I going to do the gluten-free and dairy free diet. Well I am not actually doing it for me but my hubby. See he has this condition where he breaks out in hives for no apparent reason when he gets hot or stressed. It has really impacted his life and mine! Here is his hives blog if you would like to check it out.
One day he was doing some googling and found that this guy had the same condition as him and he did a gluten & dairy-free diet and his hives are now gone. So we have been doing this diet which isn’t that hard like I thought it was going to be at first. What is crazy is that we have been on the diet for about 1 1/2 week and his hives aren’t as reactive as they usually are. He could literally just step out side for a minute on a hot day and start breaking out into these itchy, stinging hives but now it is pretty much nothing. So we are going to stay on this diet for at least 3 months to see if they completely clear up. I think it is helping!
Gluten Free and Dairy Free Foods
So what kind of food do we have to avoid: anything that has wheat in it (pizzas–Ben’s favorite, bread, pasta noodles, oats, certain types of cereal–another one of Ben’s favorites & a bunch of other stuff). All of that stuff was for the gluten-free diet. For the Dairy-Free we have to avoid all products with dairy like: cheese (NO =-( because I love cheese and jennyupthehill.com knows what I mean about this), milk lol kind of a given, and ice cream-Ben’s favorite too……
What we are doing to avoid making our food life absolutely bland and boring, is that we are starting to buy special products that you can eat that just don’t have that stuff in it. Well I had been craving a pizza but of course it contains wheat and dairy. So I went to the health food store today and bought the following items to make my pizza:
I bought some Gluten & Dairy Free cheese and pizza crust mix. I thought it would be expensive but it is about the same price as the regular stuff in the store. Then I bought some pepperoni by Hormel and Great Value Pizza Sauce which are both gluten & dairy free. Tomorrow I am going to make this crazy thing so I will let you know how it turns out. I just hope it doesn’t fall apart LOL!
Plus remember how I said Ben loves ice cream…..well they also carried gluten and dairy-free ice cream. I tried it and it was really good but I let him have most of it since he is the ice cream eater. I think all of this stuff is made out of soy so good thing he doesn’t have a soy allergy. That would totally stink! Here is the ice cream we bought. Notice he has nearly finished it. He hasn’t had ice cream in along so I knew this wouldn’t last in the house very long!
I can’t wait to see where his hives are in about 3 months. So gluten & dairy free here we come….. Until next time!