going gluten free, I have felt 10 times better both mentally and physically. Additionally, I have eliminated all dairy products from my diet. I found this to be harder than gluten. What is difficult now is to be gluten-free and healthy. Meaning getting over 'I deserve to eat these GF chocolate muffins or CC cookies...' and lots of them instead of realizing, hey, I wouldn't eat that amount before going GF, why now? I would like to see a regular feature in a national magazine about GF eating and living. You'd be amazed how many people just don't realize they would be better off GF.
09/19/2010 - 6:45pm
I have been thinking of eating gluten free. I will try eating that and see if it helps me feel better. I have MS and exercise is an issue, so I thought trying a new way of eating might be the ticket! Even though it seems like so much "work" I'll see how it goes.
09/19/2010 - 12:58pm
After reading the article and all the comments, I'm going to talk to my doctor about getting tested for gluten antibodies. I have Irritable Bowel and get the diareah part of it, usually for one day, never more than two. But I also have fibromyalgia and and have been told alot of people with fibro have IB. My problem is I have to watch my weight -- I'm too thin. 5'6" and 102 now, after having a 111 glucose reading and "watching" my carb and sugar intake for a month and losing 6 pounds. I've always been thin as is the whole family, very much so also on my Dad's side. I don't think there's one person on either side of the family who's morbidly obese, and few would be considered chubby and I'm talking about 75 people, at least.
I need the vitamins eating wheat provides (I already take a supplement) so I don't want to do something that's going to make me lose more weight. In fact, after losing those 6 pounds, my doctor told me to go home and eat anything I wanted because gaining weight back is so hard for me to do. It's been three months and I'm still at 102, thankful I haven't lost more.
I know nothing about dieting except I'm sensitive to chemicals so I avoid artifical coloring, flavorings and preservatives. My allergist said: Read the labels. If you can't pronouce it, don't eat it.
I think I'll continue to research this issue until my appointment in a couple of weeks. It sounds like a number of ailments are helped with the elimination of gluten. I have osteoarthritus and migraine headaches, too. If all I had to do was eat gluten free to get rid of the fibro, arthritus and migraines and gain weight, I'd gladly go without everything that's considered a luxury -- like cable TV. I might even get hips! LOL At the least, I'll find out I don't need to eat gluten free, but have learned tons of new stuff along the way. It's a win-win no matter how it turns out.
09/19/2010 - 11:11am
I believe wheat to be a common allergen, and I'm sure the gluten has something to do with it. Whenever I eat grains containing gluten, I become very tired. I've noticed that I have much more energy now that I have eliminated gluten from my diet.