Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites   No comments

Celiac Blues and Greens

By       Message Dr. Cheryl Pappas     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 4 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It


Elizabeth Hasselbeck and I finally have something in common.

In her excellent book, The G Free Diet, she writes about her discovery that she has celiac disease.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive condition. The finger-like villi of the small intestine become damaged as a result of eating gluten, resulting in a lack of nutrient absorption. Without absorbing vitamins and minerals, the immune system is ripe for autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, even cancer.

According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, 1 out of 133 people suffer with celiac disease and 97% of them don't know they have it!

Recently, by a series of good fortune events, I had the ultimate physiological "aha!" moment leading me to my own diagnosis of celiac, originating from something completely nonrelated.

There was a clear bell of destiny to the whole thing.

For a short, exhilarating time, I became my own intense medical investigator, on the case of a life-changing truth.

Sometimes a puzzle demands to be solved, in spite of our having other plans. Suffice it to say that, like any good mystery, this one involved intrigue, medical corruption, history, JFK, and a lifelong passion for fabulous food.

I am on the celiac diet, and in spite of many skeptics who insist this is a fad, take my word for it: it is very real, if not surreal.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It
Dr.Cheryl Pappas is a social commentator and psychotherapist who writes about breaking news relating to entertainment, health, celebrity culture, politics, and popular culture. She has been interviewed for articles in The Los Angeles Times, (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Celiac Blues and Greens (162 views)

Total Views: 162