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AgainstTheGrainIdaho

Member Since 12 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active May 10 2011 01:46 PM
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In Topic: Lost 4 Pounds Since Going Gluten-Free

10 May 2011 - 01:31 PM

I had the same issue and found out,when I lost weight, cutting out Wheat and gluten made a big difference.I also went and got tested and I showed an allergy to wheat but not other gluten grains. Your issue might not be a gluten issue either. A lot of people assume that a wheat allergy is also a gluten allergy when in fact it isn't that way. The first week I cut out wheat, I lost a good pant size and my bulge around my hips were almost down by half! I was so excited that I continued on the wheat free diet and when I slip up I notice I retain water A LOT! Plus I feel bloated and constipated too. So going wheat free makes my body a whole lot happier for sure! Just test it out. Go wheat and gluten free for a few weeks and see what happens and then add back in other gluten grains(Spelt, Kamut, barley) and you should tell a difference right away. Also remember that there are SO many different places to find gluten. Check THIS forum out to double check to see if you are on a true gluten free trial period. Lots of spices, vinegars, food flavorings and personal products can all have some form of wheat and gluten in it. Good luck!

In Topic: Cured Intolerances?

10 May 2011 - 01:07 PM

Before I was diagnosed with celiac I was allergy tested by the skin prick testing. I was reactive to 98 of 99 things they tested me for. My allergist later said that was a big indicator to him that I was celiac and he put me on a strict elimination diet. When I reacted severely to adding gluten back in he referred me to a GI who confirmed that I had celiac. The allergist told me not to be surprised if my other allergies cleared up after I had been gluten free for some time. I just kind of laughed but sure enough most, though not all, of my other allergies and intolerances went away after I was gluten free for a few months. The allergist explained that my immune system was in 'hyperdrive' from the celiac and thus I was reacting to everything.


That makes sense for sure! See the Marshmallow Root/ Astragulas was a huge help but I am almost positive that my Mom had a Celiac or just a wheat allergy issue (like I do) and even though her allergies were clear, she was still eating gluten, therefore her symptoms of MS were still a huge issue. Which eventually caused her intestines to continue to tear open and an infection that lead to her death. It's like a light bulb went on after finding out about the wheat issue that I have as to why my family has SO many auto immune issues!! Crazy!

In Topic: Celiac Disease Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Phase I Trial - Science Dai...

09 May 2011 - 12:52 PM

I'm having difficulty understanding this--how can they make a vaccine when Celiac is not caused by a virus? Also will this help those that already have active celiac or only possibly prevent it from presenting in those with the most common genes? If it works, will they withhold it from people that are not formally diagnosed? And what are the risks? I think I will stick with just eating a mostly whole food gluten-free diet instead....



Makes you wonder huh? Kind of like the vaccine for cervical cancer? Hmmm....Who knows? I know they are trying things for diabetes too though. Weird. Don't get it. Would it really work? I guess we'll see.

In Topic: Cured Intolerances?

09 May 2011 - 12:45 PM

I totally get what you are saying because I too believe that there is almost always an underlying cause to most everything. Now I can't say that there is a definite "fix" but my Mom had M.S. and had pages and pages of allergies. Now before I really understood what MS was and how to prevent or to "fix" it, I learned that one way to help your body to not "freak" out and over react to everything was taking and herbal supplement with 50/50 of Marshmallow root and Astragalus. She took it for about 1 year 5 caps 3x's a day and by the end she took another allergy test and she only had alfalfa left that she had an allergy too. So I know that combo of herbs works great in helping to clam and yet amazingly enough strengthen the immune system. I also met up with a Naturopath Doctor that I heard had cured a TON of MS patients.(after my Mom died) In fact people come from all over Canada and the states to see him and he was telling me that what people don't understand and know is MS is actually a virus that attacks the body and he treats it as such and therefore had helped so many to get rid of the MS. On another note I had quite a bit of allergies myself and found that NAET treatments have worked well for me so far. I do also know that if they are really strong allergies that the treatments have to be done more than once and that has helped me also. So I guess what I am getting at is ....yes.....there usually is some underlying problem that is leading to all the other issues and allergies that people have and it makes me wonder what the underlying is on Celiacs Disease also. Why is the body trying to reject the gluten so bad. I don't know, maybe it is what it is and there's no way to help it. I wonder if the majority of Celiacs are O type blood or A type or if it's an even mix? Curious to know too.

In Topic: Trying To Figure This Out

05 May 2011 - 01:45 PM

Also, I just remembered, I do have a great friend that has 2 kids that show the ADD and her main cause IS wheat and gluten.

Crazy how a main staple of our diets can cause such mayhem!