Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gluten Free

I have been thinking about trying a gluten free diet for almost a week now... that may seem like a short time but all signs point to trying it. I was working with a client last week and I was having a discussion about gluten and casein free diets with his father. His son has severe autism and he is considering trying to eliminate both gluten and casein to help his sons meltdowns/behaviors. They have tried this particular diet before and did not see a huge change, but now that he is a few years older they are considering trying it again. That is what really got me thinking about trying a gluten free diet in the first place. After that conversation I looked at some blogs and one in particular where I thought I remembered the blogger being gluten free. Pretty Little Steps blog discusses how she tried going gluten free and decided it was the right choice for her; quite quickly actually! This brings me to today... not only did I receive an email back from Yasmin, I also received two e-mails from my bosses talking about a class they are offering this coming Monday on gluten free diets! If that is not a sign I don't know what is!! Although I can't attend the class/training because I will be in class at that time I am going to try to start my 2 week trial diet on Monday. I realize this is going to be really hard and probably more costly, but I am willing to see what happens. Anyone that knows me personally knows that I have had digestive issues on and off for years... I have been tested for celiac's before and I don't have it so although gluten is not lethal for me it seems to have benefited other people who have eliminated it from their diets. If you have any advice on things I should purchase for my two week trial please let me know!! Hopefully this will be a positive change that ends up making me feel better overall.

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