Category Archives for "Celiac Disease"

Celiac Disease, Essential Oils & Allergies

CELIAC DISEASE AND ESSENTIAL OILS? Since this is a blog about living gluten free, you may wonder why I’m broaching the subject of essential oils?! BECAUSE THEY ARE AWESOME! HAHA…okay, follow me here… starting the gluten free journey was a catalyst to live my healthiest life. So, while my whole “journey to health” may have started with […]

Essential Oils

What brand of oils do I use? I personally use Young Living Essential Oils. What sold me on this particular brand was their “seed to seal” process, which means they have control over the entire production (owning farms across the globe, planting their own seeds, cultivating, distilling and bottling of each oil). That’s crazy important because […]

5 Facts About The Celiac Disease Genes

Celiac disease is a genetic disease (according the Chicago Celiac Disease Center). So, if you have celiac disease, you either have the HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8 gene. And yes, this means you received that gene from a parent (even though they may, or may not, have the disease- one of them gave you the gene). If you have […]

The Emotional Side of Going GF

This is a must have if you have celiac. It has a very precise list of what you can and can not eat. It is broken down by each ingredient. I used it a lot when I was first reading labels and was like what is that? Can I have that? This is a great […]

10 Tips to Prevent Cross-Contamination

You’re working really hard to be gluten free (right?! lol) and there can be a ton of anxiety involved in that, so that last thing you need is to feel anxious in your own home -OR- continue getting sick via cross-contamination. So I’m dishing a few tips that will help you keep gluten far away […]

The Not So Obvious Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Today I’m dishing a few of the “not so obvious symptoms” of Celiac Disease.  I think it’s SO important that we continue to share how the vitamin and mineral deficiencies caused by Celiac Disease manifested themselves in our body. And I know I’m only touching the tip of the iceberg for this show, since there […]

The Difference Between Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

Gluten Sensitivity and Gluten Intolerance are two terms that can be, and often are, used interchangeably. These terms describe any health problem where the underlying cause is gluten. That’s right, these terms cover the spectrum from light gluten intolerance/sensitivity to Dermatitis Herpetiformis (skin manifestation of Celiac) to Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is the most severe […]

I’m Gluten Free and Still Sick?

Around month 6 of being gluten free…I just knew that something wasn’t right. I stopped improving, still felt terrible, was reacting to TONS of foods and having lower back pain. Any food with over 1 gram of fat was still going through me within minutes, I was exhausted, pale, couldn’t sleep, severe leg twitching….and yes, […]

15 Tips on How To Heal The Leaky Gut

The damaged intestinal lining can wreak havoc on our entire body systems. I know. My son suffered greatly until we took steps to heal his. This topic is important to me. I have seen dramatic changes in my own son’s health. I have seen a new child emerge as healing took place.  He became a […]