So it's been about 6 weeks and I've been gluten free. It's not really an easy change and takes time to get used to.
I've also eliminated processed foods, canola oil, sunflower oil, corn and along with avoiding sugar ( except honey ) and caffeine. This is because these foods cause inflammation. As for the corn, there is so little of it not GMO that it's just better to avoid it all together.
Say what you want about fads and so on. The truth is we can eat all sorts of anti-inflammatory foods but if we eat at the same time foods that cause inflammation then we're just spinning our wheels so to speak.
In these last several weeks I have seen significant results. The red, hot spots and areas of pain and burning are gone. They were gone after a few weeks.
So I just thought I'd share. I'm not saying it will help everyone but might be worth a try. I'm certainly going to stick with it judging on these results. The fact remains unless you've tried it you just never know. I still have a few things to give up in my diet but one small victory at a time I think.
As you can imagine, processed foods covers a lot of ground including ketchup, bbq sauced, teriyaki or anything else that comes packaged and prepared.
I admit I was craving sweets after dinner yesterday but I don't have any in the house so fruit for a snack is what I had on hand. It did me just fine.
Yes...I understand gluten is in personal products etc too...one thing at a time. The majority of the gluten has been eliminated with obvious results.