Hello dear readers!
In this blog I will be sharing with you what a day in the life of a celiac is like.
I had already been seeing a gastroenterologist for several weeks. I was tired, everything I ate immediately came back up… I was in a committed relationship with my toilet. It was impossible to leave it for more than 30 minutes. I was forced to jog from one toilet to the next to the point where I could no longer lead a normal life… something that was especially punishing for me. I love being active but at that time the simple act of climbing the stairs defeated me.
After a few months, I headed back to the doctor and gastro. There were many things it could be: irritable bowel syndrome, a cancerous mass, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease… in short enough diagnoses to make anyone crazy… After multiple disagreeable tests I got the news that I had Celiac disease. But I had no idea what that was. Is it an allergy? No. In fact, I discovered that it is an intolerance and autoimmune disorder. The only way to treat it is to cut all gluten out of my diet!!! I knew it was going to take a bit of adjusting, but I was relieved that the solution to all of my health problems was something so simple!
Hello nutritionist, you would become my new best friend! After reading up a bit and experimenting with new ingredients, I started to discover new flavours, tastes, and textures (albeit less fluffy than with gluten) as well as new passions. You can adapt to anything! Realizing I was celiac actually brought a lot of my previous hobbies and interests to the forefront again. Organic and gluten free food, the environment, nutrition, cooking (and a bit of travel) – living a gluten free life was different, but it tied in with all these areas of interest and more. With this blog, I will try to paint a picture of my gluten free life, both the good and the bad. Tips and tricks, slices of life, references, recipes, etc… all this and more will be coming your way.