03 Mar 2014

Is celiac disease getting you down?

I hear you. Even the happiest, healthiest, got-her-life-togetherest celiac has a difficult day (or week, or month) here and there.

And while those times when you’re feeling most down in the dumps are some of the hardest times to maintain perspective (especially if you’ve been glutened), I’d like to suggest you give yourself some empathy.

That’s right. This disease is difficult.

Living gluten-free isn’t just about food. It permeates into our social lives, our family lives. It is both a very personal matter, but one that is necessary to make very public in order to stay healthy.

So don’t beat up on yourself. When you make a mistake, be kind to yourself. This is tough, but you get better at it every day.

One thing that helps me cope when I’m having a bad day is a good laugh. Thankfully, the internet has no shortage of gluten free humor.

The most popular (and my personal favorite) is When I Went Gluten-Free by Katie, the blogger behind Gluten-Free Blondie.

Similarly humorous pairings of words and images can be found at the Reddit board Gluten-Free Memes.

 

Then there’s the stuff that celiacs say…

And all the weird stuff people say to celiacs…

A song about  the pain of food allergies sung to a familiar tune…

… and an ode to gluten-filled cakes, cookies, and other goodies

Be sure to share your favorite gluten-free memes, videos, and other light-hearted gluten-free fare in the comments. We’ll add our favorites to the post.

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