I was recently diagnosed with Candida, and I'm now on a strict diet (no yeast, no grains except oatmeal, no vinegar, no sugars of any kind, no fruit, no mushrooms, no dairy). I'm very sad since I'm used to planning my vacations around where I'm going to eat.
After I'm done with the strict diet, I'll probably have to eat GFCF (gluten free, dairy free). I know that there are many options now since many autistic kids are now on this diet.
After 18 years, I'm moving from Santa Cruz where there are tons of options for buying organic foods and specialty items (gluten free flours, coconut oil, etc.). Our regular grocery stores carry natural meats. I'll be moving to Elk Grove, where the Natural Food Co-op wasn't able to survive.
Does anyone have any recommendations of where to shop that's reasonably priced and not too far away? I think I'm going to have to do much of my shopping at Trader Joe's since they carry natural meats and many gluten-free products (the brown rice pasta is actually decent!). The Costco in Santa Cruz carries organic chicken, so I'm hoping I'll be able to find things at the Costco in Sac. I'm also planning on hitting the freeway farmer's market.
One place I'm going to really miss is a place here where you can buy herbs in bulk. It's a great deal (you don't pay for packaging) and organic. Is there anywhere you can buy herbs in bulk in Sac?
Thanks for your help!