Naturopath doc advised gluten free diet for my Hasimotos. My Endrocronologist had no suggestions on lifestyle/diet.
12/29/2011 - 8:55am
I went all grain free last year, not just gluten, and found all my intestinal troubles went away within a day. After a few days my dry skin/eczema was gone, I slept better, had less stress (even though I was following a diet!) and have more energy. I find going grain free is easier than gluten free, because I just don't even look at bread-stuffs anymore. I can eat a few bites of oatmeal or cookies, or whatever, but if I eat more I get all bloated and gassy. That stuff can't be good for you. I can handle some white rice fine, but I don't eat it often.
01/31/2012 - 12:39pm
I being told I have RA But the medicine give more pain and the foods also gime pain I told my Dr and his answer was don`t eat tha slowly I being taking food away as I go my worst is that I am not home all the time can`t cook all the time, I eat a lot fruits vejetables but still get some pain in my hands. but the more I avoid gluten the better will be for my pain.
03/23/2012 - 3:16pm
I have been GF for two weeks at the suggestion of my naturopath, under the direction of a nutritionist. I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and also have Endometriosis, both of which lead to IBS. Since cutting gluten I have more energy, I feel less hungry during the day, and my stomach feels great. My fibromyalgia symptoms all but disappeared overnight. Best of all, I have lost four pounds in two weeks without any change in my exercise routine - these are four pounds of the ten that I have been STRUGGLING to take off for more than a year. I have not tried any GF "substitutes" (GF breads, cereals, etc) and am instead choosing to focus on "whole foods" without gluten (beans, veggies, fruit, rice). I ate very healthy before going GF but I am a BIG fan of bread so that could have something to do with the weight loss - fewer calories and less water weight. I would encourage anybody considering gluten elimination to TRY IT! It's not as hard as it seems and it could make a huge impact on your quality of life.
04/18/2012 - 3:00pm
I have fibromyalgia - my husband cut an article out for me over a year ago which talked about the relation of pain to gluten. When I originally saw it I was not ready to change my eating habits but a year later I did. I am amazed at how much better I feel my pain level has dropped considerably, it's worth having to adjust to a gluten free diet. It's really not that hard and the benefit truly out weighs any foods that i might be missing.
06/04/2012 - 11:36am
With celiac there is no alternative! After 5 years of eating gluten-free I am a new person. I don't know, however, that eliminating gluten is a healthy thing to do if you don't have celiac or a gluten allergy....