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Gluten free apple dumplings!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Hooray for SP teams and recipes that allow me to eat things that I enjoy!

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    OMG, I have to go find the recipe for these. Of all the stupid things, I still haven't actually GONE to the Celiac & Gluten Free Community page -- how dumb is that?!?! "Gee, Amy, where on EARTH could you find a RESOURCE to help you with all this gluten-free/allergy ranting you do in your Spark People blogs...oh golly, I just don't KNOW where there is ANY KNOWLEDGE to be found..." emoticon

    Thanks again, by the way, for writing out so much of what you've gone through. So far how I feel physically has varied wildly from day to day since I've been trying to be sans gluten. There have been days when I thought, "Ooh, I feel so clean and healthy and alert!" and other days when I felt like death, and had to crawl back into bed and sleep endlessly. From what I've read on the internet, there's an actual gluten withdrawal period, during which people CAN feel horrible because they're detoxing...these websites also make recommendations about how to eat that I have totally not followed, and have in fact gone completely against, which is probably bad. :) For one thing, they talk about being very very gentle on your stomach so that it can heal and detox from gluten without having to process anything else difficult...and I have not been being gentle on my stomach. They say not to eat anything processed or preserved for about a month, and that if you have additional food allergies, you should avoid all of those allergenic foods. Hoo boy. I have so many other food allergies that it's nearly impossible to eat without consuming some allergens, and in the wake of cutting out all gluten, I HAVE turned to some allergens in desperation, mostly rice and soy (both of which I can eat in small quantities without feeling bad, but have now eaten well into the "BAD!" levels). I was reminded that I really really am allergic to corn when I decided to test out a box of cornflakes...nope, no need to test those cornflakes further! That was a day filled with URGENT trips to the rest room. I've also done some gluten cheating here and there -- I can think of at least 3 times when I took some bites of bread products. Not a ton of bites, but a few. So, I'm not at the hardcore stage of gluten avoidance yet.

    I feel like I SHOULD start feeling better soon, if I'm going to feel any better on a Celiac diet. I'm waiting for that good feeling to hit me. I'm also waiting for some weight loss, which one would assume would occur if I'm reducing the allergic inflammation in my system, but that hasn't happened either. Honestly, so far I don't feel significantly different in any way... I wish I did, because it would be a much more solid confirmation that my health problems revolve around Celiac disease.

    Anyway, that's my story so far! :) emoticon
    2820 days ago
    On Tammy they look really yummy. I am so glad it worked out for you.
    2849 days ago
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