Gluten free diets are on the rise, and it’s not just a fad. Currently as many as 18 million American’s suffer with a gluten intolerance. This does not include the amount of people who have been diagnosed or are suffering from Celiac’s Disease.
I myself wouldn’t be surprised if there are far more people than that out there who are struggling with an intolerance. Personally I believe I was struggling my entire life and only recently caught on to just how many of my problems were being caused by some of my most favorite foods (that contain gluten.)
Many of the issues I discovered were caused by gluten, I never would have suspected could be caused by a food allergy or intolerance.
If you are concerned you may have an issue, or you’re wondering why so many people are opting for gluten free, continue on. I have compiled a list of the main symptoms I experienced. How I was able to pinpoint gluten as the culprit and how you can begin to check yourself for gluten intolerance symptoms.
When people hear I’m gluten free they often think I am on a mission to lose weight or that I just got hooked into a new fad diet. So, before I start, let’s get one thing strait:I would never willingly give up bread. Ever. For anyone to think I would give those up for a fad diet or to lose weight are crazy! If you think you might be struggling with a gluten intolerance, check out what symptoms lead me to realize I had an intolerance. Well, besides having to give up bread, the major problem people often face when going gluten free is trying to afford it! It’s true there are more gluten free options available than there were years ago, but they generally come with a price bump. I have three major tips to share that will help you stay frugal while gluten free shopping.
Let’s face it, breakfast food is basically the best food in the entire world. The meal that could be eaten for every meal and no one would complain. At least I wouldn’t complain.
Well, I’m happy to say, this recipe is the quickest, easiest, cleanest waffle recipe around! If you are all about healthy, quick and simple recipes, these three ingredient waffles are for you. I pre-make them for my kids and then pop them in the fridge. Definitely beats most store bought quick-grab toaster waffles.
I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I was first drawn to mala beads because I thought they were super cute! Little did I know they would be able to seriously help me cope with stress I had in my day to day life. The stress of being a stay at home mom who never gets a moment of silence, to stress in my marriage, in my work; anything life would throw at me. How these beads aren’t more popular is beyond me. They have the power to help with prayer, meditation and anxiety relief. Here is al little guide to where mala beads came from, how they were originally used and how you can incorporate them into your day to day life today.
It’s been over a year now since I had to accept the hard fact that a vegan diet wasn’t working for me. I had finished my Holistic Nutrition Certification that taught me all about the incredible benefits of plants and all the ailments that a vegan diet could cure. So why in the world was I getting sicker? I was so frustrated. How I was supposed to help clients? How could I face every animal I came across? I felt so torn between my morals, my knowledge and everything my body was saying to me. What I didn’t realize is just how big of a lesson I was getting in a totally (seemingly unrelated area in my life. Minimalism. So let me walk you through how trying veganism taught me minimalism one lesson at a time.