And I've never felt better.
So what are the differences I've seen?
- My doctors said that because of my MS, I'd likely have permanent damage to my optic nerve, but that has gone away.
- My hands used to burn (like a sunburn) when I exercised when I ran, but that has gone away.
- I was diagnosed with Raynaud's because my fingers used to be red, while the rest of my hands were a normal shade of peach. But that has gone away.
- Plus other changes in how my body functions
Why do I attribute these changes to being gluten-free? The days I eat something with gluten, I feel the burning in my hands and redness in my fingers. Then after the marathon I began eating regular pizza, donuts and cookies. My eye started messing up again within 3 days, nearly like it did when I was diagnosed. I have no doubt that it was because of the gluten.
Going gluten-free was the best decision for me. I truly feel like this lifestyle change is revolutionary, especially for those with auto-immune diseases! Of course there are some struggles, temptations and critics along the way, but at the end of the day, my body can see and run the way the Lord created it.
Plus I still eat delicious food!
If I could give any advice to someone with an autoimmune disease it would be to go gluten-free! It can be tough, but not as tough as life with an autoimmune disease!
Stay tuned for more tips on going gluten-free!