If youve ever been gluten free get in here
- 11-04-2010, 01:50 AM
If youve ever been gluten free get in here
I've heard that when you give up gluten, all your allergies dissapear, anything envolving fitness gets easier, you have more energy, acne dissapears, and even get sick less. So my question to you kind people is:
Has anyone ever gotten let down on this diet? Have any of you ever found that one of the things above just didn't happen?
- 11-04-2010, 03:13 AM
Also, is gluten even bad for most people. Or dose it just pass through anyone who doesn't have an allergy.
11-04-2010, 06:36 AM
It is due to an immune response to a food someone in sensitive to. I have seen studies and instances where a glutes free diet has relieved symptoms of Alzheimers, lesions on the brain, autism and dozens of others.
Symptoms are only in those that have some form of sensitivity to gluten. How many people have this is a big point of debate because it isn't necessarily celiac disease or nothing. Food intolerance testing can be very unreliable as well. I have had one done and supposedly have no issues with it but cannot eat it without feeling horrible and getting a lot of GI distress.
Best way to test is cut it out completely for a minimum of 2 weeks then reintroduce it. If you do this it needs to be 100% so check for hidden ingredients like rusk in sausages and packaged meat. Oats are out of bounds as well unless certified gluten free as cross contamination stops them being safe in most cases.
I hope this helps.
11-04-2010, 01:02 PM
Im gonna try it when I have time for it to be convenient. I wonder though, how much these effects relate directly to gluten, or how much it's because gluten free people just generaly eat better.
11-04-2010, 07:34 PM
I'm not really sure what you mean by having time for it to be convenient. How could getting rid of wheat gluten be a big inconvenience? Because you have to prepare more fresh foods? Like has been said before, cook once a week and reheat throughout the week.
Yes, a big part of gluten free diets, at least the paleo diet for example, is the fact that you're replacing grains with other foods that have a lot more nutrients and produce a lot less acids in the body. So it may not be the gluten itself so much as the increase in vitamins and minerals from more veggies and less acid producing grains.
I like how it makes me feel and the science or pseudoscience behind it doesn't really matter to me. Keeping grains out of my diet is the best thing I've ever done.
11-04-2010, 07:59 PM
I do have one question. You postulated the idea that maby gluten free foods may just have more nutrients. Do you ever eat gluten free junk food? How do you feel after that?
11-04-2010, 10:18 PM
I only eat gluten free chocolate junk food. If I want a cookie I eat a regular cookie but I usually sub half the wheat flour in the recipe for coconut flour. Coconut flour gives a subtle taste and a very nice texture. What kind of junk food are you talking about exactly?
11-05-2010, 12:41 AM
11-05-2010, 12:35 PM
Well my interpretation of the paleo way of eating is removing processed food. If you can put it together yourself, its a little bit better, but avoiding refined sugar and added salt doesn't belong anywhere in a paleo eating plan.
11-05-2010, 12:39 PM
I've been doing a modified Paleo diet for years and can tell within days when I start to deviate from it (e.g. congestion, lethargy).
M.Ed. Ex Phys
11-07-2010, 01:34 AM
Alright Im intereted! Im gonna switch to gluten free, not quite paleo yet, but I live with my parents and they buy the food... Would any of you reccomend anything to help me detox?
11-07-2010, 03:11 PM
Hey Rodja, what exactly have you done as far as "modifying" the paleo diet? I'm just curious because I still eat brown rice and potatoes (both regular and sweet) but want to get closer to full paleo.
11-07-2010, 06:55 PM
11-09-2010, 02:21 PM
ive heard that it can take up to 6 months for your gut to fully recover from gluten damage. like was said above the issue is the lifelong levels of low intestinal irritation. this leads to all sorts of immune system dysfunctions, allergies, cancer, etc. ive been eating rodjas version of paleo for at least 7 months with occasional cheats. ive noticed that wheat products make me feel a lot worse than sugars or hydrogenated fats. i must be in the allergic category.
11-10-2010, 11:44 AM
I guess it's like a pimple. Even after it opens up and spills its yellow stuff, that red spot isn't just gonna go away quickly.
11-18-2010, 09:40 PM
Did anyone notice their immune system go a little wonky when they first started this? It could just be a coincidence that I have a cold.
11-19-2010, 09:25 AM
11-20-2010, 05:59 PM
Paleo/Primal ROCKS!!! Looks like you already got some good info from Rodja and Anton.. good luck
"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates
11-20-2010, 07:33 PM
I have been gluten free for a couple of years now. For those looking for a good gluten free carb, try buckwheat and Quinoa. Fantastic gluten free carbs.
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