I thought it was a craze or a fad and didn't pay much attention to going Gluten Free.
I knew I wasn't Celiac.
However, the past few years I've been diagnosed with 3 "very rare" skin diseases.
I couldn't even tell you their names now.
But it made no sense…..why am I getting all these skin problems?
My doctor just kept throwing drugs at me. Finally one day just as I was leaving his office he said,
"Some patients get better going gluten free. So you might want to try that."
That's all I had to hear. From that moment on, gluten was history.
Not an easy thing to do to suddenly get rid of all wheat and most other grains.
It was surprising how gluten is in so many of our foods. I was hungry most of the time for the next
several weeks, until I found foods to replace all those I took away. And I did continually lose weight.
A few months ago I finally stopped doing that, and have held steady at 12 lbs gone.
I'd like to have 10 of those lbs back, just because I like to have a cushion,
but I'm not going to gluten again.
So here I am 14 months later, and I am much better now.
My skin has not totally cleared up but I'd say I'm 80% better.
And surprisingly my allergies are LOTS better, my shoulder doesn't hurt as much,
and I can eat beef again for the first time in my adult life with out it hurting my stomach. Who knew.
I don't like talking about my health on here. But if this will help someone, it's worth it.
I wish someone had told me that gluten could be the cause of my skin problems.
Many people I know have horrible headaches. And most people I know are tired.
I believe now that gluten can cause a host of problems.
Last week Dr Oz had a small segment about the havoc gluten can cause.