Gluten-free on the East Coast of Australia I was SO impressed with the numerous, fresh, delicious and safe gluten-free options at a variety of places we tried on our recent trip to Australia. Although it is essential for you to always double (and triple!) check for yourself, I was pleasantly surprised that celiac safe, gluten-free practices were in most cases the norm at places we ate. I didn’t get sick once the entire time that I was in Australia and we ate out quite a few m
In honour of May being Celiac Awareness month, I wanted to provide some travel tips for those with celiac disease and finding GF on the go. As a celiac, it can be so hard to travel because stressing about what you are going to eat is such an unfortunate reality. One of our family’s favourite places to travel to is Maui. It is so relaxing, and I am able to find a variety of healthy, celiac-friendly options so that I can feel great while on vacation. We just returned from a fam
When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease, my doctor actually said, “The results of the blood test suggest you have celiac disease. This means that you should follow a strict gluten-free diet for the rest of your life. Good luck with that. Gluten is in everything – even toothpaste.” Not exactly the caring, compassionate or even informative response one might hope to receive! Throughout the ups and downs involved in going gluten-free, I’ve ended up in tears in grocery sto
Hello everyone and HAPPY summer!
This month I’m excited to share about my incredible experience as a celiac in Italy AND a summary of everything I learned at the National Canadian Celiac Association conference.
First things first – what did I EAT in Italy!?
Although I had heard from numerous people with varying levels of gluten intolerance that they can eat gluten in Italy, given how sick it makes me, I wasn’t willing to give up a day or more just to try some gluten-co
Welcome back to Justine’s Journal! Last month I began with sharing a bit of my health journey in dealing with celiac disease and other health issues over the past 20+ years. Each month I plan to share more about my story, my research and upcoming events to help you on your journey to optimal wellness.
It is an understatement to say that I was pretty stressed out while I was finishing up my PhD. Everything I had worked so hard on for 3.5 years all had to fit into one documen