New to this forum and I have questions:<br><br>
What is the reason behind gluten-free?<br><br>
Does anyone here know about "mucus-free" diets and/or foods that are considered "congesting"?<br><br>
I have a son with possible Celiac and I have had migraines for the last 4 years. Since, I have stopped ingesting gluten I have had very few migraines and they were not as bad. I was up to having one almost every day. My cravings for baked goods has lessened as a bonus. I've lost weight and I'm not bloated.
I've heard that gluten in general gums up the intestines which can make absorption of nutrients a lot harder. I think, in general, a lot of gluten isn't good for anyone and then some people are more intolerant of it than others. When I have more time I'd really like to try going gluten free for a month or two just to see what differences I notice.
mucus producers are gluten rich grains, dairy, eggs, sugar and some root veggies. ds1 had a bunch of ear infections when he was a babe- we eliminated all off that- it was amazing. They're added back to his diet now, but very light dairy.<br>
we tried it at the first sign of congestion with ds2, he's never had an ear infection or been super stuffy.
<b>beanymama</b>, by gluten-rich grains, do you just mean wheat? And which root veggies would you consider congesting?<br><br>
We've cut out all milk in our house. Unfortunately, dd and dh LOVE cheese, so a total elimination of dairy is unlikely.<br><br>
There's a lady at our local health food store who told me to eliminate ALL grains, including rice, oats, spelt, quinoa, etc etc.-- because they were mucus-producing. (Not to mention eliminate all meat, dairy, eggs, sugar.)<br><br>
Which leaves fruit, veggies, nuts, berries, & soy products... that's pretty much it. Not practical for our household!! So I was just wondering what other people's experience has been...
we cut out wheat, barley, rye, spelt and focused more on oats and corn. with the root veggies we went light on potatoes and carrots.<br>
sadly, it really was the cheese that made the huge difference. the dairy just stuffs them up and cheese is such a dense form of it. even with soy cheese you've got to be careful to get casein-free <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> complete pita, but it was worth it