My wife has celiac, I do not. For the most part I eat what she eats as far as meals go. We cook together and I have learned the do's and don'ts. But, just because there are foods that she can't eat and I can (and enjoy), doesn't mean that I have to go without. I still have my sammiches on gluten bread and keep my favorite adult malt beverage on hand. I travel for a living so I am able to get things when I'm away. If I desire something at home, I have my own cookware. I keep to one area in the kitchen and I CLEAN UP when done. It is is possible to co-exist but it is nice of him to adjust for you.
As to the health issue of a non celiac going gluten free, I can't really see any health issues that would occur.
Now, here's a spouse who obviously "gets it" and is very supportive and wise! Kudos to you, howlnmad (love the name . BTW)
It is possible to co-exist and many families do it.
There is nothing unhealthy at all about a gluten-free diet and as long as you get enough fiber in your diet and do not eat too many packaged, high starch gluten-free foods.
My hubs went gluten-free voluntarily with me after my DX, citing his concern over CC (and also because I was quite ill at DX and making two of everything was overwhelming).
He eats very well and I often make us gourmet meals and I just asked him if he feels at all deprived. He said he "can't complain" smart guy, I am the cook after all. Do not make the chef mad, right?
Seriously, though, he does not mind it at all. He has indulged in a real beer on rare occasions-- Guinness on St. Paddy's, for example, but he drinks New Planet or Green's . .
Truth is, he is very healthy and feels no ill effects from being gluten-free. He was once on cholesterol meds, meds for a serious bout with A-fib, and took allergy meds from March-Oct. and had a high PSA at one time.
Now, he takes NO MEDS (neither of us do ) and he is as healthy as it gets.
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Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac 11/01/10. Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.