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Something Stupid!

I have to admit I did something quite stupid recently, and I paid for it. Mind you, I would never knowingly touch a crumb of gluten. Yes, it’s that nasty for probably about 30% of the population according to some experts. Whether you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant you should never consume this troublesome protein.

We were out for a bite of dinner and I ordered a gluten-free vegetarian pizza. When it arrived I realized I’d forgotten to ask for no dairy. The waitress was happy to get me another pizza without cheese, but I said, against my better judgement, not to bother. I managed to foolishly consume most of it.

At the gym the next morning I would say I was about 20% off my usual self. I could feel my lower back around my spine, my leg muscles talked to me, my energy wasn’t quite there, and my balance and rhythm were a bit off. I was also a bit stuffy. You might think this isn’t so bad, but with repeated indulgence of foods our body recognizes as “the bad guy” along with the # 1 “bad boy, gluten” that many of you are in sheer denial about, the inflammation that is generated may be wearing away at numerous levels of your health.

If I had intestinal ramifications from dairy I never would have let this slip. But I never should have anyway because the immune system recognizes dairy as a foreign invader, in my case, and creates antibodies to fight these antigens off. Dairy can act just like gluten in destroying the villi. (1)

Gluten can affect any part of your body in a degenerative manner, and dairy seems to be affecting about 50% of those on a GF diet that I talk to.

Do you have aches and pains, fatigue, general ill health, brain fog, skin or gastro issues? Download the Free Report on the Home page upper right corner for a list of 50 symptoms and disorders linked to gluten at http://toxicstaple.com. Gluten and dairy may be at the root of what’s ailing you or someone you love. Dig your head out of the sand before your health spirals down any further.

There is no end to the research on a lengthy list of over 300 symptoms and diseases linked to gluten. It appears through copious reading since 2004 that there’s not much illness that’s not linked to gluten and often dairy, as many of my storytellers report. Add in heavy metals, dirty water and air, chemicals and plastics, and you have a toxic soup of degenerative disease and numerous ailments. At least clean up the toxins in your environment you can control before they control you!

Become your own advocate to rise above your ailments and live a longer, stronger, healthier life. Do it now before your health issues become much worse. You can do this!

  1. Watt, J., J. R. Pincott, and J. T. Harries. “Combined Cow’s Milk Protein and Gluten-induced Enteropathy: Common or Rare?” Gut 24 (1983): 165–70.



Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: Is It Linked To Gluten?

Just as I was getting out of the car I heard on NPR that in England 1 out of fifty teens (16 years old) were affected by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). The lives of these kids were being greatly affected by fatigue and other disabling symptoms. I wondered how many younger children were affected as I recalled that my grandson was so tired after dinner he needed help getting into his PJs and up the stairs. This was definitely not normal for a five-year-old. His doctor had no idea what was going on.

There was no mention of gluten or celiac disease as contributing to the CFS in the report. Typical of so much research on numerous illnesses that is more interested in peddling drugs than in what is the root cause of the illness.

It is high time doctors were educated on the hazards of gluten, but since there is huge unawareness of what gluten can do to the human body and brain you must become your own advocate in a quest for better health. Those of you who know anyone with most any chronic symptom please share my website http://www.toxicstaple.com on my award-winning, life-transforming book, Toxic Staple: How Gluten May Be Wrecking Your Health and What You Can Do About It! This is a must read if illness is troubling your family, most any kind of illness: autoimmune, cancer, neurological, organ and skin ailments, women’s and pregnancy issues, and more. It is huge information!

 If you or your child suffers from fatigue/exhaustion, headaches, brain-fog/memory issues, muscle and joint pain, and so much more PLEASE get educated on the hazards of gluten. Read Toxic Staple. Discover the tests you need to REQUEST (or you may not get enough) to get to the bottom of gluten intolerance.

Treasure your life enough to get it and keep it healthy!

Captivating story on chronic fatigue syndrome/gluten: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1356316/At-I-discovered-secret-Emilys-14-lost-years-Esther-Rantzen.html

Article: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/alspac/news/2016/chronic-fatigue-syndrome.html

Research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26810786


New Hampshire Writers’ Week: Author Website Tour, Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2014

NHWP writers week - logo 2After ten years of research, collecting success stories, and pulling it all together I finally independently published TOXIC STAPLE: How gluten may be wrecking your health – and what you can do about it!    

No matter where I am—out to dinner, in a grocery or movie line, or at a NH Writer’s Conference, etc— I am driven to share my title, website http://www.toxicstaple.com, and enthusiasm for transforming one’s health if sick and tired of being sick and tired. Everyone knows someone suffering from chronic aliments/disease whose health/life could be transformed by following a gluten-free lifestyle, if intolerant. Gluten is affecting millions of ailing folks. Thousands of scientific studies from around the world link gluten to over 300 symptoms, diseases, and associated conditions. The problem is: huge unawareness is pervasive since few, if any, conferences are being offered to educate our doctors, and many medical professionals think gluten issues are rare, which is why I poured a decade of my life into writing Toxic Staple.

Now my dedication to this well documented, award-winning book is beginning to payback as people tell me their stories. This past month three people in New London told me their arthritis was 95% better by removing gluten. One woman looked at my number plate, xgluten, and said, “Are you the woman who wrote the book? Thank you soooooo much.” Going gluten-free has transformed her life. Another woman whose candida has cleared up with a gluten-free lifestyle has realized two more benefits with time: the numbness, tingling, and sometimes pain in her fingers and hands (neuropathy) after doing heavy work have evaporated, and the weakness of her left knee muscles/ligaments have strengthened so she can now do leg exercises for an old injury. One doctor emailed that her frozen shoulder was 95% better after doing the diet for 3 weeks. Another woman told me her fatigue has turned to energy, tummy issues have resolved, and her skin is softer.

As I sit by the woodstove in the quiet of my home in the Sunapee region, the peace and beauty of the lake and evergreens open spaces in my mind to write jingles that deliver a message: Gluten is a Toxic Staple for millions. If you are plagued with fatigue and chronic health issues that are affecting your lifestyle, energy, and focus in trying to work, play, read, or write it is incumbent upon you to become your own health advocate (in conjunction with your doctor). Get educated, get tested (you need to request a panel of tests or you may not get enough testing to detect a sensitivity until your health is very compromised), and if positive begin a journey with the gluten-free lifestyle. It can be life transforming!

It’s amazing what gets better when gluten is removed from the diet. You too can share your success story for the benefit of others at http://www.toxicstaple.com. The stories are endless!

Why Not Feel Great?

There is no debate
A crate of ailments
And unhealthy state
No thanks to gluten
Can totally desecrate
One’s health
Why let gluten dictate
If one can feel great?

Gluten-free equates
To a healthier state
It seems to negate
Chronic ill health
And dire straits
Gluten-free translates
To a healthier fate
Why not feel great?

Many thanks to all who have volunteered their time, energy, and creative spirit to the NH Writers’ Workshop. It has been a great source of support through courses at the annual conference, Writers’ Night Out, Great Leads, Social Media For Authors, and more. Also, IPNE, Independent Publishers of NE, exists to help folks like me to get their message into print.

Best of health to you all!

Anne Sarkisian
Award-winning author: TOXIC STAPLE: How gluten may be wrecking your health – and what you can do about it!