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I am a 47 year old married person living in So Cal. I work as a liability and property damage insurance claims supervisor. My husband and I have two beautiful daughters, 18 and 19 years old. After a long battle with symptoms and no answers, we discovered information about Celiac Disease and my husband went through testing. Though he tested negatively, his genetic tests came back DQ2/DQ2, and positive for the genes relating to crohn's disease, so we decided to do a gluten free trial. This was about a month and a half ago, and his symptoms have been GREATLY reduced. It's like I'm married to a totally new person! It is my firm belief that by going gluten-free now, we are not only able to again live a ormal, healthy, happy life, but that we are preventing his ultimate demise from one of many autoimmune diseases that run rampant in his family...diabetes 1, crohn's, digestive cancers, to name just a few. I was already a pretty avid cook going into this, so to me, in addition to gaining health, I'm having one hellava good time learning new cooking and baking methods, playing with new ingredients, and exploring my kitchen in whole new ways! :D

  1. Hubby's coming home from a LOOONNNGGG business trip tomorrow! Yay! I' took the opportunity while he was away to REALLY make our home Gluten Free - cleaned out the kitchen, new toaster, new utensils, new bakeware. Then I used all that wonderful new stuff to whip up some gluten free goodies! Homemade croutons, snack mix, bread, all the things I know he's been missing on the road!

  2. Wow, suziQ, your story made me realize a lot of other indicators in MY life. I too was a skinny kid, all the way to college. I too ate anything anytime... I can still remember lunches of two big macs and fries, or having dinner at home and then going to a friend's house and eating there too, and...
  3. So, here's our tale in brief. Hubby - family history: father died of DM1 related heart disease, mother died of colon cancer, aunt has Chron's disease, paternal grandmother died of colon cancer. Personal history: underweight baby (5 lbs full term birth), skinny adult (46 and still wears 32 pants...