When I was diagnosed, my doc told me I had celiac disease (I had what???) and then politely showed me the door with the advice of “don’t eat gluten” (don’t eat what???). No literature. No guidance. No follow up. And mind you…I liked my doctor. And I know I’m not alone in this. Many of us were sent off into this unknown wilderness with zero knowledge of what to do next, except avoid gluten at all costs.
Ok…great. No gluten. But then what SHOULD we eat to help heal our bodies and overcome the havoc celiac has played on our insides? I know I made a lot of awful choices. I was eating wrong and I paid the price for years. Imagine if I had a guiding hand to help me on that food journey in my early years.
I’d like to offer you that helping hand now. I have a added a new feature on my mobile app called Ask the Dietitian. Let me introduce you to Erin, a fellow celiac, a registered dietitian, founder of The Celiac Space, and all around good human being. Erin will be the one answering your important questions on the app. Take it away Erin (and thank you!).
HEY! I’m Erin, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and celiac that specializes in helping people with celiac disease. For starters, I’m a celiac, just like you. I understand the physical, emotional, and mental hurdles you face every day because I’ve faced them too.
Being a dietitian means I’ve dedicated years to mastering the intricate science of how food affects your body. By applying that to all I’ve learned to my own celiac diagnosis, I’ve already done all the heavy lifting for you. I know what really works and am here to help you get your life back post-diagnosis.
Over the years, I’ve had the joy of using my professional and personal experiences to help hundreds of people with celiac. My goal is to show you and your loved ones how to navigate through the jumble of gluten-free information out there and get you on a path to a healthier life. I firmly believe achieving a healthier life shouldn’t be hard, or restricted.
I’m here to support you and answer all your celiac, gluten-free burning questions. So, ask away!!
(Dude note: From the mobile app landing screen, click Let’s Discuss and the second category is Ask the Dietitian. To ask a question, click the pencil icon on the top right of the Let’s Discuss section, select Ask the Dietitian as the topic and then enter your post. Erin will be notified when there is a new question for her. When she responds, you will receive a notification on your phone.)