One of my poor daughters has developed Celiac's Disease and has had to go gluten free (no wheat, barley or rye). Her symptoms were many, the worst being the pain. Luckily I have a pretend MD and diagnosed it. The real MD confirmed it with fancy tests and procedures. And that's why she makes the big bucks.
Think about all of the things you eat that have wheat in them - crackers, bagels, breads, pizza, soy sauce (yup!), cereal, Cheez It Mix... The list is endless. Then, think of the things that could have morsels of gluten in or on them - the toaster, the peanut butter jar, the utensil drawer! Arghhh!
My good friend, Lady Modesty, attempted and succeeded in making an appetizing gluten-free bread for my dear daughter. You can find her trials and tribulations (and success!) with making bread here: Gluten Free White Bread.
The worst part of all of this has been the fact that she could not receive communion until we came up with some sort of solution! One of my amazing priests took it upon himself to solve this dilemma and for the first time in 2 months she received our Lord today. My priest ordered low gluten hosts and they are kept separate for her. She has to receive communion either first or last. The word on the street, however, is that they have the consistency of a potato chip, taste a little like corn and take a long time to dissolve.
Life is always exciting around here, that's for sure. I need to go wipe out my fork compartment now.