When first approached about someone being a guest on my blog I was hesitant but then after reading this story I thought that it might help someone else in the gluten free community and after all that's what I'm here for. I hope you enjoy!
As I found glutens affecting me adversely over the last few years, I
even wound up reflecting on it on my current record: "Time Is Now" - in
the song "No Problem" - "What do you eat and what do you think, how do
you feel and what did you drink?"
If you're reading this post you probably know what glutens are and
the negative impacts of bloating, decreased energy etc. Traveling thru
your own hometown can be difficult enough let alone being on the road
from gig to gig. Add to this that most of the time you are relying on
people's hospitality and the last thing you wanna do is start
complaining...but....as most gluten-sensitive people know - you gotta do
what you gotta do! Funnily enough, glutenous foods are not hard to give
away - by handing off bread, cake and donuts, I'll tend to make new
friends rather than lose them. I also make a point to be very clear in
thanking them for what I am able to eat, which is usually something,
In general, I try to make sure in advance that trigger foods are not
being made for me. Outside of that you just have to get good at knowing
where to go to get what you need. Tacos (made from corn) are always
reliable and very widely available. If possible, I seek out Japanese,
Thai and/or East Indian food since it is more rice-based than bread.
Most important is keeping some staples on me - ahi/salmon jerky for
protein (goes a long way), potato chips, nuts and dried fruit for
carbs/energy, and whatever fresh fruit I can get a hold of - apples are great and travel well.
When it comes to the actual night of the gig, beer is a big
glutenous no-no, but wine and spirits are fine and keep the rock n roll
persona intact. Being gluten free is a challenge and I'm sure I have
gone down in the estimation of some of my hardcore musical comrades but
at the end of the day all that matters when I plug in onstage is that I
give 100% and that's about feeling as good as possible - my lasting hope
is that the show makes everything alright!
By: Darius Lux
To find out more about Darius and his music you can click HERE.
Thanks for stopping by y'all and please come again soon!
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