Bookscootin', Tummytwistin' Gluten
Sunday, August 04, 2013
First, I would like to say WOW! it has been a while since I've written anything here.
So back to the new tune my body is dancing to lately. I went to the doctor to discuss some stuff and he says "I think you should go gluten free". I don't know how my face looked but it must have been revealing my total horror to his suggestion because he told me it wasn't the first time he has seen that look cross a patients face. I had to take a second to think about the noise coming out of his mouth and there again that look formed again. He said there were many benefits and doing it could lessen some of the many health problems I've been having. Grrrrrr... My mind started racing with no pasta, no bread! Do you mean my italian loving, comfort food life is over. Say it ain't so Doc! When nothing still came out of my mouth he said he would take care of some of the things we had talked about and wanted to see me in six months after I tried it. HOW MEAN! Six month? I smirked and headed out.
After the shock wore off, I started researching it. After seeing the information my doctor gave me over and over again about the gluten I caved. Gluten for some people can be the evil demented boogie man lurking in my cupboard. It's gliadin protein now genetically engineered for the future can be to a person's system like doing morphine or heroin according to the Wheat-Belly Book I read. And people survive and there are new versions available to satisfy even the italian lover in me out there. Heart palpitations become calmer. Breath! It might help my migraines, tummy troubles, skin issues, anxiety and the list went on. So I have been trying to let go of the gluten.
The gluten-free train hasn't been easy so far but I know it will get easier with time. Especially if every time I cheat the ICK symptoms pop up to remind me why I'm on this adventure. I'm 1 week in and I am glad to see other people who have made a similar transition. I'm not sure where I will be next week. But I can't get anywhere from standing still or looking to long at where I came out of. Woot Woot and all aboard the Gluten-Free train. Next stop is hopefully happy, healthy body and full life.