I have not been feeling 100% in my tummy these last few months. Last week I (finally) went and saw a doctor. The recommendation was that I try an elimination diet, and seeing that I already exclude dairy from my diet due to a lactose intolerance, gluten was the next on the doctors list.
I began my lactose/gluten free diet a week ago, and boy do I feel a zillion times better! My pain and... um... 'discomfort' disappeared literally overnight, and I think I had forgotten what it was like to have a normal feeling tummy! I went back for a review yesterday and the doctor was happy with the change and has recommended I maintain a gluten-free diet long term. He also said that apparently lactose intolerance is a symptom of gluten intolerance. It would have been helpful to know that last year! :-P
Ok, so that is probably too much personal body information for one blog post! But it does have relevance. Now I am gluten-free my love of baking, and carbohydrates in general, are under close review... anyone who knows of any great gluten-free recipes or websites?
And in case I was to forget that this is a swewing blog after all, here is a sneak peak to see what I was up to on the weekend...
I made View 2 from a sheer printed black fabric, and it turned out very nicely!
I will take photos tomorrow.