Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Our Start on the Gluten-Free Journey

So, as people find out that our Daughter has a gluten sensitivity, the always ask "How did you find out that she has a gluten sensitivity?"

Well, when she was one year old she started to have horrible diarrhea. It was nearly pure water consistency. And it had such a strong acid-like smell. This nasty side effect left her with intense diaper rashes all the time. After somewhere between 6-9 months I decided enough was enough. I took her in for blood work testing for food allergies. The doctors ran the IgG and IgE Immunoglobulins tests. These tests were able to tell us which antibodies were high. High antibodies mean the body is trying to fight specific things.

These tests told us that she is allergic/sensitive to eggs, peanuts, bananas, and wheat/gluten. And there are other tests that can be done to find out about allergies. These were just the ones we used.

It's been a little over 2 years since we found out about the allergies. It took some time to adjust to the sensitivities. But after a few weeks her bowl movements started to firm up. And now (unless she eats something she shouldn't) she has no problems when going potty!

Feel free to ask if you have any questions! Or share your comments or stories with us!

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