Chiropractic care and gluten free diet

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JimCoyote1942, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. JimCoyote1942

    JimCoyote1942 New Member

    After years of trying medical doctors, I gave up on them and turned to a chiropractor. He has helped a bit with soreness and aches in arms and legs, but my limbs are still very weak. I have trouble even lifting a cup of coffee. Now he has put me on a gluten-free diet. I would like to hear about the experience of others with chiropractors and diets eliminating wheat products.
  2. kch64

    kch64 New Member


    Hi. I went to a regular M.D. last week that wants me to stay off of wheat and dairy for a month. I have to take a product called mediclear while on this.

    The Mediclear is supposed to help heal my gut. He thinks I may have a low level celiac disease.

    I'm overweight and he told me that most folks with strong celiac disease are skinny, but if it's not as bad, it can actually make you fat, because the body isn't using and absorbing nutrients correctly.

    I haven't started the program, but plan on starting this weekend.

    I will let you know how I'm doing and I hope you will keep us posted also.

    By-the-way...I was in terrible pain last year and went to a Chiropractor. He helped me tremendously with pain. I have a friend who has FM also and she has had good success with Chiropractic also.

    Kendra
  3. JimCoyote1942

    JimCoyote1942 New Member

    Dendra--thanks for the info on gluten. I am determined to try it and to keep on with the Chiropractor.
  4. Michelle_NZ

    Michelle_NZ New Member

    I went on a gluten free diet when I had the initial onset of my CFS - about 2 years ago. I noticed a big improvement back then within days - less nausea and less headaches. I still stick to a gluten free diet now. I'm not a coeliac, but I certainly dont tolerate it well. I've tried to reintroduce it a number of times (or eaten it by mistake) over the last 2 years - I invariably feel sick with nausea, headaches and tiredness.

    I suggest you do some research on the net for hidden gluten sources - it's pretty much in everything and it is quite overwhelming at first to try and eliminate it. For example, when you read the ingredient list on a prepackaged food, anything that is in the 1400 range is a gluten product. 1422 is a common one.

    Now that I'm used to eating this way, it's really not that much hassle. I make sure I always have food with me when I leave the house - fruit, nuts, gluten free protein bars, tins of tuna, dried fruit etc. My friends are used to seeing me with my little "lunch box".

    Watch out for different types of soy milk - some of them have barley added and therefore contain gluten. Soya sauce is another culprit - full of wheat, but you can get wheat free varieties.
  5. JimCoyote1942

    JimCoyote1942 New Member

    Thanks Michelle for you information. It appears that I have some work to do and you have already helped me. Just tonight I accidently ate cream of mushroom soup which has flour, of course. I will take your advice.
  6. ma2alex

    ma2alex New Member

    Sorry, this is way off topic. I saw that you have found a gluten free soy sauce, what brand???? I have been looking for years and been unsuccessful.
    Thanks,
    Dawn
  7. ma2alex

    ma2alex New Member

    I will try to give you the shortened version of my experince with gluten. About 5 years ago, shortly after I became ill with fibro, I started to have all kinds of GI upset and depression. My sister told me about the gluten free diet and I decided to try it for 2 weeks. I have never intentionally eaten gluten again. It made a HUGE differnce in my life. I believe that my body was seeing treating it as a toxin and slowly destroying itself. (I had to have my gallbladder removed just because it stopped working which I beleive was related to this). Anyway, I agree with the other posts. It is very difficult to find hidden glutens, but well worth it. You can go to the CSA (Celiac Sprue Association) website for lots of info and recipes. I have bought all of Bette Hagman's Gluten Free Gourmet cookbooks, which have lots of great recipes. You may even check your library. Check your local health food stores for prepared gluten free products, there are also a lot of on-line sites that sell them. If you have any other questions or would like some recipes, please contact me, I would love to help you out.
    Dawn
  8. auntcon

    auntcon New Member

    I tried the Adkins diet and felt like I had more energy without sugar and gluten

    I'm using cymbalta now and it has really helped with the soreness in my neck and shoulders.

    I didn't know you could have a slight case of celiac sp? I've really gained weight since I don't have energy to exercise and have so much pain even walking. SO, that's an interesting clue. a place to start again.

    thanks for the thread
    Connie

    ps about chiropractors the are great... but addicting.
    you feel so good you can't stop. :)
  9. Michelle_NZ

    Michelle_NZ New Member

    and the brand of soya sauce I use is Ceres Organic - it is made here in NZ so you may not get it where you are.
  10. Michelle_NZ

    Michelle_NZ New Member

    Hi again

    Thought I would also comment on chiropractic. I have what is known as a "bad back".. and over the years I have tried everything - chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and osteopathy and more.

    Personally I have found osteopathy to be the most benefit. When I was seeing a chiropractor I would have to go and get adjusted more and more, until I was going once a week. With osteopathy, I have found I go less and less - which is much better if you ask me.
  11. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    I have seen the wheat-free soy sauce at our grocery in the natural foods section. It is expensive, but worth it if you need to eliminate wheat.
  12. fifthofanickel

    fifthofanickel New Member

    about 61/2yrs. due to having Microscopic colitis..It did heal the colitis, but now have IBS..Anyway, I didn't notice any difference w/fms or cfs while GF. I'm now back on gluten & can tolerate it very well.

    In order to find out if you are celiac, you should have a colonoscopy done, so they can take samples of your tissue, to determine that. I didn't have celiac, but went GF, as I was bloated, gassy & had horrible diarrhea. And I was healed...Yayyyyyyy for one thing going my way.

    If it helps, go for it. I find the food was very expensive, but there are sites to mail order from, as the groceries are very limited in their supplies of GF products. If you google GF foods you will get a listing of places to purchase these items.

    There is a place in WI. that sells nothing but GF products & they are all good. Anything from sauces, to mixes, to chips to desserts, etc. This store is on the google site.

    Hope this helps;
    Hugs & Blessings;
    Fifth
  13. Adl123

    Adl123 New Member

    Dear Jim,
    I am on a gluten and wheat free diet. I take gentle probiotics and miso daily for my intestines. I am a whole lot better.

    I also go to a chiropractor who helped me a lot with muscle pain. He did not, however, suggest my diet. The specialist at the healthfood sore did that.

    Good luck,
    Terry
  14. karinaxx

    karinaxx New Member

    under my post about ayurveda, diet and autoimmunedeases i posted at the end a relativly new information about celiac and testing. check it out under my profile: karinaxx
  15. TristansMom

    TristansMom New Member

    Hi Jim we are on a GF/CF diet because after testing our son who has autism for food allergies he tested intollerant to wheat,dairy,peanuts,potatoes and eggs. I have fibro and just started this diet after having my son on it for the last 6 months. I should have started when he did! I can absolutely understand you issues with Drs since I myself have no faith in experts who know nothing of my sons ilness. Now I am sure you are wondering what autism has to do with FM well I use to think nothing either until I began doing research on the biological treatments of autism. There are alot of underling issues that are more similar than different. If I may suggest something to you, If you have never heard of DAN doctors please just google DAN PROTOCOL and read some of the information. I know that the DAN doctor we have now also treats patients with FM and other immune issues. I can tell you these doctors can read tests that a reg doctor will and see the undeling issues in your results. I know this because our doctor read the results and said our numbers werent too out of range yet my son has a leaky gut and a severe intestinal yeast issue. Had I listened to his ped we would not be where we are today with his progress. As for gluten free diets I wont lie it will seem impossible at first but it is well worth it. Check out the site gfcfdiet.com and missroben.com I hope this helped some.
  16. ma2alex

    ma2alex New Member

    Thanks so much. The problem is, I have only seen wheat free, not gluten free. In fact, I bought the wheat free kind before, came home and called to check, and they told me it was not gluten free! Do you know the brand that you have seen? Maybe a different one?
    Thanks,
    Dawn
  17. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    I'll probably be at the store today that sells it...I'll check on the brand. Terri
  18. mars_xmu

    mars_xmu New Member

    A lot of the problems with wheat are associated with blood group intolerance of wheat, dairy and potatoes. Wheat is very hard for the body to digest, while potaoes are related to the Deadly Nightshade family, weet pototoes are not. Anyway, if i have wheat products i get a bad reacaction. My dietitian recommends spelt, rye type breads as they are easy to digest.