4 thoughts on “Welcome to my (and your) gluten free world

  1. Can gluten cause me to feel like I’ve been beaten up and kicked down the stairs? About a week ago I ate something with wheat and almost immediately my face started burning and itching then I went into about 5-6 days of gallbladder like symptoms. Now I hurt in my shoulders, lower back and upper thighs and it all seems to be muscle soreness like I’ve played softball without a warmup. Any ideas? I need some answers, I don’t know where to start. I’m all for food elimination and homeopathic remedies. Thanks

    • I would say yes. The reaction to the wheat on first intake sounds like an allergic reaction and the following gallbladder and aches and pains sound like the body reacting to the missed nutrients from the malabsorption the gluten causes. 1st go off of wheat, completely and utterly. Read everything, avoid eating out, or be overly cautious when eating out. It will take weeks, months to rid of that bit of gluten. Do some detox. Magnesium/epsom salt soaks.Rub on some mag oil. Drink a lot of water and hydrating drinks (I Like Nunn). Bump up the potassium, b12, and ADEK. Maybe eliminate all the grains for a bit, paleo type diet. All grains are tough to digest, just gives the gall bladder a break. Be patient. Your body is actually acting correctly to an invasion, just over doing it a bit, by attacking everything.

      • Thank you for the ideas! I am off ALL wheat and am doing the Paleo diet. I’ve had lots of very tender hard nodules on my right rib cage and at least one very tender one in my belly fat. My lower back and shoulders are very stiff. Every time I eat my gastric system becomes very distressed and I begin having gas pain.
        This makes me want to get on a stump and start telling people what wheat is going to them. How long do you think it could take to flush this out of my system? I’ve been terrified it was cancer or something equally as bad. I’m not sick as in sick just in pain.
        Do you have a newsletter you email?

      • Not a newsletter- I should blog regularly for my followers. Sorry I became a slacker lately, at least in the blogging ;)

        Paleo is great! And IF you get to a place where it seems too extreme and you add foods, DONT add wheat !!!
        Our sons MD did a second biopsy after 6 months of being gluten free- The stomach was healing and looking almost normal.
        Our son grew 3 inches in 6 weeks and gained 30 lbs. After going gf– So something started working immediately.
        BUT a year after being off of wheat he was found to be extremely deficient of A, directly related to the celiac. So it does take the body a long time to recover, and it may never get it all right– So help it.

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