Does anyone know if Gluten issues also affect your hormones in your body in regards to mood swings, etc??
08/29/2010 - 2:10pm
I identified my wheat intolerance in my early 60s. Not celiac, but on looking back I realize this has been a life-long problem. Gets worse with stress. I have eliminated wheat and lead a happy normal life again! I HIGHLY recommend a cook book called "You Won't Believe it's Gluten Free" for all the excellent pastry recipes, breads, muffins, brownies, pancakes, etc. A lot of the flours are becoming more available, and I find it is well worth it to have something to indulge in once in a while. Also Trader Joe's has pretty good gluten free waffles, frozen tamales, etc. I hope Eating Well will continue to post recipes for us 'alternative flour' folks.
08/29/2010 - 5:33pm
My daughter has celiac disease. I have suffered from constipation for years. I have had a colonoscopy, Endoscopy both were negative for celiac. However on a GF diet I feel I have more energy, although the constipation still continues.
08/30/2010 - 3:32pm
Within a year of going on a gluten-free diet I lost 60 pounds; my aches, pains and many other symptoms disappeared, including a sleep disorder.
08/31/2010 - 8:52am
Many folks have cited losing weigh once they went Gluten free. Does anybody know the explanation behind this? My experience with those with Celiac is that they are able to gain weight once they go GF. Thanks for your insight!! Patty
09/01/2010 - 2:05am
I have cut down on eating gluten foods. I have heard that you should go gluten free. I thought I'd cut down & see how I feel and then maybe go gluten free-if I feel much better gluten free I will stay free, if no difference, I may add it back in.
09/01/2010 - 12:22pm
When I eliminated wheat from my diet 15 years ago, it was a desperate attempt to feel less fatigue in the evening. After two days without wheat, I had more energy in the evening. After a week, I noticed that my appetite had normalized and I had lost a pound without trying. This continued for 20 weeks, until I'd lost the extra weight I didn't need. I was also surprised to see that my rosacea cleared up. It's not that hard to give up wheat, there are plenty of substitute products out there.
09/01/2010 - 1:08pm
I am allergic to wheat and rye (as well as others) and as of yet not barley so gluten free is an easy way to avoid those foods.
09/01/2010 - 11:53pm
I had NO symptoms, until I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Testing revealed GLUTEN ANTIBODIES, as well as "leaky gut" (nutrients escape and are poorly absorbed). I was told to avoid gluten. People who have gluten antibodies, but not celiac, are often missed by regular doctors. Integrative health practitioners can test for gluten antibodies. Also, I heard that wheat is genetically modified to INCREASE gluten (to make it less digestible to insects). Another reason to avoid flour products or buy organic, which SAVES money on health costs.
09/02/2010 - 7:02pm
I try not to eat gluten, but good bread has always been my downfall. I have arthritis that the doctors say is "severe," but I'm almost pain-free when I'm not eating gluten. When I slip up and go on a gluten binge -- usually my kids bringing home a big pizza will start it -- I really suffer.