Hi, a very interesting post. Three years ago I was suffering from severe stomach problems and appalling acid reflux. I had the tube down my throat but nothing showed up. I was given pills but not a lot of change occurred. I tried cutting wheat out of my diet and the whole situation got better. Aftter three months I had a month of work to go travelling. I had little choice but to have some wheat products and had no problems with them.
Since then my health has gone downhill. I developed eczema on my feet, my acid reflux got to the worst ever and I started to suffer from a strange tingling sensation in my left arm and side of my face earlier this year.
I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety in September so commenced a radical overhaul of my lifestyle. I had a lot of sleep to catch up on and as I was signed off from work made sure I ate healthy foods at regular times as well as giving up booze and starting to exercise.
My acid reflux continued even after cutting out all wheat products apart from pasta which is made from durham wheat and has never caused me problems. I started back on the medication for reflux last week and it has vanished immediately.
My apologies if this was a bit if a rambling post but I was very interested to read what you had to say. Since my reflux has gone and I made some inportant decisions with my therapist last week my health has improved out of all recognition.
While my own experience would suggest that wheat free is not the way forward for me, looking carefully at diet is definitely an important part of the fight against depression.
My basic rule now is I look at ingredients, and if there is something in there and I don't know what it is I wont eat it.