My wife has been diagnosed with celiac disease or wheat allergy.Our entire lifestyle has changed as she cannot eat wheat products at all. Only rice is used at home. Even though rice is good for my wife, it has heped me put on unhealthy weight thanks to preponderance of carbohydrates.
My daughter and I eat wheat outside the home in restaurants.
Large-scale consumption of white rice causes nutritional difficulties ultimately.
I hope that there is a cure for wheat allergy.
I find that it's all about the alternatives, potatoe bread can be pretty good for instance, lots of soy based products are out there as well. My husband leads a gluten free lifestyle if you need any ideas or recipes let me know.
They are working on a new enzyme, I believe derived from a fungus, that will allow celiacs to eat gluten again. It is a good idea to stay off the gluten since malnutrition and even lymphoma can result. I know it is a big pain. Diet is all pervasive, we do eat everyday, well, at least I do
i dont eat gluten and at first it was really hard to get used to not grabbing bread for convenience, but now after 1 1/2 years I cant imagine eating it! The hardest part is that gluten/wheat hides in almost all packaged foods. So you have to be really careful about what you buy. I eat everything from scratch and enjoy an organic wholefoods diet, and I dont miss wheat/gluten at all. I am also dairy free and corn free...so that takes away almost everything premade. But I learned to cook with gluten free flours and youd be amazed at how much tastier most things are when you have to get creative! The only thing hard to do with no gluten is make really scrumptious yeast bread......
but with all the other possible foods to eat, with a little practice you wont look back!
Celiac disease is associated with hyposplenism. As a result, children with celiac disease should be immunized with a pneumococcal vaccine. In the United States, most children are immunized during infancy with the conjugate vaccine. Like other children who are at increased risk for invasive pneumococcal disease, children with celiac disease should receive an additional series of polysaccharide vaccine as appropriate for their age.
I have a friend who developed celiac disease. She was at risk since she also has diabetes and I imagine, if its genetic, she may have some family history with it too. It boggles my mind to see how she was restricted from eating some foods as she had to watch her sugar levels. Now she has to be even more careful because there are a lot of foods she can't eat that she used to rely on. It makes it more difficult for her to go places and hang out with friends when she is afraid of not being able to eat the food there. She always used to bring some snacks with her when she just had diabetes to worry about. Now that she has developed celiac disease she basically brings her lunch and dinner with her and a ton of other things she can eat just in case.
I feel bad for the position she's in but I'm envious of her. She takes such great care of herself and she just knows when something is off with her body, even if its just her sugar being a little off. She's amazing!