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Gluten Intolerance- Is it a blessing in disguise?

Gluten Intolerance- Is it a blessing in disguise?

Have you been diagnosed with gluten intolerance and feel it’s a curse? That you are deemed for a life of difficulty and social isolation? Or maybe you know someone who has and they feel miserable and complain about it?

What if I tell you that’s not the case?

Being diagnosed with gluten intolerance led me on a path that has been empowering and life-transforming. I had the opportunity to educate myself with all the knowledge I can find, be inspired by them, experiment with creative cooking and maintain a balanced diet.

The following are four reasons why gluten intolerance was a blessing in disguise for me:

01. It encouraged me to live a healthier lifestyle by cutting processed food out of my diet. 

I felt much better after I followed this path. My symptoms and health problems disappeared. I lost weight from removing wheat flour and sugar from my diet. Dishes made out of wheat and sugar are high-calories but are overly processed food which don’t satisfy the body’s need for nutrients, so the body gets hungry quickly and cravings. After being on this path for years I learnt to love the taste of natural wholesome foods and don’t crave unhealthy processed foods anymore.

02. I gained much awareness and knowledge about food allergies, health, farming practices, how food is grown and processed. 

I became more conscious about what I am putting into my body, how food affects me physically, emotionally and spiritually, as well as its tremendous healing power. This understanding led me to buy free range, grass fed and organic produce and drink spring water.

03. I experimented with different food products and gluten-free grains that I’d never heard of, let alone tried before. 

For example, ancient grains like quinoa and amaranth which are very nutritious and delicious. Expanding my food repertoire and cooking new recipes improved my cooking skills and I found a new passion for healthy cooking and well-being. My family loved these new food recipes and taste variances. They loved their food experiences when I experimented with different spices to cook everyday meals.

04. Getting involved in gluten-free and other groups with like-minded, conscious individuals who share support, recipes and awareness. 

These include Facebook and Meetup groups. This helped me to know I’m not alone. There is a larger community out there with similar symptoms and experiences, wanting to spread the message of awareness. I have learnt a lot from them and I’m so grateful for the things I’ve learnt. I continue to do the same by spreading love, care, awareness and support through my blog “Healthy Shelly”.

So if you’re gluten intolerant, don’t dread the future. See it in a positive light. You haven’t lost anything. Yes, you may have to make some sacrifices, but what you have to understand is that it is for you. For you to be much happier and feel well. Good luck with your journey and make sure to come and check my blog for more inspiring content.

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