December 22, 2009



Wow... its been a while since I've posted. That means I have nothing to complain about =o) I do, however, have something to rave about! I am on day number 13 of eating Gluten Free Oatmeal. I seriously cant get enough! I forgot how wonderful oatmeal was. I get full and than binge on the last 1/4 of the bowl because I don't want to waste it.

Do you eat Gluten Free Oatmeal? How do you eat it? I mix 1/2 cup oatmeal with 3/4+ cup water, make 2 circles with maple syrup and sprinkle brown sugar on top. I then place it in the microwave for 2 minutes and let it sit about 10-15 minutes. SO SIMPLE and SO DELICIOUS!

Im not going to say Happy Holidays because I celebrate Christmas... SO...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Hope its as Gluten free as mine!

Happy eating, learning and living! Gluten Free...
What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a disease of the small intestine. The small intestine is a 22 foot long tube that begins at the stomach and ends at the large intestine (colon). The first 1-1/2 feet of the small intestine (the part that is attached to the stomach) is called the duodenum, the middle part is called the jejunum, and the last part (the part that is attached to the colon) is called the ileum. Food empties from the stomach into the small intestine where it is digested and absorbed into the body. While food is being digested and absorbed, it is transported by the small intestine to the colon. What enters the colon is primarily undigested food. In celiac disease, there is an immunological (allergic) reaction within the inner lining of the small intestine to (gluten) that are present in wheat, rye, barley and, to a lesser extent, in oats. The immunological reaction causes inflammation that destroys the lining of the small intestine. This reduces the absorption of dietary nutrients and can lead to symptoms and signs of nutritional, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies.

I found this information at the link below.

BTW I dont claim to be an expert or doctor. This is information I have found or what has worked for me.