Canada’s Wonderland… a place to go with friends when you feel like testing your courage against Canada’s tallest roller coasters. It’s a place of fun, a place filled with roars of excitement, and a place that is hell for someone with celiac disease. The day began great: my friend and I arrived at the park … More Canada’s “Woeful-land”
Please, for all the celiacs out there, change up your gluten-free bun recipe. I appreciate that you’ve made an effort to include a gluten-free option at your restaurants, but I’m just not a fan of eating mattress foam. You’re known for your deliciously moist, baked bread, yet you serve celiacs fridge-stored sponges. I don’t even … More Dear Subway sandwiches
With allergies to peanuts and dairy being the topic of similar debate I thought I would dive into some reasons why celiac disease should be recognized as a disability. I remember when I was first struggling with celiac disease (which I was unaware of at the time) I had to take multiple days off school. … More Should celiac disease be a disability?
It happened, I gave in to my craving… my Popeyes craving that is. After writing my post The struggle is real my cravings wouldn’t subside – they followed me wherever I went, stalking me like prey. I couldn’t sleep without the thought of Popeyes biscuits tumbling into my mouth from some type of funnel-like contraption…… Okay, … More Craving – 1, Me – 0
There’s no doubt that having celiac disease is challenging – heck, the amount of times I have to recite the same blab over and over again while I’m dinning out is anxiety-inducing. “Please don’t contaminate my food,” the voice inside my head pleads, “I really don’t want to feel like crap tonight.” But it’s not … More The struggle is real
As celiac disease becomes an increasing issue, there are still some in the medical profession that don’t understand this disease. It is noted that many cases of celiac disease are improperly diagnosed as lactose intolerance or simply irritable bowel syndrome. When I was struggling with the symptoms that accompany celiac disease I went to my … More Celiac awareness – a call to doctors
It’s easy to forget that you’re not the only celiac out there after coming across many people who don’t understand (or believe) your disease. You may feel like no one understands – I know I’ve felt like that at times. But a recent experience reminded me that I’m not alone. The other day I was … More Remember celiacs, you are not alone
A few months ago I came across the Lava Lamp bath bomb at Lush. With the promise of an orange and purple-swirled oasis I was eager to try it out. Dropping it in the tub I wasn’t disappointed as the water turned bright orange and the citrus fragrance quickly filled the room. I climbed in, … More LUSH lovers beware!
Hospitals are a place of care, a place to help restore health. They are a place of healing, and a place that is familiar with disease and other ailments. Because of this you would think that they would be able to cater to special dietary needs… Think again. On Monday night my boyfriend was in … More Code white: hangry at the hospital
It’s no debate that those with celiac disease are extremely sensitive to wheat and other gluten-containing grains. Yet there is still a lot of speculation when it comes to being exposed to airborne gluten. Is it safe to be around? Will it cause a reaction? Is it a legitimate concern for celiacs? When I say … More The airborne gluten debate