Thanks for the update, Jimi.
I've heard a number of stories about people benefiting from removing gluten from their diet, including rather dramatic cases of improvement. I hear this from people I know, people I've met and of course read about it online.
I'm thinking of giving it a shot too. I did try soy and gluten-free for a full 90 days a couple of years ago. It was a bit tough at first. I ended up eating a lot of fruit, Vega products, and avocado rolls
Perhaps I noticed slightly less gas and bloating but I was hungry all the time, since I ate mostly low calorie foods. I wasn't eating a lot potatoes, yams, beans, lentils, etc. that I eat these days. It was when I was living in LA and I just ate quick foods and worked all the time.'
I'll likely give it a shot again soon.
No worries about being away for a while. I was away for about a year or more as well and came back last winter to run the online fitness challenge.
It is nice to be back and I've connected with a lot of new people.
All the best! See you around.