My soon to be sister-in-law has also had as much gastrointestinal issues as I and she recently saw a doctor who ran tests on her which answered all her questions and even told her that she was intolerant of a lot of foods. Her experience has influenced me to go gluten free and seek out a doctor to test me for allergens, over-all gastroinestinal health and Celiac Disease. People that have CD are often misdiagnosed for years before finally being properly diagnosed. I hope that I don't have CD because there are so many things that I love and would miss giving up, like beer. With CD you cannot slip up because it damages your body and takes that much longer to repair itself, it can also lead to some autoimmune disorders.
This week I have decided to start my new diet with no gluten. I will really miss beer, so if any of you have any good gluten-free beer recommendations please let me know. If I don't have CD and find that I am just gluten intolerant I will be relieved because I am still planning to eliminate gluten from my diet, but wouldn't mind an occasional beer or croissant. After reading my blog you can understand how giving up certain foods is painful for me, but am looking forward to a happier and healthier me.
Here's my stash for the next week. I will be documenting my experience and blogging some recipes from Whole Living, Simply Recipes, and Gluten Free Girl over the coming weeks.
|I've never had gluten free bread, guess I'll find out.|
Stay tuned for my progress and some yummy gluten free recipes. Wish me luck!