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 […]
Very good article on iron deficiency anaemia and Celiac Disease. My celiac was only discovered because of low iron levels. Very interesting that people can still be iron deficient a decade after going gluten free!!
Check it out HERE
To this day, I would not have a diagnosis of Celiac Disease, if I wasn’t sent to a Haematologist because of my consistently low iron levels. I always have had low iron from when I was a young child and as I grew older, it was almost an expected retort, “oh well you are a […]
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 […]
Wow now this is something interesting that I have never seen before new research has shown that a baby born by Cesarean has a higher risk for Celiac Disease! I’m always glad to see when there is new research on Celiac and this is fascinating. I was not born by Cesarean but by normal delivery […]
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 […]
Did you know that a huge percentage of people with a thyroid problem have Celiac Disease? Well I didn’t. Hashimotos thyroid disease and Celiac disease are both auto immune diseases. That is the body attacks its own cells and organs, leading to diseases notoriously difficult to treat. There is very often a genetic connection as […]
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 […]