I’ve been toying around with the idea of switching to a gluten-free diet. With much apprehension might I add. I’ve being doing some research and it seems like a gluten-free diet can help alleviate my Raynaud’s symptoms. For those unfamiliar with Raynauds, it’s an autoimmune disease where the capillaries in your hands and feet overreact to cold and hot temperatures. Basically, I lose all the blood in my fingers simply grocery shopping. It sucks, and I don’t want to take medication for it. I figured I could give a gluten-free diet a try. So I researched some more.
I don’t think I can do it. I mean first off, I have to give up my beloved Goldfish! My vice! Me, without my wine and Goldfish in the evening might be a little scary. I fear for my family. I’m a Goldfish addict. The positive side…WINE is gluten-free. Beer is out. A summer without a cold beer and burger from the grill? I might cry.
Nutty multi-grain bread, pasta, cookies, pancakes, baked-goods of any kind all a big NO. I know there are a lot of gluten-free options now, but they’re rather pricey. I researched that too.
Did I mention I can still have wine? I keep repeating this pro to myself. I’m trying to convince myself that I can do this. I keep waying the pros and cons. Complete lack of willpower.
For those of you who have switched to a gluten-free diet, how was that experience for you? Do any of you have experience with Raynauds and changing your diet? Has it helped?