Lately, it seems like more and more celebrities and professional athletes are openly talking about going gluten free. Whether it’s due to a diagnosis of celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, or simply because they want to get healthy, many of them have noted a weight loss as part of the benefits they’ve been seeing. Then why is it, that so many doctors and specialists will dismiss a diagnosis of celiac disease in a patient simply because the patient is not underweight?
In a recent article by Sonia Kupfer, MD, the belief that people with un-diagnosed celiac disease are all underweight is revealed to
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 and I am starting this think that my immune system is a wreck again.
Why? Because I have been slack. Many of those out there with coeliac disease will think I am stupid. I am stupid.
If you are new to the gluten-free diet, you are probably just figuring out that it isn’t just food that you need to check the gluten-free status of, but anything that could potentially end up in your mouth. Some people have a skin condition associated with Celiac Disease called Dermatitis Herpetiformis and those people must avoid skin contact with gluten regardless if the product is going to come in contact with your mouth (digestive system.). I know that most of us adults don’t intentionally eat health & beauty products, but I know that I have ended up with shampoo in my mouth and if your hand lotion contains gluten, that could potentially cause an issue.
I recently had the opportunity to try out two new ChapStick products:
I have this strange habit. I sign up for a challenge, accomplish it, and then stop. Cold turkey.
On Memorial Day weekend, I ran a marathon. A FULL marathon. My FIRST marathon. That was FOUR months ago. I haven’t run outside since crossing that finish line…well, except to see who just fell off the monkey bars at recess. Three years ago, I finished anOlympic length triathlon. I swam, I biked, I ran. But after finishing that event, the bike sat in the garage, and I don’t think I’ve entered a
Fall is here! My favorite time of year. At school we have a Starbucks on each campus I see everyone enjoying the pumpkin muffins, pumpkin coffees etc. and it drives me crazy that I can just run in and grab one of those delicious looking muffins with the cream cheese on them…