Monday, April 4, 2011

GlUtEn FrEe

For a few months now I have been experiencing abdominal pain. My doctor has tested me for ulcers, gallbladder disease, kidney stones, and what not. My doctor then tested the celius panel. The results came in today...

GLUTEN FREE IS THE LIFE FOR ME!

This is my new motto. I found out today that I have Celiac Disease. Go here for more information. Celiac Disease means that I have an intolerance for gluten (all forms of wheat). Next step is to clean out the pantry, fridge and spice cabinet (yes there are some spices like taco seasoning that have gluten in it). And we even have to major clean our appliances. Gluten is a sticky protein that will cling on to anything. It will be quite the lifestyle change for me and Nic. Now granted, we will definitely be eating healthier. I'm just glad that I can change the way I eat and not experience this horrible abdominal pain. I have been experiencing the classic symptoms of this disease for some time and now, I can make them go away. Yay!

I do have to give a little shout out to Nic. He was the one that kept asking me over and over to go to the doctor. He knew something was the matter, but I didn't want to go. Thank you Nic. I could be in a lot worse shape without him. Love my Neeko.

3 comments:

Anja said...

I'm so glad you found out what was causing your pain! Gluten free is all over the grocery stores now, good luck!

brittabelle said...

Not sure how much you like to cook, but this site that I use for other recipes has quite a few on there that are gluten free also!

http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/recipes-2/gluten-free

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Awesome that you found out! I am eating a paleo diet now and I have been feeling lots better since I started it, I know a lot of Celiac's eat paleo too. Here's a site to check out;
http://whole9life.com/2010/05/whole-30-v2/

Also
http://theclothesmakethegirl.blogspot.com/
has a lot of great recipes that I have loved.

Good luck! :)