I am not celiac, and can get away with small amounts (less than a tsp.) once in a while. If I am tired or super stressed, I can't even do that.
Seldom do I cheat even a bit. The swollen legs is something I don't miss. The embarrassing emissions and stomach pain are not worth it.
My daughter has a weird reaction. If she eats something with wheat, her mouth starts to go numb. Neither of us have problems with most oats, but would never eat Quaker or anything. I buy the Bob's GF ones, as I love oats. If I don't eat them often, I can have Coach's oats.
The problem with the symptoms is that most of them are things we feel, but are not noticeable to others who don't know us well. This is definitely an adventure!
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