What a Lifes’ challenge and to be excited about ……
“Coeliac” or “Celiac” Disease or, for a Gluten Intolerant person – this has often seemed so difficult to diagnose and to then, accept!
The comparison with others managing the same limitations vary enormously.
The focus and to remove Gluten from the diet can be, and is successful for those diagnosed – I see this directly, it’s a responsibility and I hope we all will share ideas, recipes and resources.
In my circle of family and friends I have had loved ones diagnosed with this problem. This is not a choice – it’s called survival!
So many people and different levels with the same dietary challenge, find this very difficult to choose sustenance, it seems like an enormous list of food and drinks are no longer suitable.
I prefer to look at as a challenge and love to provide wonderful choices within the perimeters
Share our reasoning and focus
An answer, a pure relief, was almost the reaction of a dear friend when she found she was Gluten Intolerant – she almost always felt ill and suffered cramps after meals.
My sibling; after a standard medical check-up and blood test, was diagnosed with critical liver issues relating to gluten rich food that had never been earlier identified. He had been tested for issues like Gaul Bladder or ulcers , he wouldn’t eat a particular vegetable, herb, or sauce, – saying that they caused a stomach pain ….(Often – always using language, a little more colourful than mine!)
An elderly family member; felt ill after breakfast in particular, and always felt better if she just had fresh fruit during the day, veggies and maybe a piece of meat for dinner… no desert!
My sister-in-law had known of her dietary issue for most of her life – so I give her credit for teaching me the difference between challenge and opportunity.
A chance to change perspective
This situation can be equally as difficult for the family and friends, as it is for the person centred with this need.
It can be a provide an enormous variety of alternative wonderful choices of food and recipes and techniques.
To thoroughly learn and understand the sources of gluten in our diets and to strictly abide by Gluten exclusion has been the most difficult part of my learning process.
Once established and understanding the different choices and selections, I feel this has to be shared. There will be many folk who would love to be involved too and I can learn from you ….
Links full of information to share
I will share links that my family have found helpful and the specific information we seem to rely on. I will continue here to add to this site when I can include relevant tried and tested information, (and when I learn about the miracles of the internet techniques and communication – maybe this will also look awesome 😊 )
I’ll share recipes and hope that you might join us and do the same.
(The tried and tested recipes I will share are unidentifiable as Gluten Free – and that’s a plus for the rest of our families and friends).
Our local supermarkets all seem to carry a respectable choice of Gluten Free products, but I also aim to share retail outlets that we know have wonderful selections of specific goods that will be a great source of items and products related to this perimeter.
Limitations seem difficult
Dealing with Celiac or Coeliac Disease can seem unfair. A person who is Gluten Intolerant, also understands the restrictions that may impact the rest of a family….
Well – hoping that you join me and share all you can to ensure that we deal challenge with this differently 😊