It's finally summer and it's hot. Before diagnosis, I would have pulled out a cold BudLight and enjoyed it! Now, there are a variety of spiked seltzers, wine in a can, and a variety of other canned beverages appropriate for those with celiac disease. Let's discuss.
I know it is tough to think about, but ...... It takes a year from diagnosis for people to understand and get the gluten free diet 100% right. It takes a year for celiac blood tests to normalize and sometimes up to two years. It takes a year for most people to start feeling good … Continue reading At least a year….
I make plans. I may not always achieve my plans, but I always am thinking about what comes next. Yesterday and today, I've been a mess. This pandemic and my inability to really take a break has been wearing on me. I've been cranky and short with my family.
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Mastocytosis are big topics. How these diseases relate to celiac disease is a big, complex interaction. In order to get to specifically how mast cells work, I think I need a basic understanding of some big concepts in the immune system. I've had to go back to learn a lot of concepts about the immune system simply to make sense of the mast cell interactions in the body. I'm sharing my learning journey with you!
I asked and you delivered. I had writers block at the end of last week and have a slew of topics to discuss over the next few weeks. A few of them are quick and easy answers. Others will require more in depth research and a day or two of articles. Some I've written about in the past, but they might need updating. Here is the list and my comments about the next steps with each.
Sometimes I feel like I talk a lot about the same things - proper diagnostic process, eating gluten free, living your life, and having a bit of a sense of humor about this whole celiac thing.
Symptoms and villous blunting are not correlated.
Just do it - The endoscopy I mean!
Pre-Valentines love letter to the long suffering partners of people with celiac disease!
32% of gluten free food in restaurants contain gluten - but there's more to it!