I'm new to the group and to the site.
I just started a free/low gluten (wheat belly type)diet hoping to lose some weight but mainly for the other health benefits. I think I may have discovered one I hadn't expected. I took my first blood pressure reading since going on the diet and it was 101/57. I thought there must have been a machine malfunction and took another reading - almost as good at 108/59 so probably accurate. This is 10-20 points better than recent systole readings and about 10 diastole points better. I have no proof it was the low gluten (I am easing my way into this diet) but it may account for why I have been feeling somewhat better for several days without knowing quite why. I shall keep taking my BP to check.
I have read that some people have had reductions of cholesterol so perhaps you might like to investigate. I know that 'gluten free' products seem to cost more but with more and more people turning to a gluten free diet, the prices seem to coming down as more stores stock the goods. I am trying to do it without buying so much and just making better choices of nourishing and appealing foods. There are a lot of good suggestions here and elsewhere on the Internet.
Good luck and don't give up.