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
Thursday – 9:48 pm I’m lying in bed with two heating pads draped across my belly. My head is pounding and, despite the heat, I can feel the cramps working their way around my stomach. An hour ago I was out running errands when my stomach began churning. I hobbled to my car so I … More When celiac attacks…
Being fairly new to celiac disease I was astonished to discover the amount of products that contain gluten – products you wouldn’t even think of! Before being diagnosed I admit that I was a little ignorant to what I believed was a gluten-free fad. I remember being at the grocery store with my mom looking … More What the gluten?!
Nowadays the term gluten-free can be found everywhere. Visit your local grocery store and you can spot it on many products from crackers, to deli meat and even ice cream. But for those who suffer from celiac disease and other gluten-related sensitivities sometimes it can be misleading. Gluten-free claims vary from product to product. There … More The risky game of “gluten-free”
I pointed to the Hero Burger, eyes alight, I found a place where I could eat! Taking my boyfriend by the hand I walked in, starving – I hadn’t eaten anything since breakfast and I’d been painting an apartment all day. There was no one in the restaurant except my boyfriend and I. At the … More Hero Burger & the villain within
As someone with celiac disease, please be patient with me. Please be understanding. I am new to this too; there are still many things that I don’t know about this disease. I ask you in all kindness, don’t roll your eyes when I leave the kitchen while you’re cutting fresh bread. Don’t get annoyed when … More Dear friends and family…