reply to post by woodsmom
Hi, I too have been diagnosed with celiac disease for about 9 months now, but have had the symptoms for about 30 years. I too developed allergies.
In my case to dogs and cats. I'm sorry that you have had to give up your dog. I know it is a hard thing to give up a beloved pet. In my experience,
it takes about 6 months to rid your home of all the allergens. In my experience, steam cleaning your furniture, damp dusting every surface and
washing any cushion covers, curtains etc helps a lot.
I found this site very helpful when I was diagnosed. It is American based, and full of useful information.
You asked about bread. A couple of sites I found useful are
She has a good GF flour and some good recipes to try if you are a bit of a foodie.
This is a UK site that I have found quite good. There are plenty of GF food sites out there. I am
sure you will find one that will suit you and your family.
A few things that I have found useful since I have been diagnosed are, going dairy free. Lactose is absorbed by the tips f the villii, and as these
are flattened in Celiac disease, you might find that you are lactose intolerant. I also found taking digestive enzymes helpful, as the gut is not
digesting food properly . Probiotics I also found helpful. I also take a broad spectrum multivitamin and mineral suppliment, again, as your gut does
not digest food properly, you may have sub optimal levels of these. I have also been put on a calcium and vitamin D suppliment by my dietitian,
something you may want to consider if you are a woman of a certain age, especially if you live in an area that has low levels of sunlight, as
osteopenia/osteoporosis may be a problem. Take time to discover what type of GF diet will suit you/your family. Many GF junk foods are expensive.
Many naturally GF foods can be healthy. Experiment and see what works for you. Also be good to your self. You will take time to heal, don't be
surprised if your recovery takes time. you may feel that you are on a bit of a roller coaster at times. Some days are good, other times you may
wonder if you are getting anywhere at all
Forgot to add, one of the most important things I learned over the past 9 months is to read the label on every food item you buy, and I mean every
time. I have been glutened most often by things you think should be gluten free, but are not.
edit on 20-2-2014 by horseatemymoney because:
forgot to add a bit about food labels