So while this website is mostly about interior design and DIY projects, I also want to share other parts of my life too (family life, recipes, fashion etc.) One part of my life that I am dealing with is my Hashimoto’s Disease. Hashimoto’s Disease is an auto-immune disease that attacks the thyroid gland. I was diagnosed with low thyroid when I was 18 but it wasn’t until recently that I realized what was causing it. Hashimoto’s is not something that can be cured. It’s just something that I will have to deal with the rest of my life and try to control through diet, exercise and medicine.
I had been feeling pretty tired and run down (a common symptom) and so I decided to make a change. I studied up on Hashimoto’s and learned that a lot of people change their diet and they can feel tons better. So I decided through all my reading that I wanted to try going gluten-free. It’s been a month now and I can definitely tell a difference. My energy levels are getting better everyday. I don’t feel so tired and run-down all the time. I’ve also lost 9 lbs! (A huge plus!) I have also been exercising every morning and it really gives me a boost of energy. Don’t get me wrong…it’s definitely not easy! Some days I just want to give up. Some days I crave a piece of bread or a bowl of pasta…but I have to keep in mind the goal I have to feel better and just stay strong and stay positive!
There are tons of products on the market now that are gluten-free. You can even find them at Walmart- pasta, bread, chips, crackers, cereal- lots of things. Lots of restaurants now even offer gluten-free dishes or even have separate gluten-free menus.
If gluten-free is something that you have thought about doing then you should definitely look into it and give it a try. If I can do it, then anyone can do it!