Cross-Reactivity to Gluten-Free Foods

Hey all, Happy April!

Happy April from Gluten Free Awesome

It’s a new day, a new week, a new month, and a new quarter! Time for a elimination diet!

Maybe you can relate – I still feel sick a lot of the time. Even after many years of being gluten-free.

I got better when I gave up gluten, and then soy, and then all legumes. And then nightshades, cruciferous veggies, and all natural and artificial flavorings. Each time I eliminated a problem food, I felt just a little better.

But I’m still not consistently healthy.

When I discovered Paleo and Primal eating, I thought I had the key to optimal health. The foods that these diets recommend avoiding are basically the ones that I have to anyhow. Giving up rice, corn, and any remaining grains made a huge difference in my quality of life.

And yet, I still feel awful at least 30% of the time.

I was just reading this article on foods that are gluten-free, but that your body can react to like gluten. Again, I realized I was reading a list of foods that for the most part, I react pretty severely to. Except for a few. And of course, I eat those foods frequently, and might not be aware I’m reacting to them..

So it makes sense to eliminate these remaining foods from my diet, and see if it makes a difference. The only foods on the list I still eat are coffee, dairy, egg and yeast. I’m going to eliminate these foods, in addition to all sugar (because I’ve become addicted to it again).

No coffee. No booze (yeast). No eggs or dairy. No sugar. April is going to be a fun month! But who knows, maybe I’ll start feeling better. I have to say, part of me is looking forward to the challenge. I know, I’m a little strange that way…

Have you ever given up a food that you swore wasn’t causing you problems, only to find you feel better after it’s gone from your diet?


About Li

A writer, runner, and Gluten-Free Zealot, I've been helping others navigate the gluten-free lifestyle for many years. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and when you're gluten-free, it's even better!
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