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I’ve Made a Huge Mistake in My Gluten Free Diet

September 16th, 2012 Comments off

I really feel foolish sharing this, but I want to share this so others can benefit.

What’s Been Going On?

In the last few weeks I have felt like my energy level has been tapering off. I have also been more irritable, achy, and have generally had a blah feeling. These are all the classic signs of eating gluten but I was gluten.

Or so I thought.

All this time one of the staples of my diet has had gluten all along – the Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino.

Now to be fair, I am not blaming them for telling me that it did not have gluten and then it actually did. No, I assumed it didn’t have gluten and chose it as my regular drink from there.

How Did I Come To This Assumption?

I am really not sure. What I think may have happened was that I was drinking a different flavored Frappuccino and then decided to try the Java Chip one day. I guess I thought that since the only difference was the inclusion of chocolate chips that there shouldn’t be an issue. Boy was I wrong.

No looking back it makes perfect sense that I have been feeling so crummy lately due to getting a healthy dose of gluten every day.

Where Do I Go From Here?

I’m going to stop ordering that Frappuccino. I think I may just forego Starbucks for a while also. I had been wanting to make the switch from buying a Frapp everyday to making my own at home so this sound like a good time to do that.

This is really one of those duh moments. Oh well, I wil be more careful in not assuming that something doesn’t have gluten in it.

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Interesting Info on the Psychological Effects of Celiac Disease

September 16th, 2012 Comments off

I ran across this interesting .pdf that talks a out some of the psychological effects of celiac disease. Things that stood out to me was the link to depression and to Autism. I already knew that there were some links, but this gives some perspective as far as nutritional deficiencies and how those contribute to these areas.

For instance in one section it quoted this info about celiac and aspergers disease:

Interestingly, the first description of Asperger syndrome was made by Hans Asperger, in 1961, and he was actually describing the behaviors of a group of 12 celiac children who he perceived as being excessively introverted, fearful of people, moody and unable to enjoy human interaction. These same children became friendly, flexible and independent thinkers after 2 years gluten-free.

It is crazy to think thy something that seems so small and insignificant can actually have such a dramatic impact.

Here is a link to the actual .pdf file – It’s Not Just In Your Head – The Psychological Impact of Celiac Disease

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Updates to “My Menu”

September 5th, 2012 Comments off

Just a quick note that I have updated my page named “My Menu“.

Added sections:

  • Breads/Crackers/Cookies
  • Ingredients

Add Foods:

Added Stores:

I also added when the pages was last updated. This way you can tell how fresh the information is.

Good luck on your Gluten Free Journey!

 

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