I’ve been considering going gluten-free for a couple of weeks, to see if has any effect on my hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I’ve been reading that many cases of HT are aggravated by gluten, and by eliminating it from your diet you can avoid eventual thyroid burn-out, which results in hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism sounds like a real picnic and I’d like to avoid it.
So I decided to take baby steps, and I Googled “gluten free diet”, and I came to this website: glutenfree-diet.org. When this page popped up, I couldn’t help but notice the design choice to include large photos of delicious grains, breads and cookies. This is such an odd choice, no? What’s the point of tempting people with these things they can’t have, when you’re trying to help them get off of them? As I scrolled down, I see this photographic masterpiece:
This web designer was sadly misguided. Nonetheless, it’s a pretty helpful site, it tells me that wine is OK, but it might be lying to me, because it says Chapstick is off limits, but according this this site, it does not contain gluten: http://www.glutenfibrofree.com/products/gluten-free-lip-balm-roundup/. So, now I’m just confused, which will probably be my main state of mind for the next few weeks.
Well, now I’m off to go find some gluten free cookbooks. This sucks, wish me luck.