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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I went paleo- gluten free for a little over 3 weeks then decided I missed my Ezekiel bread so for the past 3 days I began eating it again. I wasn't sure if it was in my head or not but I felt a slight stomach ache I usually only have a bowel... (more)

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by 583 · about 14 hours ago

I think I was verging on celiac before going Paleo. It didn't give me the runs like it does most celiac people but it upset my stomach and made me pretty severely constipated. Every so often I eat a couple small crackers or a bite of cookie just... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · December 16, 2013 at 8:06 PM

If you're as intolerant as you suspect you are, then you should completely cut down gluten. According to Robb Wolf on his book, even a little of gluten is staying in the gut for 2 weeks, and it can instigate an autoimmune response for up to 6... (more)

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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 4:00 AM

I tried Robb Wolf's suggestion of trying strict paleo for 30 days, after I read his book and it all seemed to make sense. However he insisted that eating gluten after 30 days on paleo I'd have bad stomach pains and I'd really know about the damage... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 28, 2013 at 12:42 AM

My take is that just because you can tolerate something even over a long period of time doesn't mean that it is necessarily good for you. Obviously billions of people survive eating grains, but given their lack of nutrients, and numerous... (more)

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by 15400 · about 14 hours ago

I don't understand anything - I admit it. I used to think I did, but now I know I don't. Well, I am gluten intolerant and sensitive to all kinds of foods. I always attributed it to my gut problem, some kind of dysbiosis and SIBO. A crazy doctor... (more)

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August 0 · May 02, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Yeah, so you have no symptoms because you shut off your immune system. So the damage still gets done, but your immune system just doesn't respond. If you get exposed to a virus or bacteria after one of these shots, the immune system won't... (more)

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by 3904 · about 14 hours ago

Last week I stopped eating wheat for a couple of days and suddenly I was having postnasal drip like crazy. Today I dropped eating all wheat again and it's happening again. Maybe it's a coincidence, but I thought I'd ask if this could be some... (more)

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margaux23 0 · April 09, 2013 at 7:31 AM

It could be your body detoxing... Who knows! Everyone has different reactions to these things. I had the opposite reaction... when I stopped eating wheat all my post-nasal drip disappeared! It was NUTS. I was way chronic with sinus issues... I... (more)

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by 37177 · about 14 hours ago

This article did a perfect job of describing my problems and experiments involving NCGS (Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.) If you suspect or know you have issues with wheat, I recommend it! My questions: how did you discover you had a problem with... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · April 04, 2013 at 3:02 AM

I was the same as you, I went gluten-free hoping to lose a few pounds and lost about 10 minor health conditions that I didn't know I had. My sleep, mood, and energy improved, muscle and joint soreness disappeared, skin conditions disappeared, I... (more)

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by 115 · about 14 hours ago

I have seen a GP who pretty much said gluten sensitivity and intolerance is made up and it must be IBS. Also heard it's quite hard to pin down sensitivity when they are slight and some of the test are only available in US. What kind of test would... (more)

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Allie_4 0 · December 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I got the frustrating IBS diagnosis too... but my questions is, why does it matter if you are "officially" diagnosed or not? It's your choice to stop eating gluten. If you stop and you feel better, hooray, if you stop and you don't feel better,... (more)

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by 115 · about 14 hours ago

if they feel great eating bread and pasta, staying off gluten for 20 days didn't change a thing and their bowel movements are regular and proper? I'm trying to stay off gluten, but hubby is reluctant, eats bread everyday for breakfast and dinner.... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 11, 2012 at 12:14 AM

The 90% of folks figure is likely pushed by folks who want to sell books, DVD, and other products. My take on the whole issue is that true gluten sensitivity is probably quite rare. Leaky gut problems are much more common. Assuming one's gut is... (more)

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by 75 · about 14 hours ago

Hi Everyone. So I started going Paleo in January. It was great, then I went away to work at a camp for the summer, still stayed as paleo as possible with the shitty food we had. After working for the summer I went travelling for 3/4 weeks and... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 11, 2012 at 12:47 AM

When the skin makes Vitamin D3 naturally, usually 10-20,000 IU are made locally in the skin. The excess Vitamin D 3 is then broken down to its degradation products. These degradation products have been shown to inhibit the development of psoriasis... (more)

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by 573 · about 14 hours ago

Last year I found out that I had a gluten intolerance/sensitivity by eliminating it for a month and then reintroducing it. It made me feel bloated within a couple hours and turned me into a stinkbomb. Then a month or two later I accidentally had... (more)

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miked_2 0 · September 24, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I wouldn't say that you're "cured" but that you've healed and now can handle it occasionally. Remember, gluten (among other things) irritates your gut lining and lets proteins directly into your blood because of the leaky gut (that's the... (more)

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by 15400 · about 14 hours ago

I have a weird question (as always) but I really would like to hear some feedback/thoughts. Some background - I was really really sick with something (I still don't know what it was) and got much better by being on a very strict version of Paleo... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · September 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM

I tend to think that gluten sensitivity is related to the die off of certain bacteria that can break down the gluten proteins, probably from overuse of antibiotics and from being too hygenic. See Lucas Tarfur's blog for more details on... (more)

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by 4347 · about 14 hours ago

Edit: some background on what I eat--I generally eat moderate carb, zero grain, a little butter, weekly WAPF beans (budget reasons), and all pastured meats. Plenty of veg, some fruit. Last week I got glutened by something--contaminated spices?... (more)

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Lindy_1 0 · July 21, 2012 at 4:51 AM

I have the autoimmune disorder ankylosing spondylitis (with digestive complications and spinal arthritis). One thing that has helped me in the past is to eat straight meat for a day or so to calm my symptoms. It's the easiest thing to digest. ... (more)

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by 5201 · September 29, 2014 at 3:37 AM

Yesterday I developed a killer headache. I haven't had one in months. The only thing that was unusual was that I made a pie (nectarine-blueberry if you must know) for my family. Did not eat any of it, but did have a little of the gelato that I... (more)

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Red_Robin 0 · July 05, 2012 at 9:48 PM

It is not always easy to determine the cause. Reaction to food additives/preservatives may take up to 1 or 2 days. Also a combination of stressors can trigger a migraine or cluster headache. Nitrites and other food preservatives and flavour... (more)

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by 15400 · September 24, 2014 at 3:39 AM

I had a heated argument with a couple of people who told me that there is no such thing as gluten cross-reactivity. Basically, I do not really care for the term, but I am sure gluten intolerant people react to other grains, even the ones that do... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 03, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Cross-reactivity refers to the action of antibodies. Cross-reactivity arises because antibodies aren't always 100% specific for their antigens. Say gluten has the molecular appearance of an elephant - a trunk, 4 stocky legs, a tail, etc... when... (more)

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by 15 · about 14 hours ago

I'm just curious, as a one-time gluten-sensitive person (haven't been for years), if you were to stop eating wheat and other grains (as per Dr. Davis' "Wheat Belly" book), would your body ultimately become unable to digest those foods if ever you... (more)

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More_Butter_Please 0 · June 26, 2012 at 3:07 AM

For a while, I allowed myself "cheats," so I wouldn't obsess over cravings for the non-/anti-nutritive foods I was addicted to (i.e. "feel deprived"). I very soon thereafter gave up on cheating, because those cheat foods I didn't want to "feel... (more)

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by 1612 · September 26, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Clearly, the human body and gluten are not friendly. As I listen to individuals on here, it appears there are a decent number of people for whom gluten has a significant negative impact. Do you think that this proportion (bad reaction vs. mild... (more)

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Lutfisk 0 · May 17, 2012 at 3:28 PM

If you pay close attention to most of the people who "have no problems with wheat", they are tired/sick/have allergies/joint pain/stomach problems/etc, they just see it all as normal because they don't know any different.

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by 9402 · about 14 hours ago

A bunch of sources say to avoid coffee if you are gluten intolerant, and apparently it was also mentioned at... (more)

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Noah_2 0 · May 01, 2012 at 6:55 PM

It's an both and / either or issue. The pathology that causes you to develop a gluten sensitivity can cause you to develop sensitivities to anything else too. Other food allergies are EXCEEDINGLY common in people with Celiac disease, as are... (more)

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by 187 · about 14 hours ago

hi again..i'm interested into how people first heard about paleo? my story is that i went on holiday for 2 weeks, ate so much white bread/pasta (which i NEVER ate before in such vast quantities), felt very very ill/tired/sick and started to think... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · April 30, 2012 at 5:46 AM

On my road to recovery from my eating disorder, I began obsessively looking up stuff about food and nutrition last summer. Inevitably, all my Google searches led me to some articles on marksdailyapple.com. And the rest, as they say, is history. (more)

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by 4273 · about 14 hours ago

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-miley-cyrus-gluten-free-20120410,0,3549311.story So Hanna Montana/ Miley Cyrus is going Gluten Free. Cool. I found this article amusing. When will the Grain Loving Hippie Media understand that... (more)

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Jen_20 0 · April 11, 2012 at 4:02 AM

In my mind a gluten free diet alone doesn't qualify as Paleo.

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by 45 · September 29, 2014 at 3:29 AM

My doctor told me I was fine to follow a modified Paleo diet and allow myself some wild rice and rolled oats (I love oatmeal). All the literature I had read advised against these, so for the first week I avoided them completely. This morning I... (more)

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Milla 0 · March 07, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Hi Kayle, Firstly, whether or not to include oats in gluten-free diets for those with sensitivity is a controversial subject: some cultivars of oats contain the proteins that provoke a response in gluten sensitive and celiac people. If you were... (more)

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by 1257 · about 14 hours ago

Since starting Paleo (4 months ago) I have discovered that the major reason I feel so much better on this diet is that I definitely have gluten sensitivity (NCGS), and Paleo has eliminated pretty much everything that can cross-react with gluten.... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · February 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM

There are some interesting articles from Peter at Hyperlipid on this topic... (more)

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by 2240 · about 14 hours ago

This is kind of off the top of my head, but I have been reading various articles related to gluten intolerance in pets and how grains are just as bad for them as they are for humans, yet I can't seem to find anyone specifically addressing how a... (more)

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Doug_3 0 · February 06, 2012 at 10:00 PM

My Naturopath has cats that her husband used to be allergic to. Since switching the cats to a real food (basically Paleo for Cats) diet, her husband's allergies to their cats have disappeared. He is still allergic to other people's cats, but not... (more)

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by 15400 · about 14 hours ago

This is my second time having seaweed (laver) to wrap my fish (I am making sushi without the rice) and both times I get glutened (I am gluten intolerant). Why? On the package it says: Ingredients: seaweed. Nothing else. Please do not think it... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · February 03, 2012 at 10:21 PM

I have celiac disease and (at least at this point, about 7 months into a gluten-free diet/healing) I'm so sensitive I have to avoid foods processed on machinery that had wheat products on it. For seaweed, I'm not sure what this could include:... (more)

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by 4873 · about 14 hours ago

Ugg...I have a stomach ache. Usually this only happens when I've been exposed to gluten or MSG. The ONLY thing it could be is some curry spice that I put on my sweet potatoes. I'm starting to wonder if there are "anti clumping" additives in my... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · December 05, 2011 at 3:37 AM

It's possible--especially in spice blends. However, there are companies you can buy from that are very upfront about their ingredients (and gluten) status. Penzeys is a good choice.

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by 40 · about 14 hours ago

Hey! I am not celiac but I am minimizing gluten as the obvious sources always give me issues (bread, pasta, even beer...sad) and they are of course not paleo. To what extent should one go to minimize or eliminate gluten from their diets? For... (more)

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Tyler_2 0 · November 22, 2011 at 8:22 PM

I have almost completely eliminated gluten from my diet. The real final stamp on why this was right for me occurred one night after I ate some pizza. At this point I had been almost completely gluten free for nearly 30 or so days. Without my... (more)