I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, an autoimmune condition for which the only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet, in 2018. Thanks to the gluten-free diet, I feel better now than I've felt for most of my adult life.
For years, I struggled with digestive issues, a bloated stomach, & intense heartburn.
After my grandma was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I wondered if that was also the source of my digestive issues. I asked my doctor to be screened and sure enough, that was the start of my new, gluten-free life.
Little did I know, all those years of not feeling well, my body was attacking itself and the gluten-free diet was the only way to put a stop to it.
Going gluten-free didn’t just save my life, it gave me life. It gave me health and energy. It gave me a life to look forward to, not fear. For that, I’ll be forever grateful. And that is why I say, Gluten-free IS LIFE for me.
Celiac Education & Advocacy
My continued dedication to learning about Celiac Disease and advocating for Celiac Disease awareness and research led me to complete training to become a State Advocacy Ambassador for the Celiac Disease Foundation.
About Wheat by the Wayside
I started Wheat by the Wayside as a way to document my gluten-free journey, but it quickly became my mission to share recipes that are easy, accessible, and reliable.
In the beginning, I felt overwhelmed by the way some recipes were shared in books and online. Everyone had their own unique flour blends and swore if you didn't use their mix, the recipes would fail. It was intimidating. It became my mission to create gluten-free recipes that work for people, using several popular flour blends available on the market. I test my recipes many times before they even make it to the blog. I get a lot of positive feedback on my recipes, which only motivates me to keep going!
Aside from that, I occasionally lean on my background in science and healthcare to go down a rabbit hole researching topics of disinformation I find online. I create well-researched articles and share them in hopes of the articles becoming a factual gluten-free resource for people to read and share. Just because we are gluten-free doesn't mean we need to constantly live in fear. With a clear mind and correct information, you can not only survive but thrive in this gluten-free life.
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