Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Health Update

Just a quick update on my gluten free healing.  

Without sounding totally gross, I can say that eating gluten free since early October has REALLY made a huge difference in my digestive tract.  OH MY God!  I no longer have terrible gas all the time.  No more running to the bathroom.  And, well, everything is more normal.  I know it can take up to a year to completely heal from gluten, but so far so good.  Do I have the occasional problem still? YES!  Most times I can trace it to something I ate that was not specifically gluten free. I must stop assuming that something is GF when the package doesn't say it is!

Unfortunately my favorite chocolate bars, Green & Black's, are made on equipment that also processes wheat.  Wonderful.  I still eat some in small amounts and suffer with the gas.  The gluten in them must be such a small amount that I only deal with gas, thank goodness!

Cooking for myself and my family no longer seems like such a pain in the ass.  I know that most foods I make will have to be made completely from scratch.  No canned soups.  No packaged foods.  OK I know, this is actually way more healthy for me.  

So far I have found a bread recipe that is good, some great frozen pizza and frozen lasagna that is better than the gluten-full versions.  As for sweets, I found a brownie mix that is wonderful, very versatile sugar cookie mix, peanut butter cookies that are the BEST and even found a way to make Toll House Cookies!  What more can a girl ask for?

1 comment:

  1. A good fried chicken recipe. :)

    I'm still working on it. In the mean time, we tried out some Taste of Thai fortune cookies that I found in the grocery store the other day. They're made of toasted coconut... very yummy! I also picked up some rice wraps and am working on a good crab rangoon. :)

    As for the healing... the track can take up to a year depending on damage, but the glutens will be completely out of your body (ie: muscles, brain tissue, blood stream) in 4 months. I'm so glad this is working for you!