It’s hard to believe that it has been exactly 5 years since my diagnosis with Celiac Disease. It took so long for me to get a name for what was wrong with me. It was with a combination of sadness but also intense relief at knowing that yes there was actually something wrong with me. […]
As some of you know that read my last blog post, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in January of this year. While I was lying in my hospital bed on a cortisone drip for 5 days, my husband Mark, sent me a link to Youtube clip of Jack Osbourne and Dr Terry Wahl’s […]
I can’t believe when I look back, how much my life has changed in one year. I can’t believe it was August last year I went for blood tests and the gastroscopy that would change everything.
A diagnosis of Celiac Disease, so overwhelming and confusing and wonderful all at the same time. Scary and […]
There are lots of confusing messages out there about Gluten Intolerance or Gluten Sensitivity or Gluten Allergy? You may be wondering if you have any of these?
Gluten is the protein found in all WHEAT products, BARLEY, OATS and RYE. It is comprised of two proteins Gliadin and Glutenin. It is the product that makes […]
When I was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I was very underweight. I was very thin. No matter what I did I never gained weight. My clothes didn’t fit me well and I was using belts to keep my pants up. I felt like I was just fading away. No matter what I ate, it […]
Gluten is a protein that is found in Wheat, Rye, Oats and Barley. In certain people, this protein is seen as an invader by the body and the body’s own defense mechanism attack it. The area under attack is the villi, the small finger like projections in the small intestine, where absorption takes place. This […]
World wide it seems Celiac Disease is being under diagnosed. Despite its relative ease in diagnosis, involving blood tests and a gastro-scope biopsy, it is very commonly overlooked. Doctors often mistakenly believe that it is a rare disorder, even though current statistics show it at 1% of the population (this is for the US and […]
Why does there seem to be such under diagnosis of Celiac Disease? Why does the medical community continuously overlook it?
I have had chronic anaemia for almost all of my life, yet because I was a woman, it was almost accepted that this is “normal”. My constant stomach problems as a child called “spastic […]