Eating Gluten Free and Dairy Free

by Josée

I’m experimenting. For two weeks I’m going to eat gluten and dairy free. This, my friends, will be the ultimate challenge for me because I love bread (especially homemade sourdough bread) and cheese. In fact, I could survive on bread and cheese alone, with the occasional glass of wine for good measure.

Why am I doing this? Trust me, I’ve asked myself the same question repeatedly the last couple days. The truth is I’m curious to see how my body will respond to no gluten and no dairy.

I have some family members that are lactose intolerant and sensitive to gluten and while I’ve always been convinced that I have neither of these problems I’m curious to see if cutting them out of my diet will have any sort of impact on my health.

I’m also hoping that going gluten and dairy free will force me to start preparing healthier meals for us to eat. We haven’t been eating as healthily as we usually do. Lack of energy and time have been the biggest culprits, but I’m convinced that eating healthier will give me more energy.

Do you eat gluten free and/or dairy free? For the next couple weeks I’ll share with you some gluten and dairy free recipes. If you have any favourites feel free to share them in the comment section below.

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Kim Corrigan-Oliver May 16, 2012 - 3:13 am

Dairy free and gluten free here, although we do eat some sprouted grains on occassion.

Good luck over the next few weeks, looking forward to your updates as you try it out.

Kaylana May 16, 2012 - 7:44 am

For 15 years I didn't consume any milk products due to an allergy of the protein once it was pasteurized. That changed when I found a farmer who sells raw milk at the local market.

As for wheat, we've been wheat free/ grain free since Christmas and what a change it has made!

Read Dr. Davis' "Wheat Belly" if you get a chance. Or read some of his blog Today a woman left a story of how going wheat/grain free has helped her get off of five medications. There is a profound connection between consuming wheat and the increase of estrogen in the body. Excess estrogen can lead to a large host of problems.

And just a warning out there for those trying to go gluten free to loose weight, a lot of the gluten substitutes can lead to more inflammation and weight gain. 🙂

A really good site for recipes is Maria's Nutritious and Delicious Journal at (However, some of her ingredients are difficult to find.) Valuable advice there.

Looking forward to hearing about your results!

Josée May 18, 2012 - 3:11 am

Thanks Kaylana, I'll check out that book. My SIL also recommended it. What kind of gluten substitutes would lead to inflammation? I'm curious.


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