Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Story of becoming gluten free.

I am a mother of 4 and have been gluten free for 8 years.  I was unusually sick for several years.  During my 3rd pregnancy, I was getting sicker, so I inquired of my doctor if he could help me solve my health issues.  He prescribed a few medications of which I had allergic reactions to.  During this time, I had read in a Reader's Digest Magazine of a woman with the exact same symptoms during her third pregnancy as well.  She, upon doing her own research, asked her Doctor to test her for Celiac Disease.  She was told by him that her problems were just because she was allergic to being pregnant, and that the symptoms would go away after the baby was born.  When I approached my Doctor and asked him to test me for Celiac Disease, he basically told me the same thing.  After 2 months of insisting with him, he finally had me tested for Celiac Disease and the test came back positive.  I then started the long journey of finding foods I could eat, without them being tasteless,  chewy and cardboard texture.  I have since discovered how to bake and cook foods that my kids and family can enjoy and not realize they are eating gluten free.  I have made complete meals for company that are gluten free, and they don't realize that they are eating gluten free until I tell them at the end of the meal.  Then they praise me for being able to make it taste "normal".  I would love to share my secrets with you.

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