Gluten-free's the way to be

When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008, in the middle of my junior year of college, I felt, well, I felt a lot of things.

I felt ripped off because I was quickly learning that not being able to eat wheat, barley and rye meant no beer, no late night pizza runs, no cheap pasta dinners and more.

Unlike food allergies like soy and milk protein, or even gluten intolerance, Celiac Disease can cause permanent damage to one's digestive system if a strict gluten-free diet is not followed.

As my first year of living gluten-free continued, I realized that with understanding friends and family and a few tricks up my sleeve, I could live a pretty normal life in college and beyond. A gluten-free diet can be a great thing with the right resources.

Hopefully this site will help other find their way in this gluten-filled (but increasingly tolerant) world. Just look at what's already available to you at the local grocery store...

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