My comments on professional challenges and achievements, through the daily or more profound possibly dismay - how the world turns for a celiac when they interact with those that use the rod of life.
My comments on wonderment and blessings of a Gluten Free Lifestyle.
My challenges as a Celiac.
One of the challenges of being a Celiac, cardboard bread! You know what I am talking about. There are lots of option of carboard, or thick pucks of somewhat bread looking substances. But now, there is delicious bread that isn't so heavy and stuck together, but actually has fluffy air pockets and such in it. Udi makes a great little loaf of just "can eat it plain" bread. With jam, almond butter, garlic butter or a little olive oil, this bread is tasty just thawed and made into a sandwich, or toasted to make cinnamon toast. Better yet, I am sharing with you the new contest they are running. http://glutenfreeville.com/featured/be-udiful so share your recipe here, and submit your recipe there... but lets here it for UDI and them finally bringing store bought bread a name we can still enjoy while not always having time to cook.
I want to make sure this out there for people to find.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.
One in 133 Americans have celiac disease.
Three million Americans across all races, ages and genders suffer from celiac.
95% of celiacs are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions.
10 years is the average time a person waits to be correctly diagnosed.
17% of celiac patients have an immediate family member who also has celiac.
Celiac disease can lead to a number of other disorders including infertility, reduced bone density, neurological disorders, some cancers, and other autoimmune diseases. http://bit.ly/9iQClx I get sick of hearing: - but it is too expensive to go gluten free. - Well I do it sometimes, that helps right? - But once I go gluten free, can I eat wheat again? - But I feel fine except x,y,z symptoms. - That just sounds like alot of work, can't they just make a pill?
Seriously, this is hard work, if you make it hard. Diligence is the lifestyle, true, but being healthy and feeling healthy are two different things. Feeling like you spent enough to be healthy with a gluten free diet? Guess how much uninsured cancer surgery costs? [lower end $20,000] Why would you think sometimes is good? Do you think, I eat healthy cause Monday/Wednesday/Friday I don't drink poison? But the other days... I drink bleach... Gluten free, is the only and I mean only cure for celiacs disease, in fact cure is not the best term, it is the best way to alleviate the body of suffering more or the symptoms getting worse. Most see symptoms reduce and many see the body heal. But if left to be contaminated again, and again... how can the body ever heal?
I found a nice little smoothie making stick for $12. I found the best glass jar, and decided that ice cream can be avoided a bit more, if I made delicious drinks for myself. 8 fl oz of almond milk 1/4 cup fage Greek style yogurt 1 banana 5 strawberries 1 tbsp honey or Agave Nectar
frothy and delicious... Honestly, the stick is easier to wash than a blender, and so much quicker to get out, use, and put away. Less washing and parts to wash, and truly makes the whole.."making a treat" a quick fix for something smooth and creamy. Try it... There are lots of berries and fruits that would make this great
I tried the unsweetened Almond Breeze milk, the chocolate Almond Breeze also works .