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Have you experienced unexpected benefits after adopting the gluten-free diet?
Yes, at least one.
23%
 23%  [ 13 ]
Yes, more than one.
36%
 36%  [ 20 ]
Yes, many.
20%
 20%  [ 11 ]
I'm not sure.
12%
 12%  [ 7 ]
No.
7%
 7%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 55

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brandy
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United States

Joined: 16 Oct 2011

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Food Intolerances : gluten, dairy, soy, corn, sugar, quinoa, rasberries, blackberries
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

15 years of pretty severe hand/wrist, arm joint pain--gone
Anxiety--gone (b/f getting MC I was maybe 3 months out from getting anti anxiety prescription)
Bruise easily--gone
Short term memory issues--improving

Still working on dry eye and clogged ear situation that ebbs and flows, hoping for some improvement here.

Paleo diet improvements--I'm eating maybe 90% paleo:
Very little gas, (less gas than b/f MC.)
Consistent energy levels throughout the day.
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patc73
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Joined: 18 May 2011

Posts: 234
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Food Intolerances : dairy, soy, alcohol, gluten, fish and shellfish
Location: Brooklyn, MI

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first thing I noticed after going GF was my bloated abdomen disappeared within days! I had thought I was fat, but it was all bloat! My facial rash went away, and the big dermatitis herpetiformis sores I'd get on my backside never came back. My migraines stopped completely (although I also was going through menopause at the time, which helped get rid of the headaches too). And, of course, the D improved considerably. I dropped dairy at the same time, but didn't get soy out of my diet until several months later, when I noticed I flared after having GF soy sauce.
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Fish2575
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2017 Sep 26 - 2:54 AM


Food Intolerances : Wheat, Dairy, Soy, Eggs, Corn, Oats, All Nuts, All Legumes, Chicken, Turkey, Fish, Chocolate, More!
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a silly one, one of too many to list, but for the first time in my life I have long, strong fingernails
Wink

Susie
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humbird753
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Casein
Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Diverticulitis and MC Reply with quote

tex wrote:


Are you aware that research shows that the inflammation pattern with active diverticulitis is the same pattern that marks LC — lymphocytic infiltration. Shocked

To me, that suggests that diverticulitis may be associated with food sensitivities — it's possible that it may be another form of IBD, IMO.

Tex


This is the answer I was looking for when researching diverticulitis. My grandmother had diverticulitis so I was wondering if this is where I got the genetic link for MC.

Thanks, Tex.

Paula
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tex
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
Location: Central Texas

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There may be a genetic connection between the two diseases. I had diverticulitis, for example.

Tex
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Sharaine
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, dairy, some soy, legumes, almonds
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My migraines that were fairly regular have gone away except when I get accidentally glutened. The fog in my brain has lifted, which is such a treat. My joints finally stopped aching when I quit eggs. If I consume eggs (like while traveling to a conference) my joints start hurting a lot again and it takes several weeks for it to stop. The bloat and gas had dissipated, but not gone away. I'm still trying to figure out all of my sensitivities.

I have much more energy than I had the previous 25 years. I am amazed at how dropping gluten resulted in my not being so blasted tired all the time. If I get accidentally glutened or dairy-ed, I'm wiped out for at least a week.

My D has slowed, but not gone away. I don't have as much explosive D as I had though.

Sharaine
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Stanz
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Joined: 16 Oct 2009

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Food Intolerances : Genetically GS via Enterolab, Tapioca
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear, Sharaine, it's a puzzle we all have to figure out, but I'm glad to hear that you've improved your health, 25 years is a long time to feel unwell, been there.
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d'libarian

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Joined: 04 Nov 2012

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Food Intolerances : To be determined
Location: Clarkston, Washington

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been gf since late Oct. 2012 and would like to add my bit to this poll. After about a week gf, my fibromyalgia symptoms had practically disappeared, although the tender points remain.
Brain fog gone
Achy knees and muscles gone
Insomnia gone
Energy level "functional" from rising to retiring
Night blindness gone
Lower back pain significantly decreased
My bras don't hurt me any more (to which my sis responded, "that's great! But maybe you shouldn't have been washing them in gluten anyway!")
In addition
Psoriasis fading

I've been accidentally glutened twice and the fibro symptoms were back full bore the next day but faded away over the next week or so.

I have CC which expresses itself as constipation (6-12+ times a day, working hard each time to produce one or two pathetic little pellets). Nothing has changed there but I am so very thankful for the fibro stuff coming under control!

le
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healthydesire



Joined: 07 Jan 2014

Posts: 14
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Food Intolerances : dairy
Location: appleton, wisconsin

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't tell except I've lost weight. I know wheat is an inflammatory so I believe avoiding it is probably wise. I'm still missing it from my morning eggs.
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Leah
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Food Intolerances : gluten, dairy, coffee, tea,fruits..... IgA deficient, so I can't be tested
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can have GF toast with your eggs :) I sometimes do that with this great "faux rye" that a local GF bakery makes. I keep it in the freezer

Leah
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Lilja
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy
Location: Oslo

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After having gone gluten- and dairy free:

My 40 year old psoriasis disappeared after approx 3 months.

My mysterious pains in lower back and legs have also disappeared, but they come back as soon as I have a gluten or soy accident.

No more brain fog, no more feeling of being disconnected from the rest of the world.

No more of all the negative thoughts and anxiety.

No dry skin on my hands & legs.

No more gas.

Lilia
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Grahm
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Food Intolerances : gluten, dairy, eggs, and possibly corn
Location: Lexington, KY

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lilia,

That is wonderful!! I'm so happy for you. I feel pretty much the same way you do Smile

Love,
Connie
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jessica329
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Food Intolerances : Dairy, Gluten
Location: CT

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weight loss! I couldn't get those extra 15 pounds off for the life of me until I stopped eating gluten. But then pregnancy screwed me all up, lol.
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HappyBird
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Food Intolerances : GF, DF, SF, LF.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure.......
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