There are studies available on this site that reinforce the scientific basis for many of the improvements Virginia saw. – Dr. Perlmutter
I am a 54 year-old Type 1 diabetic that was diagnosed with Celiac Disease a few years ago. Additionally, I have suffered from back pain that had been peviously diagnosed as a pinched nerve, I had a skin rash that was diagnosed as eczema, and I had years of sinus problems, which included one surgical procedure to remove polyps. I presented this history to an endocrinologist and she immediately referred me to her brother who was a gastroenterologist.
After following a gluten-free diet for several weeks, I realized that my back pain had disappeared, my skin rash was gone and my sinus problems also went away. After going thru so many years of steroid shots, creams, and a multitude of other treatments, I was thrilled to see the differences. I wish everyone about to undergo back or sinus surgery would be tested for Celiac first. Today, I am taking steps to pay closer attention to my blood sugar.