Headaches are Almost Gone after Going on a Gluten Free Diet

by Casie Campbell
(Wheatland, CA, USA)

In November of 2009 I was very sick and found your website after discovering I might have a wheat allergy. I had been treated for B-12 deficiency, H-pylori and Hashimoto's disease in the two years leading up to finding your website.

I followed your gluten sensitivity plan and my debilitating headaches are 99% gone and my many other symptoms are getting better as well. I believe that I was in adrenal failure by the time I found your website. Today I am much better but continue to have some issues that keep me on my path to wellness. I am currently tracking my calories and nutrition in my continued effort to lose the weight I gained during these illnesses and the "analysis" of my diet tracking is that I am lacking Potassium.

How important is Potassium to my continued recovery from these health issues? I take B-12, iron, vitamin C and D supplements in addition to a multivitamin but my Potassium intake is quite low. What role, if any, does Potassium play in the healing process from these health issues.
Thank you for your assistance and your website. If I had not seen all of my symptoms and health issues in one place I wouldn't have believed that gluten sensitivity could be causing my health issues.

I am working on a blog where I am writing about my health issues because of the daily headaches that I suffered from and have referenced your website there as a resource.


Casie Campbell

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Of course you need potassium
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Casie,

Wow. Congratulations on being almost completely headache free and starting your blog. That's a great success story. Getting rid of gluten is SOOO important and I choose to be gluten free 99% of the time simply because it's bad for you and is an 'inflammatory' food. I'm not even gluten sensitive so I don't 'need' to be off of it, but because of what I know about it, I choose to live my life gluten free simply because it's so much better for you.

About potassium. Of COURSE you need potassium for health, but if you are eating fresh vegetables daily, then it's likely that you actually are getting potassium. Just get plenty of brightly colored fresh vegetables and you should get enough. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

And actually, as long as you get enough magnesium, magnesium helps to absorb potassium and the vast majority of people with low potassium levels in their blood actually aren't getting enough magnesium.

And headaches are one of the very common Signs of Magnesium Deficiency. So, if you are concerned about getting enough nutrients, worry about magnesium. Vitamin D, too, is almost impossible to get enough from diet alone and so unless you are taking upwards of 5000 IU's of vitamin d per day, you are likely to be quite deficient.

Since you are starting a blog, I would urge you to reconsider your blog and consider starting a website instead. Please read the information on this Blog or Build page.

I started my website using the company mentioned in that article and just over a year later, I was making enough money to quit my job as a nurse. A year after that, I've nearly doubled that income. I simply can't say enough about the company that I use to create my website. I had NO website building experience when I started and I have an amazingly successful website today. I couldn't have done it any other way...

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