What's Your Story? Here's Mine...
My name is Katherine Krage and I’m the the owner of MinusG, a gluten-free and allergy-friendly baking mix company. In 2004 I was diagnosed with celiac, which is an autoimmune disease that effects the ability for my body to absorb nutrients and over time can become fatal. Eating gluten-free is not a fad, but is the only answer for someone diagnosed with celiac or who has a gluten-intolerance.
I'm excited to bring awareness to celiac disease that effects so many. According to Beyond Celiac, an estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1% of the population, has celiac disease. Being diagnosed with celiac has made me very aware of how serious this auto-immune disease is, and it has given me a respect for those who have other allergies. It's so important to understand what causes us to get sick, but more importantly to know how we can be healthy and stay healthy.
A New Normal
Celiac disease is an invisible illness that unfortunately has a major impact on our health and well-being. When I was diagnosed after having multiple tests and a scope, I was devastated and in shock. I thought, "There has to be another way". It took months to adjust to what I could and could not have. But soon after, I began to put my baking skills to work and developed MinusG's surprisingly gluten-free flour blends.
Live Without Compromise
Understanding what's in the foods we eat is key to staying gluten-free. Here is a helpful step by step guide to reading gluten-free labels. When I created gluten-free food I could finally enjoy, that was the moment I knew that eating gluten-free would no longer restrict my diet. I now enjoy a life without compromise, and my hope is to help you find the same.
Part of what makes this month extra special is being able to help those who are struggling on the journey. If you have questions about living with celiac disease or are newly diagnosed and wondering where to start, please feel free to reach out. I am on instagram and facebook as well. I would be happy to take your questions and share from what I have learned along the way.
We are stronger together.
~Katherine, the MinusG Baker