I am sure many of you have noticed that there have been several new Gluten FREE recipes and tips and deals being posted on the blog lately. In late September early October I was very sick and couldn’t get better. After going to my general doctor 3 times in 2 weeks I was referred to a specialist. I endured many tests and the end result came up with nothing is wrong. Knowing that something was WRONG I turned to alternative medicine.
I started seeing a new chiropractor and turned to the support of good friends and the internet to figure out what was wrong with me. In the end my Chiropractor suggested I may have a gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease. I went back to my doctor who tested me confirmed what my chiropractor thought and then began my new journey to eliminating gluten from my life.
At first I did 6 days off and 1 day “on” gluten to see if it truly was the gluten that was causing my problems. I paid dearly for the “1 day on” gluten and finally made the decision to go completely gluten free on Black Friday 2011. So the Gluten Free journey began. I made a lot of mistakes at first (not realizing that a product had an ingredient that contains gluten) and it is still a learning process for me to say the least. At first we thought I had a gluten intolerance but I have since learned that I am Celiac.
What I can tell you is that I have never felt better. Being “off gluten” for me has caused me to have more energy, sleep better and feel better. Of course the downside to living a gluten free lifestyle is that it is harder to stockpile and find coupons for gluten free food. However it is not impossible! I plan to share my journey with you. Of course the main focus of our blog remains the same and our mission is to help you save money to stretch your family budget and live a savvy lifestyle. Adding Gluten Free to the blog I hope is just a nice addition for those of you who share the journey with me.
Check out our Gluten Free Resources on the blog from Recipes to Coupons and More!
I would love to know if you are Gluten Free or if you have a family member that is? Does saving money on Gluten Free interest you? I can’t wait to hear about your journey too!