2 Responses to “Before going grain free – this was me………”

  1. Hi there,

    Just wondering how long you were diagnosed as having fibromyalgia for? How were you diagnosed and also how soon did you notice a difference in pain levels after going gluten free?

    My mother has fybro and there have been many “cures” tried over the years… just keen to find something that works and a medical basis for hoping it will work!!

    Thanks so much for the awesome cookbook- I’ve just talked my mother-in-law and a friend into buying it also!

    • Hi there Jessica,

      I was diagnosed in my 30′s – am now 43.

      I had a terrific GP in Canberra who really understood the issue. What he didn’t know is how this type of inflammation can be caused by gluten and lectins. That took the smarts of a Medical Ecologist and me doing lots of reading – books including this years most recent one Grain Brain by Dr David Perlmutter (Little, Brown & Company) to really nail it.

      The pain of fybro for me was extensive – it would take me more than 20 minutes each day to roll over onto my tummy, shimmy to the edge of the bed, put my knees on the floor and lift myself up to a standing position.

      Within 4 weeks of going gluten free (and grain free – particularly corn) my life completely turned around.

      12 years on and I remember the pain but gone are the days when it was the norm.

      I don’t do scientific evidence so much these days Jessica – whilst I appreciate it – I know what works for me and for the 1000′s of people I have worked with over 12 years.

      This site might interest you if you are not already connected http://www.fmnetnews.com/fibro-basics/diagnosis

      take good care and thank you for your wonderful feedback about my cookbook. Number 2 is out next year xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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