Back in 2004 I decided to remove all gluten, sugar and dairy from my family pantry. We were not going to knowingly eat anything that contained gluten. Eleven years ago, it was not as popular as it is now. There were no Wheat Belly Diets, Against All Grain books, or YouTube tutorials! I was the only person I knew who had given up gluten and people thought I was crazy. My brother in law visited us for a few days and nearly starved to death, until finally he found the local Hardees Fast Food and enjoyed himself some good ole' biscuits and gravy. Gluten heaven right there folks.
Since then, gluten free communities are everywhere. You can find many gluten free options in restaurants and grocery stores. The door is wide open to go gluten free now! I recommend doing a little research on your own before you make the dive into gluten free lifestyle, but it certainly can help with weight loss, and avoiding gluten helped my son to focus more in school. Whether you are a celiac, have Crohns, or inflammation, you and your doctor will need to decide which diet / lifestyle works best for you and your children. This is just what worked for me and my family. I avoid wheat, rye and barley and I try to follow a whole foods diet. That's the easiest way to go gluten free. If you try to buy a lot of processed foods you will find it slightly more challenging. If you have severe problems see a gastroenterologist.
My favorite gluten free instructionals:
Dr. Axe explains how to begin here
Dr. Mercola goes into detail about why gluten has become a problem here
Dr. Weston Price Foundation discussion, Should I go gluten free here (I don't agree with everything here, but there is a lot of good stuff, you can decide which applies to you)
Dr. Oz explains the Right Way to go Gluten Free here
My favorite gluten free foods
Mary's Gone Crackers (I buy at Costco) dip them in guacamole or hummus
Namaste flour blends, muffin mixes, and cookie mix
Udi's White Breads
Quinoa Pasta (for my kiddos)
GLUTEN FREE LISTS
For an extensive list of gluten free foods available at Costco go here
If you shop at Trader Joe's print a copy of their gluten free offerings here
If you shop at Kroger their list is here
My favorite gluten free body products
Essante Organics sells a good selection of Vegan and Gluten Free Products, I am a whole sale member. Disclaimer about purity of the products is HERE
A great gluten free make up blog is here
My ThatOrganicMom gluten free Pinterest Board:
Follow That Organic's board Gluten Free on Pinterest.
Food Sensitivity App: