When a person receives a diagnosis of Celiac Disease, it can seem as though life has become more limited. Yet, in the knowledge that one must avoid gluten ingredients in food, there is freedom to become a more healthy person. With a properly gluten- free diet, a person with Celiac Disease can eliminate all symptoms of the disease. This process does take time, yet with elimination of gluten a person may begin to feel less sick right away. Here are some ways to beat Celiac Disease:
It is essential for anyone with Celiac Disease to completely eliminate gluten from the diet. This may be trickier than it at first appears, for gluten is often a hidden ingredient that people do not realize is going into their food. Therefore, read all labels carefully, for even a small amount of gluten can cause havoc in the intestines of anyone with Celiac Disease.
Try New Things
While many food substitutions can be made, it is also true that some foods will have to be completely eliminated from the regular diet. Therefore, it is a good idea to begin branching out at this time and try some new foods. For instance, try Quinoa. Quinoa is pleasant as a breakfast dish and it has the flavor of nuts. Many people who have had to eliminate Oatmeal for breakfast have found solace in Quinoa. There is great satisfaction in finding new favorite food items.
Seek Out Others
Health food stores such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are great sources of information and networking. Trader Joe’s even has a printed out brochure in the front of the store that has all the gluten- free products printed on it. While in the store, seek out product information as well as opportunities to network with others who have Celiac Disease. The store clerks have a wide variety of printed information that can be of great help.
Form Your Own Group
Why not form your own group? Even if you have never really thought of yourself as a person who would start a group, you may find that there are many others who would welcome the chance to network with others who have Celiac Disease. You could be doing everyone a great service by starting a group, as there is known to be strength in numbers. Also, it could be a lot of fun.
The above are some things to do in order to beat Celiac Disease. Of course, the first thing that must be done is to eliminate gluten in the diet. Next, consider trying new things, seek out others and form your own group. Through these suggestions, you can truly beat Celiac Disease.