I received two great comments from some old posts that I thought were valuable enough to drag to the front page. The first is from Celiac and Legumes and the second is from Celiac and Elevated Liver Enzymes. Thanks to the folks who submitted these, and really, for just giving the gluten free thing a shot.
I know this is an old post, but I just happened upon it. I do not have an official Celiac diagnosis as I have figured out that gluten and grains make me sick and cannot stomach the thought of ingesting them long enough and in enough quantity to produce positive test results.
That said I have also noticed blood sugar issues and am very interested in how they are all related. I have also figured out that I need to keep my foods to low gi to feel the best.
Even more coicidentally I was reading recently about someone saying that small kids could be the result of diabetes. My son has had a positive gene test for Celiac’s and is showing antibodies against gluten (and casein for that matter) he has been off now for 3.5 months and seems to be slowly putting on some weight , but it is slow. So, reading that and your post give me something to think about.
Fwiw, I cook nearly paleo. We eat grassfed beef and good eggs. I don’t do gf baked goods for the most part- like coconut flour muffins on Sunday and prepared gf products are very, very rare. My son does eat a fair amount of fruit though, mostly bananas- but I do keep him to 1 c of 100% juice a day.
Anyway- excuse the ramblings- I just find it all interesting.
I wanted to give a big thanks to Rob who suggested through a mutual friend that my son likely has celiac, he’s almost 4 and has hardly gained a pound in the last year. He had a super bloated stomach and a handful of other symptoms that led me to think something wasn’t quite right with his digestive system. We’ve had him off of gluten now for about a month and he’s already put on a couple of pounds, his bloated stomach is virtually gone and his pale almost greyish complexion is now gone, replaced with filled out rosy cheeks. Thanks Rob! We are so grateful to be on the right track now with getting our little guy healthy again.
As an aside, I think Shelly might have meant month instead of year…shelly, is that correct?