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5/2/12 12:18 A

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thanks for the article!
I'm gluten intolerant myself and have been wheat free since spring 2007.
Its not easy to do, but frankly I find "none" to be easier than "some"... there's no internal debate, you simply don't allow yourself any food with it in it.

I am proud to say that I have never "cheated" (knowingly) even once... meaning if I did eat something with gluten in it, it was because I was ignorant of that fact. The greatest temptation being when I went to Italy one summer with my BF and France with my daughter a couple of years later. That... that was gustatory torture.

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5/1/12 8:10 P

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Thanks for sharing the link. I've been thinking of purchasing Wheat Belly and think now I will. I also found out I have a fat disorder called Dercum's Disease. I have lot's of lipomas, which at first I was thinking was stubborn cellulite, but in fact they are benign fatty tumors. Anyways, I was researching this disease and found out gluten should be avoided as well. So, I've been gluten free for a week. Hopefully this will help my hypothyroidism as well.

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5/1/12 5:53 P

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I found this article about why you should avoid gluten if you have Hashimoto's. I've been reading Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis and am currently in the process of trying to go gluten free (a bit difficult without my husband's full support). This makes me want to avoid gluten even more:

chriskresser.com/the-gluten-thyroid-
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