I am a fun-loving, strange kind of girl. I have two kids, I am married. I was told I may have Celiac Disease last month, however I could not afford the testing required to confirm. Instead of continuing being sick just for a test, I decided to start removing gluten, dairy and a few other ingredients from my diet, and, while I still have occasional bouts of yuckiness I feel so much better on my new diet.
Over the last few years I have alsoo discovered I have problems with soy and eggs. The problem is that my worst four assaulters are also in almost ANY premade food.
Luckily I LOVE to cook, and experiment in my cooking. Having these bad reactions to food is like a challenge to me, a new adventure! I get to experiment with all sorts of cool flavors, and new items that I never knew exhisted before!
I must admit, I was scared, depressed and frustrated at first, but now I am ready to open this new chapter in my life with as much joy as I had before I knew I had gluten problems.
I love your attitude and so young! My first thoughts when dx was, thank god it's not cancer, food I can do!!
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