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Sometimes walking anywhere close to the bakery department in the grocery store can be overwhelming. I wouldn't necessarily say that I've ever gotten any headaches, but without question it does bring back many unwanted memories.
For most people when starting to deal with their gluten intolerance or celiac disease aiming to go entirely grain free is the best route. Until you can develop a strategy and a routine I think it is the best decision. There are several 'safe' grains out there but when starting its wise to remove all grains from your diet.
With the amount of diseases linked to gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease I think its a "no-brainer" to stay away from gluten. Even though your diagnosis was borderline, clearly your body is telling you to stay away from gluten. If the pain and suffering isn't enough to deal with, it's becoming apparent that cancer and depression as well as other serious ailments are associated to the disease. I really hope this past month (Celiac Awareness Month) has opened a few eyes and Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance will become more recognized as a serious medical condition and hopefully one day become a thing of the past.
I have yet to read the book by Peter Green, but I will certainly look into it!