Will where do I start? I was going to check this team out before I joined to see if this is where I need to be,but it said I had to join first.
Several years ago I pretty much went without white flour, sugar, white bread, white pasta, potatoes. I was an emotional basket case before & real high emotionally or real low. When I changed my eating habits, my emotions balanced out. If I don't eat white flour, especially, I don't have hot flashes, my joints don't feel stiff, I don't get headaches, I don't get sicek, my concentration is way better, and I don't get earaches or clicking. This ear thing started this year if I eat white flour for 3 -4 days in a row. Pretty much I only have white flour, occasionally, on a Friday, then I feel back to normal by Monday. I know this sounds weird.
I can eat whole wheat, I don't know where I belong? I just know that if I leave the white flour alone, I eleminate all the artificial stuff & alot of trans fats. I know they bother me too.
Anyway any feeback/info you can give me, or a better group that I might fit in, I'd really appreciate.
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Celiac tests done after I eliminated gluten, but then back on wheat and gluten for 2 months and again negative. But..... looks like drs dont know that there might NOT be a link between GLUTEN intollerance and WHEAT intollerance.
Hi everyone, My celiac tests came back negative too!! so what a surprise?!! I've been off wheat for almost a year now. It's hard, but every time somebody offers pasta, bread or similar, I think back a year - obviously the answer then is : No thank you!!! My eyebrows started growing, I've got hair on my arms and legs now. My skin improved, I don't want to "kill my hubby" every 5 minutes, My panic atacks are gone, my heartbeat is normal, i've got energy!!! When it gets tough, think about all the things that will change!! and believe me, it's all worth it. Good luck
Anxiety is gone??? I have issues with that too which is why I did so well on lexapro for that and my IBS. Now that I am off the meds my IBS and anxiety are back although that anxiety isn't quite as bad as before because I did do some cognitive therapy for it.
I started on gluten free just about 2 months ago. People are telling me that I look prettier and prettier- my skin started glowing, my hair looks shiny, my sneezing and panic attacks are gone. I did not give up wine or cheese. I shop carefully and read lots of labels. I feel like I went on a good vacation without the toxin in my body. Oh...I also feel better energy and stronger. Maybe my experience will inspire you?
So I am not on a gluten free diet yet. I am really dragging my heels but know it might be what I need. I have been diagnosed with IBS and UC after a battery of tests. I was tested for celiac disease which came back negative. I have read all the benefits and am pretty sure it would do me good. I have all sorts of skin allergies, rosacea, eczema and so on. I do know I have a wheat intolerance because I did a two week detox with very few carbs and no wheat products. My only carbs came from cheese, beans and legumes. Once I was done I tied to add wheat back in slowly but got very bad headaches from adding wheat bread. The killer was when I tried to add bulgur back in and I got a migraine and my face turned bright red.
I am just having a hard time giving up foods I love like cheese, wine, bread and so on. So I am in the beginning process of research. Another "excuse", cause lets face it that is what they are, is my husband. I do the cooking so he would pretty much be put on this diet as well. That would suck for him. I know he would also buy stuff still with gluten which would be a huge challenge for me since I would have to have the will power to resist it.
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