Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Gluten mutiny: Undiagnosed celiac disease causing untold bowel distress


when the musics over said...

More good info, Dusty. I was struggling with recurrent diarrhea, which was progressively worsening over a year or two, and my GP and I discussed the possibility of Celiac. She had me get the biopsy done, and in my case it turned up negative. My symptoms actually worsened after the procedure. I had read some of the information on probiotics on your site. I've been taking them for a couple months now. I am happy to say it has solved my problem! So there you go. Keep doing what your doing. Please!

Unknown said...

Damn Michael, you're making my day! You're awesome! I'm glad to help :)

Although I don't think I have celiac, I eliminated gluten and my digestion is so much better. I'm not recommending it for everyone but it's worth a try.

Biopsy sounds painful! Ouch!

Unknown said...

While I've never been officially diagnosed, this is one of the reasons I cut out wheat. Even for those without celiac disease, wheat and gluten can be harmful to the digestive system simply because it is so processed now. It's a pity really. And I miss cake :(

Unknown said...

Meg, come on over! I can make an acceptable gluten free cake with great icing. I've got a recipe for delicious brownies. Want it??

:) Dusty

Unknown said...

:o Yes please!! Actually, send me any gluten-free recipes you have! It's often such a drag finding you and interesting recipes only to try them out and find them lacking.

Heather said...

Dusty, I'd LOVE to have your cake and brownie recipes! I'm a cookie lover, so I've made a lot of macaroons, meringue-type cookies, and a lot of gluten-free peanut butter cookies and variations thereon - chocolate PB, choc chip PB, etc. I'd be happy to share those recipes with anyone who wants 'em.

Unknown said...

Brownie recipe for Meg and Heather:

Heather, do you have a plain old chocolate chip recipe? I'd love that. you can email it to me ( or post it here. I use Pam's cake mixes for cake. I'm too lazy to figure out a good recipe myself!