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....
03/27/2013 - 12:36pm
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 - 10:36am
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 - 2:00pm
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 - 2:16pm
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 - 11:39am
Naturopath doc advised gluten free diet for my Hasimotos. My Endrocronologist had no suggestions on lifestyle/diet.
12/29/2011 - 7:55am
Yes it can cause mood swings and irrability.
12/17/2011 - 11:31am
I have been diagnosed as having Celiac disease after complaining to doctor for over four years. I have had to go gluten free to be free of the horrible symptoms. I have had anaphalactic shock through accidentally being given gluten while I was out to dinner. I do not like being different from other people and they often think I am just being difficult about food. I am afraid I have been given gluten deliberately to see if I ''react'' or if I make it up. I was so ill I had to be taken home that night.
I also have Hashimoto's thyroiditis which is linked with celiac disease as they are both auto immune disorders. Because I cook my husband is also eating gluten free now, and says he feels less bloated and gassy than he did when eating it. I bake my own bread and cakes and if visitors come I put them out on a plate so we all eat the same and I cannot get glutened by mistake.
Both Celiac disease and Hashimotos are lifelong problems, but I can cope with them. I follow a healthy diet which is gluten free....you don't need to make tons of cookies or cakes to be gluten free...you can concentrate on meat and fish, eggs and cheese, veggies and fruit....all of which are naturally gluten free.
11/24/2011 - 12:59pm
I have suffered with IBS constantly for about four years now. I went to see a nutritionist who told me to avoid milk for a while, i did for six months and found that my symptoms were less severe for a while. I stopped eating gluten over a month ago and almost straight away the gas, bloating and diarhoer went away! Apart from one evening when i slipped up and immediately had an upset stomach! I also noticed i am breathing so much better after a lifetime of asthma i no longer need my inhaler. Im hoping that my acne might clear up soon too as i hear both are connected.
11/28/2010 - 10:38am
I have Hashimoto's Disease and told to follow a Glueten free diet. Just getting info