Snowhawk replied to love2travel's topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)I have noticed that while I was never diagnosed with Celiac, my doctor recommended I try going Gluten Free. I gave it a half hearted effort for one week, then had my blood lipid panels drawn. To my surprise my LDL and total cholesterol came down (considering I started with a total of 425 and the Zetia only brought it down to 385... big deal... but the lack of gluten brought it down another 45 points (340... I know... it's still too high... but I've been told all my life... "it's hereditary". Well... got news for those who say that... Cholesterol is your body's response to inflammation!" Well known fact among the medical community BUT if they search and destroy the inflammation... they'd put themselves and the pharmaceutical companies out of business (or partly) so I thought... nuts to you... I'm gonna start trying to eliminate various things and see what happens.I eat a fair amount of Salmon (high in Omega 3s), use Flax seed (grind as I need it), eggs are back in my diet AND the lactose intolerance that leaves you craving cheese has been solved by using goat and sheep milk products... no probemo! I was on statins and finally said "no more". Side effects were not worth it. You have to get on the internet and search, search, search and work with your doctor. If he/she won't cooperate... find one who will. Those who actually help cure people are usually the ones who won't take insurance thus... can't be as easily controlled by the corporates. They go back to the original intention of doctors... to heal and cure their patients.