Celiac Disease: Could I Have It? I need help. I think I have Celiac Disease. I have been repeating the same question to myself for a few weeks now: “Could I have celiac disease?” As some of you may remember, I bashed the Celiac community when I first started Gluten Free Thin. I bashed Celiac Disease itself […]
I am in the third week of the gluten challenge to see if I have celiac disease and I’m miserable. Miserable because of the way I feel. Miserable because there is an alarming disconnect in medicine about how celiac disease is diagnosed and misdiagnosed. I’ve been gluten free now for 6 months and recently decided it was time to suck […]
What is the gluten challenge? Information obtained from The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center The gluten challenge is the period of time when gluten is added back into a person’s diet to assist in the diagnosis of celiac disease. Antibodies take time to build into the blood stream before they can be detected through blood […]
What is Celiac Disease? Celiac Disease is an auto immune disease that affects an estimated 1 out of every 100 people in the world. Individuals are genetically susceptible to this disease that damages the small intestine when gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley) is consumed. On top of that, there are an alarming number of […]
Gluten Intolerance Side Effects Maybe Funny, But Not Fun Having a sensitivity to gluten which is either celiac disease or NCGS (I still don’t friggin’ know) means that you will probably have many of the wonderful gluten intolerance side effects. These side effects can range anywhere from being painful, being annoying, to even being funny sometimes. […]
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It seems that more and more restaurants and distributors are being called out for selling fake gluten-free food.
As I continue on my gluten-free journey, I am starting to notice a very disturbing trend when it comes to eating out. Restaurants all over the world are jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon to try and accommodate those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Its great that there are a growing number of gluten-free supporters out there but I have to wonder how many of these so called “supporters” are serving gluten-free meals for the right reasons.