Hidden Infections and Gluten Intolerance
I’ve been a bad blogger! No post in ages.
I just returned from a little family vacation in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was nice to go home again but the problem is that whenever I go back I am at a loss to see why I ever moved in the first place.
I moved from Los Gatos in the San Francisco Bay Area of California to Dunedin in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. Hmmm . . . what was I thinking?
In Los Gatos there is great coffee, great shopping, restaurants to die for. Not to mention that the weather is perfect, you’re 45 minutes from the city, 30 minutes from the beach, 4 hours from Lake Tahoe and all the people are young, beautiful and healthy.
In Dunedin we finally got a Starbucks (well the next town over did, but close enough), there are lots of thrift stores, the restaurants are pretty much chains (Bob Evans is BIG here!) and the most popular thing around here is the Early Bird Special (great if you like to eat dinner at 4 p.m.). The weather is HOT, MUGGY, HUMID, and the average age of my neighbors is somewhere around 103. The good news is by comparison here, I am a real BABE! And there are beaches EVERYWHERE.
Anyway, I had a great time and while I was there I saw my old doctor (I should say previous doctor, as she is not old) and that was really interesting. Turns out that if you are gluten intolerant and have been really good about eliminating gluten from your diet yet still suffer some symptoms it is very possible that there are hidden infections in the body.
I took a test – let me just say I am now intimately acquainted with my poop (yuck) – and am awaiting the results. I am really good about staying away from gluten, yet my adrenal and thyroid function is still not the greatest, and I get exhausted pretty easily. So I am very curious to find out what creatures may be lurking deep within. I’ll keep you posted.
To get more info on the hidden infection factor, check out this blog – The Gluten Doctors. They have some very interesting information.
Well now that I am back, I will be cooking up a storm so look for new recipe posts soon!
BTW – I must confess: I did not take the picture above of the bugs (as if I would ever get that close to those little suckers).
Hidden Infections and Gluten Intolerance – Simply Gluten Free