Going Gluten Free helped lower my Mom's Triglycerides! Can you hear me screaming with joy through the computer screen? In November 2012 my Mom went to her family Dr. and found out her Triglycerides were out of control. They were (deathly high) at 972. When she told me I literally had an anxiety attack. I love my Mom more than anything and I FREAKED OUT!
How Going Gluten Free Lowered My Moms Triglycerides:
My Mom immediately started to make healthier choices and on her own and lost 5 lbs. I thought that was pretty impressive during the holiday season. However in February she went back to her Dr. for blood work and her Triglycerides levels were not better. The Dr. said if she didn't see a decrease in her Triglycerides by the next appointment in May she would have to remove Wheat from her diet.
As you know I have Celiac Disease. After my diagnosis my Mom was tested for Celiac Disease however her test result was not positive. That doesn't mean she doesn't have Celiac Disease, in order to get a diagnosis she would have to endure a biopsy of her stomach which can be quite painful and expensive and she opted not to have that test.
She immediately purchased and read The Wheat Belly (an amazing read) and on February 15, 2013 she decided to take her own health into her hands. She went Wheat Free and then shortly thereafter went 100% gluten free!
A triglyceride (TG, triacylglycerol, TAG, or triacylglyceride) is an ester derived from glycerol and three fatty acids. Triglycerides are a blood lipid that help enable the bidirectional transference of adipose fat and blood glucose from the liver. There are many triglycerides: depending on the oil source, some are highly unsaturated, some less so.
After just 3 months eating 100% gluten free she cut her triglycerides in half! She is still working on lowering them more through exercise and continual dietary changes but she has had great success by eating a gluten free diet and she feels better than she has in years. She has no more mental fog, fatigue and body aches and pains.
UPDATE: She has now been gluten free for a year and is no longer suffering from vertigo, headaches, fatigue and brain fog. She is like a new woman! I wanted to share her story with you because it has been so life changing for her. If you have been told that you need to lower your triglycerides you may want to consider a wheat free or gluten free diet.
We are not providing medical advice, just sharing her experience with you. You should discuss this with your Dr. before trying but after reading the Wheat Belly I am sure you will be willing to give it a try.
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