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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Results....

Today is the final day of my 6 week gluten-free diet experiment. I'm proud to say I didn't cheat, not even once. I can be extremely stubborn when I make up my mind firmly to do something! It was a real challenge but I was determined to give it a fair shot to see if my skin issues would improve. And the verdict?

I can't tell much difference, to be honest. For a while I thought the skin was improving, but it became apparent pretty quickly that it was just the normal ebb and flow of the flare ups I've experienced for years. I had thought there was a chance I might suffer from Dermatitis herpetiformis  instead of standard eczema, but apparently not. I had one semi-bad flare after a couple of stressful days (stress is a known trigger for eczema) and another one right before my period last month. What I was eating didn't seem to make much difference at all. So much for that!

On the bright side, I won't have to face a life without bread. That would be a hard, hard life! For my birthday next week I've ordered myself a luscious chocolate cake to enjoy. And tonight, for the first time since January, I might just have a sandwich!!! Oh, how I've missed grilled cheese sandwiches!

The great Gluten-Free Challenge is officially over!




ps...I know I promised you all a book review. I'm working on it and hope to have it ready by the end of the week. Stay tuned!


17 comments:

  1. God for you, Jennifer. You're a tough one!

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  2. Happy Happy Happy... That you can eat bread again but bad that glutten was not a trigger.
    Enjoy that cake !

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. I've found your experiment so interesting x

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  4. A life without grilled cheese sandwiches is just a life lacking. I’m glad you do not need to go gluten free!

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  5. My youngest granddaughter suffered terrible flare ups of eczema, we purchased a product called Seba Med at Costco and it worked wonders.

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    1. PS so happy you didn’t have to give up toasted cheese sandwiches.

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  6. I would think the biggest test is going back to bread again. If you have a nasty reaction, you'll know where the problem lies!

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  7. Wow, you've done well - I didn't even think the 6 weeks were over yet, but you timed the experiment well so that you would know before your birthday whether there would be a "proper" cake or not :-)

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  8. I just read an article that says we all need gluten in our diet except for celiac patients.

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  9. Well, as you said, at least you won't have to give up on bread and bread products! I call that a victory overall!

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  10. I'm impressed you stayed on it for so long, it's really hard not to eat wheat. I wish it had been the answer to your eczema problem, but at least now you know for sure you can eat wheat!

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  11. Good for you! Something that helped me (in addition to being gluten free) is following the Feingold Diet. I have found some foods I can't tolerate, and some that I can only tolerate small amounts once in awhile. I had a rash that 6 doctors never figured out. I also had cancer, chemo and radiation and this all happened after that, so who knows what did what? If you are interested, do a search for the Feingold website.

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  12. and some that I can only tolerate small amounts once in awhile. I had a rash that 6 doctors never figured out. I also had cancer, chemo and radiation and this all happened after that, so who knows what did what? If you are interested, do a search for the Feingold website.สมัคร D2BET

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  13. I don't think my comment got saved. Now I have to rely on memory, which isn't the best. Congrats on going on the gluten-free experiment. Sorry it didn't give you the results you were seeking. I went gluten free for a long time and it was a tough transition because gluten tastes pretty darn good. Enjoy all of those meals you missed. Take care.

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  14. Glad you're done with THAT. And oh that grilled cheese looks good!

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  15. I also had cancer, chemo and radiation and this all happened after that, so who knows what did what? If you are interested, do a search for the Feingold website.ทางเข้า D2BET

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  16. OK, I don't know what is going on, but those posts from jorjorbeth are spam or something and I wouldn't click on those links, just to be safe.
    I am Jo, and only Jo.
    I did not make those posts, but they seem to have appropriated my words.

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