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4 Ways to Win With Celiac Disease

Posted by Brittany Raum on Sep, Wed 13, 2017

I’m finding ways to win with Celiac Disease. Don’t get me wrong; Celiac Disease is a lifelong, chronic illness. It is a serious condition. But it’s also my normal. So I’ve found a few ways to empower myself and win with Celiac Disease.

1. Surround yourself with people who support you-- This goes without saying, and it applies to every part of my life, not just my Celiac Disease diagnosis. Without people around me who recognize that being gluten free is the only means of treating my Celiac Disease, I don’t think I’d be nearly as successful with it or as healthy as I am today.

Celiac Disease dominates every bite of food I put into my mouth, many of the products I use, and the hows and wheres of my food prep. So it’s a topic that comes up quite a bit. Sure, there are still those people who don’t understand it or think it’s just a fad diet, but having the support of my family and friends is what really matters.

2. Read, read, read those labels-- Even items that claim to be gluten free sometimes aren’t free from cross contamination which is a huge factor for those of us with Celiac Disease or gluten allergy/intolerance. Sometimes recipes change or the place it’s manufactured is different, so even if it’s a food you’ve eaten daily for years, it’s still important to give the info a quick run-through. Those quick checks have saved me from a few accidental-glutenings.

3. Don’t be afraid to question your food-- Aside from reading labels, when it comes to eating out at restaurants, I’ve found there’s a wide variety of knowledge about what it truly means for a meal to be gluten free. (No, I cannot just pick the croutons off this salad, thanks.)

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What You Need To Know About Celiac Disease

Posted by Brittany Raum on Sep, Tue 13, 2016

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2013, and although I still keep count of the time I’ve needed to be completely gluten free, now I feel like it’s more a badge of honor than a prison sentence, but I’ll admit, it’s taken a really long time for me to get to this point.

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Living with Celiac's Disease [Part Three]

Posted by Brittany McNeal on Feb, Mon 03, 2014

Life after diagnosis has been smooth sailing for the most part. Since my father and I are both gluten free, even Thanksgiving and Christmas (normally a pretty gluten-y affair) were both huge successes for us, and by success, I mean it felt normal, and that meant a lot to the both of us.

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Living with Celiac's Disease [Part Two]

Posted by Brittany McNeal on Jan, Mon 27, 2014

As soon as I was greeted by the nurse, I knew something was amiss. The nurse quickly ushered me into an exam room, and only a few short minutes later, my doctor followed.

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Planning a Celiac-Friendly Thanksgiving!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Wed 06, 2013

Whether it's due to Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivities or intolerances, wheat allergies, or a Paleo diet, a great many people are eating gluten-free these days. With the carb-loaded, stuffing-infused, food-focused holiday of Thanksgiving (and then the winter holidays!) fast approaching, it feels like a good time to look at some gluten-free recipes the whole family can enjoy.

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