I recently started reading a book that discusses the link between Hashimoto’s Disease and gluten intolerance. Of course, I was hoping that this was entirely fabricated. Then I started thinking back. During Lent, we gave up pasta and bread. I am not Catholic, but my brother-in-law is and so I went along with it to make it easier on him. It’s always easier to give up something if more then one person in the house is doing it.
Well, anyway, I had given bread and pasta for lent right along with him. During that time, I lost weight, had more energy, and didn’t have as much brain fog. So I started thinking that this might actually be true. So on Sunday, I decided to try doing a gluten free diet for a little while, just to test out the theory. Sunday, the only thing that I ate all day that had gluten was for breakfast. I avoided it for the rest of the day.
Monday, I didn’t eat any gluten at all throughout the day. I actually started feeling more energy and didn’t have that huge dip in energy that I get part way through the day.
Today, I had been doing great all day. When I woke up, I had a lot less inflammation going on. I had a ton more energy. I get home to find that my sister made a taco ring. I love those. However, when you bake the taco meat inside of the dough, its difficult to separate it. So even though I tried my best, there was still some dough attached to the meat. It was very small amounts though. However, after eating it, I went back to having the hot flashes and feeling itchy. So I am thinking that even in small amounts, it causes me problems.
I can’t believe that my sister can be so dumb. I kept telling her over and over that I was going gluten free. I explained to her that gluten is found in wheat, rye, and oats (trying to keep it simple for her). She said she understood. Her reasoning tonight as to why she made this was because it didn’t have gluten in the ingredients. OMG! And she works in the medical field. You would think that she were smarter then this.
Well, I am really sleepy. Gee maybe because she is trying to kill me off with gluten?