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  1. Sadly I had similar sx, though I do not have celiac disease I have gluten intolerance along with other autoimmune disorders. If I was helped as a child I would not have to live with autoimmune disorder, some medication cost $6000. A month, to think a simply diet change could have changed my life:

    1. Hi Maripooh, the power and influence that our environment has on our body (including food), is shocking sometimes. However, I don’t want you to think that you can’t still make the necessary changes to take back your health!

    1. Hi Sharon, I’m sorry that you have received such a diagnosis, but in the same breath – congrats on receiving it. It isn’t always an easy or straightforward thing to obtain. I recommend checking out the following link for additional symptoms (click here). Please let us know how we can serve you.

    1. Briana, you are spot on. My mood was also a big challenge, but has become much more stable after switching to a less inflammatory diet, getting better sleep, and basically giving my body what it needs to be optimal.

  2. Hi Frank, you are so right about being your own advocate! I have spend $000’s of dollars working with a Functional Medicine clinic to finally …and in this order; get on a gluten free diet, heal my leaky gut, deal with hypothyroidism, osteoporosis, balance my hormones, balance my blood sugar, cleanse my liver which is making a big difference in constipation I have had most of my life. Let me say that relieving constipation and healing the gut results in a happier mental state naturally. I was diagnosed in March 2018 and it has taken 3.5 years to figure out all these issues. Not bad since it took 60 years of symptoms and a gall bladder removal to get here!
    Thank you for your work!

    1. Cathy, what an awesome testament. Thank you for taking the time to add one more great story to the collection. I hope that YOU’RE story helps someone else work as hard as you did to find the right answers for their body. And your comment about your mental state being better is one of the main reasons we try so hard to encourage people – life is better when you feel good.

  3. I am not (negative test) been diagnosed with celiac but through a naturopath I learned that I am gluten intolerant. I suffered for more than 30 years.
    I too, had severe eczema as a child. I had severe allergies. I had my tonsils removed when I was 10 because they were constantly infected.
    My gut issues started in my late 20’s and they impacted every area of my life. I couldn’t go out for fear of not being by a bathroom. I could go from being fine to urgent in 5 seconds.
    In 2013 I found someone who would listen thru my naturopath. She suggested a gluten free diet.
    Within 3 days no more diarrhea, no more pain, no more bloating. Since then my life has been incredible. It truly was life altering.

    1. Awesome testimony, Jackie! Thank you for sharing. The functional approach to viewing the body as a system instead of compartments helps bring to light seemingly unrelated symptoms. I’m so glad that you were able to find the answer you needed to feel the way you deserve.

  4. I have had the worst skin in my teen years and after. Everything you said about celiac are all my symptoms. I’m 86 years old and only 3 years ago I diagnosed myself after a new rash on my hands and feet. After my skin doctor started to try different things , ointments etc. I read different items with my signs I started a gluten free diet and have finally been doing better after all the different doctors over the many years of suffering. I was in ER several times with the worst stomach pains and not one doctor knew what my problem was. When the skin Dr. Called for another appointment, I said I diagnosed myself and my rash is gone. I suffered from age 15 years old. Now at 86 I’m trying to stay healthy. I have had all the symptoms you put in your description.

    1. Hi Rita, thank you for sharing your story! I am so glad that you were able to figure out a way to finally feel better. And extra congrats on doing the work of figuring it out yourself! Your story should inspire others 😊

  5. I am 71 yrs old, I was diagnosed with celiac disease at 18 months! Needless to say, life has been very difficult until Finally Gluten-free products were created to give me a variety of foods to choose from. I had four siblings and being left out of all the goodies they had made me feel unloved. Mom would give me those icky diabetic candies but I sat silently watching my three sisters and my brother enjoying their Hersheys candy bars! I did horrible through school, yawning and what I understand now was brain fog! I also suffer fibromyalgia and most recently, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis! I’m mentally worn out and I stopped caring about most everything. I am saddened each time I read about another person suffering from CD! My heart goes out to all of you. Stay strong and live your best life 🌷

    1. Hi Sandra, you have quite the story! We appreciate you sharing, and your encouragement to others. I think my biggest sympathy is from those diabetic candies… I doubt that would even help with Celiac 😟 I hope you are feeling better after such a long battle!

  6. I have suffered with cramping, constipation, diarrhea since I was a kid. I was diagnosed in 2008 with hypothyroidism, survived stage 4 melanoma in 2013, now I am gluten intolerant along with being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I have allergies with pain meds, latex. I also have psorasis as well. I am struggling with all of this…don’t know what to eat, what to cook, etc.

  7. Okay, “ick” warning ahead. I had a really embarrassing symptom hardly anyone talks about: my “business” would smell of vomit. So, so disgusting. And because of course everything was just a little bit icky and loose, I always had a smell of sick around my body in the nether regions. I was continually mortified. I found out later, that it is because of the food not being digested. Having this symptom did have one saving grace: it was the motivating force to get a diagnosis and also it was one of the first symptoms to go aways after cutting out gluten (also having regular and completely solid stools instead of a mixture of diarrhoea and constipation that I had known since I can remember) Until I went gluten free, I didn’t know that you could go to the bathroom and it not be a catastrophic event full of embarrassing things happening, loads of toilet paper and wipes, being in there for ages, flushing 10 times and simultaneously having a bellyache. Now it is a practically a joy to go, and so carefree. It is a 100% fair trade for never eating gluten foods again. People think it’s hard to be gluten free. Nope, I never want to too back to those times again, so not eating gluten is easy peasy and I don’t miss it at all.

    1. Lynne, I couldn’t have said it better myself lol 😂.. and kudos for sharing the embarrassing parts! I fully believe it helps to get this stuff in the open so people can move past the perception of it being gross, and find a way to make the necessary changes so they don’t have to live with chronic issues!

  8. Hello healthyhabits.com, I’ve been struggling for years with this problem since I was in my early 40’s and now I’m 73 years old. I didn’t know what was wrong with me and didn’t have a clue that it involved eating the wrong foods. My gallbladder was removed in 2004. I’ve been searching sites on Pinterest about health and trying to get some answers. I have hypothyroidism and I’m sluggish all the time. I also take antidepressants and have since I was in my mid thirties. I came from an abusive home was in an orphanage for 2 years because both parents were unfit and negligent. I don’t have the strength to do this anymore.I don’t want to be on prednisone or steroids I prefer a natural remedy if there is one. Can you help me please 🙏

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