About 6 months ago now my only brother discovered he has Celiacs. Now it's not an allergy, it is an inability to digest gluten that leads to malabsorption of nutrients and a host of GI troubles. Ever since he has gone on a gluten free diet his health has improved and he lost a few excess pounds and gained control over GI trouble he's been having since high school. Inspired by the fact that celiacs seems to be highly inheritable, I have been looking into it.
I talked with the midwife I am seeing for this pregnancy... And she has told me I should just try it, since it carries no risk and eating gluten if I have celiacs does. So, I am going gluten free for a month. And, DS#2 will be as well. Although I imagine that will have it's challenges considering that he is 3 years old and we will still have regular breads and baked goods in the house. The reason I am having him try too is that he is growing so slowly. Now, maybe that's just him... But I want to be sure. Probably all the kids will end up on the diet, so I don't have any fights, we'll have to see how it goes. Nothing ventured nothing gained, right?
Breathe, Dammit, Breathe!
2 weeks ago