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Bren~O

What Other Reason Would A Dr. Put Me On Gluten Free

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Hello..my name is Bren and I am band new to this forum. I have been looking for ways to eat gluten free and lose weight. I have to have a total knee replacement. My doctor won't do the surgery until I lose another 16 pounds. He is also the one that wants me to eat gluten free and dairy free. I'm not sure why on that part as I don't have any diagnosis such as Celiac, at least not that I know of.

I lost over 100lbs on the SB diet between the years 2003-2004. When I started having a terrible time with my arthritis, I was not able to exercise like I use to and have put back on 1/2 the weight that I lost.

Question is...what other reasons would a doctor put someone on a Gluten free diet other than Celiac??

Thanks for any responses,

Bren~O

I am a 54 year old woman, married, two children grown and 6 grandchildren. :rolleyes:

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Welcome Bren! I have to be honest I have NEVER heard of a doctor recommending gluten free when someone had negative celiac tests. Many people find relief of their symptoms from going gluten free, and then later find a doctor that supports their decision to go gluten free without a positive test result, but to hear about a doctor reccomending it is unusual. The gluten free "diet" is NOT a weight loss diet. It's true that you "could" lose weight is you eat gluten free AND low carb, but gluten free is not the same as low carb at all. If you eat any gluten free replacements like gluten free bread, pretzels, etc you would actually be eating more carbs and calories than if you ate normal bread. Now with all that said, there are many possible symptoms that could be relieved from the gluten free diet and until you try it won't know if it helps. So if you don't get relief from medications or you want to try a natural approach to see if gluten is causing your pain, changing your diet is one way to go about it.


A simple meal with love is better than a feast where there is hatred. Proverbs 15:17 (CEV)

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Maybe he was thinking on the lines of the arthritis?? There are many forms that seem to be linked with celiac.


Me:
Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease


DS2(age 9):
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)


DS1(age 13):
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.

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