Cutting out gluten cut my pain and inflammation by almost 50% !
I'm 52 years old. I've had Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was 2 years old, with a few years respite in the middle, and Fibromyalgia from my late 20s. Osteoarthritis also appeared in my mid thirties.
When I stopped eating gluten my pain (and to a lesser degree my inflammation) declined by somewhere between 40% and 50% - it was incredible I wouldn't have believed it was possible. I also regained most of my short term memory, and my 'brain fog' near enough disappeared.
Last winter I spent about 80% of my days in bed, exhausted, unable to think straight. In March I had been researching something unrelated, and happened to read something about Fibromyalgia sometimes being affected by gluten. I then switched research and starting seeing what I could find out about the relationship.
To cut a long story story (I'll write a later post about gluten and fibromyalgia etc), I stopped eating gluten. The rest you already know. It wasn't easy, and I've given in many times. But now when I do eat gluten, it hits me very hard. So now I avoid it like the plague !
So now 8 months later, and as I always want more and more info on something (bad habit I know), I recently decided to attend a free, online Gluten Summit. If any friends have similar problems to me, maybe you'd like to watch it all/take part too. It is also suitable for doctors and health professionals.
It's on from November 11-17th and is easy to register and watch.