Earlier this year I decided to stop eating gluten and wine. Several months previous to this decision I started to pay close attention to how I felt after each meal with particular attention paid to how I felt after eating foods like pizza, pasta, sandwiches and other gluten rich foods. I noticed that after a gluten rich meal I would feel sluggish, fatigued and on occasion I would develop a headache. So I decided to give up gluten completely. It was a fairly simple choice after I recognized that gluten effects me negatively. I don’t like feeling tired. I don’t like headaches. So I stopped eating things that made me feel terrible. For me it is that simple.
One month later I considered my progress. I don’t ever feel sluggish like before no matter how much I eat. I can eat a whole box of quinoa pasta and I will not experience any sluggishness or headaches. I feel stuffed and I feel energized. Huge difference for me.
Now looking back I see that dropping gluten from my diet has been hugely beneficial for me. I have lost a few pounds, though nothing too exciting, I have noticed some repigmentation on my right hand where most of the top of my hand was without pigment and I think I have had repigmentation in other areas though it is not as clear. I started to do some research into gluten allergies and Vitiligo. Seems like there is a correlation for many people between Celiac’s disease and Vitiligo. This is the case for me. Is this the case for you? Would love to hear from people that have Celiac’s disease and Vitiligo, or have Vitiligo and wonder if they have Celiac’s.