Although no one in Sue’s family has celiac disease or is gluten free, she was told many years ago that she had a wheat sensitivity. She tried to eat wheat free but it was difficult, and she gave up.
Fast forwarding to this year, Sue was only eating a small amount of gluten per day, usually at breakfast. When she would try eating gluten in the afternoon, she gained several pounds, so she continued eating only 1/2 bagel for breakfast. Then one day she had a few slices of bread in the afternoon. She ended up craving sugar, bloated, and gassy.
Sue had digestive problems off and on for years, but this year it was on. She went to her doctor who told her she was very low on vitamin D. That information combined with the fact that she has Graves Disease, an autoimmune thyroid disorder, caused the pieces to begin coming together.
Sue went home, finished the last package of fettuccini and and began eating gluten free the very next day. Now, her digestive problems are gone. Last year she caught every bug in town, but is hoping that this year she will be healthier.
Thanks for sharing your story, Sue!
You can visit Sue at her blog, Gluten Free with Pizzazz.