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I wasn't sure where to post this because this forum doesn't have a "moving past" celiac/gluten intolerance section but this is exactly what I would like to try and accomplish. To this end I am currently doing two things.

1) I have contacted a Dr I read about recently in Outside Magazine. His website is www.doctorbannock.com . For a fee he will customize a nutrition plan. You can read about it for yourself but I found his website compelling. He talks about modern problems that most of us here suffer from and he talks about those problems being linked to improper nutrition. He specifically mentions gluten intolerances. I will let you know how I make out with this but at first glance it seems like a good place to start for many people on this site who come looking for advice. Why not get it right from the start.

2) The second thing I am doing is tracing my heritage through a geneticist named Spencer Wells. Some of you might remember him from a PBS documentary called the Journey of Man. Those two hours changed my life in two profound ways. First, I no longer think in terms of race because there really is no clear definition. Second, I now recognize that each of us is individually different based on the migratory paths our ancestors took. This second point helped me immensely to understand food intolerances. Spencer Wells and National Geographic are conducting a worldwide project to help map the migration of man. The website is www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/participate if you would like to check it out.

I would love to hear about what some of the rest of you are doing to help yourself move past your problems and into optimal health.


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As far as gluten intolerance, I don't eat gluten. It's the simpliest cure for a disease there is. Any attempt at "moving past" that doesn't involve strict gluten avoidance I would view as denial of the core issue and one's very genetic make up.

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As far as gluten intolerance, I don't eat gluten. It's the simpliest cure for a disease there is. Any attempt at "moving past" that doesn't involve strict gluten avoidance I would view as denial of the core issue and one's very genetic make up.

I hoped I wasn't confusing people with this post.

I will NEVER eat gluten again.

Problems with gluten have gotten me to realize I can do alot of good things to effect my health by eliminating certain foods and adding others. The journey I am on now is about living a truly healthy life that isn't limited by the fact that I can't eat wheat anymore but is enhanced by it. This post was meant as a positive message that if we want we can "move past" gluten intolerance/celiac and not be defined by it by discovering what each of us individually needs to live well.

I'm going to use the services of the guy I described above. I spoke with him yesterday and he is more than the real deal. He speaks our language.

Sorry if I misled anyone into thinking I was going to start eating gluten again. Not me not ever. But I am going to figure out what else I can do to have optimal health.

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