We have been together for more than six years and have always shared joy in eating and cooking good food!
In June 2008, Z was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the age of 25. RA is a chronic and systemic autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the body’s joints. RA can result in stiffness, muscle pain, joint destruction, fatigue, and even loss of appetite. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for RA. While treatment exists to slow the destruction of joints and reduce pain, we realized that a diagnosis of RA was going to require a substantial change in our lifestyle. (To read more about Z’s experiences adjusting to RA, please visit Z's other blog.)
As part of our lifestyle changes, Z decided to go gluten-free. For details about why Z decided to go gluten-free, please read the gluten-free post on Z's other blog.) While we aren’t yet positive that the gluten-free diet is specifically helping Z’s joint pain, we’ve noticed many other benefits from the new lifestyle choice:
- Before changing her diet Z had almost no appetite - but since going gluten-free her appetite has returned in full force!
- Now we both avoid eating processed foods (almost all of which contain wheat) and focus on fresh and natural food - a much healthier way of eating!
- Reading ingredients has taught us to be more aware of what we are putting in our bodies (who knew we were eating wheat with our sushi!)
And, just so you know, we write our reviews separately. So if we both say the same thing then it must be true! (Or we must be spending too much time together!)
If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or just want to get in touch with us, please email glutenfreeAtoZ@gmail.com. Thanks for visiting our blog!
NOTE: The information on this blog is not intended for use as a source of health advice. Nor can we guarantee that every product, recipe, or restaurant we review is 100% gluten-free. Please use your own judgment, always re-read labels, and ask questions at all restaurants.