Post Edited (Red Oleander) : 4/18/2010 6:23:45 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (newfoundsun) : 4/18/2010 10:29:10 PM (GMT-6)
Many people including me are alergic to gluten, a naturally occuring thing in wheat, rye, barley and more recently oats.
I highly recommend a diet strictly free of these grains. This works for many people with digestive problems. It means reading all ingredients, for example some brands of soy sauce have wheat in them. And no beer, or grain based booze. Its not bad once you get used to it, corn, rice, potatoes, yams, beans, wine, rum, tequila and lots more fill the gap just fine. Most grocery stores now stock foods labeled gluten free, from gluten free bread and oats to pre-made pizza crust and Chex cereal.
Its worth trying because for me its the difference between constant prednisone and a normal life.
I love beer but it messes me up, good thing hard cider and Mexican food are available. Good luck, and try it!