I Didn’t Choose The Gluten Free Life

For this week’s article on The Odyssey, I shared some of my experience dealing with not being able to eat gluten.

Before I went gluten free, I had been very ill my entire life. I used to take tums after everything I ate and thought that was normal. I was in and out of the doctors, on and off different medications, missed a lot of school, and I thought I had what I thought was the “stomach bug” at least once or twice a month. Gluten intolerance is extremely hard to diagnose and years ago, the education gluten intolerance was lacking. It was a friend induced self-discovery that changed my life. One day, my friend suggested I try gluten free pasta which was a brown rice pasta merely because of the taste. It changed my life. For the first time in my entire life, I ate a full bowl of pasta and didn’t get a stomach ache among other symptoms. This made me wonder if this was my issue, so I started to continue to substitute my foods for gluten free options and before I knew it, I felt like a new person.

Read about my journey here.

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