Cate’s Corner will be a monthly series where Cate shares her experiences of growing up with celiac disease and how she manages it as an active college student. Here is the first installment of her story… My name is Cate and I was diagnosed with Celiac when I was two years old.
Awareness of food allergies is on the rise and wheat allergy is at the top of the list. The availability of wheat free food products makes dealing with an allergy to wheat more manageable. How do you know if you have an allergy to wheat products? Know the symptoms of an allergy to wheat.
Has your doctor just informed you that you have celiac disease? The first feelings you’ll have when finding out about your condition will range anywhere from shock to sadness. You might even find yourself fearing what your new life will be like. You know that your celiac disease diagnosis will have a restricting effect on […]
In a Facebook discussion recently, the topic arose concerning celiac in the military and we were intrigued with solutions for those who may be learning how to cope while serving our country. Military servicemen and women find themselves in unusual living situations and are required by virtue of their position to easily adapt to situations. With […]
If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, a biological relative has a higher risk of getting it as well. Celiac disease happens to be genetic. Many people don’t discuss celiac awareness and how one person in a family can be an eye opener for the remaining family members. One big question is if family members […]
Gluten sensitivity exists in people on a spectrum. There are people who can eat all of the pizza and bread that they want. This isn’t a great idea for anyone, because gluten in a pro-inflammatory food. Still, there are people who eat it without noticeable gluten symptoms. On the other end of the spectrum are […]
You’re driving home from the doctor’s office with this new label. You have celiac disease.You’re a celiac. You’re gluten-free. And, frankly, you don’t have much of a clue what that means. You may feel scared, panicky. What am I going to do? What am I going to eat?! Ahh! You may feel angry. This sucks! Why me? Why […]
I’ve heard doctors openly refer to celiac disease as a “crazy person disease” on account of the wide range of symptoms experienced by patients. When I was going through the process of being diagnosed, it felt like my doctors thought I was a hypochondriac. They would be convinced I was suffering from one disease, then […]
Are you having mild flu-like symptoms that persist for months leaving you too tired to do what you love? Have you rapidly lost or gained weight without changing your diet? Do you have persistent gut pain, diarrhea, or constipation that you’ve “just learned to live with”? If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of […]