What is Coeliac Disease?
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease which is triggered when eating gluten which is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.
I was diagnosed in 2012 after a number of years of being incredibly unwell. I lost a lot of weight, and was often so lethargic that I didn’t have a lot of energy to do anything. I spoke with one doctor that was very dismissive of my symptoms. The second doctor I saw was much more understanding and suggested other testing for intolerances. I was then tested for coeliac disease with blood tests and a biopsy.
It has been a long journey to get my energy back and my weight back but I am finally happy and healthy. I created the blog in 2015 to help others on their gluten free journeys and have made some great friends through the internet. I have also collaborated with a number of bloggers and brands to continue to promote awareness of coeliac disease. I self published my first children’s book Celia’s Coeliac Story in 2019. I am so proud of it, and hope it brings joy to parents and children.