Is anyone on a gluten-free diet right now?
I know a bit about which foods have gluten in them (and plan to read more about it) but wasn't sure if anyone was on one and could share.
I know the anabolic diet is one, but my cholesterol is too high right now (sad huh? at 26 yo) to go on that again.
With some recent developments in my blood work and talking with some other medical people the thought that I have celiac disease has came up. Now, it's nothing bad or crazy but something I'd like to think about addressing. Here is a definition of celiac disease:
"Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in everyday products such as medicines, vitamins, and lip balms."
More here: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/
So basically I have some abdominal pains, tons of farting shit inconsistent shits. The part that really bugs me isn't any of those, it's that (if I have it) I'm unable to properly digest food. Making my body a very inefficient machine.
Wow this thread is too long. Sorry.