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Strangest - But Positive - Effects Of The gluten-free Diet?


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#1 ButterflyChaser

 
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

I thought I'd give a shot at creating a positivity-thread, focusing on unexpected benefits of adopting the gluten-free diet. :)

 

In my case, I got longer lashes. I have to keep my eye glasses lower on my nose than I used to, because my eyelashes "scratch" the lenses. Kinda funny. But keep it a secret, lest this should feed the 'fad diet' rumor!  :P

 

Anyone else had funny-good side effects?


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Intestinal dysbiosis. Suspected damage to my vili (2012). NCGS according to my dermatologist upon seeing my post-wheat rash.

Gluten-free. Sept 2012.
Canola, almonds, soy = evil.

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No peanuts and tree nuts. February 2013.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:13 PM

My hair is back to its major  childhood thickness :blink: and is growing just as fast as it did then to :blink:


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

I had no idea that my migraines were gluten related. I was sooooo happy and surprised when those stopped happening for weeks every month.  :) It's not exactly a funny improvement, but I tell you, I could almost laugh out loud with relief!


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:31 AM

The age spots are falling off my neck!


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:46 AM

Bad arm pit sweat. Gone completly :)


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:48 AM

My hair is back to its major  childhood thickness :blink: and is growing just as fast as it did then to :blink:

My hair improved as well :)


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:49 AM

Pre-gluten free when waking up in the morning, I would have to run through the days of the week in my mind to work out what day it was!

Gluten free this doesn't happen! Yay!

A symptom of brain fog, I presume.

Also would often wake up to a heavy cold starting - oh no! got a bad cold coming on :o but symptoms all gone by mid/late morning! - another gluten thing - now in the past, thank goodness!


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

I don't have as much garbage to put out.  Since I mainly eat whole foods, and they have less packaging and crap.  There is less garbage to  put in the trash.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

The excessive blushing/flushing!  I had gotten so bad that I would feel my face burning red even if I thought someone was looking my way.  I haven't felt that since being gluten-free.  My face was almost constantly red too, but that isn't the case now!  It was embarrassing to blush all the time and to look like I was always blushing!

 

Night sweats and being extremely hot at night has stopped.  It is so nice to not turn the heat down so low AND have the fan blowing on me all night throughout the winter!


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

I wake up feeling good and rested, and keep my energy throughout the day. I can fight off colds like a champ. It's changed my life for the better!


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Celebrating being gluten free since July 22, 2011.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:29 AM

Bad arm pit sweat. Gone completly :)

 

Ha! That's awesome!

 

The age spots are falling off my neck!

 

I can sort of picture lots of dark spots flaking off like bits of snow... :D


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Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Grave's disease (2011). It must have been a Black Friday.
Intestinal dysbiosis. Suspected damage to my vili (2012). NCGS according to my dermatologist upon seeing my post-wheat rash.

Gluten-free. Sept 2012.
Canola, almonds, soy = evil.

Grain-free, legume-free. December 2012.
No peanuts and tree nuts. February 2013.
Erb-Duchenne palsy from birth trauma.

My body is trying to kill me.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:15 AM

I don't know about funny, but certainly unexpected.  I had been wearing glasses for 30 years.  My vision got blurry and after awhile I noticed that it wasn't blurry with the glasses off.  I didn't need glasses anymore.  I went to the opthamologist.  She couldn't explain it, but said that I needn't keep coming for all that vision testing that she had been doing. 

 

My joint swelling went away.  I could wear rings again.

 

Energy returned, depression went away, things that I had thought were from ageing were gone.

 

It was nice to age in reverse for a few years.  I felt like a teenager again.  I think I am back to the normal process now.  Oh well. 


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

No more panic attacks and no more terrible nightmares. Also a big reduction in migraines and this pain I had in my right leg is gone unless I accidentally get glutened!

 

Dee in NC


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

A lot of people have reported a decreased tolerance for alcohol, turning into

lightweights basically overnight. This same thing happened to me, and I love

it! I might be weird, but I'm also a cheapskate, and I have a fondness for top-

shelf alcohol. Now, if I'm drinking just to enjoy something, it's only one glass

of beer or wine. I'm I'm drinking to get drunk, it only takes two or three. I call

that a score! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:24 AM

My nails used to be weak and brittle and ridgy and awful. Now they're tough and healthy. (though I still can't be bothere to do anything with them). This change was actually my one bit of proof that I'm Celiac

 

I also enjoy being a cheap drunk. I can nurse that one can of gluten-free beer all night long...


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- Gluten-free since March 2009 (not officially diagnosed, but most likely Celiac). Symptoms have greatly improved or disappeared since.
- Soy intolerant. Dairy free (likely casein intolerant). Problems with eggs, quinoa, brown rice

- mild gastritis seen on endoscopy Oct 2012. Not sure if healed or not.
- Family members with Celiac: Mother, sister, aunt on mother's side, aunt and uncle on father's side, more being diagnosed every year.





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