This is amazing! My knee pain completely vanished in 2 days.... but even more amazing, and what I wasn't expecting, was how I feel about food now. After 6 days gluten free I woke up Saturday morning and cried. I was not hungry! I didn't care about food... I had NO CRAVINGS! Every morning for as long as I can remember I HAD to eat breakfast as soon as I got up, usually a quick bowl of cereal. I've been overweight all my life and in a constant struggle over food. I'd been on the starvation diet, atkins diet, cereal only diet, weight watcher's, south beach..... I'd never felt so free as I do now. Food no longer had a hold on me! The emotions of 25 years just flood through me. I'm tearing up now just writing about it.
I feel like I was in food hell my entire life and didn't know it.
This week I noticed food is tasting better, especially fruit. I've had kiwis before but I never said WOW after eating one before.
I've also had a problem with acne all my life. (I can remember my mother picking painfully at my face when I was 8) At 42 it's not terrible anymore but in the last few years I started developing painful acne like spots on my legs also. It hasn't even been 2 weeks yet but it certainly seems like my skin is clearing up. I can't wait to try a glass of orange juice and see if a canker soar doesn't show up.
I know most people are upset to discover they can't eat gluten any more. I happen to be a pizza fanatic myself.... But I couldn't be happier! I would gladly give up gluten forever just to rid myself of the cravings. Being able to walk and drive without pain is nice too.
I've lost almost 10 pounds. I have been trying to loose weight too but this is so easy! I could skip a meal more easily now than I could skip the snacks and candy after a meal just 2 weeks ago.
So, I'm thinking this is proof positive I am at least gluten sensitive. Am I wrong? Should I still get tested?
I was looking at DNA testing. Does anyone have recommendations?