I wont go into a lot about my illness, because I have posted about it before, but I will say that since going gluten free, I have been healthier. Prior to changing my diet, I was sick a lot and when I had a cold or something similar it hung around for weeks. Since my change in diet, I have not been sick once. My headaches have mostly disappeared and I have not had a cold or sinus infection. The one exception to this was the one time I ate macaroni and cheese (even though I knew better).
Enough of that. This post is not about my health. This post is about the resources I have found that make eating gluten free easier.
Before going gluten free myself, I had heard a little about the diet, but I really hadn't paid that much attention. Therefore making the change was a huge task. I educated myself about how my body reacted to gluten (mine is an immune response), what gluten actually was, what types of foods I was going to have to give up, and where I could find information about gluten free alternatives.
This post is what I wish I had found on day 1. No its not a fancy list with eloquent reasons why or introductions to each link, but you know what? I'm not a fancy person. I like facts, and I dont like fluff. So here is a list. A simple (and by not means all inclusive) list of websites, blogs, etc. that I have found useful in the last several months of my gluten free journey. I hope it helps.
Informational Resources about Gluten and Hashimoto's :
- Living Gluten-Free for Dummies (Book)
- Gluten-Free Made Easy As 1, 2, 3 (Book)
- The Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide (Book)
- 2012/2013 Gluten-Free Grocery Shopping Guide (Book)
- Find Me Gluten Free (App)
- Is That Gluten Free? (App)