I saw your posting in the Maine thread and have to interject MHO, k?
I understand where you are coming from Enerji, because we met in the Raw forum and I think it's great you came to check up on what gluten-free's all about. But, please understand that this IS a gluten-free forum and where VELMOOSE is coming from.
I'd like to suggest to help you understand your own health issues also, reading the book (which I recommend to anyone interested in celiac or gluten-freedom) GLUTEN FREE LIVING FOR DUMMIES by Danna Korn. Since you have GI issues, you might also want to google Crohn's and gluten and read whatever you can. Also visit: www.austinscdfriends.com for info on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, or www.breakingtheviciouscycle.com .
Your headaches could be from a myriad of things, but gluten is suspect and that's why raw may be working for you. Not only that, you are getting more nutrients by not eating gluten (if that's indeed what you are doing) because you are able to absorb them. I used to have headaches also. Mine are gone not from raw eating, but because I stopped the gluten. It may have had something to do with that or for someone else some other food allergy.
I have an old friend who had migraines for 18 yrs and no doctor ever had her do a food journal until she embarked on a Mayo Clinic trial (for botox injections that didn't work btw). During her trial I told her about my headache experience and celiac disease diagnosis. After the trial she visited a wonderful naturopath who helped her with her food allergies. She's headache free and has lost 40 lbs (she worked out too, it wasn't only cause of the food, but she felt well enough TO work out).
And a celiac can't "pay for it" or eventually they pay with their life! If a celiac continually eats gluten (even a crumb) they have a higher risk of GI cancers and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. We try never ever to "cheat" nor get accidentally "glutened" by a restaurant, etc.
I'm glad raw food showed you some light! Atkins diet and the myriad of detox diets made a lot of undiagnosed celiacs feel better also. I hope for you continued success in your understanding of your body and what works for you!
If you go get a blood test for celiac (which I encourage you to talk to your doctor about before changing your diet too much - which you may already have, not sure) and you are positive, know that clams can be fried in a non-glutenous grain flour too! Probably not a restaurant *unless recommended by someone here* :-) ... but at home!
KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB!
One person's food is another person's poison.
Celiac Disease: An autoimmune reaction from eating gluten grains: wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats=nutrient deficiency=cancer. Have 1 of 300 symptoms? bit.ly/cdsymptoms
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