GottaSki - That's great! I was really happy that I managed to stay over and take care of him and somehow not end up sick too. I didn't take any medications, either. I have had at least 2 nasty bugs since getting diagnosed with celiac disease. The first one was actually around Halloween of last year (after 4 months of being diagnosed) I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I started getting sick right after getting glutened. I went to the doctor, and found out I had severe bronchitis that was transforming into pneumonia. The second time, I got a nasty cold from my sister. That was in early July of this year, over a year after being gluten free...BUT, I had just gotten back from vacation with my boyfriend and I had eaten terribly that week. (I ate gluten free, but I also had a lot of dairy that week...and even though I tried to be careful with soy, I forgot to check the meal I had at Margaritaville - it was cooked in soy oil. I think soy oil is fine for people with soy allergies, but I still try to avoid it 100%. I didn't get sick from the soy, but still) I also did not pay any attention to histamine levels in food.
So I definitely figured I needed to give credit to this new strict diet I'm on for me not catching his cold. I feel like my immune system is finally getting stronger. It has only been about 3 months since I have gotten sick, but I feel line in any normal circumstances I would have caught his cold. There were a few moments where I started to feel sick, but then it went away on its own quickly...without any medication. I'm so proud of my immune system :') Lol!
squirmingitch - No worries! My diet is insanely strict, I can't expect anyone to remember all of my current restrictions. I plan on staying on it for at least 3 months (I read somewhere that if you go grain free you should do it for at least 3 months) and we'll see how it goes. I would love to be more creative with my salads (and food in general) but I want to get better. My boyfriend was so worried at first, thinking that I was eliminating food for no reason...until he saw how after 3 days of eliminating legumes it looked like I dropped significant weight. No....the bloating just went down. I think that was what made him realize I'm not doing this to starve myself, I am trying to heal.
What kind of dressing do you use? I can't have "regular" vinegar (Balsamic, etc) so for the longest time I didn't eat salads. I used to order a grilled chicken salad from a restaurant near where I worked...I would squeeze lemon juice on it and top it with olive oil. It was really good, but I had to stop ordering it because I didn't know what seasonings they used on the chicken, or if they were careful about CC. After that, I stopped eating salads. Lemon and olive oil didn't really taste right on any other salad. ACV doesn't give me any symptoms like other vinegar does, and it tastes even better! It is also the only vinegar that apparently fights candida instead of feeding it. Woohoo!