Hi everyone --
Daughter, 17, has felt lousy and lousier since roughly the start of school in September. Thought it was "just" junior year anxieties with a high achieving kid but it got to be too incompatible with her personality. It finally occurred to one of us that she was experiencing many gluten-sensitive/celiac-type symptoms -- bad gastro-intestinal, relentless depression, weight loss, migraine, pallor, super fatigue. So she's trying to go gluten-free and is seeing results after just a week. Since we're so new at this, we've already glutinated her once by accident and maybe a second time yesterday. She bought choc. covered almonds with the following ingredients listed:
Milk chocolate (evaporated cane juice, cocoa butter, unsweetened chocolate, whole milk powder, soy lecithin, natural vanilla), almonds, pure food glaze.
So let me guess and then you experts tell me if I'm suspecting the most likely things -- the whole milk powder and/or the food glaze?
She's super on-the-go, a competitive gymnast with honors classes pretty much across the board. She's not a complainer and she's willing to take time to pull food together that won't make her sick. But, if anyone out there has late teens who need speedy food fixes now and then and can pass good Gluten-free ideas along, we would be very grateful.
Finally (really!), can we just assume that since Gluten-free eating seems to work we can just go on with that, or is there a really good reason to get tested anyway? It sounds like she may have to get sick again to be tested accurately and she really isn't interested in that!
Thank you for any help you can give --