In the last couple of weeks I have been focusing on my battle with PCOS. It has been the source of great frustration, heartache and the odd physical ailments for my entire adult life. Recently I learned that it is highly suspected that PCOS is a autoimmune disorder and that gluten, dairy, and other food allergens could be causing all the troubles we PCOSers live with. Well, dairy isn't my friend, I've known this for years, I can do fermented dairy, some cheeses, with no ill effects. I refuse to give up eggs, they make me happy and unless my body shows me that I can no longer have them I will stick with them. I get my eggs fresh from my neighbor's healthy chickens, can't beat that.
Which leaves me with gluten. I know carbohydrates are not my friend. they contribute to my weight gain and resistance to weight loss. I had been currently off a lower carb diet because I spent years, adhering strictly to low carb living and still, weight stayed put. UGH. so now I am one week into gluten-free living and holy moly! I feel fantastic! I had been struggling with discomfort with my innards since I was on antibiotics for a tooth infection last month. No amount of probiotics helped. So cutting out/reducing the gluten intake has helped considerably. I still had some lavash (oatbran, flax and wheat, so gluten) to use up but apart from that I have been eating Rudi's gluten free whole grain hamburger buns when I have any bread. I found a rice cheese that is amazing and had a couple of grilled cheese sandwiches over the course of the week. How I have missed those!
So I have decided to set up a blog dedicated to the ups and downs of gluten-free living over here with my first recipe Creamy Lentil Soup with basil pesto. yum