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  1. I don't think the herbalist meant any harm when he used the word "true" celiac. I took what he said (and how he said it) as his just trying to compare someone with severe symptoms who absolutely KNOWS that gluten negatively impacts their health (possibly in multiple ways) vs someone "like me", who is just TRYING gluten-free, to see if it makes a difference in one particular area of my health (migraines). But I do see what you're saying. Is there a better way to phrase it? If going gluten-free does continue to make a difference for me (and now I am on Day #12 w/o a headache!) would I be considered celiac or gluten-intolerant? Thank you very much.
  2. Shauna, THANK YOU for the reply. So interesting. Lynn
  3. Please forgive what is probably a stupid question... but what is "nightshade"? THANK YOU! Lynn
  4. So, there's nothing (pesticides, fungicides, etc?) specific to, and inherent in, the traditional wheat crop ONLY then? That's what I am wondering. And what does "glutened" mean? Please forgive, I am just learning. And there is so much to learn! Thank you! Lynn
  5. Thank you so much for the replies! You guys make some good points. I am so happy to have found this forum!
  6. Hi, newbie here. Looks like I found a great forum! I have had migraines since I was a teen. Had all the standard work-ups, MRIs, etc., with all the standard prescribed meds. Nothing has been very effective in treating the migraines, which can be crippling at times. My sister recently ran across research indicating that a wheat/gluten-free diet can help prevent migraines in some people, and I thought I would try it for a month or so to see what happens. Well, I am on Day #10 -- and not one headache so far! Very exciting! Now for my question. My local health food store herbalist told me that he wonders if in some people (who are not "true" celiacs) it may be the contaminates, chemicals, pesticides, etc., inherent in (traditional) growing/harvesting of wheat that people can be sensitive to - rather than the actual wheat itself. Does anyone know anything about this? And if this is true, then perhaps I could eat organic wheat products? Or products I make myself with organic (wheat) flour? Thanks in advance for any assistance or insight(s) you guys may have! Lynn
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