We typically eat a gluten-free diet. Through some experimentation a few years ago, we learned that gluten might be the source of Gloria's nose bleeds and my arthritis-like symptoms in my back and shoulders. We usually do pretty well with it, although we will "stray" every once in a while. I know I feel so much better and don't hurt all the time when I stay gluten-free. And I don't hear "Momma, I'm having a nose bleed" at two o'clock in the morning.
Lately, we haven't been very good. Just this week I can think of Chick-fil-a, lunch with friends at Cracker Barrel, and Subway today when traveling, have all been much easier and much more fun then making the gluten-free choices. But we are both feeling the effects of it. My back has been hurting all week and I've taken more Tylen*l than I care to have taken and Gloria has been having nose bleeds quite often.
Guess it's time to buckle down again and free ourselves of the gluten!