I'm excited to bring about 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.
Celiac disease is an invisible illness and unfortunately it has a major impact on our health and well-being. I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2004 after having multiple tests and a scope. At first, 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.
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. Creating food I could finally enjoy was the proof I needed that eating gluten-free will no longer restrict my diet. I now enjoy a life without compromise, and I hope you will find the same.
Be sure to watch our instagram and facebook page for more information on celiac awareness throughout the month of May. Part of what makes this month extra special is being able to help those who are struggling with the journey. If you have questions about living with celiac disease or are newly diagnosed and wondering where to start, reach out. 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
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