I have all these things in my head that I want to write about here. It is my intention to share everything, food or otherwise, that deals with my so-called celiac life. Reading blogs, message boards, and internet articles got me through the first six months of my diagnosis. I quickly learned about gluten-free pasta, flour mixes, and online stores. I started collecting recipes, and learned how to convert old favorites. Through the help of strangers out there in cyber-land, I healed faster, and ate better, than I would have on my own. In short, the internet saved my life, or to be less melodramatic, greatly improved my standard of living.
Now I’m just trying to return the favor. Information is power, and the more power we have when dealing with a gluten-free lifestyle, the better. But I’m not getting articles up on my blog as fast as I would like.
You understand, I’m sure. We are all under a time crunch. I just started a new job, and have another week left at my old job, plus there is cooking and laundry and quality time to be spent with my love, David. I have the best of intentions of blogging at least a couple of times a week; but alas, I don’t always make it.
So here is my blanket apology. From now on, you can assume that if I haven’t been writing, that it’s not because I don’t want to. There’s always something knocking around my brain, waiting to be let out onto my computer keyboard. I will try to schedule writing time from now on. There are just too many things that need to be shared. Like this:
In case you didn’t know, many medications contain gluten as a binder, filler, or goodness-knows-what. If you have to have a prescription, always ask your doctor and pharmacist about gluten free options, but don’t be surprised if they don’t know anything about it. So here’s where you can check it out for yourself: www.glutenfreedrugs.com.
Also, don’t forget to check your over-the-counter medications and vitamins. When I went gluten free, I had to throw away a bottle of calcium tablets that contained gluten (as stated on the label).
Never assume something is gluten free…unless you have verified it yourself.