History and Blessings

by Gayle Noga on April 1, 2012

20 years ago today, I was diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance. What a great day that was for me. My doctor took the time to listen to me and not just tell me my feelings were just in my head. After two seperate sets of tests sent to different labs, the results came back. I finally had an answer to the health issues that were plaguing me for years. Have very grateful I am and will always be to my doctor, he gave me my life back!
Most folks don’t understand the many different issues that come from GI/Celiac which mine became. My family was helpless in helping me, but stand behind me now that we know. I have been able to help others everyday with the knowledge and skills I have developed over the years. What a blessing Celiac is for me and my family. I have learned to enjoy lots of different grains that I most likely would not of tried, learned to bake and cook healthier, and read labels like a mad person. I have learned that most processed foods are not only full of wheat/soy/corn and barley products they are full sugars and salts that are harmful to the body.
I have also learned to trust my body and listen to it, when I eat something that has hidden gluten in it, I take steps to minimize the effects.
I also take the time to be active, my llamas need me to walk them, groom them, and play with them. I am able to enjoy my grandkids and take them camping with the these wonderful peaceful animals, and spend time with my friends. These animals take my special meals with us and allow me to eat well in the wilderness where only before freeze dried foods were available which can not be eaten on a gluten free diet.
So come on board! Enjoy the lifestyle, it is a blessing and a gift. There is hope and new strength given when you are beginning a GF lifestyle.
May the Lord bless each of you and give you the strength to change your eating habits, the courage to your families to support and encourage the changes needed.

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