I am not officially diagnosed as gluten intolerant/celiac disease. Doesn't matter. I stopped eating wheat and related grains two and a half months ago as a last ditch effort to deal with migraines that had become a daily handicap.
Within three days, the diarrhea that I had thought was due to my lack of a gallbladder, had disappeared.
So had the worsening pain in my toe and finger joints.
Over the next month, my depression improved enough that I felt comfortable discontinuing my SSRI subscription.
My mild asthma vanished.
My heart arrhythmia got better.
My blood pressure decreased.
Within six weeks, my migraines had gone from daily torture to once a week, and when I finally gave up sodas (caramel color, dontcha know), they've almost entirely disappeared.
My hayfever is almost a thing of the past. My sinuses and ears are almost clog free.
I still have ADD. I have no doubt that if I get hit with enough stress, my depression will reappear. And, of course, there's the PCOS I was diagnosed with eighteen years ago.
What I suspect, but haven't been able to find any support in medical documentation, is that gluten intolerance is related to/correlated with/possibly causes chronic systemic inflammation.
All of the above illnesses I've listed have some connection to inflammation. They're caused by it or made worse by it or cause it in turn.
I'm curious what your experience has been. Will you share it with me?
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop
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