Over the last month or two I've been feeling very low in energy. At the same time I've had a "rumbling" tummy, and bloating - not too bad, certainly not debilitating, but enough to notice, you know? I ignored it. A bit of a sore tummy, so what?
But the other day I read something about gluten intolerance and put two and two together. Could I be gluten intolerant?
So for the last week I've laid off the wheat. And guess what? No grambling stomach. And I have some energy too (although this might be because my social life has quietened down a bit). Then yesterday my daughter made ginger cake and of course, I had to have a slice. I mean, one slice of cake! How much damage could that do?
Well, I found out. After 10 minutes, mild cramping that lasted all afternoon. Not too bad, but I would feel better without it.
Sheesh. I am the ultimate omnivore, I love eating everything (okay, maybe not offal, but you know what I mean. I do eat tripe though). I do not want to be gluten intolerant. I LOVE my bread and pasta. I LOVE baking. Life without wheat, not something I want to contemplate.
I have no intention of getting this confirmed by some health professional. I wouldn't be able to live in denial then!
Instead, I'll probably treat wheat with a bit of circumspection, and crack when I have to, knowing full well I'll pay for it.