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The Gluten Free Diet is NOT a Fad Diet!

I wrote the following as a comment on another blog after someone said they couldn’t wait for the gluten free fad diet to go away. Usually I ignore those comments. This time, for whatever reason, I didn’t. The words poured out and I decided to edit it and post it on my blog. So without […]

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Celiac Update – Osteoporosis

After I was diagnosed with highly advanced stage celiac in April 2009, my gastroenterologist ordered a bone density scan. The results showed full blown osteoporosis (I believe around -2.4) in my spine. I was shocked. No middle-aged man ever thinks about osteoporosis. My doctor referred me to an endocrinologist. She decided to treat me with […]

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Gluten Free and Now Dairy Free

Sigh. That’s a significant part of my reaction to the subject of this post. As I’ve maintained a gluten free diet and healed from the fairly extensive damage to my body, there have been certain symptoms that have not improved and which have even gotten worse. I mostly put them out of my mind and […]

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Celiac Family

It’s been a rough couple of months. Since celiac has a strong genetic component, we decided it would be wise to have our two younger children screened for celiac disease as part of their annual physicals. My wife and I were shocked when both of their blood panels came back not just positive, but strongly […]

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One Year Gluten Free

It’s been roughly a year now since I was diagnosed with celiac disease and began a gluten free diet. It was quite a shift at first, but it’s almost become second nature now. I read the ingredients on everything I pick up and am still sometimes surprised. Just the other day my wife was making […]

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6 Months Gluten Free!

This marks my first six months on a gluten free diet (or within a couple of weeks of six months, anyway). Since I got the results of my blood tests today during my appointment with my gastroenterologist, it seemed like a good time to post a status update. I had great results! One test (I’m […]

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3 Months Gluten Free

Actually, it’s more like 3 1/2 months now, but I decided it’s time for an update. I finally got the results of all the latest series of tests in and I have no other condition besides celiac causing bone loss. That’s the best news I could have expected under the circumstances, and hopefully means I […]

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And If I Don’t Heal?

I prefer the best and most accurate information I can obtain. At all levels and circles of my life I try to interact with reality as it is rather than as I desire it to be. That does not mean that my understanding of reality does not adapt or evolve. It is constantly doing both […]

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Celiac and the Cost of Cheating

I thought I would pause in my series on the Didache to reflect on this video by Dr. Vikki Petersen that I think relates to what I tried to express yesterday. In it she is answering a question from a woman who suffered severe weight loss as a result of celiac. (From what I’ve read, […]

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The Didache 1 – The Two Ways

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. There are two ways, one of life and one of death, but a great difference between the two ways. I’m not the sort to separate the crunchy physicality of the Christian story from its spirituality. Yet, as I’ve read this opening […]

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