I am sure by now you have heard about Celiac disease as there is a lot of buzz about it lately as a lot of people are getting diagnosed with it daily. I am one of those people who, in my early 30’s found out after a few months of thinking I had an ulcer, that it was in fact Celiac disease. It is a life-style changing disease to have; where not many people realize the day to day struggles that you go through since gluten is in just about everything. BUT I have also found it to be a blessing in that I have become a healthier, more creative cook that no longer craves crappy food.
There are a number of reasons to get support when you become diagnosed with Celiac disease that I can help with:
– Understanding what you can eat and more importantly identifying what you need to stay away from. Reading labels is an art form. Click here for some tips on where to start.
– Learning the types of foods to add into your diet to make sure you are getting the nutrients your body needs and may not have been absorbing
– There is also the emotional side of having Celiac disease—the realization that you will never eat certain favorite foods again. There is also the difficulty with family, friends, co-workers and restaurants not understanding or supporting this new lifestyle you were forced to maintain.
If you have recently found out that you have celiac disease or any other allergy that ails you, I want to support you in your quest to eat and be healthy in a new way. The first year is the hardest time to adapt to a completely new and strict diet and I have found that our doctors/hospitals/insurance don’t provide enough support for newly diagnosed patients and its a lot more than getting a packet of paper and being sent on your way.
Send me an email if you want to discuss or feel free to try some gluten-free recipes posted on this site. They are for you!