So you want to go gluten free…
In 2015 being coeliac or gluten intolerant is not the end of the world. Everyday I see more and more gluten free versions of gluten full foods, gluten free labelling, recipes and blogs. Gluten Free has reached buzz word status (for other reasons) and it is working in our favour. So come on in, the waters warm.
When I was diagnosed as a coeliac I had very basic information to guide the way. Over the last few years I’ve learnt a thing or two and I’d like to share them. Take my hand and let me help you on your way to gluten free-dom.
First things first…. Start eating gluten free. Say goodbye. The night before my official diagnosis I farewelled gluten by binging on pasta. It hurt a lot but it was a proper farewell. The sooner you start removing it from your diet the sooner you will start to feel better.
Next, join your state coeliac organisation. Membership will provide you with everything (fun books and pamphlets) you need and answer any of your questions.
On a serious note, keep in touch with your doctor to check for associated conditions and in 6 months time you will have a coeliac serology blood to make sure your antibodies are moving towards the normal end of the spectrum. You should also entertain the possibility of going gluten free with the whole family – get them checked too.
Back to the fun side of being coeliac. Here are some friendly reminders.