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Two Months Gluten Free

It’s now been roughly two months since my diagnosis of celiac and thus two months attempting to eat and live free of gluten. It’s definitely continued to be a learning experience. I’m still not certain how well I’ve done in my efforts. But I think I’ve done pretty well. We’re still learning how to avoid […]

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Osteoporosis and Celiac Disease

As a middle-aged male, osteoporosis was not even on my radar. However, it’s one of the significant risks for an adult celiac of any age or gender, especially if the disease has been active long enough to significantly damage the small intestine and cause nutritional deficiencies. I’ve had a bone density scan, though I don’t […]

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How long have I had celiac? (Or musings about the ancestral sin)

How long have I had celiac disease? It’s an interesting question that should be relatively straightforward to answer. But it’s not actually that easy. On one level I have had celiac for less than two months. That’s how long it’s been since I was given a firm diagnosis, I began attempting a gluten free diet, […]

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Celiac & Autoimmune Diseases

I’ve been looking at some of the other videos by Dr. Vikki Petersen and noticed this one. As an autoimmune disease, celiac makes you more vulnerable to other autoimmune diseases. I also have had canker sores inside my mouth frequently for a very long time now. I never thought much about them before. I guess […]

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Celiac & Depression

I found this video by a Dr. Vikki Peterson interesting and helpful. As I mentioned in my post explaining celiac disease, as an autoimmune disease, it can damage your nervous system. If it does, it can produce a host of different symptoms up to and including altering the chemical balance in your brain leading to […]

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What Is Celiac Disease?

Update 10/12/2009: The Gluten-Free Doctor has posted just about as comprehensive a list as I can imagine of the possible symptoms of celiac disease. Given that I often have and will refer to celiac disease on this blog, I realized I should write a post that explains the disease. I know that prior to my […]

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Fasting and Humility

Only weeks into this gluten free fast, I already begin to understand the reason for the linguistic linkage between humility and humiliation, at least for someone with my longstanding private and often even stoic demeanor. That private aspect to my nature is the primary reason I never started my own blog. Celiac is taking that […]

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Red Lobster

To celebrate our mother’s doctoral graduation, my brother took everyone out to Red Lobster. I told our server that I had celiac disease and asked if they had a gluten free menu. They do not have one. I ended up talking to the manager who consulted with the chef. They told me that anything grill […]

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Not the Fast I’ve Chosen – Epilogue

This series has barely managed to scratch the surface of many different and often deep topics. I never intended it to deeply cover everything in depth, but rather to lay the groundwork for my focus on this particular subject on this blog. I’m sure I will visit and revisit many of the topics touched on […]

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Not the Fast I’ve Chosen – Part 9

I closed my train of thought in my last post with the idea that, though God has not given me celiac disease for any reason whatsoever, he has been quietly at work preparing me and giving me the tools, should I care to employ them, to stand and perhaps even grow in the face of […]

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