So called antiimflamatory diet

Posted by galand67 @galand67, May 19, 2018

I am 69 and obese. I cannot seem to improve this condition for any length of time despite improvements in my diet and sporadic exercise. Now I am working with a trainer that espouses an anti-inflammatory diet such as whole 30. I have been told that I have an Asymptomatic gluten allergy by docs and agreed to work on a gluten free diet. All this is very confusing and despite my best efforts the scale goes up and I'm achey and tired. Any suggestions? I don't know what to throw myself into at this point.

It is my considered opinion that Indian Ayurvedic and Yogic Way Of Living can help you.You may have to visit India . I am heart attack survivor and will be visiting our children in US in June


@galand67, I want to welcome you to Mayo Clinic Connect. Here you will find others who are living with similar health concerns. We welcome your questions and your comments.

Here is an article by Mayo Clinic that explains gluten free eating. I think that you will find it helpful, as you approach a gluten free menu.

Here is a paragraph that I found at the end of this article that might give you some explanation about the rising weight.
"Therefore, following a gluten-free diet will likely change your nutrient intake. Some gluten-free breads and cereals have significantly varied nutrient levels than the products they are replacing. Some gluten-free foods also have higher fat and sugar contents than the gluten-containing food being replaced. It's important to read labels, not only for gluten content but also for overall nutrient levels, salt, calories from fats and calories from sugars.
You can talk to your doctor or dietitian about foods that would provide healthy, nutrient-rich alternatives."

Here is the link to Gluten-free recipes.

I want to add that "we" currently have a group of members, who are working together to encourage each other to be active and achieve weight loss. I invite you to join us. I know that you will find support and ideas to encourage you along the way.

I look forward to meeting you there.


Hi @galand67,

I'd like to introduce you to a few members who've written about various diets, including gluten-free and anti-inflammatory diets; please meet @grandmar @gemmax @larsona10 @ambrose. I'm also tagging @soitis4590 who had recommended a book titled, “Healthy Joints for Life” by Richard Diana M.D.
"In it he explains imflammation not only on a mechanical level but also on a cellular level. Addressing diet, supplementation and exercise."

I would sincerely encourage you to take a look at these videos on the Gastroenterology and GI Surgery Page on Connect:
– The Strange World of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
– The Gluten-Free Diet: A Practical Look

@galand67, sometimes an asymptomatic gluten allergy could have an underlying cause; may I ask if you've been screened for any other conditions?

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