You are dealing with celiac disease or advanced gluten intolerance and you just learned about it. Now what do you do? It is not as simple as not eating wheat. That will not be enough because there are other grains and foods that have gluten. They may taste good and you think they are gluten-free, but they are not and that is a bad sign for you.
You will need to find a list of all the foods which are free from any gluten. This is especially true if you are dealing with something as severe as celiac disease. This is one that you typically need to be diagnosed with in order to know you have it. The major signs of celiac are the inability to digest any food, skin rashes, fevers, water retention, and symptoms of persistent illness.
If you have these symptoms, go see a doctor and begin cutting out all gluten containing foods entirely. Though this may not be so easy at first, do it anyway. There are plenty of foods you can eat and they will be found on a gluten free food list when you find one of the better ones.
You will want to have just such a list if you want to find the good substitutes to the grain foods that do have gluten. Just because you cannot have gluten does not mean you have to give up breads, pancakes, cookies, and crackers. Just look in the health food sections of grocery stores and you will find all of the options for this in a section for gluten-free products.
At first, you will learn about all of the grains that have gluten. Then you will learn about the various foods that are made from these. Even some hamburgers are made with wheat products. Sauces and soups, as well as other foods you would not suspect of having gluten will indeed have it. The same is true for something as simple as “vegetable broth.”
It is easy to understand that you will need to be careful both with celiac and basic gluten intolerance.