For a bit of background, I gave up gluten close to 3 years ago. When I ate gluten I would feel emotionally and mentally unstable like PMS all the time. I would feel "off" and unbalanced. I also gave up dairy and soy. Recently I reintroduced dairy and drink a kefir daily. Many of my stomach issues have disappeared. I think its from a healthy flora having been reintroduced in my gut.
Now 3 years later I tried bread from a local bakery. Its a simple french bread with the basics only to keep the reintroduction clean so I can be as sure as I can that if I feel crazy then I will know its from the flour. Flour, water, yeast, and salt.
Earlier this morning I couldn't stay warm and was crashing pretty hard. My stupid Aunt Flo came to visit and she always kicks my ass. (the upside since there has to be one is that I am not pregnant and she was on time.) Its like the rest of my body just can't take the stress and hormonal upheaval. I think its the reason I am inclined to eat more before my period. My body knows to store up some energy and nutrients to deal with whats to come.
I ate some bread and am now warm and full of energy of which doesn't feel like a spike but long and sustainable. I was pretty nervous about trying bread again. My son Jupiter, who has autism, has done really well on a gluten and casein free diet. It has been the most profound treatment that has worked for him. So I knew how to do a gluten free diet.
It was not my idea and the superhero has been suggesting I try bread again for a while. I was really holding on to the notion that I COULD NOT eat gluten. I think I might be changing my mind. Its lovely how I have these ideas and teeter on the edge of making a change and then Jaymon comes along and gives me that little push I needed. We make a good team :)
Evidently my body has healed. I won't make a full assessment for a few days but so far so good. I long to make my own bread and pizza! I tried years ago to make my own outdoor bread oven but bailed on it half way. Maybe someday I will get one made and I will wear a tank without a bra when I make mine too.
Here is a cool link Traditional Oven.com
Who makes their own bread? Do you avoid gluten? Anyone made their own traditional oven?