We have now posted on this blog 5 days a week for the last 28 weeks! We have reviewed 127 gluten-free products from 37 different brands. We've tested 9 gluten-free recipes and dined gluten-free at 28 different restaurants. We've also conducted 6 blind taste tests comparing various gluten-free products.
Why are we telling you all this? Well, there's good news and there's bad news.
The good news is that Z is doing a lot better with her RA! In fact, she's feeling well enough that she is planning to go back to law school in about two weeks. The bad news is that law school is a lot of work, so we don't foresee Z having enough spare time to keep up with this blog. While we will still try to post here occasionally, unfortunately we won't be able to keep up the five-reviews-a-week pace.
We're sure at least some of you are wondering about our conclusions concerning RA and the gluten-free diet. To be perfectly honest, we don't think the gluten-free diet has directly played a role in controlling Z's RA. In fact, Z has been experimentally eating gluten again for about three weeks and she's still feeling great.
However, we've still learned a lot from our experiences eating gluten-free. The gluten-free diet has taught us to pay attention to all the food we put in our bodies and, as a result, we have adopted much healthier eating habits that will be with us for the rest of our lives. Being gluten-free has helped us adjust our attitudes in order to be able to make the major life changes that have been necessary to adapting to living with Z's RA. This blog has also been a fabulous project for keeping Z sane while she's been out of school!
We want you to know how much we appreciate everyone who has taken the time to read and comment on this blog. You have all helped A&Z figure out how to be healthy and live with Z's RA, and for that we are extremely greatful. Whether your interest in gluren-free food is a choice, a necessity, or an experiment, we hope you have found this blog useful and that it can continue to serve as a database of gluten-free products.
~A & Z~