- Personal Health Information & Self-Help
BEAT THE GLUTEN PROBLEM
GLUTEN INTOLERANCE AND THE PROBLEMS CAUSED
Gluten in wheat products, is found almost universally on our supermarket shelves these days and, if like me, you are a diagnosed coeliac or Crohn's suffer etc ,then it can be a nightmare ensuring that you get good things to eat which you gut can fully digest. I find that if I am in good health I can tolerate the odd lapse but if I am run down it soon lays me low.3 weeks ago a double whammy saw me sub come to both a coeliac attack and diverticulitis ending in emergency surgery to repair a life threatening perforated bowel. Yes, it really can be very nasty indeed. I am recovering slowly, though my internal plumbing is still all over the place and the trauma of surgery taking time to settle down.
Such an event concentrates the mind marvellously and though there are millions of gluten sufferers who will not reach those depths, it made me think that we all need to keep focused on the main points of our illness.
I reckon, we need to keep key points in mind at all times. My points are below:
1.BUILD UP OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.
2.ENSURE WE ASSIST OUR BODY RECOVERY AFTER PROBLEMS.
3.INCRESE ENERGY LEVELS.
4. ASSIST SKIN AND GENERAL BODY CARE.
5. GAIN CONTROL OVER WEIGHT,EITHER LOSS OR GAIN.
COOKING GLUTEN FREE.
A big mistake we all make, I think is to seek to modify our usual food to gluten free. I think that fails on taste. I have likened eating gluten free bread to kissing your sister! The mechanics are the same but the actual event lacking in passion! Thus, I now approach the problem from the other side and settle on tried gluten free recipes to cook. See the link below for the valuable help available ,if like me, you wish to give this a go. I find it is a route that ticks my listed key boxes and saves hours of angst in the supermarket. I do however, commend gluten free spaghetti, if if like me you love spag bol! For the main however, having varied recipes to hand that you know are ok for you takes away a lot of stress and makes eating enjoyable again. Now all I have to fear are Restaurants, where my advice is avoid anything with a sauce. 9 times out of 10, the Chef does not know what is in it, so you and the waiter have no chance at all!