When we were celiac veterans of two months, Taft wrote about our short experience living gluten free on his blog, McCTaft.com. We’ve posted his original comments below, along with some updates. His purpose in writing this, to help gluten-free “newbies” like Heidi, is a big part of what Red Checkered Tablecloth is all about.
A couple [now seven] months ago, my wife was diagnosed with celiac disease. When she eats gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley) her body reacts to it by attacking her digestive system. Yeah, not pretty.