The diagnosis of celiac disease or other food allergies comes with another hidden cost that isn’t always thought about or understood right away. You end up missing out on more than just the gluten in today’s societal standards.
Here is my big post in honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, this May. I’ve said it before, that I’m grateful for what this disease has brought to my life (more than what it has eliminated) and I don’t find it difficult to live with. That’s one of the reasons why I knew I had to start Strength and Sunshine; to show all my fellow celiacs (as well as other food allergy brethren) that our restrictions and medical conditions do not need to dictate the ease, happiness, and joy we have in life. Food can STILL be fun, delicious, and freeing!
There’s always a few caveats (like the “trend” status) and although I’ve learned to expect what I’m about to discuss, it still creates a nagging disappointment and feeling of mistreatment and disrespect.Read More