What a challenge of life and this has often seemed so difficult to diagnose, and then, to accept !
The comparison with others managing the same limitations vary enormously.
The focus and to remove Gluten from the diet can be, and is successful for those diagnosed – I see this directly,as a responsibility and I hope we all will share ideas recipes and resources.
In my circle of family and friends I have had loved ones diagnosed with this problem. This is not a choice – it’s called survival!
So many people and different levels with this same dietary challenge. They find it very difficult to choose sustenance, it seems that an enormous list of food and drinks are no longer suitable.
I prefer to look it as a challenge and love to provide wonderful choices within the perimeters
Share our reasoning and focus
An answer, a pure relief, was almost the reaction of a dear friend when she found she was Gluten Intolerant – she almost always felt ill and suffered cramps after meals.
My sibling; after a standard medical check-up and blood test, critical liver issues were established and not one issue relating to gluten rich food had been earlier identified, He wouldn’t eat a particular vegetable, herb, or sauce, – saying that they caused a stomach pain …. Often using language, a little more colourful than mine
An elderly family member; felt ill after breakfast in particular, and always felt better if she just had fresh fruit during the day, veggies and maybe a piece of meat for dinner… no desert!
My sister-in-law had known of her dietary issue all her life – so I give her credit for teaching me the difference between challenge and opportunity.
So…… a chance to change perspective
This situation can be equally as difficult for the family and friends, as it is for the person centred with this need.
It can be an opportunity to provide an enormous variety of alternative wonderful choices of food and recipes and techniques.
To thoroughly learn and understand the sources of gluten in our diets and to strictly abide by Gluten exclusion has been the most difficult part of my learning process.
Once established and understood the different choices and selections, I feel this has to be shared and there will be many folk who would love to be involved too.
Links full of information to share
I aim to share links that my family have found related and with helpful specific information.
I’ll share recipes and hope that you might join us and do the same. (The tried and tested recipes I will share are unidentifiable as Gluten Free – and that’s a plus for the rest of our families and friends).
Our local supermarkets all seem to carry a respectable choice of Gluten Free products, but I also aim to share retail outlets that we know have wonderful selections of specific goods that will be a great source of items and products related to this perimeter.
Limitations seem difficult
The Celiac or Coeliac Disease can seem unfair.
A person who is Gluten Intolerant, also understands the restrictions that may impact the rest of a family….
Well – hoping that you join me and share all you can to ensure that we just deal with this challenge differently.