Great pics from Aussieland.I sure could use some of that heat and sun hereabouts.
OK......follow me. Effective January 1st I decided to start eating smarter and much of my diet now consists of foods low on the Glycemic Index and involve lean proteins, more fruits and veggies and, importantly, portion control. As a result I`m feeling prime, keeping the winter weight off and just feeling better.
Today at work I realized my scalp was never better and, in fact, had been great the last couple weeks. Since I was young I had issues with dryness, redness, clusters of acne like rash and itchiness.Nothing ever seemed to help and the symptoms would fluxuate from ok to bad. I always kinda thought it may have been diet related. So I thought about the foods I have given up or substantially reduced and the underlying similarity were foods that contained gluten......primarily wheat flour. Since most refined grains are high on the GI I have essentially stopped eating breads, pastries, cookies, cold cereals,muffins and crackers. I have also stopped eating many refined, processed foods and(dare I say it) beer which all contain wheat as a bulking agent..
Well...my surprise when I googled Gluten Allergy and found out that you don`t have to be allergic to gluten but can suffer from a wheat intolerance...."Most people eat wheat(it`s a filler) so often their bodies adapt and cope and so they experience mild forms of the symptoms(known as a wheat intolerance)..."
Well....some of the less serious intolerance symptoms are....bloating(stomach),joint and muscle aches and pains,skin rashes,runny nose and digestive issues. Well...that`s pretty much me in a nutshell.....up to now that is.
I also discovered that folk with a wheat intolerance as opposed to a full fledged gluten allergy can eat oatmeal, rye and barley in moderation.....which is exactly what I have been doing cause they are all low to moderate on the GI.
Freaky huh? Sometimes it seems like life is just a question of connecting the dots and choosing the right path. A path you, sometimes, have to decipher.
Anyway...enough of the Zen talk. I was wondering if your gluten free diet is working and if you have any other resources(websites, books etc) you could reccomend?