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Lock

Member Since 11 Aug 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 15 2014 05:07 PM
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#888131 Fellow Homeschoolers Sign In!

Posted by Lock on 11 September 2013 - 03:37 PM

I home schooled my youngest the last 2 1/2 years of high school. We pulled her out of school in the middle of 10th grade. Best decision we ever made.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#886868 Gluten And Neurological Effects

Posted by Lock on 02 September 2013 - 06:23 AM

Yes, you do need to stay on gluten until you get tested. I crave sugar all the time, too. I eat candy like a 6 year old set free in a candy store would. You may want to have your A1C checked for blood sugar issues. It's entirely possible you are hypoglycemic (essentially your body overreacts to sugar and produces too much insulin). I was that way for years but I could never stop the sugar cycle. The only time I did was in 9th-10th grade and I noticed a HUGE difference especially sweating. I can remember in middle school thinking, "If I ever stop eating this stuff I'll have the opposite of diabetes." Turns out, I was right. Fast forward 15 years and I'm pre-diabetic. I have a feeling that once I get off gluten and sugar things will even out.  

I was so all about the birthday cake my whole life. You could have not given me any presents at all, as long as I had that cake, it was what I looked forward to all year. I'd eat all the disgusting icing flowers. I'd go to people's weddings JUST to have a piece of the cake. You are right on about the pre-diabetes, I've got it also, the A1C was creeping up. Part of what scared me into finally doing something. My dad had his leg cut off partly due to diabetes, partly to smoking cigarettes. Yes, getting off that sugar roller coaster is probably the 2nd most important thing you can do for your health, if not smoking is first. Quitting gluten might be third. Or first, if you look at it another way. What about all those 90 and 100 year olds who smoked their whole lives and never got cancer? Could it be they don't have Celiac and hence have a healthy cancer-fighting immune system? Not saying it's ok to smoke if you don't have celiac, just sayin....


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