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Gluten intolerance

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I have figured out why my tummy has been so sick. I definitely can't eat ANYTHING with gluten in it. My body has been rebelling from my eating it, Pain, gas, hot and cold sweats, chills, burning, nausea! I thought I kept getting stomach viruses over and over but its got to be the gluten. I just can't tolerate the one food that I love! WHEAT! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

What is gluten you say? It is EVERYTHING made with wheat flour or rye or barley. Anything that has been baked, all pastas, cereals, most of the foods in restaurants. You also can't have things that don't have gluten but were made in the same factory with things that do have gluten. Gluten is the part of flour that is a protein chain. 30+ years ago people didn't have this problem. I grew up on pasta every night but now industry has changed the genetic code on wheat so that it would be gluten (protein) packed and people can't tolerate the change. Then if you buy say a tiny loaf of bread made of alternate grains to be gluten free it costs close to $6.00 as compared with a regular loaf about $1.60.

I've been on gluten overload. The suggested menu has all these gluten items to pick from and I've been trying to keep a balanced low calorie diet to not do any fad diet of no carbs but unfortunately I just can't eat gluten. I wish there was a way to make the suggested diet plan show a pick of only gluten free items. Then it wouldn't be so bad.

Then there's the other problem that gluten intolerance causes which is Lactose intolerance!
That's my other favorite foods, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and my most favorite food is CHEESE. Give me cheese and crackers over candy and cake any day. I just recently found out that egg yolks have caisson in it which is in all dairy products. I sure hope I'm not allergic to egg yolks too!

While talking about intolerance I can throw in the things I'm allergic to that I absolutely can't eat is emoticon FRESH pineapple and lobster and crabs. Thank God I'm still doing ok most of the time with emoticon (shrimp).

So that leaves me with meats, fish, and poultry, vegetables and most fruit. I can eat rice and oatmeal (I think) and not sure about corn. emoticon

I guess I should be grateful to God for the good things that I can eat but my human nature wants to cry. It is sooo hard to give up all the things that you love!
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  • QUENNEVILLE
    A big change for you, but a good one. You will feel so much better when you get on a gluten free regiment. But I agree, it must be very hard to give up all those foods that you absolutely loved to eat. So far my body has not complained about gluten. I have a lot of friends who are gluten intolerant though. And yes it is very hard for them to go to restaurants and find things on the menus that they can eat. Plus the expense at the grocery store for gluten free products is ridiculous.
    2380 days ago
  • SCDALYNCH
    You will find a lot of people are going gluten free. I bake most of the gluten free items for our church coffee hour after the service. We have several that need it. Please take a moment and look at this site. The gluten free Digest from www.faveglutenfreerecipes.com. There is everything you would want to eat with a gluten free version of the recipe. ( Rice pasta, white bread (using rice flour) all kinds of cookies, etc. ) I feel better not eating so much gluten.
    2380 days ago
  • BLNBIKERIN1
    It's gonna be an adventure until you figured out which products you can have and which ones to pass and how to stay in a reasonable budget at the same time. But if you came that far, I am confident that you can do it with no further problems (other than getting used to the new 'menu'. Good Luck and: Glad you're doing better.
    2381 days ago
  • 4RASCALS
    Glad that you know what the problem is. Now you can start to feel better.

    Sending you emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    You can do this.

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    2381 days ago
  • GARDENSFORLIFE
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    I am glad you know what the problem is now.
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    2381 days ago
  • DEWAND1
    Glad to hear you are feeling better and I am sure you will soon prefer eating the foods you can eat without tummy upsets - its just a bit of a mourning period for you. Yes, we certainly can mourn over foods that used to comfort us. It is true, but this too will pass. You have an honest reaction, but I am sure you will come around soon. Blessings to you. Thankfully, you have the God of all comfort to lean on and to be strengthened by.
    2381 days ago
  • ICECUB
    emoticon ALL THE GOOD THINGS. AT LEAST YOU CAN HAVE HEALTHY FOODS. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2381 days ago
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