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Finally Found What Works For Me

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I was diagnosed with Celiac back in April of 2011. It was pretty hard for me. I gave up wheat and gluten, but I kept craving it. I got "glutened" accidentally hundreds of times. I had reaction after reaction. I felt like crap. I was extremely unhappy not just with my diet, but with food in general. I got more and more depressed. I started to cheat. I figured, if I'm going to get glutened and suffer anyway, why not enjoy it? I understand this makes no sense, I get that. I was in a very bad place. I made myself very ill.

About a month ago, I was talking to a holistic healer who is a dog training client of mine. She asked me why my hands were bleeding, (I have bad DH), and I told her and it got us to talking. She asked if I had considered going completely grain free. I told her that I only had a problem with gluten and she asked me if I would try it anyway. I figured that things couldnt get much worse, so I went for it.

I have never felt so good about my eating. Ever. My hands are almost cleared up, my mood is 150% better, I haven't had diarrhea in weeks, I'm slowly losing some weight, I have been completely gluten-free and without an accidental "glutening" for 3 weeks now. For me, grain-free really is the way to go. Oh, almost forgot. I walked into the breakroom where they were eating pizza tonight, (something that used to would have sent me into tears), and I felt no desire to have a slice. None at all. Success!!!

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Sounds more to me like you had an extended gluten withdrawl (not fun when i went through it, i'd bust in tears walking by my schools pizza thing). If grain free is what helps ya, why not? You could always experiment down the road (about a year or so) to see if there is a spacific thing that is bugging you.

Yay for progress.

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Good for you! Paleo/primal eating has helped a lot of people! Check out marksdailyapple.com if you haven't already been there!

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I think I may be going down that road too. I've been gluten free 1 year now and not doing as well as I should be.I gave up dairy and corn a month ago and that helped alot so I think paleo might be the way to go for me.

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