I remember when I was in the process of thinking I had a wheat allergy or gluten intolerance, and experimenting/lapsing, then getting the results back and the knowledge that there was no more pretending and I had to get serious... then the horror set in of just what I was going to have to "give up" (negative focus) and I was so overwhelmed and depressed for at least a month!
But as soon as I determined to change my focus and be grateful for a diagnosis and thankful for the choices I do have, it made such a huge difference.
Yes, I miss bread. No, I do not miss stomach cramps, etc. and all that goes with it (spare you the graphic details!) Everything is about our choices, isn't it?
I still have people say to me "what CAN you eat??!!" and I tell them "All kinds of things! Meat! Vegetables! Fruit! Rice!" (I am also casein intolerant which means no dairy for me.)
I decided to accept the challenge and it has made such a tremendous difference not only in my health but in my outlook. And I discovered that I am also continually being sent people who want to know more about it... I am mentoring a young mom right now with a 23 month old little boy. The docs can't quite get a diagnosis, but she has figured it out and the little guy is getting well!
That makes it worth it to me!!
Living out Hebrews 10:24-25
Diagnosed Gluten and Casein Intolerant 4/18/08.
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