Goodbye Gluten

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Goodbye Gluten
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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 1:08am

I posted this on the FB side but I have to say goodbye to gluten, or at least wheat, but probably gluten in general.

I've suspected for a long time that wheat bothers my digestive sytsem.


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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 1:23am
I hear you on making a change. I had to reduce dairy in order to test the theory that the stomach cramps I'd had for over a decade were a result of lactose intolerance.

I had some soy milk and cheese on hand because of Tim, who may or may not still have the issues with milk that he did as a baby. There are still items I've been meaning to look for at the nearest health food store - I want soy chocolate, for one thing!

So, hugs and sympathy as you transition and definitely prayers that this change will refresh and renew you.

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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 6:44am

I'm sorry you have to lose some of the foods you love.


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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 12:33pm
From what I understand, a gluten-free diet is actually pretty good for you in the long run. I think the problem I would run into is cost. Stuff labeled "gluten-free" can be expensive!

~CMod Heather Mom of 2, Elisabeth (5) & Rebekah (3)
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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 3:53pm
Same thing for dairy-free. I guess we find the items we need at the best cost possible and know that it's worth it for our bodies!

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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 7:38pm
Yeah, a loaf of pre-baked GF bread at the store is $5 and the mix or ingredients to make it yourself is that much too.

BUT the good thing is it will be just you right? If so you can supplement a few GF things like the breads, rolls, cookies and such for you but feed regular food to the kids & DH. I know that temptation would stink but cheaper than buying for the whole fam!

There are also things that are already GF- cereals like rice crispies, rice chex, corn chex, corn flakes etc... are already safe & cheap :)

If you have trouble finding stuff locally let me know- I've seen A LOT at our stores. You can do it!
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Registered: 12-30-2007
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 11:10pm
Aww...i hope that the transition to gluten free isn't too hard on you and that you'll be able to plan meals that are healthy, yummy, and not too expensive. I did notice that my tummy did much better when i cut wheat out of my diet (although i did still eat oats) and I hope that you see a super huge improvement very soon :)