Thursday, April 19, 2007

gluten allergy?

i forwent watching LOST last night and went to bed early, i didn't even stir till 712 AM. and i fell back asleep and finally woke up again at 812. woo who!

i had one of my favorite dinners last night, sesame tofu and vegetable fried rice from oriental star. when it was time for bed i was FULL, and i started to get scared that i wouldn't sleep all night now with killer heartburn, but i noticed that even though i felt full, i didn't have heartburn...

well, i woke up this morning having had NO problems. and it clicked with me, last night my dinner consisted of tofu (bean curd) rice, broccoli and vegetables. absolutely non of those things contain gluten.... so i rethought my feelings on tomato products, i'm not eating just tomato sauce, its usually on pasta, or as a part of pizza with a doughy crust, or tomato soup with a grilled cheese... i also realized that beer is made with barley which contains gluten..

so.. i am going to try to lead a gluten free lifestyle and see if i can't clear up my digestive problems/middle of the night vomiting/heartburn problems...

these are gluten-full products. bread, biscuits, cakes and pastries, pasta, breakfast cereals, some manufactured soups and sauces, gluten is also 'hidden' in some foods such as crisps and similar snacks, as well as chips in restaurants. malt vinegar, soy sauce, mustard and mayonnaise, beer and whiskey.

the good news is these products are gluten-free. wine and cider, sunflower and olive oil, all fruits, salads and vegetables, rice, maize, sweet corn, nuts, potatoes, red meat, chicken, fish, eggs and dairy products.

so, i'm going to give it a try!

in MB news, he is still in Rochester, he had 2 tests this morning and then depending on what they find, he might need to stay longer, or we're hoping he might be sent home.. cath is going to call me sometime today to update me.

did anyone else rejoice like we did when sanjaya was voted off AI last night? i am so glad he's gone.