Thursday, November 18, 2010

Health - Part II

For me, cutting out gluten caused a total turn-around in the direction my health was going.  But, there must be more.

Which brings me to healthy eating.

Healthy eating is a pain when you are gluten intolerant.  All of those standard quick and easy meals that I could through together in my sleep are a thing of the past.  I'm still figuring out what and how to prepare food for my family.  The difficulty is compounded by the fact that some of my children have food allergies.  Sadly, several ingredients that are commons substitutes for wheat are foods that a child is allergic to.

I have figured out a few tricks to help, though.  I've found an excellent gluten-free pasta that we can all eat, and I have succumbed to frozen gluten-free meals.  They are expensive, and some of them taste terrible.  But on those days when it's an hour past lunch time and I can't decide what (or if) I can eat, a frozen meal gets food in my tummy.  The good thing about frozen gluten-free meals is that they are made by companies who care about health.  They are usually low in fat and sodium and are often made with organic ingredients.  If it tastes too awful, I just dump on some shredded cheese to get the ol' fat & salt content up!


Another thing I have found that seems to really help my happiness and health is to take vitamins.

Good old Vitamin D is the one that the body makes when exposed to the sun.  I have fair skin and I'm not very fond of the sun, so my chances of making a lot are pretty small.  I've started taking Vitamin D and find that it has a tremendous affect on my emotional well-being.

I'd suggest that you toddle on down to the local purveyor of vitamins and get some for yourself.

I am not a physician, nor do I play one on TV.  Take all medical advice with a grain of research and speak to your doctor before making substantial changes in your health regime.

4 comments:

  1. Hey, where are you at? How was Thanksgiving? What does a gluten-free T-day look like, anyway?

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  2. Ooh, love the Christmas background!

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  3. Sounds like you're a gluten for punishment

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