A little over a month ago I posted about my health, including going Gluten Free and exercising more. I thought I’d share a little update on here as I’ve had people asking questions about gluten free, thyroid, etc.
First off, if you are wondering if you have hypothyroidism, you can check out this list here and I would also see your doctor and get a blood workup done. Out of the list, I have about 90% of the symptoms listed. Crazy! This post talks about why you should eliminate gluten if you have a thyroid problem. This is tricky as I am pretty sure I don’t have celiacs disease but I do think I have a gluten sensitivity.
Here is a photo showing how my body has changed in just a few short weeks after eliminating gluten from my diet. In the last picture, you can see how my stomach and legs have some space in between now and my pants around my waist aren’t as scrunched down by my stomach.
In this photo, you can see how my face isn’t as puffy and reddish. I did not alter the photos or use a filter. My hair even looks a little shinier and smoother as well.
Besides eliminating gluten from my diet, I also started seeing my chiropractor for nutrition response testing. Right now I am on two supplements, hypothalamus PMG and tuna fish oil. The overall changes in my health in just a few short weeks are amazing. I am no longer dragging in the afternoon by 2pm and falling asleep randomly during the day, in fact I am getting my energy back. I am not irritable and crabby, I am more patient and not as easily irritated. I feel happy and content, even cracking jokes and singing and dancing around my home again. My brain fog is gone, I can concentrate and focus now! My tongue feels smaller along with my stomach and face. I am sleeping much better at night and wake up feeling refreshed instead of tired all day long. My PMS is no longer my head spinning and me wanting to eat my family for dinner for about a week before. My skin tags are disappearing, my skins is not as dry and rough or blotchy, even my hair dresser noticed the change in my skin and hair. My husband has noticed these changes as well and he’s the one who told me something was wrong with me this past spring.
I’ve been trying to exercise at least 3 times a week to start. It’s been going ok, I am hoping now that my days aren’t as busy I can keep more of a routine with going to the gym.
If you are wanting to see if eliminating gluten will work for you, I encourage you to try it for even just two weeks and see how you feel. The changes have been nothing short of a miracle and I couldn’t be happier! Pinterest has tons of great gluten free recipes for you to try out and the grocery stores have a lot of gluten free stuff now too. I even made some gluten free chocolate chip cookies the other week and they were fabulous, the hubby couldn’t even tell they were GF.
That’s my update for now. If you have questions or just want to talk, I’d love to hear from you!