I've been put on a GFD for one week so far. I had some skin allergic symptoms, breathing issues, tiredness, and stomach pain, between other stuff.
After just three days of it, I noticed I was breathing deeper and better. One of my hobbies is to sing. I realized I could sing better because I had a deeper flow on my lungs. Also I noticed I'm not tired anymore. My skin is better. I just feel a lot better overall and it's been just one week.
I've gone through a nose surgery this year, in order to fix breathing issues, but it didn't help fully. Just like Djokovic had surgery before the GFD.
So, this might not work for everyone. I believe it will work for everyone, maybe to a lesser level in "normal" people, but in people with some health issues like my case it's definitely helping.
I just make this thread because during these years I've read a lot of people making fun of the gluten free diet, and they are wrong.
Good for you. I alsi had similar improvements to health.
If you have coeliac disease, certainly
Unfortunate condition, but it's good that there are useful alternatives for those who can't deal with gluten. For me, wheat, barley and rye are excellent foods. I could easily subsist with other grains as my main starches, though, especially brown rice.
And of course potatoes, one of the best starches.
This thread should be in non-tennis.
I don't think it's just this. While medical science hans't identified how we are Gluten intollerant I have to say, some years ago I went gluten free unintentionally by taking up the Dukan diet for some quick weight loss and I found my general health improved a lot, I breathed better, mucus cleared up in nose and lungs, slept better, had more energy, clearer headed and better digestion etc. I couldn't believe it. I'm back on gluten now because I'm lazy at making lunches, so I grab sandwiches and slowly a lot of the symptoms returned which is why I'm going gluten free again in the new year.
I know doctors currently say "coeliac disease" only, but there is a spectrum. Also doctors are still giving out of date advice on sugar and fat intake despite the fact it has been exposed quite openly that the original assertion was political bullshit and when it took hold the politics of the scientific community meant it was ignored if you said otherwise despite the decades of data. Now you can talk Placebo effect of the Gluten thing all you want, but a lot of those issues I never really knew where issues until they cleared up (because when they are always there you accept it as normal) and as I said I wasn't intentionally going Gluten free but my everyday health and fitness was a million times better.