Curiousity relating to the flushot topic
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|Thu, 03-19-2009 - 9:22pm|
My DD went on the gluten-free diet in October 2007. She got sick with a cold a couple weeks into being gluten-free, but then was HEALTHY all winter long. She only got a minor cold in the spring of 2008. She has been in public school this year (Kindergarten) and has only been sick with minor colds this fall/winter. I think only one of them have been really bad and her asthma hasn't done a ton of flaring-up. Granted, she did have a flare-up around Christmas time that led to needing oral steroids and then resulted in needing a reflux medicine to counteract the disruption to her stomach that the oral steroid caused. But, she's been pretty good since being off of the reflux meds.
Anyway, she's been really pretty healthy in comparison to her classmates and teachers. I've also been volunteering in the library throughout the year and the librarian and the library assistant have both been hacking, coughing, suffering from bronchitis, sinusitis, and other germs. I've been handling all the same books as they have. So, I'm wondering if being gluten-free (or mostly gluten-free as I have been up until a couple days ago) and eating pretty healthy has helped to boost our immune systems? (My DH has also been really healthy and he works in a place that he is around large numbers of the public.) I'm just wondering if you all notice that you stay healthier being gluten-free and eating lots more fresh, unprocessed foods?