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My rheumatologist has me on a gluten-free diet. I’ve decided for 2016 to take it one step further and just eliminate grains and starches from my diet.

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  1. Recently, I went vegan (my body is unable to properly break down complex proteins) after being a vegetarian my whole life. Doctor tested me for a gluten allergy. I don’t have one, but I’m trying to live on less gluten anyway. I wish you the best of luck! 2016 will be your year to shine!

    Evan

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  2. I’ve tried the gluten free diet and for me, it was too hard. With gluten having many names, like sugar does, it made grocery shopping very difficult for me, so I was stuck in the one small gluten-free isle, choosing from several different frozen entree’s. I only found a few that actually had much taste, or taste I enjoyed. It’s so much easier to just not eat!!!!!!! This is only my experience, as I’m also, a very picky eater, to start with. I wish you the best on your journey. Just take it one day at a time. You’re never alone, here at WP! 🙂

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  3. I have been gluten free for close to 2 years now. I haven’t had bread or pasta or rice in closer to 3 years. I don’t eat or drink anything with sugar (or juice). Nothing processed. I’ve always been a quirky eater. I will do a baked potato or tortilla strips every now and then. I also love air popped pop corn. Mostly I eat veggies, fruits, yogurt, chicken and I love unsweetened cashew milk. Totally doable and I haven’t felt the need to purge in well over a year (cutting out cereal, granola and processed bars really helped). Part of the “trick” of being gluten free is not to buy all the processed stuff labeled as gluten free as they are no better than other junky stuff. Stick to the outside of the store and learn which real foods are naturally free of gluten and it’s really healthy and btw, I am totally normal weight now (at the low end of healthy but quite healthy and most importantly bad ED behavior free)!!

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  4. Have you ever taken a food allergy blood test? (naturopaths generally administer these) Just curious. I thought I had IBS for years; turns out I have several food allergies at varying levels. Dairy and eggs are quite high for me. A handful of other foods (such as sugar and green beans) come out as moderate, and a few others (like gluten) at mild. The blood test looks for antibodies and the levels of them to specific foods. Just a thought. A year and a half ago, I ate basically only protein and low starch veggies for 3 months and added a tiny bit of rice and a few lower sugar fruits at that point. I had more energy and felt better than I had in years. Good luck with everything!

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      • Follow this link to the exact test that many naturopaths use. It’s a blood test that measures allergic response to foods via blood test. Your doctor might not be aware, as medical and naturopathic doctors receive different training in several areas of medicine. I had to go to a lab where they drew blood. My doc’s office spun it down and mailed it to this lab. I got results for about 100 foods. This is NOT done by an allergist (that I’m aware of). The results come as a graphic representation of reactivity from 0 (no reaction) to 6 (very strong reaction) based on antibody levels produced. For me, eggs come out at a high 3 and give me diarrhea. I can’t eat them. All dairy comes out as 5- gives me severe gastro intestinal issues and severe congestion. http://www.usbiotek.com/Content/Services/Antibody-assessment-IgA%20and%20IgG.html

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