You need more than just recipes, more than just a list of foods to avoid. You need strategies!
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Remember back on the homepage we talked abut having a food philosophy? Have you thought about yours? Have you tried putting it into words? Don’t worry about getting it wrong. I bet it will change over time as you get more comfortable with your new gluten-free lifestyle.
What is the overall strategy? Will all meals at home be completely gluten-free, or will non-celiac family members be allowed some gluten?
Everyone approaches it a little differently and you’ll need to figure out what works for you and your family. Some people banish gluten entirely from their homes. The risk of getting sick from cross contamination is just too great and having gluten in the home raises their anxiety levels too much. Others try to cause as little disruption to the rest of the family as possible taking the attitude that “my disease should not make everyone else suffer”.
If you know me by now you know that I’m all about balance. And the beauty of a naturally gluten-free lifestyle is that it’s fairly easy to take a balanced approach and still remain safe. Most of the food in our house is naturally gluten-free whole foods which are safe and healthy and delicious for everyone. Right now, it’s just my husband and me in the house. He has some wheat bread and cereal that that he likes so we have a place in the pantry for these and he has a special spot on the counter where he makes his gluteny food then cleans up when he’s done.
I usually try to put a positive spin on things, it’s just my nature. But let’s be real for a minute. There is no point pretending this gluten-free lifestyle thing will be easy or that you can just continue on like you always have. The days are gone when you can just jump in your car and take off on a road trip or even a day of shopping trusting that you’ll find food along the way. No more grabbing a hot dog from the street vendor or running through the drive through at McDonalds. You’ll need to plan ahead. Here is all the information you’ll need to help you out.
That should give you the basics, so now let’s get into some deeper or even controversial topics. Have you wondered about gluten in your skincare or personal care products? Have you noticed that even after going gluten-free you’re still having tummy troubles? Celiac disease will show its face in places you may not have even thought of. If you’re attracted to a more traditional approach to health, we’ll explore some natural remedies and ways of dealing with your condition and supporting your health.
I’m kind of an avid reader, especially on all topic food and health related, so I’ve dedicated a whole section of naturally gluten-free to share my reading list with you along with a review of each book so you can decide if you’re interested and would like to read the book yourself.
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