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I have Celiac disease, which, roughly explained, means that I have an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, oats (due to cross-contamination), and a couple other grains. This reaction breaks down the surface of my intestines and makes it harder, over time, for me to…
Sooooo i went to my doctors appointment on Monday, and it was for a “check-up”..(i havent been in two years btw). I got on the scale at the doctors office and and basically my scale is 4-5lbs off. Jeeeezzzzz=( I need a new scale prompto!!
Another reason i went to the Doc was because i have been…
Could not be happier!
If you have recently been diagnosed with Celiac, or you are otherwise afraid for the integrity or your intestines, here is a great diet plan for the first few months of your healing.
Unfortunately there are still a lot of wheat products in the plan but it is usually in the form of bread or pasta - things easily replaced with GF alternatives or otherwise omitted completely.
Things about Jessa:
Eats many rice cakes.
Hates how rice cakes break up into a million little pieces.
Will eat pretty much anything that’s covered with chocolate.
Cannot have gluten.
All of these things were considered when dreaming up gluten free “clodhoppers.”
2 c broken up rice cake pieces, smash them until they are rice crispie-sized
2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp sea salt
3 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
(Have a baking sheet, lined with parchment, sitting in the fridge/freezer.)
1. In a medium bowl combine rice cake pieces, honey, spice and salt. Stir to combine thoroughly and let stand for at least 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a large metal bowl (or double-boiler) melt chocolate over a pot of simmering water and watch for scorching.
3. When the chocolate is completely melted and the rice mixture has absoarbed most of the honey, dump the rice into the chocolate and start folding from the bottom. Make sure to coat the rice evenly (it will come together, don’t worry) and don’t leave a pool at the bottom.
4. Dump onto the prepped baking sheet, spread out into an even layer and refrigerate until set.
(Vegans can just use dark chocolate and add 1/4 cup dried cherries in place of honey. Hi Audz!)
after 6 days of my gluten challenge i noticed that i was having the “typical” panic attacks that used to wake me up in the middle of the night when i would eat pizza too late in the day, only i was having them all the time - at work, cooking dinner, and yes, they would STILL wake me up in the middle of the night.
i started to realize, however, these weren’t exactly run-of-the-mill panic attacks - i was having ASTHMA attacks!
needless to say, i jumped off the challenge right away, shouted at the wall that my doctor is a crazy alien invader and went back where i was happy, being gluten free.
this post from naturalasthma-treatment might be helpful for you if you have suffered with asthma in your lifetime.
Does your diet play a part in your Asthma? asthma celiac gluten
yeah, maybe that was some bad advice, only because your sensitivity can get a lot worse once you have cleared gluten and gliadin from your system.
listen to your body, but when my doc told me to start eating wheat to “score higher” on my celiac exams (gluten challenge) i noticed my body reacting 10x more than it used to.
good luck and try falling in love with chocolate mousse. ;)
I feel so fucking ill. I’m allergic to wheat, but I’ve been told I’m allowed to treat myself every now and then to like pasta and bread etc. So this morning I saw this mouth watering loaf of tiger bread for 70p n thought fuck it, it’s mine. And now I’m suffering, huge style.