how long before i notice results on gluten free diet

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    how long before i notice results on gluten free diet

    i am going gluten and casein free

    also known as the GFCF diet

    so im following a basic diet of meat and veg and some nuts and seeds

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    Re: how long before i notice results on gluten free diet

    my question is, how long before i know the diet is working or not

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    Re: how long before i notice results on gluten free diet

    Quote Originally Posted by fuggles View Post
    i am going gluten and casein free
    also known as the GFCF diet
    so im following a basic diet of meat and veg and some nuts and seeds
    my question is, how long before i know the diet is working or not
    As one of the resident gluten-intolerants here, I guess I will ask - what is your basis for trying GFCF? Do you have reason to suspect you are gluten-sensitive or gluten intolerant? Do you have relatives who are? Are you just "trying" to see if anything happens for you health and skin-wise?

    One, for some skin conditions that are directly or secondarily caused by gluten-intolerance, it can take months. If you found that your symptoms improved after a few months GF, it would then be hard to get celiac tests that are accurate as you have to be eating gluten to have the antibodies running around in your system destroying tissues. However, if you did notice symptoms improving, say less red and moving toward pink skin, within the first couple weeks, you ight want to get tested. It can be hard to fin Drs to take these secondary symptoms seriously though. If you noticed improvement in other symptoms, not skin related, I would definitely recommend reading up on testing because you could go back on the wheat for a while and then get accurate tests. There are weaknesses in testing though so it is important to read up.

    Two, it is important to understand where gluten hides. example, most soy sauce has wheat in it. so you must avoid it. You should avoid regular oats that aren't specifically gluten-free because they are grown, harvested and processed on the same equip and there's lots of cross-contam. Fast food french fries either have wheat in them or are cross-contaminated. etc etc etc It's not horribly hard to learn these things but you must put some effort into reading or your GFCF test will be invalid.

    but maybe you know some of the above things? if you do I apologize but if not, you could check my member journal for links.

    If I get glutened, I start getting skin reactions (blistery, not so much KP like) within the next day or two. It's very itchy too. I have not obtained the prescrip med for it, I just put up with it as the med has bad side effects. When it gets it worst I use coritsone cream now as Tea tree oil doesn't quite do the worst ones.

    After that, it takes a while to clear up but less and less. I noticed less redness on my gluten-free diet within a few weeks I think. I was also taking a lot of omega-3s and had pretty much given up carbs cause I _hadn't_ done my reading at first and didn't understand that I shouldn't eat some things - Kix? - that did not seem to have wheat in them. But even then I could tell there was some reduction in redness and inflammation... This however was on my arms not my face & I don't know how much that shares with the rubra KP some of us get on our bodies.
    - bd: 46 yo F; Dr. Woods Black Soap w/Shea Butter for facewash; Sea Salt + Epsom Salt scrub in shower; Cetaphil RestoraDerm unscented lotion, Alba Botanica Kona Coffee After-Sun lotion on face; reg. exercise; OilPulling; a basic multi-vite plus calcium/Vit D, o3s; eating GLUTEN-FREE DIET for Celiac Disease, and not much dairy as I get allergic reaction; Arms 99% clear, face neck chest 98%, legs 90% clear, butt is 99% clear. All dietary treatments above help reduce my sinus congestion and joint pain besides help my skin.

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    Our Gluten Free Family: Allergic Red Cheeks

    so it looks like it works

    it will be difficult to give up all dairy and wheat and bread , but, the fun is in the challenge

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    Re: how long before i notice results on gluten free diet

    Quote Originally Posted by fuggles View Post
    Our Gluten Free Family: Allergic Red Cheeks
    so it looks like it works
    it will be difficult to give up all dairy and wheat and bread , but, the fun is in the challenge
    Well, I certainly think it's worth a try. After my experience of Drs looking right at me when I had OBVIOUS gluten-intolerance symptoms and they didn't even try the tests, yeah, I think it's worth a shot. and I have known several babies with "allergic cheeks" like those in the blog you linked to and their skin clears up when they eliminate certain foods. One of those for sure has grown up and been dx'd as celiac.
    Since you seem up to the task, you might want to check out elimination diets too in the long run.
    gluten free safe: http://easttexasgig.org/detail.php?id=7
    not gluten free: http://easttexasgig.org/detail.php?id=42
    - bd: 46 yo F; Dr. Woods Black Soap w/Shea Butter for facewash; Sea Salt + Epsom Salt scrub in shower; Cetaphil RestoraDerm unscented lotion, Alba Botanica Kona Coffee After-Sun lotion on face; reg. exercise; OilPulling; a basic multi-vite plus calcium/Vit D, o3s; eating GLUTEN-FREE DIET for Celiac Disease, and not much dairy as I get allergic reaction; Arms 99% clear, face neck chest 98%, legs 90% clear, butt is 99% clear. All dietary treatments above help reduce my sinus congestion and joint pain besides help my skin.

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    Re: how long before i notice results on gluten free diet

    since it would be very difficult to give up dairy, i will go gluten free only

    gluten free and casein free is a bit extreme

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    hey hey
    post your results somewehere! would be great to hear it after some time
    greets!

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    ok , i will keep bumping this thread, and in a few weeks, if it works i will detail everything i have done/did. even if it doesnt work

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    cool! good luck!

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    Re: how long before i notice results on gluten free diet

    i am starting on a gluten free/ diary free diet. I have had KP for about 10 years now and its just has never gone away. So the last month I've been working out a lot and upped my dairy intake and wheat intake through the roof. i was eating a complete tub of yogurt, 8 glasses of milk, and about 5 slices of bread daily. In about 3 weeks, the redness was getting intense and it my kp was expanding its territory on my arms and legs. I already have a pretty good case of KP so it was really terrible to see it getting even worse!

    i would like to get tested, but alas don't have the spare cash to do it and to at least try a dairy free and gluten free diet is free. As much as I like wheat and dairy, it is pretty easy for me to give it up entirely in the prospects that I get near normal skin. Even if it subsides 80%, I would be the happiest I have ever been in 10 years.

    i have to say since dropping the dairy and wheat I feel like I'm feeling better. If this works, I can't believe i was living with an allergic reaction for so long.

    If it does work I would like to punch all the dermatologist square in the face that I've seen to help me. they all just prescribe glycolic peels and stuff that never did anything except make the problems worse.

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    You have to off milk or you are wasting your time. From what I read in other forums: one month you get results. Do note it is tricky to do this because some stuff can be contaminated with Gluten when it does not have it, i.e. Oats. Other times you might not know you ingested it if you go to a restaurant (soy sauce for an example).

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    Re: how long before i notice results on gluten free diet

    So everyone is talking about milk too? I have been gluten free for 10 months...due to my intolerance to it. But do I need to get rid of milk completely? Casein side? or whey side? oddly enough my KP is not worse with just whey...but if I add whole milk or more cheese into my diet...then I get more intense KP...by far. redder and rougher.

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    Re: how long before i notice results on gluten free diet

    im going to experiment with unpasteurised milk / cheese, and goat dairy

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