Ever since my diagnosis in Fall of 2012 I’ve had a litany of suggested “cures” from well meaning friends and family. Going gluten free has always been one of them. Until my RA surfaced I was always very healthy and ate a healthy balanced diet high in produce. Local, organic, home made … seems just about perfect right?
Last Spring I was at my GP office and she suggested I stop eating wheat … really? Her too? She asked me to read Wheat Belly, and to stop eating wheat for a month and see what happened. So, what happened? Nothing happened … until I was out with a friend and we went out for BBQ. The next day I couldn’t walk down the stairs. As it turns out I seem to have mild wheat allergy. When I do eat wheat these days I can tell the next day – it aggravates my joints, causes digestion problems, and migraines.
These days it’s just Enbrel – I rarely use prednisone, and the migraines are reduced to maybe once or twice a month instead of once or twice a week. In your own quest for balance and good health don’t be afraid to try new things. Have a great 2015!