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Is Spastic Colon Related To Celiac?

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I have been with my sweetie almost 7 years now. He has had one heart attack, he is type 2 diabetic, had spastic colon dx about 20 yrs ago. He also has a problem with MSG.

Since I have found out about gluten and all it entails. I have come to realize that when he eats breads, oats, eggs, these are the main ones I have noticed. as well as other things that he starts getting the sniffles, he gets immediately sleepy, he bloats, and he starts burping and sometimes heartburn.

When I kind of tease him about possibly having a problem with gluten he immediately goes on the defensive telling me it has nothing to do with gluten. It's just his spastic colon acting up.

I got to wondering, could a spastic colon be a misdiagnosis like IBS?

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It's possible. But, not all roads lead to Rome.

That made my day :D . I liked that 1. Thanks momma goose.

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Isn't that interesting. Thanks curlyfries. Well, let the fun begin. He dosen't know it yet but he will be gluten free in a year :P

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Hi. It sounds as though your 'SO' has issues with quite a lot of foods and gluten may well be just one of them.

Quite a few of us have come to this site after realising we had issues with gluten, and for some dropping gluten has been the answer. Unfortunately that is not the case for everyone.

A significant number also have issues with other foods. Quite a few of us have found that reverting to an elimination-type diet has helped a lot. That way you can get 'back to basics' and then gradually introduce foods to see whether you cope with them or not.

As I T2 myself I can totally understand where he is coming from. I battled with the 'why me?' and 'deprivation' thing for years. He probably feels that he has to cut enough from his diet due to the diabetes let alone having to remove any more! It's hard - I know, I've been there.

What has made the most radical difference to me, is the final realisation that what has been affecting me, is affecting everybody to a greater or lesser degree.

We are all being damaged by the 'Western' diet. The high-carb, high-sugar, highly-processed, nutrient devoid mountain of rubbish that is consumed every day is killing us all one way or another - and those who abandon their centuries-old traditional diets and follow this diet find that disease and illness, like digestive issues, obesity, diabetes, etc., follows hard on its heels.

After years of IBS, years with constant hypos followed by diabetes, weight issues, digestive issues, my digestion finally collapsed 18 months ago which was when I picked up the gluten connection, but although that helped deal with some issues my digestion was still struggling. Through diet I have spent the last 18 months rebuilding both it and my health.

I decided to follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (there is a thread on this section), which removes the generally troublesome foods and concentrates on good natural wholesome foods. I also eat low-carb (not high-protein) and that has enabled me to get my blood sugars much more under control. I now only need a third of the medication I was on originally. I have lost three stone in weight and 90% of the health problems I had (including the IBS, RLS, Candida, and many more) have gone or virtually gone, whilst the rest are still works in progress.

I don't feel sorry for myself any more. But I do feel sorry for all those people out there who are caught in the food trap and don't realise the damage it is doing to them!

There are articles and videos by eminent writers like Gary Taubes and Michael Pollan that really highlight the damage that our food is doing to us. They are worth looking up and reading or watching. Very enlightening.

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