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Gluten Free Diest And Cholesterol

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At the end of 2007 I noticed I was had lost weight. Over a couple of months span I had blood work, ct scans, colonoscopy, endoscopy, upper GI. Only thing found was low Vitamin D. My doctor recommended A gluten free diet. When I started the diet, my total cholesterol was 170 and my triglycerides were under 100.

I had blood work recently and my cholesterol and triglycerides had gone up 30 points each. I read the labels and was very careful choosing the gluten free foods that were also low in fat and cholesterol. But I also noticed that the gluten free foods I was eating had little fiber and were not made from whole grains, I was eating foods with both before going gluten free. My portions had not changed, the only thing that was different, was I was getting less fiber and the pasta, cereal and bread I was eating had litle to know fiber and wasn't made with whole grains.

I've read the article about people with undiagnosed Celiac having low cholesterol because they body was bot absorbing it. Six years ago, while still eating Gluten my cholesterol and triglycerides were high and I started eating more fiber and whole grains and numbers went significantly lower. Is it possible that the lack of fiber and whole grains in my diet was caused my higher cholesterol numbers?

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At the end of 2007 I noticed I was had lost weight. Over a couple of months span I had blood work, ct scans, colonoscopy, endoscopy, upper GI. Only thing found was low Vitamin D. My doctor recommended A gluten free diet. When I started the diet, my total cholesterol was 170 and my triglycerides were under 100.

I had blood work recently and my cholesterol and triglycerides had gone up 30 points each. I read the labels and was very careful choosing the gluten free foods that were also low in fat and cholesterol. But I also noticed that the gluten free foods I was eating had little fiber and were not made from whole grains, I was eating foods with both before going gluten free. My portions had not changed, the only thing that was different, was I was getting less fiber and the pasta, cereal and bread I was eating had litle to know fiber and wasn't made with whole grains.

I've read the article about people with undiagnosed Celiac having low cholesterol because they body was bot absorbing it. Six years ago, while still eating Gluten my cholesterol and triglycerides were high and I started eating more fiber and whole grains and numbers went significantly lower. Is it possible that the lack of fiber and whole grains in my diet was caused my higher cholesterol numbers?

Actually, many people find that their cholesterol goes lower when they remove ALL grains from their diet and just eat natural (unprocessed) foods: fresh veggies and fruit, meat, eggs, fish, poultry, nuts, beans.....sort of a hunter-gatherer diet.

http://www.vitaminb17.org/paleo_diet.htm

Instead of foods made with grain flours there are a number of websites and gluten-free cookbooks that offer recipes made with almond flour or coconut flour. Both are nutritious high fiber flours and make delicious muffins, cookies, and other baked goods. Elana Amsterdam uses both:

http://www.elanaspantry.com/

It may be worth trying..... :)


Multiple autoimmune diseases, including celiac, Hashimoto's, psoriasis, autoimmune hepatitis, RA, SLE. Also have fibromyalgia.

Tested Fall 2008: bloodwork, biopsy negative; HLA DQ8. Doctor believes results negative due to prednisone and Imuran taken for autoimmune hepatitis.

Dx with celiac disease because of dietary response, genetics, and family history of celiac disease.

Dx with Lyme Disease Jan 2010; Lyme likely triggered some of the AI diseases.

Gluten free since 25 Nov 2008

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Add beans to your diet. Beans as in soup type beans, kidney, navy, black eyed peas, lima beans. There are lots. They will help lower your cholestrol and give you the fiber you need. No they do not cause gas. At first you may notice more gas just because you are eating more fiber. They will stop. 1/2 cup twice a day of beans. Also if you have joint pain that may improve.

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1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember

1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms

Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance

2000-osteopenia

2001-had stroke because of medications I was given

June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months

June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)

May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

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