When you’re first diagnosed with Celiac Disease, it’s easy to think of all of the foods you can’t eat anymore: cakes, cookies, pizza, pie, and many more. All of these foods have something besides gluten in common. They are often associated with events and celebrations. Celebrations that you may no longer feel ‘included’ in because you simply can’t savor the food being served.
A fellow Celiac put together an amazing video spoken from her heart about her feelings surrounding a gluten free diet. Check it out:
Everything she said rang true for me as well as my family. The video is very timely as we approach Thanksgiving and the Holidays. If you’re going to be spending the Holidays in a gluten-filled environment, I recommend sending this video to the host. It’s an easy way to let them know that you are not just being picky, but you’re keeping yourself healthy by eating the foods your body can digest and avoiding those that will cause harmful affects.