Since it has been my issue mostly, that is the issue of gluten, as a Mama it becomes easy to put your health on the back burner. I know "shame on me", after all it is just an intolerance right? Yes, true but none the less I have felt horrible lately. Now I am forced to face the fact that we quite possibly need to be gluten free for Cameron's sake also.
We tried the dairy free diet last year at this time thinking it might be a link for him with the Asperger's. After 8 long and torturous weeks to a family that loves dairy we saw no difference. Dr. Hoffman has suggested the gluten free route which I was relieved at. Crazy as it sounds it is much easier for this family to be gluten free instead of dairy free. I have a good friend, Mrs. C., who has recently gone gluten free for other health reasons. She is doing great and is my inspiration that I can do this again. Thank you Mrs. C!
I have also recently met a Mom through a local Holistic Mom's Network here. Elizabeth has a wonderful blog celebrating their adventure in life which includes being gluten free due to a wee one with celiacs. Please check her out, she is quite the inspiration.
I am spending my time not only preparing for the Celebration of our Savior's Birth, Green Acres Closet but also getting my house back on track to be gluten free again. I need to do this cost effectively and tasty.
I have found some wonderful recipes from Karina, The Gluten Free Goddess. Karina also has a wonderful post on being gluten free on a budget. I would love any tips or ideas on keeping this lifestyle budget friendly.