Sisters, four of the five of us have CD. Another thirteen of our first degree relatives follow the diet, either because they are diagnosed or because by acting on the genetic probability, they felt better.
Among the five of us we have a myriad of other ills that we are staving off with healthier dietary habits and sticking to a GF diet. We no longer suffer from our initial diagnoses of pernicious anemia, crohns, migraines, lupus, IBS, restless leg syndrome, reflux, early onset osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and premenapausal symptoms.
We are healthy and loving it. And that is what makes the diet all worth it.