Without getting into graphic detail, the problem related to the nutritious portion of what you eat not being fully absorbed by the intestines....in other words, the food goes pretty much right through you.
When doing the research, I had read one or two articles that said there was some kind of a link between coffee and gluten. I figured this was just one of those fringe articles that tried to make a connection where there wasn't one, and I did not pay much attention to it.
But I knew something was still not right.
I love my morning coffee, but I wasn't a coffee connoisseur by any means. I drank Nescafe instant...two cups every morning, for at least the last twenty years.
This article explains it the best... http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/coffee-and-gluten-sensitivity-never-the-twain-shall-meet/
In similar fashion, coffee and gluten have been found to be common cross-reactors with processed coffee eliciting the most severe reaction of all, triggering symptoms in those who are otherwise completely gluten free.
After reading the article a few weeks ago, I decided to dump the coffee habit. Cold turkey. It's been about three weeks now. It only took two to three days for me to notice an improvement, and now things appear perfectly normal. We don't have a scale here at the house but I think I've even started to put on a couple of pounds.
And the interesting thing is...I don't even miss not having a morning coffee!
I'm an orange juice guy now. :-)
Need a new welcome mat? I laughed when I saw this one...