Inside the gluten-free lifestyle

By WEEK Producer

February 4, 2013 Updated Nov 7, 2013 at 12:05 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- What if you couldn't eat bread or pasta or even cereal without getting sick? For many people it's a hard-to-swallow reality of life. They are allergic to a protein known as gluten that is found in grains.

Those people are forced to live gluten-free, the result of a condition known as Celiac disease. About 3 million Americans have it. Millions of others can be affected by different symptoms.

Liz Wilson suffered from painful migraine headaches almost daily. She had no idea it was caused by gluten until a dietitian convinced her to go gluten-free.

"She said I really want you to do it and I said I'll give you 30 days," said Wilson. "I can do anything for 30 days and I'll make that commitment.  I committed and I cut every bit out. I didn't have one single bite of anything I wasn't supposed to and the difference was so significant I made it a lifestyle change."

Tuesday night at 10, we will learn what foods Wilson avoided to get rid of her headaches and the other symptoms that suggest you should be on a gluten-free diet.

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