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How did you find out you were gluten sensitive? Did you do elimination diet? Did you have test done in doctor office? Do you still eat wheat from time to time or do you steer clear of it? How do you handle dinner party situations? Do you take any special supplements? And what about your family dinners??
Thu. Jan 19, 3:48am
I remember a GYN (Christine Northrup) on Oprah talking about women over 35 having senstivities to wheat. I looked her up and read an excerpt about the best way to test for a sensitivity is to eliminate gluten for 2-4 weeks and then reintroduce it. It mentions that there is a blood test that looks for anti-gluten antibodies, but declares the elimination method more practical.
I did the elimination diet and noticed positive things right away- weight loss, less bloating and gas, easier digestion, etc; likewise, when I ate it again I noticed affects right away - symptoms I just assumed were normal. Since its an insensitivy and simply that I feel much better when I don't have them, I eat what ever is served at dinner parties. And family dinners aren't hard. They've gotten a lot healthier, actually, since I've stopped making pasta so much! Didn't realize what a go to meal that was. I still serve them bread products, but not nearly as much and we all eat a lot more vegetables and fruit.
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 1:30 PM
I'm not gluten sensitive, I'm *incredibly* wheat sensitive. I dread eating food other people prepare, but in part because I have a corn intolerance as well, and corn is in almost everything... I have people in more than I go out, and I stick to basics and avoid trying new restaurants. I found out from an elimination diet as well.
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 8:09 PM
I just figured out that wheat (gluten) definitely makes me feel bloated and rundown. I definitely want to avoid it when possible now. I feel so much better when I don't eat it... Still not sure nuances between wheat and gluten (I thought gluten was protein in wheat, and pretty much the same thing) so I will do elimination process again next month to fine tune... But I'm pretty sure I'll just avoid it now all together.
I'll look up Dr. Christiane Northrup's work. Thanks for all your responses.
Friday, January 20, 2012, 3:30 AM
I was experiencing many symptoms of gluten intolerance. These symptoms could be more severe with people who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. You can google all of these conditions along with symptoms. I chose to eliminate wheat, and I feel so much better. There are non gluten substitutes; however, many of these substitutes have sugar, etc. It's really just easier to eliminate things made with wheat. I do eat rice and potatoes and there are pastas that are made of quinoa and brown rice. But really it's not a problem avoiding gluten at family gatherings. There's always something that you would be able to have. I have found that I can have wheat in very small amounts, but if you have an allergy or celias disease your symptoms could be very severe. Best advice, eliminate wheat for at least three weeks and see if you feel better. All the best.
Friday, January 20, 2012, 6:55 PM
P.S. I don't know how to get rid of this link. It has nothing to do with this post.
Friday, January 20, 2012, 6:56 PM
6:55 PM, thanks :)
Friday, January 20, 2012, 8:21 PM
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