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    Celiac Disease Diagnosis

    The Day My Life Changed I remember getting my celiac disease diagnosis on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008. What is Celiac Disease?….and how the hell do I even manage such a diagnosis? I was overwhelmed and slightly depressed by it all, if I’m being honest. The relief I felt having answers to all of my pain, medical issues, and constant exhaustion, is indescribable. Especially being one in which my medication was a diet change and not an actual mediation, but I was so angry. WHY?! In retrospect, I was angry becausde I didn’t know. I had no idea what to expect or how I’d function with such diet restrictions. Nobody taught…

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    Gluten Free Meatballs

    Childhood Memories I spent countless hours in the kitchen with my Italian grandfather while growing up. I always opted to help him cook instead of playing with my cousins. They didn’t know where the real fun was…or where the yummy snacks were! While I’ve yet to master his amazing recipe as being one of gluten free meatballs, I found this AMAZING one from Fountain Avenue Kitchen. It was incredibly easy to make gluten free and the only additional change I made was adding more garlic…because is there every enough garlic? This recipe will certainly fit the bill until I’m able to master my grandfather’s recipe! In my home, we’re in…

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    What is Celiac Disease?

    What is Celiac Disease? What is Celiac Disease? It’s an autoimmune disorder in which the body is unable to process gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley and rye). Consuming gluten as someone with Celiac Disease, the body begins to attack the small intestine. This attack leads to damage of the villi, which are small fingerlike projections that line the small intestine, and are meant to promote nutrient absorption. When these villi get damaged, nutrients are unable to be absorbed properly into the body. Think of it this way, no matter how healthy your diet is, you’re malnourished. Is it Hereditary? Celiac Disease is hereditary and there is a 1…