Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Us and Celiac's Disease...

So, our big news around the house is that Paul was diagnosed withe Celiac's disease. We are attempting to go gluten-free. He is, of course, completely gluten-free while we are still eating some things. But I am considering all of us going gluten free because of the high chance that Pavlos and Petros could also have celiacs. Anyway, it's been a bit of an adventure. Especially when going out to eat.

I am also thinking of starting a gluten free blog where I post recipes (I made this great dish with corn tortillas last night) and post products that I like or products that I don't like (for example, do not buy Trader Joe's tzatziki... it has modified food starch which is a no no on a gluten free diet... you just don't know where it comes from).

Anyway, that's all for now. I have made two loaves of gluten free bread for Paul and it is better than the store bought bread! Go figure:)

6 comments:

Mimi said...

What a rough road to hoe, but I'm sure that you will travel it well together.

I have a friend who attends the mission (you met her when you were visiting - with the two boys, one X's age and one about Petros' age) whose sons are Celiac.

Karl Thienes said...

I had Leaky Gut Syndrome for several years in my 20s and we had Kirsten tested for Celiacs last year....she tested negative but we're still wary.

Elizabeth said...

I think it is very wise to act as if you all could be susceptible.
It could save a lot of problems in the long term; Celiac disease can be very difficult to diagnose sometimes, and the sufferers lives can be miserable till they get on a celiac free diet regime.....

Elizabeth said...

About the quiz on my blog....
I only knew the answer to the army one because I have read a lot of Georgette Heyer`s wonderful regency romance novels :-)
Wouldn`t have had a clue otherwise, LOL.

Nikole said...

My sister in law is doing a gluten free diet as well, her second youngest is gluten and dairy intolerant. Here is the link to her blog... she also lives in PDX
http://www.xanga.com/maria22000

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christina,

I'm so sorry to hear about one more ailment in your family! You've certainly had more than your share.

I don't know if you saw that I answered your question on my blog about food co-ops. I don't have your email address now because of our computer crash, so I couldn't email you. I shop at Food Front Co-op, in NW, on Thurman just west of 23rd. It's pretty quick getting there from North Portland, just hop on 405 and it's the first exit. (At least, it's quick during non-trafficky times!) It's the biggest co-op in Portland. There is also Alberta Co-op, at Alberta and 15th, if you're fine with a co-op that's smaller and doesn't have everything. You'd be able to find lots of products for dealing with Celiac's at either one, I think.