As a young teenager, I had really oily skin and terrible acne. I washed my face every morning and every night with everything from acne bar soaps to Noxzema but nothing worked. I asked my friends for advice, I read article after article, I steamed my face over a hot pan of boiling water in an attempt to keep my pores clean, I tried facial mask, special kits that promised to keep a human spotless, flawless and ageless.………………………you name it, I tried it, all of it and it was simply a huge waste of money!
Switching to a gluten-free diet is a big change and, like anything new, it takes some getting used to. You may initially feel deprived by the diet’s restrictions. However, try to stay positive and focus on all the foods you can eat.
- PRODUCE All fresh fruit, All fresh vegetables, Fresh herbs and spices
- GRAINS, SEEDS, STARCHES & Flours Quinoa, Rice, Buckwheat, Chickpeas, Flax, seeds in their natural, unprocessed form, Cornstarch, Potato starch, Amaranth, Arrowroot, Corn, Hominy & Cornmeal, Gluten-free flours (rice, soy, corn, potato, bean), Millet, Sorghum, Soy, Tapioca and Teff.
- NUTS AND BEANS Dried beans and pea & Plain nuts, all in their natural, unprocessed forms
- MEAT AND FISH All fresh beef and poultry, All fish & shellfish (not breaded, batter-coated or marinated).
- FROZEN FOODS Plain frozen fruits and vegetables
- REFRIGERATOR SECTION Most dairy products
One of the hardest things about having celiac disease or gluten allergies is learning what you can and cannot eat. Below, I am sharing a list of resources that I’ve compiled over time of different companies that are gluten-free or have a gluten-free product line. Companies tend to change their ingredients from time to time so the safest option is to always read the food labels.
My new doctor didn’t know what she was talking about, I had never been allergic to anything in my life and I always ate healthy; consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain pasta, wheat bread, and lean meats full of protein with a handful of vitamins and plenty of water to wash it all down. That was my life every day, along with exercise, very little sugar and plenty of sleep. Isn’t this what every health and wellness book lays out for us on our quest to remain youthful and robust?