Monday, November 10, 2008
I have WHAT?!!
Yes, thats right, gluten is no longer my friend and being a nutritionist, it really is eye opening. Call it what you like, gluten sensitivity, Celiac disease, etc. but I have just learned that I am part of this clan. I am some what relieved because all my symptoms that have been developing over the past 2-3 years are now being resolved, slowly, but surely! The past month has been the worst and I won't even get into all gross symptoms and signs. A lot of them are digestive, but others include fatigue, weight gain or loss (i lost way more than I ever needed!!), low bone density, irritability and mood swings (poor James), and eczema (still itching). BUT a new day and a new pantry full of gluten free foods are here! Its a new challenge I plan to conquer and I am so thankful to have a husband who is joining me by my side! I made him eat all my favorite glutenous foods (GO Lean waffles, Kashi cereal, whole wheat pasta, and even my falafel). The good news is that my Greek yogurt, Luna bars, cliff bars, and even oats are tolerable for me. Dairy is even settling better now that my tummy is getting rid of gluten. Today was the 2nd day of gluten free and I think I actually absorbed some nutrients because I had ENERGY and my stomach was some about 80% better. I felt good and on my way to feeling great- see below! Sadie was little Camera shy!
Blood test is next and then another trip to the doctor. BOO!!