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Word of the Year – Heal

Celiac Disease, Life January 9, 2017

Never before have I felt so ready to start over. In 2016, I felt…out of it. I’m not sure how else to describe it. In between moments of clarity and energy, I mostly felt blah. Focus was hard to come by, and my brain struggled to read, write, and process information. Some of this stems from autoimmune issues. I had a massive setback in February and multiple incidents throughout the…

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How do you become comfortable in your own skin?

Fitness August 3, 2015

Earlier this year I had surgery to help with some of my pain issues. And while I felt better for a few months (after suffering through recovery), much of the pain I was struggling with before has returned. And I’m realizing that my wiring, the way I approach fitness and body image, absolutely has to change. The reality of my situation is that I live with celiac disease, endometriosis, and…

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Celiac Guilt

Celiac Disease, Life October 6, 2013
Celia Guilt

Celiac guilt, have you ever had it? Joe missed a birthday party today because I was sleeping off a gluten hangover. My parents who keep a gluten-free kitchen just for me are pulling packages out of the trash trying to figure out what in the world could have made me sick at their house the past two Saturdays.  Everything is gluten-free.  There is absolutely no reason I should be sick…

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Hitting the reset button on healthy eating

Celiac Disease, Health August 27, 2013

I’ve decided to hop back on the Paleo low-FODMAP eating plan.  (What are FODMAPs? Click here.)  This past month has been more down than up in terms of my health, and the worse I felt, the more lazy I became in my eating (which I’m sure made me feel even worse).  I was grabbing a bar for breakfast, maybe even a bar for lunch, scrounging for a dinner I wouldn’t…

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5 Things I’m Learning About Life with an Autoimmune Disease

Celiac Disease, Life August 14, 2013

“Just go gluten-free and you’ll be fine!”  That’s what my original GI doctor told me over the phone when she diagnosed me with celiac disease.  I found hope in her words, and even celebrated the diagnosis.  Finally, I can have my life back!   Or so I thought. Now it’s two years later.  My blood tests are all normal, my intestines have healed, I should be in that “fine” place…

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Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins (with chocolate chips, of course)

Health, Recipes, Recipes - Breakfast & Breads, Recipes - Desserts, Recipes - Gluten-Free July 16, 2013

Jeff had two days off for the all-star break this week, so our family did a mini staycation at a local water resort. We sipped on cold drinks, played in the waves, and took 3-hour naps even though we insisted we were not tired. I repeat, we were NOT TIRED. For my personal food safety (and to save money) we packed all of our own food for the hotel stay.…

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Companies rush to comply with gluten-free craze

Celiac Disease, Health July 15, 2013

I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on gluten-free labeling with a reporter from the Arizona Republic a few weeks ago.  Yesterday the story was finally printed.  If you would like to read it, click on the image below. From the article: The rise in popularity of the gluten-free diet has been both a blessing and a curse for consumers such as Alysa Bajenaru, for whom a gluten-free diet…

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