We are a family of 4 living in Manitoba trying to live well on a gluten free, casein free diet. I have been recently diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder called Dermatomyositis. It is rare and there is no cure. In the year since I began treatment, I have made a small amount of progress but the drugs are as bad as the disorder. I have recently begun the Wahls Protocol in the hopes that it will help my body heal itself.
We have previous experience, as you’ll note on older entries, with the GFCF diet. I have two children, one on the Autism spectrum and one neuro-typical. We did GFCF for several years, successfully, until it wasn’t enough intervention. We accepted that medication was the best intervention for our child and moved him back to a more typical diet. The GFCF diet benefit was no longer enough to justify the additional cost or social isolation he was feeling. Having said that, I believe the work we did in his younger years to heal his gut made a world of difference for him. If you are on the fence about trying GFCF, I urge you to try it. The benefits were immediate and life changing.
We don’t live anywhere near a major centre (like Winnipeg) so sourcing food and supplements requires lots of research, planning and shopping online. It is my hope that you will find valuable information on my blog that will help you in your journey too.