I heeded the doctor's advice and gave up gluten, although my stomach felt little relief at the time. The notable side effect from my gluten freedom? I lost 15 pounds in a little over a month.
Considering what I had for breakfast, toasted brioche, and for dinner, spinach gnocchi, I'm genuinely befuddled as to how I did it. But I did it, alright. I spent 2 long, comatose years not eating wheat.