I have Celiac disease. I also have two daughter’s with it and two other children that show sensitivity. So we are a gluten free house and have been for four years. The children also show sensitivities to a large amount of other foods. So in total we are gluten free, casein free, soy free, and dye free. Now the littlest one is being tested for other food allergies such as apple, banana and citrus. Yeap it is hard to feed this crew.
I wrote on my other blog reasons to stay on the GFCF diet which is gluten free just add on the casein. GFCF mom of many I think it is very important to add for those of use with other autoimmune issues like lupus, not staying on diet will cause you to flare more often and worse! That is a vitally important reason to stay on diet.
I fully plan on living a long as healthy life as I can. I have 5 little ones to watch and guide as they grow. I have taken a much more proactive and grateful turn with my health. I am grateful that I have the health I do. My kidneys are not affected, thank you Lord. I am being proactive. I am eating on diet and beginning to lose weight healthfully. I am also trying to stretch and use my sore joints as much as possible. I don’t want therapy or loss of movement.
For those who need a gluten free diet as well I have found a couple of blogs that are really good! The gluten free girl has lots of ideas and recipes. She also has a book coming out very soon and one on the market already.
Gluten free Gobsmacked had the first Christmas cookie recipe that truelly reminded me of my childhood cookies!
The only down side to most of the gluten free recipes and blogs I have seen is they are for couples or small families. Most of the recipes are for about 4 people max. So if you have a large family like mine you need to double or more. The more you swap out ingredients the chancier the outcome of these recipes becomes.
I wish you all good cooking! If you need to watch you foods please do. The more you care for your gut the healthier your entire system will be! God bless!