Gluten and I are no longer friends

 

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all having a great day! So, I have something new to tell you all!

Remember when I told you that I would go gluten-free if Larry (my Naturopath) told me that I needed to? Well, I went and saw him today, and he tested me for a gluten-intolerance.

When he tested the wheat on me, it literally sent pain down the center of my stomach, and my body got weak. The first thing he said was “yep, no more gluten for you!”

So, as of today, I am going gluten-free. I am saying this with a little bit of anxiety behind my words, because I know it’s going to be hard, and I know I may mess up. But my goal, is to be gluten-free, and if I mess up, pick myself back up!

I have a lot of trust for my Naturopath, because he has tremendously helped so many people I know, and has totally influenced my new (as of this year) healthy lifestyle. In fact, if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t even have this blog; I am extremely grateful for him!

So, instead of “starting tomorrow” (the habit that we decided to kick a couple weeks ago, remember?) I started today! I made a gluten free lunch! My cousin made me fresh blackberry jam from Humboldt for my birthday, so I decided to have breakfast for lunch!

I had two eggs, and one piece of gluten-free brown rice toast with blackberry jam! The jam was amazing! So good that I made another treat with it that I will post in just a little while. Stay tuned πŸ™‚

Thank you Haley for my awesome Jam! It was delicious. You’re going to have to make me more πŸ˜‰

So, are any of you out there gluten-free? Do you have any tips or encouraging words? Possibly a book recommendation or blog recommendation?

 

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15 responses to “Gluten and I are no longer friends

  1. Lara

    Hi Paige! I have a book recommendation and also a blog:
    The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder, all her recipes are Gluten Free (and so yummy, specially her Glowing Green Smoothie) and also explains why gluten is bad. And this is her web page: http://www.kimberlysnyder.net/
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KimberlySnyderCN
    Twitter: @KimsBeautyDetox
    Hope it helps! It totally changed my mind about the way we eat!

  2. Sorry to hear all that. I have a high intolerance to anything whole wheat. It can be annoying at times but I guess that’s just how things go. Anyway, I heard that this book was full of good recipes http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gloriously-gluten-free-cookbook-vanessa-maltin/1102494974

    • Thank you so much! And yes, I have a high intolerance to wheat too! My body freaked out with it. All my doctor said was “No more gluten for you!” Haha, I laughed because I didn’t really expect that! Thanks for the rec! I’ll look that up! πŸ™‚

      • My body freaks out with it too, I’ll spare you the details- LOL I’m sure you already know. However I am able to digest white bread and flour tortillas and all those other none nutritional carbs just fine, but of course I can’t eat those all the time.

      • Totally… isn’t it weird how wheat is so strenuous on so many peoples bodies… but at the same time everything in the world tells us to make sure we are getting “whole wheat” everything..? Haha, so weird to me..

  3. Diane Tomer

    Hi – I also have a intolerance for anything whole wheat….it was recommended I read “Wheat Belly” by William David, M.D, It will completely give you a new perspective on how you should eat to stay wheat free and the effects of wheat on our bodies…enjoy!

  4. Bianca

    Hey Paige! I found out in the summer that I have an intolerance and it is so hard for me because I love my chewy bread. I have started making my own cookies, cakes, and pizza dough so that I don’t get to miss out on what others have.
    My advice to you is ask a lot of questions at restaurants and do some research on hidden gluten (did you know some soy sauce brands list wheat as the second ingredient… found out the hard way!).
    I have a question for you – how did your naturopath test you? Would you recommend going to a naturopath over a M.D ?

    • Hi Bianca! Thank you for the advice. Alot of people have told me to ask questions at restaurants! I’ll do my best- I always feel like an annoyance when I ask questions like that, but I guess I’m just going to have to get over that πŸ˜‰
      My Naturopath does Muscle testing, where he literally lays supplements/minerals/foods/whatever it is, on top of you and tests your strength. He uses your arm- when something is good for you, your arm could pretty much with hold his entire body weight, but when something is bad for you, your muscles will literally shake and completely give in to even the slightest amount of pressure. It sounds NUTS- I know, but I trust that it works. Believe me, I wouldn’t be spending the pretty penny that I am if I didn’t trust him ;). It sounded weird to me until he explained it himself. I fully trust him because he has helped a handful of women that I know heal from things or treat things that no one else could help them with. Ladies who have gone to doctors for a long, long time, and the doctor would always say the same thing. I’m not dissing doctors at all (I want to be a nurse myself!), I just think it’s good to have another perspective. For example, I used to have THE WORST PMS in the world, and thanks to Larry (my Naturopath) it is pretty much gone! Also, the cravings for certain foods that I used to have- gone! The digestion problems I used to have- gone! The mid-day tiredness that used to overcome me- gone! My all around mood has improved tremendously since I started seeing him. I really love and trust my Naturopath, but I still see my Doctor too. I don’t know enough to recommend one over the other, but I do know that my Naturopath has really helped me.
      really

  5. Good luck with your gluten free journey. My blog may help you get through. It is a day by day account of my first 365 days being gluten free. Feel free to have a look if you would like to. πŸ™‚

  6. Good luck with the gluten-free life! Despite what you may hear, it is not hard if you’re disciplined and interested in trying new things and cooking (which you clearly are!). I started eating gluten-free by choice and I love it. The Gluten-Free Bible cookbook is my favorite, and I’ve made some of its recipes and blogged about them. Let me know if you need any tips!

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