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My Cure For My Wheat or Gluten Intolerance

Updated on December 25, 2013

What is a Wheat Intolerance?

It seems there is a distinction between wheat intolerance and wheat allergy. The difference, as far as I can glean, from what I have read, is the results of testing.

My wheat problem was classed as an intolerance because my test results were 'normal'. For me this was an irrelevance, as my experience with wheat affected my quality of life enough for it to be a real physical problem. This dogmatic medical approach to sticking to the results of testing prevented me from having further investigations and subsequent access to any treatments.

As it turned out, the treatments were the same; one prescribed, oneself administered. Clinically diagnosed people were prescribed a wheat or gluten free diet, self diagnosed people adopt a wheat or gluten free diet.

Either way it is not a cure, simply a treatment by exclusion.

My Wheat or Gluten Intolerance

My intolerance manifested itself in two distinct ways.

I had severe acne, which I noticed I could reduce, but not eliminate if I ate a wheat free diet. My acne presented on my face, neck, upper arms chest and back. I lived with this for 40 or more years, as I aged it was actually getting worse and beginning not to heal and was leaving scars. After this number of years I was at my wits end. Having thought that it was also influenced by my hormones I awaited my menopause with glee, only to discover when I was catapulted by chemotherapy into the menopause, my acne was still very much part of my appearance.

The second problem that wheat caused, which was much more debilitating, was sever neck pain. The bones in my neck became stiff and painful if I even had a tiny amount of wheat, as I aged this spread to my hands especially my fingers. Relief came by sticking to a very strict diet, no bread, pasta, pizza, biscuits etc. I had to examine the contents of all ready made foods and sauces. It was quite a tough regimen to follow.

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How I Cured My Wheat Intolerance

I optimised my immune system.

My family are of Irish famine background. We all have low body temperature. These things may not immediately appear to be related or significant but for me actually they were very much connected with my sub optimally operating immune system and so were very important.

Low body temperatures can be inherited. Low body temperatures may be instrumental in preventing the immune system from operating optimally. A compromised immune system may be instrumental in the development of many idiopathic and chronic illnesses.

Clearly, however, a compromised immune system as a result of a low body temperature is not responsible for every known illness.

I had a low body temperature, daytime cycling around 35.8C, and I had many subset illnesses which had been accumulating over decades. It was when they culminated in a diagnosis of cancer that I had to take notice and started to be engaged enough to try to find out why I was different to my contemporaries who, relatively seemed to me to be aging more slowly.

I decided my low body temperature needed to be fixed. When I optimised my immune system and fixed my low temperature. Many of my subset illnesses started to simply go away, my body was healing itself. My wheat intolerance was one of the very first subset illnesses to disappear.


How I fixed my wheat intolerance

  • I optimised my immune system by fixing my low body temperature from 35.8C to 37C

My Wheat Intolerance Now

I have no wheat intolerance now. My neck and hand joints no longer hurt if I eat wheat, and my skin is pretty clear these days. It is three years since optimising my immune system by resetting my low body temperature and three years since I had any evidence of a wheat intolerance, in fact I often forget that I had a problem. I can eat any amount of bread and wheat if I wish to.

My preference is to eat around 40 grams of wheat products per day, around two slices of toast. The remained of my diet I like to be made up of vegetables and a small amount of meat.

How I Fixed My Low Body Temperature

Once I had decided that this was my primary problem, and once I had determined it was central hypothermia as opposed to a thyroid problem, I set about finding someone that could help me. I really thought I could not be the only person in the world who had come to the same conclusion that my compromised immune system was a problem and that it could be optimised.

I was very lucky in my search and discovered a Central Metabolic Control System Therapist, I believe he is the only one in the world, Steve Richfield. After tracking him down he very kindly agreed to help me and within 24 hours had me on a self help supported resetting program.

The program consisted of retraining my brain to want to operate at 37C instead of the low temperature it was used to. I had to teach my brain that I felt VERY much better when I my immune system was operating optimally. The process was very challenging, indeed was extremely difficult, even now a few years later I am very vigilant and always support my new temperature to make sure it doesn't relapse into its old ways.

The results are amazing, I feel well, my vision is improved, I am happier, the benefits are many and varied, one of the most impressive improvements is I can eat wheat.

I may never really know if resetting my temperature has helped me with my cancer diagnosis, time may tell, but as long as i can continue to function as optimally as possible feeling as well as I do currently then that will make the difference in my quality of life for the rest of my life.

My Conclusion to My Wheat Intolerance Cure

These days, if I have any health problems appearing to manifest themselves, I always take my temperature. If for some reason I have been neglecting it, or have been unable to raise it to 37C due to external environmental circumstances, then I try to fix this as soon as I can; this happens rarely, but it does sometimes happen. Mostly these problems are insignificant and fixable, like a cold or dry eyes, when I warm up the symptoms usually disappear after few hours.

I believe anyone experiencing food allergies or indeed any idiopathic chronic illnesses, might benefit from optimising a compromised immune system especially if central hypothermia is identified as an underlying problem. It works for me.


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    • Janey Hood profile imageAUTHOR

      Janey Hood 

      4 years ago from UK

      I am not sure what GI symptoms are as opposed to any intolerance symptoms. Neither am I sure what an "average" normal temperature is, neither do I really understand what an immune system imbalance is. I do however believe that immune systems can be compromised and that many things can contribute to that compromised state for example an incorrectly selected set point or maybe a deficiency perhaps. I always experiment to see if anything works to fix any subset illness I observe.

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      4 years ago

      Did you suffer any GI symptoms as a result of wheat intolerance? I have always had an average "normal" body temperature so that can't be the cause of my immune system imbalance. I wonder what it could be..

    • Janey Hood profile imageAUTHOR

      Janey Hood 

      5 years ago from UK

      It is worth bearing in mind that not every condition is due to a compromised immune system as a result of low body temperature.

      This was simply my own experience after I decided my temperature might be an underlying issue for my immunity, and by resetting my low temperature, my immune system was suddenly able to fix things that had be a source of discomfort for years.

      Feeling cold is not an indicator of central hypothermia, but taking temperatures may be a starting point.

      I am not qualified in any way to offer recommendations or advice

      Conventional wisdom is to always refer to a doctor or qualified clinician.

      Best of luck to you co worker, my story is out there to encourage people to continue the search for cures.

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      Rhinoplasty Portland 

      5 years ago

      A co-worker has a lot of immune system problems and feel cold. I will forward this imformation to her about resetting her bodies temperature. Thanks for the interesting information.

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      David McKenzie 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Well, it's nice you were able to fix it.

    • Janey Hood profile imageAUTHOR

      Janey Hood 

      5 years ago from UK

      Indeed it is possible to reset a low body temperature. The Central Metabolic Control System in the brain needs to effectively be re-programmed. My own reset took place in the depths of winter in 2010 which at the time was around minus 9 in the UK. It was a very difficult process to go through, but I am sitting her right now at 37C instead of my previous 35.8C.

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      Alise- Evon 

      5 years ago

      That was very interesting, though I am sorry you had to deal with all your health issues for so long. What a blessing to have found someone willing to buck the medical system and present a different way to look at and address a health issue and that you were able to benefit from his help.

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      David McKenzie 

      5 years ago from Canada

      I didn't know it was possible to increase your body temperature without being in the cold.


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