I’m always amazed at how many post-ops – whom I have the great privilege of getting to talk to and know – discover at some time into their DS journey that they are gluten intolerant and/or actually receive a diagnosis of celiac disease. It’s not so much that the DS is a catalyst for it – it’s just that after becoming healthier, paying more attention to diet, and getting labs done regularly – well, stuff becomes apparent!
It’s fascinating – really – the human body.
Add the DS into the mix, and then it really gets interesting! 🙂
I’m not gonna lie to you – I think the DS is the most amazing, wonderful, fantastic gift to the morbidly obese community ever. But – it requires seriously study before jumping in with both feet.
My uncle was diagnosed as gluten intolerant a couple of years ago. It’s really caused me to start to re-think some things… And it’s really messed up my annual birthday gift to him – a triple batch of his favorite chocolate chip cookies! I’ve got to come up with a gluten-free alternative – one that doesn’t make him miss those that are being replaced!
Anyway – I thought this was a great article, and decidedly worth the few minutes required to read it!