« Second verse, same as the first | Main | 11 »

September 01, 2016

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I'm firmly on the side of it being gluten. Having done the Whole30 a few times AND having eaten primarily paleo for over a year at one point, I can safely say that it's not dairy (for me, at least). I have never really eaten all that many legumes. So gluten is almost certainly the culprit and I do my best to minimize the amount I consume.

It is really hard, though. It's so easy (and tasty!) to eat bread and drink beer.

I adopted a GF diet in May 2011. I did it at my DR's recommendation because I have an inflammatory bowel disease and all the meds were not getting me as well as I wanted to be. I was resistant. GF looked like a fad for those not actually suffering from celiac disease. But after a year of multiple tests and trials I thought "what the heck" and transitioned from Passover observance straight into a GF diet.

10 days in was the key moment for me when brain fog lifted. I had attributed the fog to menopause (I was 49 then) but suddenly I could read the driest text without flinching. 14 days in my bowel issues were largely resolved.

I occasionally eat a bite of some treat that contains gluten and I'm ok. More than 2 bites will give me runny bowels 12 hours later. I enjoy several different brands of GF beer and GF pasta has improved by leaps and bounds in the past 5 years.

So. Gluten intolerance is a thing that exists. I may have celiac disease - the testing I did in 2007 says no but my gut says that might be wrong. I am unwilling to do a gluten challenge so that a blood test might reveal something I already know - I cannot tolerate gluten. My IBD is not cured by eating GF but I feel so much better.

It's worth a shot, but I would say you probably need to resume your normal eating for a few weeks before you test your gluten theory.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Welcome

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner