Hey Guys! I feel like I failed my fellow followers and bloggers! I’m so sorry! Something very interesting happened to me and I am going to share with you what is going on. I was having severe abdominal pain/bloating. This lead me to go see a doctor and I got tested for Celiac Disease. I tested positive for Celiac Disease and I had an endoscopy & biopsy done to confirm the diagnosis last Monday, August 6th. Most of my recipes consist of gluten, wheat, and barley! Now, I can not have any forms of gluten and my blog will have to be a gluten-free blog! Turns out, I feel so much better and I am so relieved that there was nothing worse going on with me! I am so thankful to be feeling healthy again! Celiac Disease is an easily treatable condition and I am very lucky to be able to eat a gluten-free diet in order to cure this disease. How am I supposed to go out on a date!? I have no idea. I will have to work on that
*A little bit of information on Celiac Disease:
According to Yahoo Health, Celiac disease is an inherited, autoimmune disease in which the lining of the small intestine is damaged from eating gluten and other proteins found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats.
A partial listing of gastrointestinal symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal distention, bloating, gas, indigestion
- Decreased appetite (may also be increased or unchanged)
- Diarrhea, chronic or occasional
- Lactose intolerance (common upon diagnosis, usually goes away following treatment)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stools that float, are foul smelling, bloody, or “fatty”
- Unexplained weight loss (although people can be overweight or of normal weight upon diagnosis)
What are your thoughts/ideas on this topic? Should I start up a new blog on eating gluten-free? Do you think I should continue with Antioxidantgirl as a healthy way to eat gluten free? Eating gluten free is not for everyone; however, it is a great way to stick to fruits, vegetables, dairy, and protein! I have been experiencing with gluten-free recipes & they taste phenomenal!
Above are pictures of me in La Jolla, San Diego! (expressing my feelings of freedom from all the abdominal pain I have been suffering from) I need to get you guys caught up on some of the more positive events that have been happening during my summer. There are so many and I promise my next post will be POSITIVE! After all, Antioxidantgirl is about being a positive healthy person!
Thank you for your understanding & I am looking forward to your comments!