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Do You Think Your Life Would Have Been Different If You Had Known About Gluten at an Early Age???

John Libonati Gluten Free Works

We asked people on on the Glutenfreeworks Twitter account how they felt about whether finding out earlier about their gluten sensitivity or celiac disease would have affected their lives.

Here is what they said.

Do you think your life would have been different if you had known about gluten at an early age???


@Glutenfreeworks incredibly. My senior year of high school probably wouldn’t be going so poorly if I had….

@Glutenfreeworks YES. Going #GF entirely changed the way I saw health, nutrition, and food choices.

@Glutenfreeworks Absolutely! Makes my mind spin at how it could have been.

Should have learned about gluten! “@Glutenfreeworks ..think your life would have been different if U had known @ gluten at an early age???”

@Glutenfreeworks yes. I would have probably been much more careful w/ how much gluten I was eating daily

@Glutenfreeworks ,yes!! I had migraines growing up,hair started falling out,stomach pain not to mention my add was worse before a gfree diet

@Glutenfreeworks educating the public will help too, I had never heard of celiac disease before DD was diagnosed

@Glutenfreeworks if I had known, she would have had her diagnosis MUCH earlier :(

@Glutenfreeworks my ND suggested trying it and it made a huge difference for me. I am now getting tested for other food sensitivities by ND

@Glutenfreeworks I went to my doctor and told her I think I have celiac disease. She told me I was crazy but would test me.. sure enough.

@Glutenfreeworks I went for tests via doctor but came back neg. Figured it out on my own. Doc was useless about it, still is!

Do you think YOUR life would have been different if you had known how gluten was affecting you earlier in life?? Comment below!



Author Information: John Libonati, Philadelphia, PA
Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease.
John can be reached by e-mail here.

About John Libonati

John Libonati
Author Information: John Libonati, Philadelphia, PA Publisher, & The Gluten Free Works Health Guide. Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease.
  • Diagnosed in 1971… at the age of four. You bet my life would have been different. My case was so severe – according the the doctors… I would have been dead.

  • Manny Rao says:

    I wouldn’t have gotten Cancer of the small intestine. I was diagnosed 7 years ago after much suffering. I am 64 yrs old now and this year was diagnosed with Adenocarinoma (sp?) of the small intestine….very rare.
    (PET scan clear as of now after surgery and chemo, with radiation on the horizon (my choice)
    Anyway, almost every Doc says it was probably Celiac’s that caused the cancer. Makes sense, prior to diagnosis, one little cell decided to mutate and worked it’s way to total blockage.

  • Gayle Cloud says:

    My son has pyrroluria, diagnosed first in his teens. This is a urine test showing if a person is spilling out too much zinc, vitamin B6. You should write an article about this. It causes mood swings, emotional outbursts. I just read there is a celiac connection. They treat it with high doses of these vitamins. I was not diagnosed with celiac back then. Think of all the people with these symptoms now days!!!

    I so appreciate your newsletter!

  • Deb says:

    My life would have been very different had I known about gluten sensitivity at an early age. I would have accomplished more in my life, because I would have had the energy and mental clarity that I have now found at the age of 54, since diagnosis and living gluten free. I have a lifetime of lost time to make up for now, and intend to make the best of it.

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