I think its a good idea to get tested for celiac before going gluten free because I think it doesn't show up positive on the test if you are abstaining. Its very important to know if you have this problem because there can be organ damage, like brain damage from it possibly.
And for me, like Lynnwood, not eating gluten would probably be the straw that broke the camels back. I already have a bunch of other restrictions. I might as well live on ensure or something.
I do think its important to follow some guidelines on limiting estrogenic foods, avoiding toxins like pesticides by washing food well, and to get a lot of antioxidants. Get good food and cook it healthfully at any rate.
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