My journey with celiac disease began when I was 16. After several months of weight loss, chronic fatigue and stomach issues, it was a pretty easy diagnosis for the doctor to make.
Not long after my diagnosis with celiac, I had the opportunity to study and travel all over the world, exploring gluten-free dining in Israel, Jordan, Chile, Turkey, Italy and Brazil.
It wasn’t until after I graduated from college that I started to research celiac disease and how it affects our bodies – even when we adhere to a strict gluten-free diet.
Observing the Gluten-Free Industry from Infancy
Over the last decade, I’ve seen the emergence, and eventual explosion of the gluten-free industry. We’re lucky to live in a gluten-free “golden age”, and I hope that dining options for people with celiac disease continue to improve.
As the industry grows, the CeliAct Blog will continue to be at the forefront of breaking news in the industry. We’ll do things like gather lab results from Domino’s gluten-free pizza, while also reviewing the gluten-free options at places like Subway, Starbucks and the Cheesecake Factory.
Most people think that the worst part about celiac disease is the extreme dietary restriction it imposes on you. Well, that’s true, but it’s also the best part!
Having limited options really lets you appreciate what you’re eating, and it makes it even better when you find a new gluten-free pizza place, or when a loved one bakes something gluten-free for you.
While celiac disease can seem limiting at times, I truly believe that it can be a positive thing in so many ways. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you here on the CeliAct Blog.