Beware, I Have Celiac!
Evidently the month of May is Celiac Awareness Month. In honor of that I shall make you aware that I have Celiac Disease. Which by the way, is not a disease but a condition that is caused by the body’s inability to digest gluten – a component found in our genetically modified grains such as wheat, barley and rye. By the way, all our grain has been genetically modified – thank you Monsanto for poisoning our food.
In my case the symptoms are quite severe and include joint pain, leg pain, blisters, stomach upset, intestinal discomfort including bloating, cramps and severe diarrhea – heart burn, stuffy nose and headaches. These symptoms last for a minimum of three days and can continue for a month before disappearing. This really sucks because gluten is found in so many of our foods from salad dressings – added to keep the ingredients from separating – to the imitation crab meat found in Sushi rolls – the gluten in the barley mix that is used to ferment the fish that is later pressed into what we recognize as imitation crab.
Celiac and gluten intolerance is also thought to cause or contribute to depression and anxiety along with links to other ‘disorders’ such as Autism. It can also be the cause of Sebaceous Acne in adults.
So there you have it. You’ve been made aware.
Until tomorrow, Write On!
~ K. L. Parry