About a year ago I was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance...well I guess I should say I diagnosed myself. I was always sick to my stomach, and couldn't quite pin down the reason for it. I would have good days and bad days. Finally, at my wits end, I started to cut out the gluten rich foods from my diet, and replaced ingredients with things like almond flour, potato flour, corn meal, etc. At first, I resisted, A LOT....after all I was practically raised on white bread!--but as I began to feel better I didn't even miss it.
But things weren't suddenly perfect for me. The middle of the day was fine--I felt great! I had energy, spunk...but in the mornings and right before bed my stomach still hurt!...What could it be?? For weeks I scrutinized my diet, convinced that I had banished all gluten...until one day I was chatting with a friend of mine who is also gluten intolerant--actually she has Celiac disease, which can be a much more serious condition than an intolerance. So she really minds her Ps and Qs when it comes to gluten. One night over (gluten-free) cocktails, I spilled my frustrations to her about how I felt great in the middle of the day, but the mornings and right before bed were still bad. She shook her head in thoughtful understanding, and after I vented for a good while, she looked up at me and said "What type of toothpaste do you use?" "Toothpaste??" I said, "You mean toothpaste can have gluten in it??" Whoa. Incredulous, the next day I did some research and sure enough the type of toothpaste I was using had gluten in it! Who would have thought? My friend recommended Tom's brand. It's a preservative-free, GLUTEN-free!!, all natural brand.
Again, I resisted it. Gluten-free toothpaste...ewww. Surely it tastes like wall-paper paste. But no, in fact it's really good! You can't even tell the difference. So now a year later I am completely pain-free and happier than ever. Thought I would share this info with the Network, in hopes of passing on my friend's wonderful advice with a few other folks. I picked some up at Whole Foods the first time I tried it, in Austin, but now you can get it at HEB, right here in town!
Try it. It might just be what you need to be pain-free! - Robin Johnson
› Popular Categories
"A Simple Switch Took My Pain Away!" by Robin Johnson
Leave a CommentDisqus Method (below): No Login Required. SKIP Password field and click "I'd rather post as a guest." How?
While expressing your opinions through our blog's commenting system, please observe our strict guidelines:
Hateful comments (with or without profanity) will not be published. Solely negative comments that contain no constructive message whatsoever will not be published.
Comments that serve as a promotional addendum for a business or organization (for example: plugs or promotes a special, coupon, service, product or sales event) will not be published, as this is paid information. Exceptions include 'Recommendations Needed' posts. Businesses are asked not to promote their own business through our commenting system.
Comments which contain promotional, time-sensitive information such as event specifics will not be published, as this is paid information. Please see our Submit a Listing page for information on how to submit events.
Please select your words carefully. Once comments have been submitted to the WWN commenting system and/or published, it may not be possible to delete or remove comments.
Comments should be no more than 2,000 characters in length.
It is generally recommended not to name individuals in your comments or isolate them in your pictures in a negative way, who have not given you permission to do so.
Please Comment on the Correct Thread (Post): To help folks find your comment and respond, please be sure you are staying on topic on the correct corresponding post/article. For example, one wouldn't comment about an up and coming election on a help wanted listing. Off topic comments will be removed to avoid confusion.
The WWN does not guarantee that all comments will be archived indefinitely.
The WWN reserves the right to have final discretion regarding the publishing of any and all comments.
(Last Update to Comment Policy: June 20, 2016.)
Currently Trending in the Network
Text and Photos by Linda Holzman A few days ago, I had a nice luncheon date with a couple of friends, Deb Navin and Elise Smith. Elise wo...
Shared by Debra Corpora Chuck Lucas has a Broad-billed Hummingbird in his yard. From Chuck: “Others are welcome to view the bird at the li...
Dear WWN Readers, I am looking for a friend of mine from high school named Lynne White Richie . My name is Ada Rinehart Dueitt , and...
CLICK HERE for full document City of Rockport, Texas | City Council Agenda, Jan 24, 2017
Under the direction of the Office Manager/Team Leader, this position is responsible for performing general clerical duties and providing c...
full screen view 523 S. Fulton Beach Road Rockport, Texas 78382 (361)729-9003 or (361)290-8533 Bellinosrockport@yahoo.com Hours...
We’ve been hiding a secret out at the shelter and it’s about time that it’s heard by all. Some folks think that Lori is the manager, and ...
Creative packing is called for when traveling with six humans, one cat, and everyone's gear. What is the best age to introduce chil...
Contact: Steven Bohannon, Owner/Master Plumber (361)728-7590 Rockport, Texas email@example.com Hours: Call for Appointment Fac...
210 E. Cornwall St. Rockport, Texas 78382 (361)790-5055 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rockportautoclinic.com Hours: Mon-Fri, 8a...