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Gluten-Free Pizza

I tried a gluten-free pizza from a local pizza place last night. They make fabulous pizza, so I thought - okay, they probably wouldn't sell craptastic gluten-free pizza.

It was great. I could eat that and not miss regular pizza.

Notably, I was not in agony last night. My abdomen didn't blow up and my shoulders and knees weren't aching. I was able to sleep last night on my shoulders. I drank plenty of Diet Coke to see if that would create a problem, but it didn't. I really expected to have the same physical reaction to the gluten-free pizza as I do to regular pizza, but I didn't.

It's not the best pizza in the world. But, it's damn good. And a far cry from crappy frozen pizza. It is thin crust, which is not my favorite, but that's fine. I saved one piece to reheat in the microwave - it totally passed the microwave test.

So, basically, I'm thrilled. Pain-free pizza.

I am still not willing to admit that I have a gluten or wheat intolerance. But I am motivated enough at this point to search for pain-free pizza.

The pizza from this particular local place, and there are five close to me, causes me the least amount of pain after I eat it. I did order a second -regularnormal- pizza just in the gluten-free was craptastic. I did not eat any last night. I will eat that today and see what happens physiologically.

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Nov. 3rd, 2016 12:21 am (UTC)
Could it be yeast you are reacting to?

Edit: maybe not, gluten free pizza dough uses yeast too.

Edited at 2016-11-03 12:25 am (UTC)
Nov. 3rd, 2016 12:44 am (UTC)
Yeah - there are so many ingredients. Could even be dough conditioners, right? So I'm not willing to say wheat or gluten - just, hey, now I see that there's a difference.

I'm wondering how to design an experiment to figure this out.
Nov. 3rd, 2016 01:54 am (UTC)
Hey though! Maybe the -amount- of the ingredient is the key.

The pain from the pizza at Rossini's is horrible. I am not going to get their pizza anymore. Hurts too much and my gut bloats up.

However, there's very little pain to nothing really recognizable as pain from Foxy Pizza, but there is bloating.

There's a lesser amount of pain and definite bloating from Main Street Pizza.

Village Green pizza (the above-mentioned restaurant) - I get tolerable although not insignificant pain but little to no bloating.

Ridiculous. Now, the gluten-free Village Green pizza I had no pain and no bloating.

I ate the regular Village Green pizza today for breakfast and lunch. The predictable pain is here. It'll fade by tomorrow.

So, something about the mix of ingredients, I think.

(Note that I always get exactly the same kind of pizza at all of the locations.)

Edited at 2016-11-03 01:54 am (UTC)
Nov. 3rd, 2016 02:02 am (UTC)
Do you have triggers other than pizza? Can you eat bread, pancakes, etc, or do they all set you off?
It could be an intolerance rather than true allergy, the way I am with sulfuric foods.
Nov. 3rd, 2016 12:11 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I would even use the terms intolerance or allergy. I figure I just want to isolate what it is that's causing reactions.

I don't think it's always been this way, although I remember there were so many times when my mother would want to go out shopping after dinner (she took us kids out a lot) and I'd be bent over with gas pain as she shopped.

Gosh, great question. I can't eat pasta because of massive bloating. I hadn't really thought about it much, I just stopped eating pasta. I have recently done some tests with grocery store bread and homemade bread. Wicked bloating. I wasn't looking for pain then, so I really can't remember. No clue. They weren't isolated tests, though.

*rolls eyes* Blah. We'll see. I want to get the pizza thing resolved first and then go from there.
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