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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Was wondering if anyone has suggestions for how to keep your energy up while on this gluten-free diet. I was diagnosed about 3 months ago and have been on this diet since. My energy level seems to drop off quit a bit even though I exercise regularly and maintain a decent weight to height ratio. Joint trouble has really come on to haunt me also since being on this diet, does that happen to most?

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I'm really needing some answers to this also...

Since going gluten-free my body has become super sensitive. I know I need to take it easy and allow my GI tract to heal. Right now I can't even seem to handle things that are just more difficult to digest (corn, unfermented soy, fruit - too much fiber? - legumes, too many ingredients in one dish, or processed foods). All I seem to be able to tolerate right now is meat, eggs, and veggies. With barely any carbs in my diet, I run out of steam really quickly.

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This is an old post, but I just had to share what I do to keep my energy level up. Raw fruit iis a good pick me up, and so is a handful of raisins. Also are you getting enough potassium? If you are newly diagnosed you have to give your intestines a chance to heal. I took mega vitamin every day, I think iit helped the process. Judy :P:lol:;):ph34r:

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Definitely making sure that you're getting well rounded nutrition - plenty of fat and protein with the gluten-free carbs. I don't know if you're getting enough of those two items, but a diet _too_ high in carbs can lead to a blood sugar drop and fatigue.

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Something that really helps me with my energy levels is to drink a cup of stinging nettle infusion every couple of days. It is easy to digest and is packed with nutrients. I started using it because it eases allergy symptoms, and was pleasantly surprised to get the energy boost, too! I think it is because the nutrients in it are easier for my body to access than in the supplements I was using.

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I have never heard of stinging nettle infusion. Can you tell me where you purchase it and how many times a week you drink it. I want to give it a try and see if it helps my energy level.

Thanks!

Melissa

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I also suffer from fatigue. It can be caused by a variety of factors...magnesium deficiency, iron deficiency, lack of fatty acids. I cook with cast iron skillets for iron and a good gluten free multi-vitamin may help. I found that adding a tablespoon of flaxseed meal to my cereal, breads, and icecream has helped some. (Anything you like nuts in because it has that nut flavor.) Make sure your dr. tests for any deficiencies or food allergies, and try to add a variety of color veggies to diet. I found that eating nuts caused fatigue because it is hard to digest...as well as bean flours and stuff...eat these sparingly if they cause you problems.

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Also REMEMBER, that every celiac is different...listen to your body after you eat a meal and some foods tolerated by one may not be by another.

Good Luck and God Bless!

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