Q: I am a celiac. I am allergic to wheat and cannot eat oats or barley and that they say is why I have severe osteoporosis. I know how to use the right flours to make up for your reg flour and I love carrot cake. I am 5’5″ and weigh 104 lbs and trying to gain about 20 lbs and find it impossible. Any suggestions?
A: Indeed, celiac is a bit challenging, but you seem to have found the answers to manage it. If you want to discover the truth about osteoporosis and how to have strong and healthy bones without taking dangerous drugs and (this is very important in your case) without relying on extra supplements, I strongly recommend that you read the Save Our Bones Program.
In it, I tackle bone loss from its root cause: excess calcium leakage to correct a biochemical imbalance that’s related to the pH in our tissues. And it can all be managed by properly combining foods. You’ll be glad to know that wheat and oats are not good for our bone health because they create an acid residue. In The Bone Health Action Plan no foods are forbidden, however, and there are many choices available to suit everyone’s needs and palate as well.
In reference to your weight gain, I think that as long as you feel good and healthy, you’re on the right track. It’s hard to gage weight and height because there are so many variations in frame and other things. For example, I’m 5’8″ and weigh a little over 130 lbs., without considering myself too skinny… You might want to concentrate on eating calorie dense foods for a while and see what happens.