Being diagnosed Celiac turns out to be a good thing
I just wanted to share my experience and enlightenment.
Most people cringe with this diagnosis. But for me it's been a bit of a blessing. I've had to stop eating gluten and most grains. I'll have small amounts of white rice (basmati) on very rare occasions. I've had IBS for some time now, but the Celiac diagnosis is new. My mother is a Celiac, and so is my son. I guess the writing was on the wall. The health benefits of not eating grains has made an enormous difference in my life. Not only have I lost weight and firmed up, but my migraines have all but disappeared and I've managed to stop taking Topamax altogether. I can go all out with intensive exercise without succumbing to a debilitating migraine afterwards. My skin looks great and even my digestive troubles have eased up. I still avoid cruciferous veggies and cabbages, but in small quantities and well-cooked they don't appear to present the problems they did before.
I have plenty of energy and work out every 2nd day (sometimes every day if I have time), something I was not able to do when I was still eating grains. I was always tired and bloated.
Grains are bad. Period.
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