Gluten Tag, Mein Freunds

I’m thinking of going gluten-free. Or at least mostly gluten-free. Or maybe I’ll start with little baby steps and go gluten-free for breakfast. There’s no gluten in coffee, right??

Last November I had a bout with diverticulitis and it was not pleasant. I’ve also had other issues throughout my GI tract and I’m thinking it might be a gluten sensitivity. Any feedback on the subject would be greatly appreciated.

As a favor to my coworkers I opted to stay home today. I’m selfless that way. Besides, I had brought work home to do last night, but it never got done. Unfortunately I didn’t get it finished today, either. Why? Because I’m entrenched in the third “Girl” book – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. What a series! I would love nothing better than to just turn off this computer and read until I finish, wee hours of the morning or whenever. But I’m not going to do that. Stupid conscience.




  1. Lyn on September 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Hmmm. Several friends have gone gluten-less, all with excellent success. I’m wondering if I have it in me to be so disciplined. The worst thing is …. once you do, then if you go out to eat and get some gluten, it can cause very unpleasant shocks to the system. It seems it might be even worse than the “on-going” problems. I’m going to talk to my doctor soon, and I’ll see what he suggests about it. He’s very open to alternatives such as this. Let us know what/how you do.

  2. Michele McMillan on September 21, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Jen, check out, they have a gluten test you can take at home. I don’t really know anything about the test, but I do trust the company. Also you can Google Ann Louise Gittleman, she probably has info on gluten intolerance, etc. I thought I was gluten intolerant a few years ago, but it turns out I was getting too much Splenda in my 94% fat free kettle corn. Now I stay away from Splenda in anything and I’m fine with all things gluten. It’s worth a try if you’re truly are having gluten problems, but it’s very hard to give up anything with gluten in it. I read Elizabeth Hasslebeck’s (sp?) book on it and decided I probably didn’t have a gluten problem at all. Good “luck” on finding out if this is your problem! Let me know.

  3. SMAS on September 21, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Dr. Oz says Protein during the first hour you are up in the morning. Don’t know if he knows what he’s talking about but I find high protein/low carbs (gluten) make me feel alot better, and it doesn’t bother my GI tract.

  4. carpoolqueen on September 22, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I would ease into the gluten free – it made my son’s tummy very upset when we switched suddenly.

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