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Go Organic? Feel Better?

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First of all, I was diagnosed about six months ago with Celiac (bloodwork and biopsy) and have been reading information in this forum almost everyday. It is wonderful! However, I just joined and started posting today and I am not sure what i am doing, lol. Anway, my question has to do with going Organic. I was diagnosed with celiac last summer and while some of my symptoms went away, I still have nausea everyday. Now, I only eat gluten free and have tried my best to use gluten free beauty and bath products. I recently began eating casein, lactose and dairy free as well. Still no luck. I do notice however that sometimes companies aren't exactly sure what gluten is, or the ingredient list is vague, or there are crazy dyes and preservatives. Could those be making me sick? And, if so, do I switch to only organic foods and products? I have already begun buying organic food and soap, but it is getting really expensive and I don't know where to draw the line. I want to feel better, but my family thinks I am going too far, am I? I feel like I am becoming obsessive, but I am sick of being sick? Can anyone help?


Emily- Diagnosed with Celiac in 2007, Gluten-free Casein-free/Organic Diet

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First of all, I was diagnosed about six months ago with Celiac (bloodwork and biopsy) and have been reading information in this forum almost everyday. It is wonderful! However, I just joined and started posting today and I am not sure what i am doing, lol. Anway, my question has to do with going Organic. I was diagnosed with celiac last summer and while some of my symptoms went away, I still have nausea everyday. Now, I only eat gluten free and have tried my best to use gluten free beauty and bath products. I recently began eating casein, lactose and dairy free as well. Still no luck. I do notice however that sometimes companies aren't exactly sure what gluten is, or the ingredient list is vague, or there are crazy dyes and preservatives. Could those be making me sick? And, if so, do I switch to only organic foods and products? I have already begun buying organic food and soap, but it is getting really expensive and I don't know where to draw the line. I want to feel better, but my family thinks I am going too far, am I? I feel like I am becoming obsessive, but I am sick of being sick? Can anyone help?

Yes, going organic can definitely help. Less synthetic and toxic chemicals in your body can only be a good thing. The key is to stick to simple foods. Organic produce, rice, beans, herbs, meat etc. won't kill your budget as much as "organic" processed/packaged foods will.

Good luck and welcome to the boards.


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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