Snacking of the desperate (Let the Gluten Go#5)

Here’s my current theory on gluten-free “snackage.” Have something to fill most gaps in your snack cravings, and then consciously work to eat them much, much slower than you normally go through something. At the least, you are trying to heal your body of an overload of gluten. At the worst? You have actual gluten damage that has messed with your digestion and slowed your ability to absorb nutrients. Remember that you may actually eat less once you stop eating gluten. Your stomach may be happy with less.

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Sleuthing out Hidden Gluten (Let the Gluten Go #4)

I’m making the case for a diet experiment–going one month without gluten (or just without wheat, if that’s all your schedule can handle right now.) We’re got four different levels of trying this out, and a world of different grains to try in place of wheat, barley and rye (as well as oats, which are contaminated by gluten unless the package says “gluten-free.”) Now, we step over to an important topic–gluten hidden in condiments and other places you just don’t expect it. Such as–ice cream? Eggnog? Cheese?

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You Can Eat the World! (Let the Gluten Go#3)

Okay, eating the world may be an exaggeration, but not by a lot. There are a ton of foods out there for the gluten sensitive individual to eat, and most of them you’ve probably never given a second glance. But they are waiting for you, bursting with flavor.

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Testing the Waters (Let the Gluten Go#1)

Here it is, the beginning of the New Year for the Western World. Some people are barreling ahead with resolutions, grand plans for diet change, exercise, social makeovers, new jobs, new spouses, new lives, for heaven’s sake – and it all makes you tired.

You’ve done pretty much ALL of this – over and over. And none of it has helped you gain energy, lose weight, find your enthusiasm or anything else that you’d like to find. Every attempt has smacked you down.

Well…on the way from recovering from an illness most don’t recover from, I discovered something. It gave me back my energy, my higher reasoning faculties, and finally, my creativity and writing. I am improving every single day.

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