Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Gluten Free living

It's been two months, and it's time to let the cat out of the bag. Late last year, our oldest was diagnosed with a wheat allergy. We are hoping this is the cause of his eczema that started over a year ago. His blood test came back inconclusive due to the horrible blood draw they did at the allergist office.

If you ask Joshua about the experience, the nurses "broke" his arm and "took all" of his blood. It was traumatic not only for him, but for us as well. DH and I decided we would not have him undergo that blood draw again (the first one barely got anything, even after digging in his arm with the needle). Instead, I got busy doing what I do best - research.

After researching wheat and gluten allergies, I discovered my own intolerance as well as my mother's undiagnosed Celiac Disease. DH and I decided that we would not endure the testing either on myself or our son for a full Celiac or gluten intolerance diagnosis.

Instead, we began the journey of living Gluten Free. Since giving up gluten on January 1, our lives have changed for the better. I am going to start bringing you reviews of gluten free "replacement" items, as well as new recipes that we are enjoying.

I hope you will enjoy this new journey with us.


Tiffany @ As For My House said...[Reply]

The testing is so often inconclusive, anyway, it's really NOT worth the stress and expense, I agree!

I did have some labs done around the holidays, but they came back negative. Still, as you pointed out, all my research indicates that I AM, in fact, gluten intolerant, by my symptoms.

I'm quite a bit behind you, just over 2 weeks in to the experience, but I'll enjoy swapping recommendations! :)

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