Hey! Eat what you want. I won’t judge you.
Here’s a tip: If you have celiac disease, the only way to treat it is with a 100% gluten-free diet.
If you have celiac disease then you already know that tip and you know the repercussions to your body when you ingest gluten. Some celiacs ignore this simple fact/rule and eat gluten-filled food. And some celiacs take this rule very seriously.
Not all celiacs are built the same, we can all have different symptoms, but some of us think that gluten doesn’t affect us in as many or deadly or even painful ways as we might think. Cheating isn’t acceptable when on a gluten-free diet for medical reasons. You have to maintain a proper GF diet in order to maintain a healthy body (and celiac disease isn’t without is health issues when you have to stop eating gluten) and cutting gluten from your menu.
If you have celiac disease guess what? You CAN eat whatever the hell you want.
Sure you have to avoid gluten, but there are no celiac police.
You have to know though; eating gluten when you have to avoid it causes all kinds of problems inside your body. even when you can’t see it. I’ll even quote my own blog post:
200 symptoms ranging from bloating, nausea and diarrhea to stiff joints, migraines and skin ailments. A whole smorgasbord of complications to the body. Prolonged internal exposer can lead to cancer, malformed cells, chronic pain and even fatal more complicated illnesses.
You’re the one who is fully capable of deciding what is safe to eat. Today’s technology makes it able to talk to anyone in the world and find out if our food is actually safe for consumption. Almost every food product on the market has a customer help line labeled right there on the package. So there is no real excuse for you to know what is safe and what isn’t.
The only ones who need help in this respect are children with celiac disease, in the infancy of their diagnosis, foods are confusing. Imagine a five year old who has celiac disease and can’t read a ‘gluten-free’ label? A three year old who has to have all of their food handled by a capable person. I feel for children with celiac disease because I know what it’s like to handle my own celiac diagnosis and gluten-free food.
Just because you have to be gluten-free to be healthy doesn’t mean you have to eat gluten-free food. Just eat whatever you want, make yourself sick. Go nuts. The only person you’re hurting is yourself. Don’t worry, celiac disease isn’t that serious anyway you’ll probably outgrow it… said no smart person ever.
It all boils down to that fact that you do whatever you want to your body: tattoos, piercing, spiked hair, cosmetic surgery, eat glass. Who cares really? You know what you’re doing. In the case of a gluten-free diet and this whole “celiac disease” thing, you know whats up.
Celiac disease is a life long disease and the only prescription is a gluten-free diet.
I have always wanted to write a book about celiac awareness. Sometimes I talk about it finally and eventually making one, and sometimes I keep my mouth shut about it. I did write one. It was a way to get my thoughts out there and to see what my idea of celiac awareness was about. This article is actually a longer version of a page in my book that I did in fact write. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it. -Jordan