Tuesday, March 23, 2010


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I have been suffering from a wide varity of health problems and going to one doctor to another with no such luck! Then my dad started to do some wonderful stuff through his clinic in San Diego and suggested that I do some lab work to see if we can figure out what is going on. Tah Duh! I just found out that I have an allergy to gluten on Friday.

The more I have been reading about Gluten and some of the signs of allergies in kids, red flags have been coming up left and right for Teaghen and Taite. Everything from mysterious skin rashes, to ADD, ADHD, respiratory problems, asthma depression, mood swings, focusing issues and more! Gluten intolerance is a genetic problem, so even though I haven't tested them yet, there is a pretty good chance they are. I figured if mommy is going gluten free... so is everyone else!

Needless to say I have been diving into my books and internet trying to find as much info as I can. Creativity, as far as making meals, and cold lunches etc, I'm stumped. But through fishing around on FaceBook, I found a wonderful Blog from a mom who has kids that have the same issue. My biggest issue is addressing Teaghen and Taite's snack time and Lunch at school. I know it will be hard to resist temptation when kids offer them their burrito or an extra brownie. But Heidi Kelly is so creative with her boys lunches I think other kids might want to steal my boys lunches!

Thanks Heidi! I know that down this long road ahead of me, your blog and I are going to become BFF's!


Ginger said...

2 out of 3 of my kids are gluten free and I think I should be but haven't been tested yet. My oldest tested slightly positive in a blood test and negative with the scope and after three of the hardest years of my life dealing with his behavior and his digestive problems, I finally tried the diet with him and he mellowed out quite a bit and his accidents in his pants stopped. My middle child seems to not have any changes with or without the diet so he is mostly gluten free but I let him have a snack if he wants one and my youngest seems to have the digestive problems that go away without the gluten. I myself have many of the symptoms and I flip flop between gluten free and then I give in but I know someday I will be totally gluten free when we get insurance and I get tested. My five year old freaks out at the thought of eating gluten so I know it won't be an issue with snacks in school and stuff. I think he doesn't like the way it makes him feel and inevitably, he has an accident in his pants every single time he eats it. Hopefully not TMI but I know that it helps to know others who are in a similar situation.

Ginger said...

I just want to add one more thing...if you notice their behavior changes and gets better on the diet, then be careful because when my five year old accidentally eats it he turns into a tornado and it lasts quite a while. I would say up to five days sometimes so it is still kind of a nightmare because he WILL get it sometimes. We have been doing the diet for a year now so let me know if you have any questions. Also, Cafe Rio enchiladas are gluten free, kids quesadillas are, and the grilled (not shredded) chicken salads are minus the tortilla and chips. Good luck! It will get easier in time.

Amy said...

What kind of reactions were you having and what test did you have to find out you had it.....Im interested to know =)

Anonymous said...


I LOVE your blog! So much fun, and you have such a beautiful family. You all remind me of our family!

All the very best,

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