I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in May of 2008.
I was so happy!!!!
You might be thinking “wtf” right now....I mean who WANTS to be diagnosed with Celiac disease!
The thing is that I had been so sick for so long, all my life really. I always had stomach issues, issues going from one extreme of diarrhea to the other extreme of constipation, issues with bloating, mouth sores and bad teeth.
Every few months it was back to the Dr and being told it was all in my head, then I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome, then a Dairy Allergy. Nothing quite fit.
Nothing made me feel better.
When I was “diagnosed” with a dairy allergy and not eating dairy didn’t help, I cheated on my diet ALL THE TIME! I mean, I was sick either way so why not?
Then my niece was diagnosed with Celiac and it is hereditary, so we were all checked. 5 of us in my family were diagnosed with Celiac Disease! Suddenly I had answers that were making sense.
Within two weeks of going Gluten Free I was like another person, no more pain...no more worries that I might not make it to the bathroom after eating!
I was amazed! I went Gluten Free and I have never gone back.
Canadian Celiac has been in the making for many years. Our home is completely Gluten Free due to how sensitive I am to Gluten and how sick I get when I ingest it.
Now I am sure that many of you know what I mean when I say that Gluten Free products have come a long way in the taste department. Because they were so bad when I was first diagnosed AND because I love to cook and bake, I tended to make everything from scratch.
When it comes to Gluten Free Baking, it is full of carbs and sugar. To add onto that I had a corporate desk job; so I gained weight when I went Gluten Free. No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t lose the weight again.
So research started. In comes the Ketogenic lifestyle which is the perfect partner for my Gluten Free baking and cooking.
I have been able to reduce my carb intake by modifying what Gluten Free flours I cook and bake with and I have reduced the sugar in my diet, which further reduces the carbs...win win!
I hope you come to love it as much as I do!
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