Monday, October 20, 2008

oh so sweet

I don't have any evidenciary reason to think I might be allergic to gluten. I've learned that it is an allergy that can develop in mid-life, and that for women over forty (that would be "wof," of which I am one) it can be a culprit in the weight-gain battle. So, while I am adjusting my eating habits I thought I would go for a week without wheat, just to see if it makes a difference in how I feel.

After four days I can't determine a difference in how I feel, so chances are good that gluten is not a problem for me. What I CAN tell you is that I am looking forward to resuming having wheat in my diet for one simple reason: honey. It is a glorious food, one of God's better gifts to us, and about as natural a food as you can get. It is wonderful in tea, and since I am now a tea girl adding even a drop to the pot I brew in the morning is a treat.

In this gluten-free interim I am using alternative breads but they are not the same, and I am looking forward to my own freshly baked biscuit drizzled with honey. Ah, the anticipation...


Jayne said...

We tried a gluten and casein free diet with Sam early in our newly diagnosed days just to see if it was an issue. We did nine months of it, and I became quiet proficient in reading labels at the grocery store, but we just didn't see a huge difference. It's a hard diet to maintain, as choices then were even much more limited than they are now. Glad it was not an issue and that there is honey in your future!

Janet M said...

Morning Anne,
Love that picture of the honey as I just put some in my tea.
That would be a rather tough diet to follow, glad you don't have to do it.

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