There is quite a bit of hype going on about being "gluten free". No thanks to some late night talk shows and the fact that a lot of people believe its a new fad diet to boost weight loss. I have been gluten free for a little over a year and I am extremely sympathetic to any person with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity. I cant imagine dealing with this the first part of my life and having a whole lot more restrictions.
In March of 2013 I was eating extremely healthy, working out almost daily, no soda, no fast food and over all really great. So while being in the best shape of my life I couldn't figure out why I was having horrible stomach aches. I always seemed to give myself an excuse for it such as "my stomach can't handle the protein in eggs" or "I guess I can't have too much milk." However, the day that a banana gave me a stomach ache I knew there was more to the story but I was still in denial. I spent March 4th in extreme pain. The pain in my stomach was so bad I almost had to go to the E.R. in the middle of the night. It was the same pain I was having all these other times but 10x worse. It eventually went away but I was scared. I complained to my friend who was gluten free at the time and she told me to give it a try as it had helped her severe nausea. So, on March 5th, I had enough and gave up gluten.
So is it a fad or could it really help? Read more...
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