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Celiac Awareness, Action and Attitude

My life after silent celiac disease has been a constant work in progress. I was relieved and grateful for my diagnosis 15 years ago, but soon learned that healthful living with celiac is not just about diet.     Celiac disease is a hard thing to teach or explain. If we all become more aware… Read More



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Cooking With Unconscious Competence

Someone I met on my recent boat trip explained the Conscious Competence learning model to me and then my son Doug mentioned it in an interview, so now it’s crossed my path twice in one week. It got me thinking of the whole gluten free diet and what I’ve learned from my initial diagnosis to… Read More


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Balance

The mysterious thing that happens to people when they get sick is they know something is off, but what is it? Being tired can come from anything. And what about headaches… or anemia? “Ohhh, you’re Italian, that’s cultural.” All Italian young girls are anemic? Really? Um, no. Achy joints aren’t normal if you are young… Read More


Symptoms of Unknown Origin

Celiac Disease has come to the forefront in a BIG way recently, however, people walked around with Celiac—or gluten intolerance—for yeeeears and didn’t know it. People would go to doctors with all sorts of symptoms (anemia, weight loss, malnourishment, exhaustion, joint pain, etc.) and tests would be done, but often the results were inconclusive. The… Read More