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!!!!