Symptoms

Geographic Tongue and Speech Lessons

When I was in kindergarten, I had to take speech lessons. Oh, I could talk, and I did nonstop to anyone who would listen. The problem was that nobody could understand a lot of the things I had to say. When I spoke, I heard “s.” Other people heard “sschhshs.” Kids at school would ask my name. I would say, ...

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Those Wavy Fingernails Are Not a Sign of Good Health

I was sitting in the waiting room at the Honda dealer last Friday and a middle aged woman next to me mentioned she had celiac disease after hearing me turn down a complimentary pastry. We got to talking and it turns out she was diagnosed 17 years ago. She started asking questions once she found out what I do. She ...

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Brain Symptoms in Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

There are 36 Brain Disorders Cause by Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease listed in the Gluten Free Works Health Guide. How they are caused and treatment are presented. The people who follow the steps provided in the Health Guide DO recover…which is SO AWESOME TO SEE!!! :) It’s all right here. Everything you need to fix yourself and maintain your ...

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Gluten Free Works Health Guide Alert: How Gluten Affects Muscles

The Gluten Free Works Health Guide Newsletter is out! This week focuses on gluten and how it affects the muscles. Muscles. When they are chronically tired, hurt or do not work properly, our lives are impacted. Unfortunately, it is easy to get used to how we feel and grow to think, “That’s just me.” Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease affect the muscles in ...

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I Had a Dad bod. Then I Went Gluten Free

“I should look like Brad Pitt.” Back before I went gluten free, I remember looking in the mirror and saying these exact words to myself. I was working out 5 to 6 days a week, weight training and cardio, eating “right” but instead of looking good, I looked like a sausage…and it was getting worse. Now, to be certain I ...

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Mental Health and Celiac Disease

If you’ve ever lived with undiagnosed Celiac Disease – chances are you’ve been to a psychologist at one time or another.  Perhaps your doctor told you that you had severe depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, or simply that it was “all in your head.” Believe me – I’ve been there, done that. I had even convinced myself as an undergrad in ...

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Calories, Weight, and a Whole Lotta Garbage

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I was looking back at old drafts of posts that I’ve written over the years but never published, and I found this rant on the 1200 calorie weight loss myth. Since it’s the last day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week  and the first day of National Nutrition Month, I figured it would be a good time to share it. (Editor’s note: ...

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Gluten Free New Year’s Resolution 2013

Being gluten free means adapting a whole new relationship to food, something that shapes our every day lives, holidays and traditions. Considering how complicated and challenging being gluten free can be, it seems appropriate to make our New Year’s Resolutions at least related to improving our health and gluten free lifestyle. Last year I had a slue of NYRs all ...

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I Got Glutened and It’s My Own Fault!

I sit here writing this post from my bed. It’s 9:39pm and I have been in bed since 4:30pm. My tonsils are so big it hurts to swallow and I feel like I have been in a boxing match where I lost, severely. I used to get sick like this all the time before I was diagnosed with coeliac disease ...

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