Summer and Malt Beverages

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.

At least a year….

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….

Mast Cells and Celiac – Part 1: The Immune System

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!

Pop Quiz

I always feel like going to the Gastroenterologist is like a pop quiz. I wonder if I ate gluten free enough to ensure my follow up celiac tests are normal. Always hope that there is no damage in the small intestine or colon. But until the results come back, I won't know how I've been doing.