It’s 2008, and that means it is time to sit back and count my blessings for 2007. It was a pretty good year. My health continued to improve–after years of absolutely crippling migraines, often three or more episodes a month, I finally beat them. Without drugs or botox or anything unnatural. Turns out my migraines were caused by gluten intolerance. No doctor ever told me this; I found out on my own, by trial and error. I’d given up coffee, chocolate, red wine, aged cheese, bacon and ham in the past, with no good results, but with bread and pasta the improvement was literally seen overnight. Now I can eat everything that I used to think was a trigger, as long as I stay away from gluten. Life is good. (more…)