Have you ever had to face a reality about your health, but just kept putting it off hoping that it would miraculously go away?
Have you ever made a lifestyle change, made great progress and then had a really bad day, week or month?
Have you ever realized how many social events are centered on food?
Have you ever tried to explain something about yourself to someone and they just don’t get it?
In March 2009, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Celiac is a genetically inherited auto-immune disease in which an individual is sensitive to proteins found in wheat, oats, barley and rye. Celiac Disease affects more than one percent of the general population. Researchers believe that more than 3,000,000 people in the United States have Celiac Disease. That’s one of every 133 people and the numbers continue to rise.
Maintaining a gluten-free diet is the key to controlling Celiac Disease. Gluten-free items are more and more readily available at your local grocery market and restaurants. While the choices have become greater, this is a significant lifestyle change that affects an individual both physically and mentally. What you eat will always be a conversation at your next social event.
This quick read will enable individuals recently diagnosed and those struggling with Celiac Disease with a defensive strategy that will facilitate everyday living. Game on!
Celiac Disease is on the rise! Kimberly Gray was diagnosed with Celiac in March, 2009 and her twin sister Kate, diagnosis came six months later. Her simplistic approach to the gluten-free diet, humor and defensive strategies will motivate and inspire those living with Celiac Disease!