I often think this, both of myself and all of you.
There is a real tendency to research everything to the nth degree when we have a chronic illness, trying desperately to find that underlying key to what’s going on. I certainly have spent thousands of hours poring over websites, summits, books etc trying to find clues, then pursuing them relentlessly. Totally understandable.
This has been in my mind more and more recently as I have realised that I think I have found out more than enough about the impact of grains and conditions like NCGS on us all. I don’t think there is much left to say and I am just now keeping my ears and eyes open for any new bits of research which could give us useful and practical additional information or are real game-changers, if you know what I mean?
There is a lot now being written about gluten related disorders where there was very, very little when I started. Not a lot of it adds much more to what we already know I don’t think – what was in the Gluten Summit (free review here) and the Gluten Plan – pretty much sums it up and I will, of course, add more as I find it.
It’s been actually quite hard to pull away from researching and reading everything TGF-wise; I am a real research fiend when I get the bit between my teeth ;). I simply love the detective side of my job so I’ll now start pulling together all the stuff on healing I’ve been researching for the past two years too! I’m hoping to dovetail the Gluten Plan and some form of Healing Plan together into an all-encompassing GRD (gluten related disorders) programme for us all and then deliver it in different ways.
More writing and collating than research for a bit anyway. Oh dear. What a shame…
Anyway, interestingly, I see Eileen over at Phoenix Helix has been thinking along similar lines in her blog post – asking leading health peeps what they do instead of thinking about health all the time. It makes interesting reading.
Personally, I read complete trash and interior design magazines, stare at the horizon and walk by the sea! What do you do?