Thursday, May 1, 2014

May is Celiac Awareness Month

Happy May! May means Spring. Which means Summer is just around the corner. 

I love the month of May for A LOT of reasons. We are finally out of Winter and can start to enjoy warmer weather again! 

Also May is Celiac Awareness Month. To some it might not be important, but to others their lives depend on spreading awareness about the disease. 

I haven't got tested for Celiac through a medical doctor. But I went through a Naturopathy Doctor and all of my symptoms add up to Celiac. Hearing that you may have a disease can be heartbreaking. But I didn't want to continue letting the disease win so battling my health has helped me prevent further outbreaks. But I'm not of the water yet. To this day I still have symptoms, especially if I accidentally have anything with gluten. Changing my lifestyle has defiantly made me feel a lot better. I can't believe how far I have come. I used to be very sick. But you see, for some people who have the disease. They are struggling. It's hard on them because there is still so many people out there who don't understand the disease and just how deadly wheat and gluten can be to them. I can't imagine how hard it is on them because I know from experience by going out to eat can turn into a headache because the restaurant doesn't understand or just clearly doesn't care that you have special dietary needs. By spreading the awareness we can hopefully spread information on Celiac and how others can help. 

Below is a website all about Celiac. And if you complete the symptom checklist you can donate $5 towards awareness and funding to help doctors and specialist understand the disease more. 

So help spread awareness and share this with everyone!!!