With Soul

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

I’m a worker bee. I don’t necessarily like being the center of attention, but I’m not shy. I love good people and would rather be doing things for others—especially ones I love. It’s just the way I have always been and I’m happiest that way. So, it probably doesn’t seem to fit with me having a website right?! I’m definitely not jonesin’ for the limelight. What I do strongly desire is that there’s some positive vibes I can shine your way. That I can help you feel better.

Glutenfreesage—the Sage Page—is for other people. I’m not selling anything. I’m sharing what I’ve personally learned from having Celiac Disease and living a gluten free life. I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I did.

For example: repeatedly searching for the perfect GF replacement (usually made with too much sugar and what I consider unhealthy flours). Gluten-free replacement foods can be purchased almost everywhere in pretty little packaging—marketing promises and goodness which often times, once consumed, make you feel worse. Yes… I do use GF breadcrumbs and have been known to have tortilla chips when I have avocados or guacamole, but if you choose to use them, you have to know the best ones to choose! GF foods are generally made with ingredients such as rice, corn, xanthan gum, tapioca and millet, which are higher in carbs and lower in protein and other nutrients than even wheat flour! Just because it’s gluten free doesn’t mean it’s healthy… and Celiacs need nutrient dense, minimally processed foods to feel GOOD.

I would love for you to make fresh, one-to-five ingredient meals. Fruit and eggs, tuna and carrots, chicken and limas, lamb chops and sweet potatoes… these are just a few of the many simple, non-processed, low carb options to incorporate in your everyday diet. Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean you have to eat boring, uninspiring meals. Try spices and herbs to jazz things up. Sprinkle cinnamon on your sweet potato, or add parsley and oregano to your Marinara. Experiment! I felt so much better—after many trials and tribulations—doing it the low carb way. This, and as many fresh air walks you can squeeze in, and you will feel like a new person!

I pulled myself out of celiac la-la land and saw the beacon of light as I got safely to the shore. You can too! Anyone who has had this happen knows that a strong will and fortitude is what’ll get you through. Whether it’s Celiac, an accident, a bad business deal, anything… stay positive! Do research. Look for answers. Exercise. Drink the daily requirement for water. Eat clean. Sleep well—and for at least 7 hours. Keep it simple until you feel better. And you will.

My wish for you is that you get to make deeelicious meals that replace foods with gluten so that you still enjoy eating—all the while being your healthiest self—one step at a time. Every day is a new day to wake up feeling strong, GREAT, and grateful.

Sage is here to shed positive light on your Celiac life. Hopefully you can benefit from my experience or words of encouragement, even if you don’t have Celiac but want a no carb / low carb life. Life is beautiful. And you deserve to feel well and enjoy it.