Celiac disease is starting to receive the medical attention it should. Millions of people are struggling with this disease. You might have been diagnosed recently with celiac disease.
We feel for you and want to bring you some current and useful information. Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing nutrition from the food consumed.
The only known effective treatment is a lifelong gluten-free diet . While the disease is caused by a reaction to wheat proteins, it is not ...
There are growing concerns regarding the wheat grains we have today compared to what it was in times past. Celiac disease also is known as gluten sensitive enteropathy that affects the immune system and causes things to go bonkers.
CD is considered a chronic condition. This enduring painful condition makes a bulls- eye for the intestines causing a chaotic range of celiac symptoms. Such as:
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Many people are walking around with celiac disease and don’t realize they have this chronic illness. My story starts here, my name is Dee and I must have been gluten intolerant for a long time with out realizing it.
I have struggled for years with many of these celiac disease symptoms. I remember grocery shopping with my list in hand and choosing what I thought were healthier choices which included whole grain wheat bread, wheat crackers, etc. Boy, the time bomb that was ticking away while my symptoms grew worse just blows my mind. I had no idea.
For some reason I just did not make the connection. Maybe while reading this page you are nodding your head. I know I’m not alone here. I wish I could surmise that the grin and bare it approach worked.
It DID NOT. This is not a condition that goes away by itself, we have to change our diet NOT make our body change to our food intake.
Timely celiac disease diagnosis combined with putting into practice a gluten free diet are vital to avoid irreversible damage
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I left my home in a CA and came to stay with my mom for a while. I observed changes in my body taking place. One of the first things I noticed was my lower abdomen started to shrink!
I was thrilled knowing the only change I had made to my food choices was everything in momma’s kitchen was gluten free.
My “swollen look” in my face, hands, and feet started to diminish. I had a pow wow with my gluten free pro ‘momma D’ about this discovery and she communicated that my intestines/abdomen was not struggling with inflammation that it was literally deflating! “Whaaat?”
Well my mind couldn’t rest. I had to know more about GF. I did some research and found the term wheat belly. Let me quote cardiologist Dr. William Davis.
“It is not excess fat or too little exercise that is making us fat, the culprit today is genetically engineered wheat. Businesses push this on us in every aisle of the grocery store ----your only defense is a gluten free diet---.”
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After my research I was even more motivated to educate myself as much as I could about gluten intolerance and celiac disease.
Another fall out symptom from gluten intolerance for me affected my neurological system. I suffer from amnesia; which is hard to adjust and live with, but now I realize the cumulative affects of a chronic disease and all the years of not knowing while struggling with a wheat allergy.
Time was my biggest enemy. One of the things I learned about celiac disease is there are a lot of people who suffer and don’t know why. This disease attacks our systems uniquely, everyone is different regarding their symptoms which is why it can be difficult to narrow down what is the cause.
Instead of beating myself up with, “Why didn’t I figure this out sooner,..duh!” I am extending grace even to myself. We need to realize we are responsible to change things right now and take the proper steps to minimize exposure to gluten.
Even though Celiac disease is incurable its harmful impact can be stopped by continuing a gluten free diet for life.
My hope is that you are encouraged to take control back for your health. We need to support one another and have a place to share and be real. There are many adjustments to be made with a gluten free lifestyle.
Our desire is for you to experience encouragement and support; this site will help you by providing important information to make changes today.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed that you have to do everything mentioned at once, try implementing the things that make sense right now. You can always come back after you’ve bookmarked this page.
We will be updating and adding to this site as we grow with you here. Just remember to be gentle on yourself. You are precious; let us take your hand so to speak as we walk this journey out.