Monday, October 13, 2008

New Eating Habits

I have been making a lot of changes in my life. Everyone in our house has been actually. We have officially become a gluten-free household. And since, I have never felt better. This is something I've been wanting to do for a while, but have been hesitant to do so because it is such a huge change in our lifestyle. But, the situation warranted a change so I figured we may as well start with the gluten. My Mom has stopped eating gluten because when you have celiac disease, your body attacks your small intestine rather than the gluten and since that is where they found cancer, she figured she would give it a try. Plus, she has practically all the symptoms of celiacs. (She has been feeling SO MUCH better!) Anyway, I have always had headaches. Well, at least since high school, and my doctor/doctors have never been able to figure out a reason. They told me I had a thyroid disorder, but there wasn't super concrete evidence. 

I do have a point in giving you my medical history. I decided we would cut out gluten, since one symptom of gluten intolerance/celiac disease is chronic headaches, among other symptoms that my kids and I all have. I am not totally certain about them yet, but I have not had a headache other than when I have accidentally eaten something containing gluten. I am trying out lots of new recipes, such as gluten-free pasta, which is fun but also a little scary. Although, I have found a pasta that literally tastes NO different than regular pasta. 

Also, my cousin has apparently had celiac disease for a number of years now and he and my aunt have come up with their own flour recipe that they are now marketing! So, if you happen to be someone who eats gluten-free, check out their website: 
For some reason, blogger isn't letting me link things right now, so I just posted the actual address. Hmmm, I hope they fix that!


Cara said...

best of luck! i hope you feel much better!

Cara said...

the link to their website didn't work

Nancy said...

I've heard that rice pasta is better than wheat. Carl's grandparents have a friend who has celiac disease and they say there is a wonderful store in Polson that carries those products. And his wife makes angel food cake, brownies, etc. besides all the eating out they do! I guess I will have to make sure we can cook that way, too! The pizza dough receipe will be a real challenge!

Kristen said...

I've heard very good things about cutting out gluten--hope it works well for you guys!

aola said...

I would like to hear more about how this is working for you guys. Is it difficult to find gluten free foods? What are you changing?