Be Heard: How the Gluten-Free Diet Has Changed Your Life For the Better


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This week’s question for our Be Heard campaign was:

How has your life changed for the better on the gluten-free diet?

Here’s what our readers had to say.

For me, having celiac disease and living free of gluten is a blessing in disguise. I have learned so much about good nutrition and how to make healthier choices overall. I wouldn’t want it any other way! – Lisa Cantkier via Facebook

I no longer wake up with my fingers and wrists so swollen that I cannot even drive safely as I get my kids to school. Maire Shannon O’Neal Shiu via Facebook

I have more energy, I feel more comfortable and I don’t miss wheat at all. – Natasha Simpson via Twitter (@tashsimpson1)

My son is gluten free, and his muscle aches are gone, and he is more willing to try new foods now. – Cindi Bailey via Facebook

Not having that excruciating pain, bloating, and acid reflux. I’m still recovering, still have a lot of symptoms and still have malabsorption. But I do feel so much better than I did, it’s been a long slow recovery. – Gayla Lineker Payiva via Facebook

I no longer say NO to social engagements. I just come prepared. -Elyse Murray via Twitter (@Justmurrayed)

Life changing. Inflammation was severe in my spine, IBS, reflux. 10 days after going gluten free – all gone. I feel so good now and it has made such a difference in my life. Lost a bunch of weight without even trying. The improvement in my health has been such a blessing and the weight loss was just a bonus. It was hard at first, but now I don’t even have to think about it. It’s been 1 1/2 yrs since I went gluten free. – Nancy Jernigan Thawley via Facebook

Gave up gluten 2 years ago & eliminated pain of fibromyalgia which I had lived with for 10 years. – Pamela Morra via Twitter (@PamMorra)

I’m not hungry all the time, I’m not bloating, no more indigestion, more energy, less pain, and a weird thing my mouth feels cleaner. – Wendy Weaver via Facebook

Fertility trtmts failed, went GF to manage endo pain, got pregnant a yr later! – Anne BeloncikSchantz via Twitter (@Anybee27)

I’m not anemic any more!!! -Sarah Anne Hayman Penninck via Facebook

I love trying new GF recipes! No more fast foods and processed foods!Angela McElwain via Facebook

Note: The views, opinions and positions expressed by our Be Heard commenters are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Gluten-Free Living or its staff.


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