Statistics report that 1 in 133 people have Celiac Disease. So why does it seem like everyone around me is eating gluten!? This blog and podcast were created so I may share my thoughts on everything from diagnosis and recovery to what gluten free foods are actually edible. I may occasionally vent at my frustration of going to a restaurant and not being able to eat one measly thing on the menu (ok, occasional vent #1)! When I was initially diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I felt confused, isolated, and totally uneducated. I mourned for the food I could no longer eat. I felt angry that I had this disease. Why me? I wanted my Tastycakes and I wanted them NOW (ok, occasional vent #2)! I hope this blog and podcast helps you to feel that you are not alone. You WILL be healthy. You WILL be able to survive and thrive gluten-free.
Hold The Gluten is a place I hope you will visit if you feel you need to connect with a fellow celiac. When Aunt Matilda makes you a loaf of her famous pumpkin bread (with tons of gluten) and is totally offended when you don’t eat it, take a moment to remember there are others out there going through the same exact scenario. Well, I personally don’t have an Aunt Matilda, but you get the picture. Stop by, stay awhile, there’s safety in numbers!