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I had a hard time going gluten free. I was told, based on a test by my alternative doc, that my gliadin levels were high. I was suffering from chronic runs but didn't believe that this change could make ALL the difference. Stubborn or what? But I 'dabbled' a little in buying gluten free items. So silly now - when I think back. Gluten FREE - really means free. Finally it got to the point where everything I ate made me feel sick to my stomach. Then 2 years ago I finally bit the bullet. Then I gave up milk (but still had occasional milk products). I had suffered from Rhinorrhea (chronic runny nose) all of my life and it was from DAIRY! Now I am gluten free - dairy free and eat almost all organic. HUGE difference in every aspect. It isn't just a 'fad diet'. It's a forever change!

The first year I lost 30 pounds. Then, when I figured out that you can eat almost anything gluten and dairy free by just learning the substitutes, I put a bit of weight back on but still maintaining. My body thanks me every day for this change that took 4 years to finally implement.

I know of people who are suffering and they ARE just as stubborn as I was. I know a women with chronic runs who had her gall bladder removed and she's likely just gluten intolerant, but I can't see her ever making the change. I have reason to believe that the majority of the population is now affected by gluten and dairy sensitivities and they're just not aware. I think we're only an exclusive group in the sense that we have gone gluten free. I read that in the 'olden days' breads used to have something like 3% of gluten and now they have 12%. Perhaps people could have tolerated a small amount back then, but I don't believe many people have any tolerance at all now. Same with dairy.

Anyway - nice to join the group :)

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I am new here and started going gluten-free this month so not very long. Yet I have noticed a difference in how I feel---not running to the bathroom and having the runs nearly every day is very nice! I cleaned out my pantry and gave my wheat items to my mom because I might as well go all the way and not half-way, you know? My mom thinks I have lost a little weight but since my thyroid meds were just increased, not sure if it's from that or going gluten-free. Still waiting for an official dx and going to a new GI after the holidays.

I had a hard time going gluten free. I was told, based on a test by my alternative doc, that my gliadin levels were high. I was suffering from chronic runs but didn't believe that this change could make ALL the difference. Stubborn or what? But I 'dabbled' a little in buying gluten free items. So silly now - when I think back. Gluten FREE - really means free. Finally it got to the point where everything I ate made me feel sick to my stomach. Then 2 years ago I finally bit the bullet. Then I gave up milk (but still had occasional milk products). I had suffered from Rhinorrhea (chronic runny nose) all of my life and it was from DAIRY! Now I am gluten free - dairy free and eat almost all organic. HUGE difference in every aspect. It isn't just a 'fad diet'. It's a forever change!

The first year I lost 30 pounds. Then, when I figured out that you can eat almost anything gluten and dairy free by just learning the substitutes, I put a bit of weight back on but still maintaining. My body thanks me every day for this change that took 4 years to finally implement.

I know of people who are suffering and they ARE just as stubborn as I was. I know a women with chronic runs who had her gall bladder removed and she's likely just gluten intolerant, but I can't see her ever making the change. I have reason to believe that the majority of the population is now affected by gluten and dairy sensitivities and they're just not aware. I think we're only an exclusive group in the sense that we have gone gluten free. I read that in the 'olden days' breads used to have something like 3% of gluten and now they have 12%. Perhaps people could have tolerated a small amount back then, but I don't believe many people have any tolerance at all now. Same with dairy.

Anyway - nice to join the group :)

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Same here. I am a moronic male a lot of times. I know I feel better gluten, dairy, and soy free and yet somehow certain things magically end up being eaten. There are times I do it and think immediately..what the heck did you just do. It is almost like your celiac causers took over your body and made you do it. Then you think..it really was not that good tasting anyway...

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Mmmm hmm.

Was just visiting with my FIL and he was telling me how my nephew is developing adult acne. I said many people discover acne goes away when they eliminate certain foods or chemicals.

So he said he'll go but my nephew Proactive Solution.

FIL gets it, but he wants to "fix it now" for nephew. And that my friends, is part of the collective problem.

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As a society we are a pill-first society. Give us a pill to lower blood pressure, to lose weight, to control cholesterol, etc. Forget the exercise and eating right (accepting that there are times when pills are a necessity).

In reality, once you are diagnosed with celiac, you should honestly be all better except with cross contamination since diet controls it. And yet many of us are just acting stupid on a regular basis. Same with many other health issues. It is just sad that we know the truth and yet easily push it aside.

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Mmmm hmm.

Was just visiting with my FIL and he was telling me how my nephew is developing adult acne. I said many people discover acne goes away when they eliminate certain foods or chemicals.

So he said he'll go but my nephew Proactive Solution.

FIL gets it, but he wants to "fix it now" for nephew. And that my friends, is part of the collective problem.

My son had the same issue. I told him I would spring for a dermatologist, but only if his face did not clear up once he gave up soda for a month. A week after the big soda experiment started he had skin like an Irish lass. Never did see the derm... now he just limits his soda to the occasional dinner out.

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