Sunday, May 12, 2013
Earlier this year I went on a gluten-free diet to see if it would relieve my IBS symptoms, and it did--within a few days. Here are a few of the other things it helped that I was not expecting: migraines, muscle aches, fatigue, anemia, joint pain, and abdominal weight gain. After two weeks it was clear that this was the diet for me.
Curiously, after a few days without wheat and other gluten-containing foods my cravings for bread, crackers, pasta, cake, etc. were minimal, as if an addictive cycle has been broken. Since I now believe that less gluten is better for everyone, I have decided that whatever I cook for my family will be g-free. That motivated me to figure out gluten-free baking since I can't expect my kids to do without bread, crepes and cookies.