I've been suffering from severly stiff & tight muscles and it has progressively gotten worse over the past year. After seeing many specialists, and having all sorts of tests conducted I happened to schedule an appointment with a new chiropractor. The chiropractor told me that my joints were very flexible due to the fact that my ligaments were too loose. Wheat can cause many auto-immune dysfunctions in the body & especially in women, and these symptoms can worsen over time. I've been wheat free ever since and continue to feel healthier by the day... not to mention I've had an easier time loosing weight! I've been blogging about my new diet & lifestyle http://wheatfreeadventurer.blogspot.com/ and it's been helping me stick to it!
08/24/2010 - 2:24pm
I have an Autoimmune disorder. Thought I might feel better if I stopped a few things like wheat, yeast and ate gluten free items instead. Really has helped with the weakness, GI distress. Thanks for your site.
08/24/2010 - 7:16pm
I try to be gluten free. I was diagnosed with MS almost 4 years ago and after much reading find it to be the best diet for myself.
08/24/2010 - 7:54pm
Gluten makes me bloat, have gas, pain, and a change in bowel movements. However. if I am careful to eliminate all gluten for about 5 days, I can eat some bread or dessert. Then I need to eliminate it again for several days.
08/24/2010 - 8:59pm
I have suspected gluten intolerance. For the past month I have felt terrible, after being prescribed anti-anxiety meds from my family doctor (Ha! What a joke), I went to my chiropractor. He feels my symptoms could be explained by a gluten intolerance. I was just told this last night and I am finding it VERY over whelming trying to find food without gluten. I currently have yet to eat today because I have nothing in my house that I can eat. I really hope going gluten free is going to take care of my symptoms. :(
My son is also going on a dairy free diet because he is going a lot of ear infections.
Luckily I shop at Trader Joe's and they label their food that is gluten and diary free, but still. This is not going to be easy in the least.
08/26/2010 - 11:37am
eliminating gluten has made made me lose 15lbs. this year!
08/26/2010 - 4:12pm
I have "mostly" eliminated them and feel great! I say mostly because I have a "sensitivity" and not a true allergy, which I am finding true of many people.I only have it on those occasions when I am stuck in a situation say at a unplanned trip to a restaurant with friends. Then I consume it in small amounts.
Here's To Your Health...
Lisa Altieri, RN
Holistic Health Coach
08/26/2010 - 5:49pm
Every time I consume wheat products (and sometimes other grains, too), my stomach is in an absolute UPROAR! When I get back on the Phase 1 South Beach - which eliminates the above - things settle down quickly in my digestive system. Hmm...if grains are so healthy for me, why does my system REVOLT when I consume them. Inquiring minds probably already know. Doesn't help that most commercial grains in North America have been genetically modified.
08/27/2010 - 9:56am
I have psoriasis with nail changes and psoriatic arthritis. I have been gluten free and added sugar free for 2 weeks. Starting Sept 1 I will be on a strict gluten-free vegan diet, with the addition of fish. Should be an adventure! I stopped eating red meat 29 years ago, poultry 12 years ago. No alcohol, nothing artificial. That will be hard. I've committed to a 6 month trial. I've already lost 20 pounds since last year, and added exercise to my life, so I can walk without limping. I hope to lose another 20 pounds, and get back to my marriage weight. 15 would take me to post-baby. We'll have to see how it goes.
08/27/2010 - 10:47am
I really appreciate that so many Eating Well recipes are either gluten-free or can be easily adapted to be GF.