My gluten free life
I have wanted to write a blog about my gluten free life for a long time. There are many gluten free blogs written by people with Celiac disease. About four years ago, after a bad stomach bug, I never recovered. At 19 years my life changed completely. Everything I ate made me sick. I stopped going out. I registered for school and could not sit through classes, so I had to withdraw.
The next year of my life was spent seeing doctors, a naturopath, having acupuncture, all helped little. I finally encountered a physician who tested me for celiac disease and he found I had one genetic marker for the illness. He suggested I begin eating a gluten free diet.
At first, eating gluten free was a nightmare. I learned quickly that gluten free prepared foods are expensive and usually pretty awful tasting. For a while I was buying frozen bread at a health food store, which cost over eight dollars a loaf. I craved pizza, Italian bread, stuffing and bagels.
Four years later, there are lots more choices in the supermarket. Little findings in the supermarket get me excited. For example, soon Rice Krispies will be gluten free. I would like this blog to be about sharing my four years of experience. I can share my misadventures in the supermarket and kitchen to save people a great deal of expense. Because I was sick without a firm diagnosis for over a year, I am also able to share the story of my diagnosis. Maybe someone struggling to find the cause of their own digestive disorder can learn from my story.