Celiac Disease: Living Gluten-Free after Diagnosis

Celiac Disease: Living Gluten-Free after Diagnosis

Ok, so you or a loved one has been diagnosed with celiac disease. Now what?

It’s no secret that living with a diagnosis of celiac disease changes your life as certain foods no longer become a choice.

But how can you live with a disease that eliminates an ingredient found in the vast majority of foods?

Read on to discover how to get started on a gluten-free diet and live healthfully after a celiac diagnosis.

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Celiac Disease: Signs and Symptoms that May Surprise You!

Celiac Disease: Signs and Symptoms that May Surprise You!

Could you belong to the 80% of Canadians with undiagnosed Celiac Disease?

Do you suffer from some form of debilitating “mystery” symptom?

Could it be celiac?

When most people think of celiac disease, they immediately think of the common digestive symptoms that manifest if gluten is consumed, including diarrhea, gas and bloating. But there are many other less common, or “atypical” signs and symptoms of the disease - some of which may surprise you. Could you be suffering from one of them?

In honour of May being Celiac Awareness Month, let’s dive right into the disease, test your knowledge of celiac, and examine symptoms during Part 1 of my series on celiac disease.

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Celiac Disease is an Autoimmune Condition: What You Need to Know

Celiac Disease is an Autoimmune Condition: What You Need to Know 

May is Celiac disease awareness month. 

Celiac disease, an extreme manifestation of gluten sensitivity, occurs when an allergic reaction to gluten causes small intestinal damage. It is the most severe reaction anyone can have to gluten, and is more prevalent than you may think, as most people who have this disease are never actually diagnosed.

For those of you who have been diagnosed with celiac disease, it’s likely that you already know what it is and how it impacts your life. For others, this is the opportunity to learn the truth about celiac disease, symptoms associated with it, and how it manifests itself. 

In this week’s blog post, I’ll discuss how celiac disease, an autoimmune condition, may arise, common myths about the disease, and provide you a list of food/ingredients containing gluten that all celiacs must avoid.


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The Gluten-Free Controversy PART 2 - Why is Everyone Suddenly Allergic to Gluten?

The Gluten-Free Controversy PART 2 - Why is Everyone Suddenly Allergic to Gluten?

Have you noticed increasingly more people are trying to avoid gluten? Have you ever wondered why?

  • Does it seem like everyone around you is suddenly allergic to gluten?
  • Do you wonder if you should give up gluten? 
  • How do you know if going gluten-free is right for you?
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The Gluten-Free Controversy: Does Gluten-Free Mean “Healthy”?

The Gluten-Free Controversy: Does Gluten-Free Mean “Healthy”? 

Have you noticed that increasingly more and more people are trying to avoid gluten?

Have you wondered if gluten-free products are healthy?

Have you given up gluten or been wondering if you should? 

 

Read this week’s blog post to discover the real truth behind gluten-free products and what you should look for when shopping gluten-free. 

If you are trying to live a life without gluten, it may be exciting to see more gluten-free options available to you every day. But be aware that not all gluten-free products are created equal. Please be mindful that many of them are still processed and contain unhealthy ingredients, making them not such a “healthy” alternative. Read on to find out more!

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