People with celiac, gluten-sensitivity and inflammatory bowel disease are more likely to suffer from migraine headaches. Sadly I researched this because I had to leave work with a pounding headache and nausea about 30 minutes after arriving this past Thursday morning. I’ve only gotten migraines a handful of times, but according to the research, it looks like plenty of us get them. I don’t know what the trigger for my headache was – I don’t think I was glutened – but the statistics are interesting nevertheless. I was really fascinated to see that those with non-celiac gluten-sensitivity were at a much higher risk than those with celiac or IBD.
Celiacs are twice as likely to have heart disease. Darn it! It makes sense though – increased inflammation can’t be good for any major body system, which makes sticking to a strict gluten-free diet imperative for those of us who have to.
Celiacs are less likely to get colon cancer, especially if they are on a strict gluten-free diet. I love good news! Add this to other findings that celiacs are less likely to get breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer. I think that calls for some celebratory cauliflower crust pizza tartlets! (This recipe will be featured soon in the Reading Eagle newspaper – Awesome!)
Regardless of the medical studies, those of us with celiac or other gluten-related challenges do ourselves the biggest favor by being attentive to our overall health by eating a gluten-free diet, reducing inflammation, exercising regularly, and maximizing our happiness.
And maybe these coupons I spotted will add to your happiness!
$1 off Udi’s products: http://shop.udisglutenfree.com/special-offers
Bob’s Red Mill $1 off coupon: http://www.bobsredmill.com/get-a-coupon.html