FAQ: Celiac Disease


Celiac Diagnosis
Q. I’ve recently been diagnosed with celiac disease. Do you have any advice to get me through this difficult time?
A. Make food as enjoyable as possible so as not to deprive yourself. Also, know that it can take up to 6 months to get your digestive system on track once you eliminate gluten from your diet. The following supplements might also help:

Probiotics
Q. What type of probiotic do you take?
A. I take this gluten free, dairy free formula by Jarrow.

Socializing
Q. How do you handle being invited to parties/friends homes for dinner?
A. Here is an article I wrote for the Denver Post which addresses this issue to some degree.

Dining Out
Q. What do you order when you go out to eat in restaurants?
A. I usually order salad with fish or chicken, because I have other allergies in addition to gluten.