Today I just learned that I am essentially allergic to wheat, yeast and gluten and that I also have Celiac Disease so I also have to cut out all grains of any stripe. Some will be forever — like corn, oats and rice — others at least a year and then we’ll see if I tolerate them — like quinoa and buckwheat.
Anyone that knows me also knows I am the pasta queen. I love baking bread.
I am also sensitive to eggs. I love eggs. I eat them like crazy. Well, no more eggs.
In addition to Celiac, I’ve been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroidosis. That’s an autoimmune disease wherein the body attacks your thyroid.
So, today I learned I have 2 autoimmune diseases. And we can add that to the IBS I’ve known about for years so that makes 3.
This is a core change in my life. Major dietary changes are a-coming. But, as a friend pointed out today, I shouldn’t think of it as being deprived. I should think of it as no longer ingesting poison — because these things have been causing poison in my body and my body has been attacking itself.
Grateful for my friend who invited me to her belly dancing class. It was a blast and fun to laugh and move.
Now, I just need to figure out what the heck I can eat!!!