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    Thank you. This gave me so much hope with my child. It feels like I’m reading her story, she is 11 and this gives me hope.

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    I have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. I am one of the lucky ones that has a good doctor that thinks outside the box, but still took us about 2 years of feeling like shit to figure it out. I had a ton of symptoms, which included feeling exhausted, depressed, and anxious, along with the oh so fun stomach stuff and acid reflux. My doctor went to a conference on gut health, and those symptoms helped her diagnose me. She reminds me we literally are what we eat! I feel like I got my life back. So glad she’s getting better, and making such a great career choice. Your daughter is going to help a lot of people heal.

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    Your daughter’s story resonates with me. I have celiac. Before diagnosis, I struggled with insomnia (and obviously the anxiety causing the insomnia). Now that I’m gluten free and actually eating my fruits & veggies, I don’t have to take any melatonin, I sleep like a baby. At its worst (90 min of sleep each night 3 days in a row, then 6-7 hours one night, then back to 90 min) a nurse practitioner tried to give me drugs with a black box warning! I just wonder how many people are diagnosed with these problems that could be more easily remedied by diet.

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    This is incredibly insulting. No, her diet didn’t “heal” her.
    I’m glad she’s okay now. But this is just dangerous victim-blaming nonsense.
    Just because Celiac Disease can be cured by diet doesn’t mean others can, too.

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        Just Mee

        Serotonin in the gut stays in the gut. It doesn’t cross the blood brain barrier. Your brain has to make it’s own serotonin. I don’t understand Courtney’s connection. She needs to explain further.



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          Mind-Gut Connection by Gastroenterologist Emeran Mayer MD

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    Thank you for sharing this. Inspiring story for anyone with health concerns. With so much personal experience, you will be a great health coach!

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    Reading your daughter’s story was like reading my own! But I never knew the clinical name for the phobia, until now…I’ve always called it “barfo-phobia”….kind of goes with my humor in dealing with the unpleasant things in life.
    I too found relief when I had to drastically changed my diet.
    Thank you for sharing!


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