ARE YOU STRUGGLING DAY TO DAY WITH JOINT OR MUSCLE PAIN?
IS YOUR FATIGUE RELENTLESS, TO THE POINT THAT WALKING THE DOG
ALL YOU WANT TO DO IS STAY IN BED AND NOT FACE THE DAY.
Many years ago, I lay there too, in misery, barely coping with relentless pain. The inflammation was taking its toll on my body. And I had all the signs to show it. My hair was falling out, I had put on 30lbs of weight from the prednisone, my hair started turning gray, I had swollen joints and I began to notice wrinkles on my skin. 20 medications a day and I felt no better.
Then, I began to notice that my joints would feel worse, hot and swollen with crippling pain, after meals. So I asked my rheumatologist to test me for celiac disease. She said no and that I shouldn’t “waste my money”. So the rebel in me immediately ordered a celiac DNA test and I tested positive for 2 gluten sensitive non-celiac genes. At that moment, I became a complete gluten-free fanatic. I bought cookbooks, took cooking classes, and began experimenting at home. One week later, my joint and muscle pain had significantly improved. But becoming gluten-free was not the only answer. My body had been broken down, depleted, and was starving for nutrients. Those medications, with their deadly side effects, did nothing for my vitality or replenish what was most needed.