Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Celiac Disease

So my twin sister got officially diagnosed with celiac disease (can't eat gluten)..... they said I have to get tested because it's highly likely that I have it too since we're twins (and my dad who has the same problems we do will need to be tested).  It's really not a surprise to me actually considering the health problems I've had my entire life (I have the same symptoms she does).  I'm probably going to get tested anyway, but I've made up my mind to go gluten free (after the blood test) so if anyone has any tips or hints I would appreciate it.  I tried to do this years ago and failed miserably because I tried to do it cold turkey and kept buying products with gluten in them for my husband.  This time he's going to do it with me and we're going to slowly wean ourselves onto a healthier, gluten free diet (I can't afford to just throw away all of the food in my house with gluten in it).  I'm not going with the gluten free alternatives (i.e. gluten free junk food because it's still junk food and I want to be healthier), but instead will wean myself off of processed foods onto a natural diet of meat, fruit, veggies, etc.  At least I can still eat rice!  That's my main comfort food so that's a relief lol.  So wish me luck and please share any tips you can to make the transition easier.  Thanks!

P.S. If anyone knows of a safe brand of oats (bad about cross contamination with wheat) that I can buy without going to a specialty store please share and I will be forever grateful!!!!


  1. I wish you good luck with the change!


  2. Good luck! My mom is allergic to gluten, and I have a mild sensitivity to it, so I know what you're going through. Really focus on the veggies. Stir-fry is my best friend. And if you want sweets, try no-bake cheesecakes and puddings. Rice is awesome, and potatoes, they can substitute for a lot of breads in meals. :)

  3. Good luck! I didn't know you were a twin!
    A lot of my friends are GF, so if I hear anything helpful, I"ll pass it along!

  4. Also - I've never had their GF oats, but Red Mill has really great other grains! This could be worth trying: http://www.bobsredmill.com/gluten-free-rolled-oats.html

  5. Thank you guys! I appreciate any and all suggestions. I will check out the red mill because I definitely need a source of gluten free oats. I like the no bake cheesecake idea too! Love cheesecake!!

    KZK, yep I have a twin sister and an older brother. :-D My sister moved out of state years ago so that's why I never mention her on the blog lol.

  6. I hope that your tests go all right. I think that there are more options now for gluten free than there were before which makes it easier. I've had gluten free brownies that were amazing.


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