I just finished up reading A Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Stomach: Taking Control of Your Digestive Health by Jacqueline Wolf.
Let’s just say…I thought I was the only one who had stomach issues. I really learned a lot reading the book. Never did I think the bloating, fast trips to the bathroom, heartburn, pain in my side and rash on my leg could all be related to each other-but now I think they are.
I think it’s all related to what I eat. Maybe I’m crazy for thinking that they related but for me, I don’t think I am.
After reading the book, I went back to the doctor and talked with her. She suggested a few tests including abdominal x-rays and a test for celiac disease. Since the earlier tests I had, I’ve been avoiding gluten and I can tell you, I’ve felt much better. While waiting for the test results, I continued to avoid gluten.
The bloating has quit. The heart burn has quit. The pain in my side is gone and the rash on my leg is gradually getting better. All the way around I feel a little better. This made me think that I might test positive for celiac disease but I didn’t.
I don’t have a clue if the things that have bothered me are all related or if there is some label or dysfunction that they all can fall under and for the most part, it doesn’t matter to me. As long as I know I’m feeling better by avoiding gluten, I just think that’s what I’ll do.
I decided to share this all with you as I am guessing one or two you who read this will relate to my symptoms and might benefit from reading this book. I truly welcome any comments or advice any of you might be able share with me on the topic….it’s really nice to know-I’m not the only one!