Re: Gluten Intolerance
Hi JJ. i'm a first time poster to this board. In January, to help control pain issues, I cut out wheat, refined sugar, chocolate and caffeine from my diet. The first few days were okay, just me being careful about what I ate. Before a week was over, realized that I had no cravings anymore-for anything. After another week or so I realized that I don't even get hungry anymore. My BMs now are clean-that's never been the case in my life. After about six weeks my energy level had tripled. Then one morning I was feeling very low for some reason and I bought an oatmeal raisin cookie on my way to work; although nauseous after I at it, I 'needed' another cookie, and i was sick for 4 days. I have found alternatives to wheat; the commercial gluten-free bread available is vile; I've resigned myself to never eating sandwiches again unless I can get another breadmaker. My supermarket carries spelt ginger snaps and lemon snaps - neither have sugar or wheat and they're delicious. I make a hot cereal out of gluten-free grains that I get from Bulk Barn and a health food store: Teff, Amaranth, Millet, Kamut, Spelt, cornmeal, quinoa, buckwheat and flax meal at the end to thicken it up. I tried ground brown rice but it leaves my stomach unsettled. I'll make this cereal once a month in a huge pot, and save it in one-cup plastic containers in my freezer. I nuke one every morning and add honey, fruit, milk, sometimes nuts and sunflower seeds.
I don't think this is a craze at all, I believe its true that 1 in 7, if not a higher number, is gluten intollerant, or even has celiac disease without knowing it. My reheumatologist has confirmed from my observations that I'm gluten intollerant, and have probably been for more than 40 years. I'm nearly 57.
Last edited by Administrator; 04-26-2010 at 10:34 PM.