What happened to all the GF recipes?
Well, after seeing a GI (gastrointestinal specialist) about a month ago, we stopped the GFCF (gluten free casein free) diet so that biopsies and further testing could be done to investigate the digestive issues that our oldest has had since birth. She ordered an upper GI scope, as well as skin allergy testing. The allergy testing came back negative, but the scope showed that he had an inflammed esophagus. The biopsy revealed that he has eosinophilic esophagitis.
Or a fancy way of saying he has a food allergy. Just as your nasal passages swell and react to foreign pollen or chemicals causing sneezing, runny nose, etc., so his esophagus is swelling when he eats a food that his body does not agree with!
More extensive food allergy testing will be done in the near future, plus he is now taking a series of medications to control the swelling in the esophagus. But obviously, the ultimate goal is to identify and eliminate the food causing the allergy, and get off the meds!!!
So I’m not crazy after all, as some have made me feel! And we will get to the bottom of this and figure out exactly what foods to eliminate! In the mean time, we have to have all foods “in the system” for the next round of testing. So we carry on with a “normal” diet.