Are you looking for alternatives to wheat products? Are you interested in following a more gluten-free diet like me? Read my story below on what lead me to make this lifestyle change.
My Gluten-Free Story
Here’s a small slice of my life story. It begins back in my college days. That’s when I decided to live a healthier life. My belief for optimal health and longevity is to lead an active life, exercise regularly, eat healthy and take vitamin and mineral supplements.
Needless to say I was shocked when my doctor shared with me 6 years ago that my blood platelets were at 800,000 mm3; normal is 150,000-400,000 mm3. High blood platelets have no symptoms and can lead to very serious diseases like hardening of the arteries and leukemia.
I was monitored by a specialist doctor at the Kansas City Cancer Center for 2 years. Initially he recommended doing a bone marrow since medication would not lower the platelets plus some additional tests. One of my tests was for celiac disease, a condition which causes intestinal damage when gluten is eaten. I’m very thankful that the test for celiac was negative but did uncover that I have some sensitivity to gluten.
In summary inflammation is what was causing my blood platelets to elevate. I choose healthy eating plus vitamin and minerals supplements to reduce them back to the normal range. Also decided to start a gluten-free diet! It’s all about taking control of your body and healing it naturally.
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~Jim Rohn [Read more…]