My best friend received a celiac's diagnosis today. I have been googling my butt off just so I know what's happening. I want to be supportive and understanding so I thought you ladies could help!
1- She has been gluten free-ish for roughly six months. For a while she would have gluten sometimes if the food was "worth it" and just deal with a stomach ache. But has been free free for at least a month, maybe longer. She is still having fairly regular pain, with the last two weeks being worse (which is why she finally went in for an actual diagnosis). Is this normal? Is there anything else she can cut out or is she just going to have to live with this being her new normal?
2- Does anyone have any advice for me? How can I support her. I am not going to shove Dr Google down her throat but is there anything I can do to be helpful? Just shut up and enjoy my pasta out of her line of sight?
3- Any advice on really good gluten free foods? She's tried some different gluten free alternatives and some have been great, and some have been AWFUL! We had Nadia Cakes gluten free cupcakes yesterday and they were AMAZING.
4- Any great recipes? She's also vegetarian, so she now has twice as much stuff to check the labels for. Any great ideas for when I have her family over?
Thanks in advance ladies!