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The Glutino crackers that look like Ritz can be improved by lightly brushing them with butter, sprinkling with a little salt and running in the oven for a few minutes. By the way, why don't gluten free crackers have salt? Most don't and are greatly improved by adding it.
GFinDC has some interesting ideas. My mother had rickets as a child and thyrotoxicosis after pregnancy treated surgically. Her mother and both her mother's sibs died of diabetes. I have a BP of around 115/75, have no sugar in the urine and a year ago had a blood glucose 6.6mmol/l pp (<7.8). I have the genetic basis for celiac probably inherited from mother - eg HLA-DQA1 Rs2187668 TT (risk allele for celiac T). I have not considered selenium but as the level in our supplement is only a third of RDA and in this business one has to do one's own homework I will look it up. Celery is one of the foods I have noted in my food diary.
Thanks for the response cyclinglady. I hope to get tests an see if I am correct in thinking gluten is my problem. The fact that I am intolerant to some of its make-up makes me feel I am right...we shall see.
in the meantime all I can do is eat well, avoid anything that I feel may aggravate the problem an see if this helps me.
Welcome to the forum, LeeroyC!
If you truly suspect gluten as the source of your problems, experts advise getting tested for celiac disease first before going gluten free. Your doctor can order the necessary blood tests.
FYI. It took me two years to feel really well after being on a strict gluten-free diet and avoiding cross contamination at all costs. Healing time does vary for everyone.
There are over 300 symptoms attributed to celiac disease. It can be hard for doctors to catch.
I wish you well!