Living in Denial-Gluten Intolerance

Finally, after the last batch of seitan I have no choice but to admit that I most likely have a gluten intolerance. I'm fatigued, losing weight rapidly, moody (more than normal), joints ache, acne, eczema (have never had eczema in my life) and the embarassing flatulence is almost too much to bear. I just have to let go of the gluten.

I did not have noticable allergies as a kid, but developed an intolerance for certain tomatoes, potatoes (but adding tumeric helps), and coconut as I got older. I had symptoms of lactose intolerant but thought it was normal and dealt with it. Now, when I have either of these forbidden foods I get an allergy break outs, stomach pains, and all the above mentioned ailments.

I keep asking myself, how could it happen to me? Well, recently I've "overdosed" on gluten. When you eat too much of something your body runs out of the specific enzymes to digest that specific food-I just over did it. It maybe possible in the future that I will be able to tolerate, eat, and enjoy gluten products, but I'm going to have to boost my digestive and immune system again in order to be able to handle it. Another sore spot is that when you are feeling the affects of one food allergy it's a double whammy if you intake another.

The pain simply isn't worth it. Let's not even talk about the mucous build up and the acne.

I'm going to by some papaya enzyme, take vitamin C, and bee pollen. Hopefully that will help.

If you have a gluten intolerance, how do you cope when you accidentally or intentionally eat it a gluten based food?

links:

Inflamation- http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:w4rLZ5kW8DsJ:www.gluten-free-guide.com/gluten-and-inflammation.html+gluten+intolerance+causes+inflammation&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Acne- http://ezinearticles.com/?Gluten-and-Acne---Putting-an-End-to-the-Affair&id=778441

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