I wanted to jump on here briefly regarding ongoing sub-par-health--post gluten-free diet...after the previous feature post mentioning cosmetics, shampoos, and other personal care products that may continue to be causing symptoms in some celiacs and gluten intolerants, I also wanted to mention the proteins in other grains.
If you have given the gluten free diet a fair chance i.e., 2-6 months and sometimes a full year; it may be that a grain-free diet is what it is going to require. I know. Hard stuff. We thought it was difficult enough avoiding the gluten-filled mine fields all around us, however, in order to completely eliminate the underground workings of these inflammation-causing proteins, it may take cutting out more than the gluten found in wheat, barley and rye.
For further reading, here is one book/site suggestion: http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/home/ There are some other good grain-free books and cookbooks out there as well. I would suggest taking a look at Elana Amsterdam's site, www.elanaspantry.com Not only does Elana have great recipes but she has lived this. Like many of us, she also has a personal story, a journey leading up to the necessitating of going completely grain free.
Remember when going gluten free was completely daunting? Maybe it's the same with grain-free.
In time it all becomes second nature and you get to feel better, making it all worthwhile.
Ann Oliphant, CNC