GFDougie Shares His Celiac Story – My Take on Celiac Awareness Month

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Good day to you.  I’ve recently been extended an invite to write a guest blog post on Ken Scheer’s blog: Rock a Healthy Lifestyle  to help raise awareness of the month of May being Celiac Awareness Month.  Ken Scheer is writing or submitting guest blogs for each day of the month of May.  I hope you check his blog out as he has great tools, information, and resources available for people surviving celiac disease and allergen issues.  Please read Ken Scheer’s introduction of me and my guest blog below:

Today is day 8 of 31 straight blog posts celebrating celiac awareness month and I would like to introduce GFDougie.  He and I got connected via Twitter about six months ago and his passion is spreading awareness and educating others about living a gluten-free lifestyle.  He’s been extremely supportive and I’m happy to add him to a very nice list of gluten-free buddies.  I hope you enjoy his story as much as I did.

My Take on Celiac Awareness Month

Good day to you.  Celiac awareness has taken me full circle in my life as a celiac disease survivor.  I’ve run the gamut as a survivor of celiac disease in not having the proper education of how to handle my celiac disease lifestyle, to blatantly cheating with gluten,  to finally coming to grips with what a celiac disease survivor is and how to live that gluten-free lifestyle successfully.

For the full guest blog post I submitted, please see the link below:


 Research, educate, and advocate all celiac and gluten-free – and Celiac Disease Awareness for May.

Peace be with you.

Pitfalls of a Pediatric Patient Diagnosed with Celiac Disease


Good day to you.  I recently had the privilege to guest blog on Claire Baker’s blog:  So what CAN you eat?. Claire Baker is a wonderful advocate of celiac and glutenfree and I hope you check out her blog.  Please read more about Claire Baker via her biography:  About Claire Baker.  Via Twitter, here’s how you can reach Claire Baker.

Claire asked me to guest blog on the subject of a non-compliant, diagnosed celiac kid.  Little did she know, that non-compliant diagnosed celiac kid was me.

Here’s the opening of my guest blog on Claire Baker’s blog:

May is Celiac Awareness Month.  For my part, I’m GIVING AWAY electronic copies of my new cookbooklet, So What CAN You Eat? Gluten-Free Paleo Vegan (mostly) Recipes for Health and Weight Loss.  (It’ll be for sale at the Amazon Kindle Store later today.)  It has 19 fast, easy, nutritious, gluten-free recipes plus tips and strategies to support healthy living.To receive a copy, sign up for my mailing list at the home page of the website and you’ll receive an email with the link for the download. In addition, I will be doing a guest “blog” later in the month at http://iamjtheblog.wordpress.com/.  More details to follow.

Also in honor of Celiac Awareness Month, I invited GFDougie to write my first ever guest blog post. Dougie and I met via Twitter. His celiac history is very different from mine and his story of being a non-compliant celiac kid gives me empathy for my own kids who are growing up with their own special variety of “different.”

Good day to you. I’m going to take you on a personal journey of the how and why a kid blatantly cheats with gluten while having been diagnosed with celiac disease. I hope this personal journey will help you understand what you can do to help support and educate a celiac kid live gluten-free; and likewise, a celiac kid to gain the mental tools of fortitude and strength to obtain the courage to lead a gluten-free lifestyle.

Please read more of my guest blog on Claire Baker’s blog site here: http://www.clairebakerok.com/1/post/2012/04/pitfalls-of-a-pediatric-patient-diagnosed-with-celiac-disease.html
Research, educate, and advocate all celiac and gluten-free – and Celiac Disease Awareness for May.

Peace be with you.

Celiac Disease is a Lifestyle, not a Diet


Good day to you. I’ve been given the remarkable opportunity to provide you, the reader, with an auto-biographical sketch of a “Day in the Life” of me, a celiac. I thought about this opportunity and felt the message of a “Day in the Life” of me should be more encompassing in regard to how I got to this point in my Life – live celiac and be gluten-free.

To read more, please click hyperlink below furnished by https://twitter.com/#!/FoodsYouCan (@FoodsYouCan Twitter account) from her blog:  www.foodsyoucan.co.uk:


Research, educate, and advocate all celiac and gluten-free.

Peace be with you.