don't know whether i'm suffering from confirmation bias or whether i can truly say "i told you so"Here's The Real Reason Your Friend's 'Gluten-Free' Diet Might Be Making Them Feel Better
in short, most self-diagnosed celiac sufferers are not, and the reason they feel better when they switch to a gluten-ree diet is that they cut out all the other junk food crap they otherwise are eating
but we all know that junk food has never hurt anyone, do we ? it's far easier to blame the bogeyman that gluten appears to be in recent times
I am not certain what to think of this post.
It serves no real utility but basically makes fun of people setting up a situation to silence them.
The extent and diversity of Celiac disease is not well understood. There may also be similar undiscovered conditions.
Since they typically estimate that 5 out of 6 are going undiagnosed, and it often takes up to 10 years to actually make a diagnosis, poking fun at those who are trying to better themselves serves no purpose even if they are technically incorrect.
I know that many like to share these types of articles though I really don't understand why.
A more fruitful discussion would be how to actually self diagnose, or at least how to minimize ones current symptoms, and when it would be best to see a doctor. Keep in mind that it may take years and lots of money to actually diagnose.
I am among the many who periodically make changes to stop problems. Back in the day I would eat a whole pot of macaroni and cheese and suffer hours of gas and diarrhea. I considered candida, celiac , IBS, and others. Short of it is I stopped that problem by not eating a whole pot of macaroni and cheese again. I have made other changes to minimize further, similar problems and the exact diagnosis remains unimportant as long as I am able to minimize the symptoms. These were of course undeniably real symptoms.
My wife however had periods of tachycardia that she had been shamed into keeping silent about. It took four years of irritating the doctors (pre-internet) before I found one with an actual answer. No more Scarlet O'Hara fanning her face saying "Oh my! a bit too much excitement, y'all know". A simple heart ablation procedure actually got rid of the problem. Temporarily. It seems to be coming back after being absent for only 25 years. Damn regeneration of nerve cells! My problem is that she still has some of the learned behavior from back when she didn't know what was wrong, only how other people treated her for having symptoms, and how that made her feel.