Hi! My name is Kathy D. Our family’s gluten free journey started about 14 years ago, when my husband started feeling sick and we didn’t know what was causing it. After my sister in law was diagnosed with celiac disease, we realized that this might actually be his problem. A few trips to the doctor and we had his diagnosis. Then, after reading up on the disease, we realized that some of the digestive problems our children were having may have also been caused by celiac disease. Another trip to the doctor and we had our answer, both kids were diagnosed with celiac disease.
Through the years many parents came up to me saying, “My child was just diagnosed with celiac disease and has to be gluten free, what do I do?” and like a little birdie who whispers in your ear, I told them everything I knew to make their lives easier. I wanted to save other people from the steep learning curve I had to travel. Finally, a friend said to me, “Why don’t you start a blog and put everything you’ve learned in it? I’m sure it would help so many people.” At first I thought it was a silly idea but the more I thought about it, and the more people who asked me questions, the more I realized how many people wanted this information, so here I am. Although I had been eating gluten myself for most of the years in which the rest of my family was gluten free, I just recently realized that when eating gluten free, my IBS symptoms were much better. So with the approval of my doctor, I finally became the last person in my family to go gluten free and boy, do we all feel much better.
Now I’m not a doctor and have no medical expertise so I would always recommend you speak with your physician before following a gluten free diet or trying anything you read here. If you have any subjects you would like me to write about, feel free to contact me at kathyd@glutenfreebirdie.com or post a question on my Facebook page. One thing I have to say is that I am not a doctor or a nutritionist and nothing on this blog should be construed as medical advice. Therefore, I have written a disclaimer that spells out my intent.