The Attack of the “Killer” Autoimmune Disease

Why yes, my celiac disease is acting up and it’s annoying the crap out of me. Okay, so celiac is not actively killing me. This autoimmune disease is just killing my motivation because I have no energy.
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Eating with Careless Abandon in Mexico (with Celiac Disease)

I’m finishing up spending 5 days in Queretaro, Mexico (and surrounding areas). I don’t speak any Spanish yet, except about 10 words. Also, I forgot my Spanish language “I’m a celiac and I can’t have gluten” card. How easy or difficult is it to find gluten free food in Mexico with celiac disease? Continue reading

The Whole30 allows garlic. This is a picture of a garlic bulb on a green cutting board.

On Whole30 and Body Acceptance

First and foremost, repeat after me: I love my body exactly as it is. Repeat it out loud until you believe it.  You don’t need any “diet” or “lifestyle” change  (Whole30 or any other) for your body to be worthy. It is already worthy!

I just finished my Whole30 yesterday. I’m feeling better than I was before I started, but I still don’t feel awesome.

What, no glowing reviews? Yes and no. I think it’s a pretty easy plan to follow for 30 days and I like that it is purported to be for health and NOT weight loss (more on that later and extensively at the bottom of this post). This is my personal experience with the Whole30 and it does not quite echo the norm. Continue reading

This is Why I Write About Celiac Disease

May is Celiac Awareness month!

Prior to 2010, I was plagued with almost constant brain fog, inability to concentrate for long stretches, fatigue, and some other random things that didn’t seem connected at the time. Was I actually sick? Was it all in my head? I wanted answers! Continue reading