I feel like such a bad blogger. I haven't been reading many at all, because it's such a chore to access the blogs from my phone (something I recently discovered I could do from home, since we don't have internet hooked up yet), and the other day I was 90% done with a REALLY good post (if I do say so myself) when the whole darn thing erased. Since it was on my phone, it hadn't even saved any drafts :( I am SO BUMMED! But I promise, I'll try to write it all out again soon on a real computer.
But today's post is brought to you by the letter A, as in, Allergens.
I had my nutritional consult yesterday, and just like one very smart commenter had already pointed out to me, the nutritionist confirmed that casein and gluten have almost identical chemical make-up. She said it was interesting that 1 showed up as sensitive on the LEAP test (wheat), and the other showed up sensitive on the IgG test (casein), but that she had already suspected before getting my results that gluten would be a major allergen for me.
She was a really smart lady, and had a bunch of great ideas for me. I have printed out a ton of paperwork on the diet and menu plan she wants me to implement immediately. Basically it's a Gluten-Free, Casein-Free, Low-Carb, Low-Glycemic Index diet. (I almost cried when she said a max of 15 grams of carbs a day... OMG, I'm going to be broke and starved!!) But in the end, there are a ton of really good food items I can enjoy, and I will be healthier as a result.
On a side-note, I just finished reading UnPlanned, by Abby Johnson, and a) I must have yelled out in joy and freaked out my dogs in the process about 15 times while reading it, b) I could not put it down and finished it in less than 20 hrs (had to sleep), and c) I think I'm in love with Abby Johnson. If you haven't read it, go, no, RUN to your nearest book store and buy it now!
That's all I have time to write at the moment. Please forgive my lack of presence around the blogs lately.