If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit. Charles Stanley
I'm Pam, relatively new to Sparkpeople, but have been eating gluten-free since 2000. My MIL and her family started cropping up with positive celiac diagnoses, and so DH decided to give gf eating a shot (w/o diagnosis -- he's reckless like that!) and felt SO much better. Later that year, the in-laws had a big family reunion (MIL is one of 14 kids) -- and the U. of Maryland was also studying the genetic tendencies with celiac -- and looking for a big family to test. So, we were all tested; the in-laws were the control subjects. Turns out DH does indeed have celiac, and surprisingly, I have genetic markers for it (HLA DQ2.5, if anyone's counting). Given my family history (lots of diabetes, colon cancer, weight issues, etc.) I figured going gluten-free wasn't going to hurt anything.
Anymore, if I do eat gluten, I regret it! Cold sores, migraines, stomach aches -- I don't miss donuts THAT much!
As to being here on Sparkpeople, I really do need to get more fit. I've got about fifteen pounds I've been hauling around long enough and am ready to get rid of -- or at least reshape.
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