I guess I don't buy into the theory that everyone has a gluten problem...
I just don't want to go gluten free unless I know, guaranteed, that it will "CURE" my UC...
Nobody has ever said that everyone has a gluten problem. But it does occur often enough in UCers that if I were a doctor I would check all my IBD patients for sensitivity to gluten. Same with dairy. I personally have no problem with lactose-free dairy but apparently there are others who do have a problem with it.
It is not necessary to make "your life more miserable by going gluten free for months." If you have a severe problem with gluten then you will most likely know it within a few days of avoiding it. Those who are desperate for any kind of relief from IBD may want to avoid gluten for 3-4 weeks just to be sure that they are not even moderately sensitive to it. But you are not willing to be without wheat for even a few days?
Last year there was an article in the Atlantic Monthly about
President Kennedy's health problems. In those days Celiac was not a popular diagnosis. He was prescribed steroids for his stomach problems. Then drugs to counter the osteoporosis and severe back pain from the steroids. Steroids destroyed his adrenals so he had Addison's disease. On and on until he was taking pills and meds all day long.
But when doctors recently looked at his original lab and blood work, they ascertained that most of his health problems originated from his Celiac or wheat intolerance. They then tested his relatives and found that they had the same problem. Think of all of the aggravation that could have been avoided if a doctor advised him just to avoid wheat in the first place.
Male/61 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar10. Powdered psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 is very helpful. Food journal instead of SCD or Paleo.
Lots of fruit & vegetables (but no plums or cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, few processed foods, no carrageenan.
Probiotics, fish oil, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, E complex, phos choline, magnesium, boswellia, curcumin, DGL, glutamine.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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