Thanks all , for the warm welcomes . My sons are 8 , and 3 years old . I'll have to look back at the chia discussion , I stopped buying gluten free chia bread because I can now make my own which is cheaper and better .
VALERIETHEVEG - Thanks for that . I will try the
" magic flour " . I use a variety of things , but this looks good , 'cos there are no expensve additives .
LYBBE1631 - Its Interesting to note that there is no test which can actually rule celiacs disease out . I mainly mention it because most celiacs are chronically ill for many years before they have a diagnosis , and being on a low gluten diet can make the diagnosis harder ( so if you do find yourself in the midst of a chronic illness , please consider CD )
GWINTER - Now as for the question regarding the evils of gluten ;
My most recent disturbing finding about gluten is that in susceptible persons it can cause/aggravate schizophrenia , and brain calcification . I searched long and hard to find the much alluded to link between psychiatric conditions and gluten intolerance .
Another interesting study conducted on extremely obese individuals , showed that many of them lost weight on a gluten free diet when EVRYTHING else had failed . None of them showed any signs of gluten sensitivity or intolerance BTW .
There is plenty more I could tell you , but I am not particulary comfortable conveying facts without acknowledging their sources . If there is a general interest in this topic , perhaps we could have a
" gluten is evil " thread , and post up links to studies , and thoughts on the topic .
Whether you think you will fail , or think you will succeed - you are probably right !!
Choose your thoughts well
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