gluten-free Non-Celiac And Gluten
Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:38 AM
Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:29 PM
As for how it affects folks without celiac?
He got sick less this winter (has asthma and always seems to pick up every chest bug that floats by... not so much this year. I think he got sick maybe once all winter.) and has lost about 40 pounds now without there being many other big changes in his life.
Although, to be fair, this could also be attributed to the fact I cook 95% from scratch. So in addition to being gluten free - he rarely has food with weird chemicals or any high fructose corn syrup which could help. He also eats out less, and since I feel better, we're doing more together and getting more active.
As for downsides? He can handle gluten just fine when he's out and about.... but greasy/crappy food he once ate with no issues? Yeah. No more. If he does, he pays for it the rest of the day! (Oh alas... he can't eat Taco Bell or White Castle anymore!
Posted 30 May 2010 - 07:14 PM
Gluten free since May 2009 (mostly, every once in a while I get "wheated" but I avoid gluten like the plague)
Posted 20 June 2010 - 04:58 PM
Posted 22 June 2010 - 11:17 AM
Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:39 PM
FYI- Only our 2 year old son is confirmed Celiac. Our 1 year old is too young to test but it is just easier to keep him gluten-free especially since his odds of Celiac are greater. I personally don't have any issues- no food allergies, major health issues, etc.
Posted 04 July 2010 - 06:48 AM
Anemic off and on since 2003
Negative tTG Ab, IgA, Gliadin Ab IgA, wheat allergy (IgE) blood tests (Feb 2006)
Positive wheat allergy skin test(Apr 2006)and dietary response (Feb 2006)
Celiac grandmother (Dx in 1940s, "grew out of it")
Training for my first triathlon to support the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.
Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:30 PM
My boyfriend is eating gluten-free with me and I've noticed he avoids gluten like beer at a party, etc. more and more, even outside home. (He didn't do that at the very beginning.) Today he even returned some cookies back to the shelf saying they make him sick. He's admitted once (very reluctantly) that he feels a little better on gluten-free diet, but lets suppose he's not gluten-intolerant. Some of the articles I've read reported gluten being slightly harmful even to healthy non-celiacs and many non-research articles talk about grains not being as healthy as people like to think, so I'm wondering - does eating gluten-free make healthy people less tolerant to wheat and its relatives?
I had a doctor tell me once that people are NOT supposed to eat gluten, especially in the form of wheat. Apparently human digestive systems are just not equipped for it. It may just be that some are more sensitive than others.
That said, if your non-celiac boyfriend starts reducing the gluten in his diet, it's logical that he may develop an intolerance from lack of exposure. That happened to me for a while when I went off milk (by choice, not because of dietary issues). When I started to reintroduce it to my body, it was difficult, and I still can't drink a glass of milk without feeling gross.
Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:55 PM
I had a doctor tell me once that people are NOT supposed to eat gluten, especially in the form of wheat. Apparently human digestive systems are just not equipped for it
My doctor has also discussed this with me, as well as in his class lectures on nutrition and healthy lifestyles. In my notes from the class on Grains, Health and your Weight - he talked about the fact that our Ancestors did not eat cultivated grains. (obviously, this goes a lot farther back than great-grandparents). Included in the research he spoke of, was the fact that heart disease was not found until cultivated grains and flours were used. An interesting tidbit in the same class was that gluten is very close to opiates in structure, which creates a drug-like reaction.
Visting with my Mom yesterday she told me that she could remember when I was a little girl that I hated milk (and still do !) and refused to eat bread. I would eat cornbread (especially hot-water cornbread - no wheat involved), occasionally crackers and corn tortillas, but I just didn't like bread. My paternal grandmother used to force bread and I would usually hide it in my lap and take it outside and feed it to the chickens !
She went on to say that she wished that we had known then how damaging it was, it sure would have saved me years of chronic misery.
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