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 - 11:22am
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 - 1:05am
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 - 7:52am
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 - 2:32pm
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 - 4:33pm
Does anyone know if Gluten issues also affect your hormones in your body in regards to mood swings, etc??
08/29/2010 - 1:10pm
I really appreciate that so many Eating Well recipes are either gluten-free or can be easily adapted to be GF.
08/28/2010 - 10:30am
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
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 "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.
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Lisa Altieri, RN
Holistic Health Coach