The 4 Things your doctor probably didn't tell you about celiac disease

Episode 5: The 4 Things Your Doctor Probably Didn’t Tell You About Celiac Disease

✨In this podcast you are going to here from basically “my celiac bestie” and registered dietician Erin (since she has Celiac Disease herself, we know we can trust her) and she is going to help educate and share resources with us all. ✨

👩‍🏫 She is one of the most educated and well researched dietitians in the field of celiac disease and she will go over the most frequently asked questions and misconceptions!

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Hey everyone you guys I am here with the lovely Erin from the

 

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Celiac space you guys Erin. How are you? Hey, whoo. Hey. Oh, hello everybody

 

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I’m so happy to be on here Thank You coral for inviting me

 

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Holy smokes, it’s always a pleasure every time we talk

 

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I’m like are we besties I know are we just early just like celiac soul sisters, probably. Yes

 

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Yes, we knew each other from before

 

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um, okay, Erin

 

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Introduce yourself. Tell us who you are what you do? Yeah, so I am Erin. I am registered dietitian. I

 

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Live in California and Texas kind of bouncing around a little bit. I

 

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work with celiac specific people

 

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I also get some people with autoimmune diseases as we know they’re always coupled to celiac. So, um

 

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Take some people like that too. But really just working with celiacs to help educate them

 

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About a gluten-free diet and how to really thrive as a celiac. You know, it’s such a it’s such a specific

 

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Diet and a treatment for a disease and that’s where a dietitian really comes into play

 

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so, um

 

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I have celiac myself and I have the training of a dietitian and just like the life training of being a celiac and like

 

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Navigating all there is to it

 

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um, so with that, you know

 

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I kind of piece those things together to help people in this community and just help educate and provide resources for everyone. I

 

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Love it. My favorite thing is that you’re a registered

 

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Dietician and you have celiac disease like that. Combo is like, okay now we can trust you

 

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You know, I feel like there’s so many misconceptions of celiac disease. I feel like oftentimes when I’m going to the doctor

 

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I’m going somewhere and like I have to educate them and it’s like okay, you know it we’re like safe now

 

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Yeah, tell me what do I do?

 

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Right and it’s crazy because I get so many people who are like, oh I saw a dietitian, but you know, she was cool

 

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But like she wasn’t as helpful as she could have been or like wasn’t as helpful as I expected or in some cases they educated

 

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them and

 

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Unfortunately, you know as a dietitian

 

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There’s so much to learn and our schooling is so extensive that celiac disease isn’t covered that much

 

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So you have to really research it on your own and live the life

 

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But having the training of being a registered dietician and the clinical experience and all that give me the backbone to like

 

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Format everything and kind of build off that foundation. But, you know being a celiac with you know, the background totally helps

 

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Oh, yeah

 

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I’m happy to give people the safe space which is kind of why I started the celiac space just to be like a

 

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place where people can really feel like they’re getting quality information and like being helped and cared for

 

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Where you know there’s not many other places for them. Yes. I I’m like I feel you

 

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The lonely world if you haven’t reached out and you don’t have that help and wow, you’re here to help. I love that

 

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I love that. Okay. So what does it mean to be a dietitian?

 

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so a

 

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Dietitian and nutritionist sometimes are used in the same

 

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But they’re not so first a nutritionist really

 

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It doesn’t it means that they might know about nutrition, but it’s not like a credentialed thing

 

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Nutritionist isn’t a certification or a qualification necessarily. It doesn’t mean that they went to school or anything like that

 

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Anyone can really call himself a nutritionist. Whereas a dietitian they have their degree from like a four-year university

 

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In nutrition or Dietetics and then on top of that they went to another year plus of school and like an internship to do

 

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clinical hours and like hands on a lot of hours and big projects and that kind of stuff so

 

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After that, and they sit and take the test and then their dietician. So a dietitian has been in school

 

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specifically studying nutrition

 

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Diseases diets all that stuff for at least probably five or six years until they can become a dietician

 

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so Wow, that’s what a dietician a

 

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dietician is

 

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You know someone that really specializes in diet and understands like the body and disease states and all that fun stuff

 

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Yeah. Oh man. I love it

 

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Your education is so intense and I just love that you’ve been able to learn so much and such a variety

 

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So you have such a base. So a lot of times like you mentioned you working with other autoimmune diseases

 

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It’s not always just one, you know generally have one

 

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autoimmune disease you have multiple see we’re really able to adapt and you can’t

 

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Know how to adapt unless you’ve really studied it and so you take in that

 

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groundwork out for so many people to pay it forward to help them and I know it like

 

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we’ve talked before and it’s like I’m even gonna cry I cry for silly things me like

 

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Like our heart and soul is into this like we want to help people be their best selves and like that’s why I do it

 

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that’s why I help coach people through with the celiac eCourse and that’s why I like I mean we’ve even teamed up on

 

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collaborating cuz they’re like with my expertise of just like

 

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Knowing how to coach someone be their number one cheerleader and Tom they can live this life their best gluten-free life

 

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And then you’re like and these are the exact tools that you specifically need

 

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Like this is what your life is going to look like like this is how you formulate it for you and I’m like, huh?

 

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We’re like the powerhouse team. I feel like yeah

 

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I know

 

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Such it should like just I hope people know that like there is support for you and like there is such cool things like you

 

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Have the tools you just have to reach out for them and like ask for the help and really invest in

 

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You know your time to like make yourself thrive, you know be positive and you know, you’ll be you’ll be just fine ya know

 

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There’s a lot of life fit in

 

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Positivity that is kin. Yeah. Okay, so

 

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We are gonna hear from you today. You have the four things

 

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That your doctor probably doesn’t have time to tell you about celiac disease. Yep. That’s huge

 

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and I before we even start I just want to tell you that like I

 

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Was on that side like my doctor told me to Google select is I’m scared, you know

 

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Did you find just google it you see gluten-free, like you’ll learn about it

 

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And I’m like what the heck and I googled it and oh, yeah, that’s all for this podcast

 

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But that was really really hard and that’s what so many people are being told

 

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And so that is why having a dietician to help you is so key. So here we go turning the time over to you

 

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Yeah, so doctors are busy people as we know

 

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They are

 

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So smart, they help us with our diagnosis

 

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They help us with our medications

 

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But they don’t always have time to go through the diet component of it and the lifestyle stuff and they probably don’t have celiac

 

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So they probably haven’t had lived it

 

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So it takes a lot of time to kind of get educated and learn about it

 

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So there’s four things that I always talk about that you might not know if you know post diagnosis

 

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So the first is just that cross-contamination or it’s technically called cross contact

 

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it matters and

 

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Cross contact is basically if a gluten food touches a non gluten item

 

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It’s now that gluten-free item is no longer gluten free for a celiac so it’s been exposed to gluten

 

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and that’s enough to make us sick and

 

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Even though you might not experience a whole lot of symptoms, you know

 

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You might be able to push through it just a little bit amount

 

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That still causes an autoimmune reaction and that still causes symptoms and long-term complications

 

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so that’s totally something that we have to avoid and

 

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There’s a lot of great resources that kind of help explain what you know where cross contact happens

 

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I’m a lot of times in a kitchen or you know restaurants is where we experience it a lot

 

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Biggest example is like the toaster

 

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So if you were to take a piece of gluten-free bread and you put it in a regular toaster

 

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It’s now touching so much crumbs so many things it’s bait. It’s not safe anymore. I

 

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always tell people think of it like raw chicken, like if you’re in your kitchen cooking raw chicken and

 

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You have raw chicken on your hands like anything you touch. You’re like, ooh, like there’s like dirt like there’s stuff on it

 

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We’re all chicken

 

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You can cook off and you can clean off gluten you can’t but it’s the same thing that anything that touches gluten is

 

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Now no longer gluten free

 

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So that’s the first thing. Okay. Can I just say please?

 

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Um, I ran into somebody once and they were like, yeah, I love your raw chicken. That’s a lot cleaner of you

 

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All right and image in my head because someone was like no think of it like poop

 

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You never would clean it off you’re like, oh here you go

 

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Yeah, you would never eat that. No

 

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No, not like nothing. So like you’re eating like I just thought yeah there gives you a better visual. Yes

 

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No, that’s a good one. And I always tell people to I get the question all the time

 

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Do you ever miss?

 

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Such-and-such, and I’m like someone could give you your favorite food ever like this beautiful chocolate cake

 

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But if they had raw chicken on it or poop and they’re like you’re for sure gonna get sick

 

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Are you gonna enjoy eating that no way so it doesn’t matter what it is. If you know, you’re gonna get sick

 

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It’s not adorable to eat. So yeah, yeah

 

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amen

 

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OOP brought chicken whatever you want to call

 

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Whatever your mind needs to do to get you through it. Like I’m not tempted. Let’s do it. That’s what it is

 

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Okay, let’s hear you’re number two. Okay. Number two gluten free does not automatically equal healthy, so

 

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gluten free is essential for celiac to be healthy, but there’s so many like

 

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trends and fads out there that are promising a gluten-free diet for weight loss or a gluten-free diet to you know,

 

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Improve your skin and such and such

 

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And a lot of gluten-free products are more processed than the regular thing so that it can taste good

 

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So they’re adding extra stuff in it, and they’re not adding a lot of vitamins and minerals that they do add to normal bread

 

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so like nice and iron folate all those things that are fortified in standard breads and cereals

 

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Aren’t added to gluten-free foods. So you’re adding a bunch of junk. You’re not adding the good stuff that they should be

 

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so

 

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you could be eating gluten-free Oreos and cookies and

 

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Waffles and all that stuff and you’re probably still not gonna feel great

 

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You’re probably still gonna have some fatigue and some other issues just because you’re not really fueling your body with nutrients

 

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So gluten free products have come a long way. Thank goodness. And

 

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every food fits in a healthy diet

 

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But you don’t want the staples and the main part of your diet to be those processed food items

 

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So making sure you’re like filling up your plate with whole wholesome gluten-free stuff. So all your meats all your veggies all your fruits

 

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starches juice like potatoes and corn

 

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rice quinoa all those things are still really important for a celiac so

 

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Focusing on a healthy gluten-free diet is is really important and not just doing a swap of gluten free products to packaged

 

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Packet today, right? Because those packaged foods when you put in so many fillers

 

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it’s like all those are gonna they’re gonna inflame you right you’re gonna be

 

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You’re you’re not gonna be digesting food properly and then you’re gonna have similar symptoms

 

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Like you’re eating gluten and so you’re like hey, how come I’m eating gluten free and I’m still sick like ah, my friend

 

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Yeah

 

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so you still want to be eating like food and

 

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You know bread and cookies and that stuff that’s still if it’s in a diet

 

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But just don’t think oh that I’m now I’m eating gluten free cookies. That’s healthy. I can eat that breakfast lunch and dinner, right?

 

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No, no, you wear your Whole Foods. I

 

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love that good and

 

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then

 

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one two number three

 

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So now that you are a celiac and you probably went through a period of you know

 

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Getting sick and having all this inflammation in your body

 

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You have different nutrient needs than before

 

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so a lot of times there’s malabsorption which just means you can’t

 

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You know your stomach and your gut your intestines really are so inflamed so damaged you’re not properly absorbing vitamins and minerals

 

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And a lot of times calories which is why people lose weight and they become malnourished

 

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so

 

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now that

 

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You know your gut is is so damaged you have increased nutrient needs

 

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So some of the big ones that we received efficiencies are iron calcium

 

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vitamin D zinc the B vitamins and folate

 

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And all those are so important for health a lot of times

 

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That’s why celiacs get you know, headaches and tingling in their hands and their feet

 

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Those are all related to vitamin C deficiencies that are caused by celiac. They’re not necessarily caused by the gluten

 

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It’s like a secondary reaction

 

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So I always recommend you go to your doctor and get regular blood tests to see if you’re soakin exposed to gluten

 

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but also to check those

 

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Levels of vitamins and minerals and it’s really important that if you are so low on that

 

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Even though it you might be eating a wonderful healthy full balanced all you know, great diet

 

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You could still be experiencing some symptoms and some deficiencies. So in that case you would need a supplement and

 

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That’s something that is super individualized. You know, there’s no

 

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One-size-fits-all like supplement routine a

 

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Multivitamin is a good is a good like insurance policy

 

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But sometimes celiacs will need more than what’s in the multivitamin because they’re not absorbing at all

 

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So the multivitamin might give you a hundred percent of your daily needs, but you’re only absorbing 30 percent

 

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So you might still be feeling sick because you’re anemic because you’re not absorbing iron

 

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And that takes time for your gut to fully heal before you can you know

 

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Bring those levels back up and there’s some people who have a factory celiac disease, which means never fully heals

 

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and in those cases those individuals need to take more extreme measures, but kind of the

 

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Overarching thing is your nutrient needs are different than before

 

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So before you could have gotten away with just eating a standard diet and taking multivitamin now

 

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While your gut heals you’re gonna need more vitamins and minerals

 

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That’s awesome. What do you what do you tell people about dairy I get asked that a lot

 

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Yeah, so that feeds into number four, so

 

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The fourth thing is cut out gluten might not be enough and dairy is a huge a huge one

 

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So a lot of people let’s say they’re totally fine on their cross contact and they’re eating a healthy gluten-free diet

 

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They’re taking the supplements for them, but they’re still gassy and blody and they still migraines

 

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And they eat they just don’t feel good

 

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There other people have sensitivities to specific things and the most common one is dairy

 

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So a lot of my celiac clients we take out dairy from their diet then they feel much better

 

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Sometimes they can tolerate small amounts of dairy or they can tolerate

 

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You know whey, which is like a protein and dairy and they’re sensitive to lactose. Some people are sensitive to all dairy

 

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so

 

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Addressing, you know through elimination diet, which is what I do a lot with clients and that takes time to do going through

 

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You know, do you have sensitivity to dairy soy lagoons corn oats fructose?

 

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artificial sweeteners

 

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Those are all really common ones that you kind of have to address with each person. So that’s not something that I say

 

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Okay, as a celiac now you need to cut out all these food groups. That’s not gonna leave you feeling great

 

00:16:43.329 –> 00:16:44.509

or

 

00:16:44.509 –> 00:16:46.539

nourished so it’s really just

 

00:16:47.269 –> 00:16:51.578

Individualized but dairy is a big one that you know a lot of celiac feel better

 

00:16:51.579 –> 00:16:58.269

Once they remove which is why it’s so great. Now I see so many gluten-free and dairy food products, which is wonderful

 

00:16:58.279 –> 00:17:02.798

There’s a lot of good dairy-free alternatives out there, which makes it a lot easier on us

 

00:17:03.470 –> 00:17:04.779

Yes, I know

 

00:17:04.779 –> 00:17:11.919

I imagine like the people that have been the pioneers of celiac – oh my gosh and doing this even ten years ago like

 

00:17:12.470 –> 00:17:13.779

so much targer

 

00:17:13.779 –> 00:17:20.768

we’re so blessed like so I’m so grateful for so many companies who have adapted and really changed their how they

 

00:17:21.199 –> 00:17:24.129

Manufacture things and making sure that it’s safe. And then now

 

00:17:24.199 –> 00:17:30.158

adding that health factor like non GMOs and all of that like it’s just so important that we

 

00:17:30.409 –> 00:17:33.309

Understand what we’re putting into our body. So that’s huge

 

00:17:33.860 –> 00:17:35.269

Yeah, okay

 

00:17:35.269 –> 00:17:38.049

So I have another question that says

 

00:17:39.019 –> 00:17:45.099

What do you recommend someone does when they’ve been gluten gluten? That’s a tricky one, so

 

00:17:46.130 –> 00:17:52.510

Unfortunately, there isn’t like a medication for it. There’s not really anything that we can take to like make the gluten go away

 

00:17:53.720 –> 00:17:55.340

and

 

00:17:55.340 –> 00:18:00.250

Really the best thing to do is just kind of rest give yourself some time to kind of rest and recover

 

00:18:00.590 –> 00:18:05.829

to make sure you’re hydrating to make sure you’re eating because if you’re like your guts are hurting I know it’s

 

00:18:05.970 –> 00:18:07.330

for a lot of people

 

00:18:07.330 –> 00:18:14.789

To continue to eat. However, if you’re not eating you’re gonna be low-energy and lethargic and that’s just gonna make you feel worse. So

 

00:18:16.000 –> 00:18:18.989

Rest hydrate drinking like some kind of peppermint tea

 

00:18:20.049 –> 00:18:24.299

The other thing is I always encourage people don’t want celiac win

 

00:18:24.299 –> 00:18:29.369

So I know when you get sick you want to lay on the couch and curl up in a ball and hold your stomach

 

00:18:29.830 –> 00:18:35.100

But there’s life to live and you still have to get out there and carry on and live your life

 

00:18:35.379 –> 00:18:41.819

Um, and sometimes just moving will help you be distracted from a little bit too. So doing your best to kind of carry on. Um,

 

00:18:42.429 –> 00:18:46.829

My biggest tip. This is helpful for the ladies men. I’m sorry. I can’t help you here

 

00:18:47.649 –> 00:18:50.489

But wearing like a pair of high waist leggings

 

00:18:51.250 –> 00:18:54.089

So you like your stomach is like hugged like, you know?

 

00:18:54.090 –> 00:18:57.840

You just like when your guts hurt you just like want to hug them with like, okay

 

00:18:57.840 –> 00:19:02.850

So highways leggings and then I take those like hand warmers like the you know

 

00:19:02.850 –> 00:19:06.509

When it’s cold outside like the shakable ones and I put them in my leggings. I

 

00:19:07.299 –> 00:19:11.099

Have like a walking hug heating pad on myself

 

00:19:11.860 –> 00:19:14.219

So that it’s just like so much more comfortable

 

00:19:14.220 –> 00:19:20.939

It’s like function because you have like you’re not tied to a heating pad on the couch that’s plugged in right you can

 

00:19:21.490 –> 00:19:25.589

Flip. Yeah, I love that super weird, but it’s super helpful

 

00:19:25.600 –> 00:19:29.399

No, I’ve got it more than I wish I had to but yeah, yeah

 

00:19:29.399 –> 00:19:30.220

I bet

 

00:19:30.220 –> 00:19:32.970

one thing we like to do is we put essential oils like

 

00:19:33.039 –> 00:19:39.689

peppermint or a digestion or whatever whatever brand I’m using at the time and rubbing that on that helps soothe it too and just keep

 

00:19:39.970 –> 00:19:45.389

Moving and not just because it’s so easy to stay home for a week poor me like right, right

 

00:19:45.389 –> 00:19:53.008

That’s like but mentally what does that do for you? It’s not serving you. So I love that you brought that up now. Um

 

00:19:53.769 –> 00:19:55.769

What do you think about charcoal?

 

00:19:56.409 –> 00:20:03.329

So the research on charcoal is it’s not great. You know, it’s still kind of a developing thing, especially for celiac

 

00:20:03.330 –> 00:20:07.860

So there is some research out there for like food sensitivities. Obviously, it’s used for people

 

00:20:08.860 –> 00:20:15.389

To help them like vomit in severe cases, but for celiac like the evidence doesn’t show that that’s necessarily beneficial

 

00:20:15.909 –> 00:20:17.939

however, both charcoal and

 

00:20:18.610 –> 00:20:20.610

digestive enzyme

 

00:20:20.880 –> 00:20:22.880

Possibly have a placebo effect. So

 

00:20:23.430 –> 00:20:28.279

Placebo effects really they work if you take them and you believe they’re gonna work and you’re telling yourself

 

00:20:28.280 –> 00:20:30.280

I’m going to take these am going to feel better you

 

00:20:30.780 –> 00:20:32.250

Could feel better

 

00:20:32.250 –> 00:20:35.119

and to be honest if you have to

 

00:20:35.120 –> 00:20:40.160

You know stand on your head and spin 5 times around and that makes you feel better then do it

 

00:20:40.350 –> 00:20:46.399

So the research is like a little bit sketchy. But whatever you have to do to feel better do it, huh?

 

00:20:46.890 –> 00:20:49.070

And just don’t sit on that couch and poor me

 

00:20:49.770 –> 00:20:52.220

You know relax for a little bit and give yourself some time

 

00:20:52.220 –> 00:20:58.850

But then continue to just get out and thrive because it can be a really deep dark place once you kind of slide into that

 

00:20:59.220 –> 00:21:02.839

so put on your pants put on your little heat pad and

 

00:21:03.480 –> 00:21:05.480

Girl pants. Yeah

 

00:21:06.180 –> 00:21:08.330

Well, I love that. I’ve never taken charcoal, but I

 

00:21:08.880 –> 00:21:12.380

Anytime like I mention anything about that on on my Instagram account or anything

 

00:21:12.450 –> 00:21:18.830

People always swear by charcoal and I just I haven’t gotten into that yet. Um, but I wondered what your take was on that

 

00:21:18.830 –> 00:21:24.559

Thank you for addressing that if people if they say they take it and then helps them. Please take it go for it more

 

00:21:24.560 –> 00:21:26.250

Yeah, it’s not gonna hurt them. So

 

00:21:26.250 –> 00:21:33.050

Ok, that’s good to know. Yeah, awesome. Oh, man. Ok. So like what does it look like to work with you?

 

00:21:33.050 –> 00:21:35.149

So someone’s just diagnosed with celiac disease

 

00:21:35.880 –> 00:21:42.260

What does that what does it look like walk through it walk through it. So I do a lot of video calls

 

00:21:42.260 –> 00:21:47.479

I like to see people’s faces. I like to have an interaction. I think it’s so important to have that human connection

 

00:21:47.520 –> 00:21:53.509

So we do a lot of video chats. We do some phone calls email. That’s kind of how they contact me

 

00:21:53.510 –> 00:21:55.550

But really I’m just part of their support team

 

00:21:55.550 –> 00:22:00.619

So we go through their whole diet what it looks like we talk about possible areas of cross contamination

 

00:22:00.900 –> 00:22:03.320

We go through things like if they’re still eating dairy

 

00:22:03.990 –> 00:22:07.790

soy seeing if there’s anything like that that might be an issue for them and

 

00:22:08.850 –> 00:22:15.919

pulling things out adding things in it takes more than one session to really, you know decide what foods could be problematic and

 

00:22:16.590 –> 00:22:21.499

You know how to clean out your kitchen and then we sit around with the whole family if you’re living with people and talk to

 

00:22:21.500 –> 00:22:26.270

The family because it’s more than just one person. It’s not just one person who has to live with celiac

 

00:22:26.270 –> 00:22:28.270

it’s everyone in the house and

 

00:22:28.470 –> 00:22:33.399

The spouses and the kids and the friends and the family so talking with those people

 

00:22:33.890 –> 00:22:38.290

Talking to the client about how to talk to those people and explain their needs and advocate

 

00:22:38.420 –> 00:22:43.360

We do a lot of practicing at restaurants. So one of the biggest questions you will get is. How do I eat out?

 

00:22:43.360 –> 00:22:48.519

How do I talk to a server and not so nerve-racking? I still like sometimes get anxiety like that

 

00:22:48.520 –> 00:22:52.330

I need to talk to the server. So we just do a lot of role play which is so fun

 

00:22:53.210 –> 00:22:58.329

and we go through that so it really depends kind of on the client’s needs and

 

00:22:58.940 –> 00:23:06.039

Just addressing the areas that they’re struggling with and really just being a support system that person that they can text when they don’t feel

 

00:23:06.040 –> 00:23:09.399

Good or when they have a question about a food product or they’re trying to cook

 

00:23:09.560 –> 00:23:14.080

But their world is turned upside down because everything that they used to cook they can’t cook anymore

 

00:23:14.240 –> 00:23:19.359

So I’m trying to make dinner for my family shoot what I make? Yeah, so hired

 

00:23:19.360 –> 00:23:25.149

Yeah, right so helped, so that’s when they reach out to me and you know kind of walk them through that process

 

00:23:25.810 –> 00:23:29.679

and help them from being in a place of like confusion and isolation and

 

00:23:29.840 –> 00:23:36.069

Frustration to a place where it’s just their normal life and they don’t have that confusion anymore. They’re thriving and

 

00:23:37.790 –> 00:23:42.340

There isn’t a place where they fully understand their disease they fully understand how to manage it and

 

00:23:43.460 –> 00:23:49.329

They’re just yeah, they’re rocking their diagnosis. They’re rocking their disease and it’s not anything that’s holding the back anymore

 

00:23:49.700 –> 00:23:53.289

So that’s kind of the process to get them there. Okay?

 

00:23:53.290 –> 00:23:59.320

So how many sessions does that normally take to get them to that point of like they feel confident in themselves and what they’re doing?

 

00:23:59.720 –> 00:24:01.720

yeah, so

 

00:24:01.820 –> 00:24:09.100

We do like a month-to-month basis, but we do weekly check-ins. So there’s a lot of weekly check-ins in between the time from like

 

00:24:09.680 –> 00:24:15.970

Diagnosis or like shortly after diagnosis. I get some people who they’ve been diagnosed like three years and they’re like

 

00:24:15.970 –> 00:24:18.370

I still haven’t gotten help like I’m still not thriving

 

00:24:18.590 –> 00:24:23.980

And I’m like, I’m happy like let’s let’s take care of it now before it’s been six years and you’re still not driving

 

00:24:23.980 –> 00:24:25.990

you know the sooner the better, but

 

00:24:27.260 –> 00:24:31.660

For for a lot of people. It’s usually at least a few months just to you know have

 

00:24:32.270 –> 00:24:36.100

That person that they can call because so much life happens

 

00:24:36.230 –> 00:24:39.099

you know for I work with a lot of kids too and

 

00:24:39.590 –> 00:24:45.880

With kids. It’s like how do you navigate soccer season and then in summer time? So, how do you navigate day care?

 

00:24:45.880 –> 00:24:47.880

And now you back in school and how do you talk about?

 

00:24:48.190 –> 00:24:54.359

You know going to school with the teachers and the new classmates and now there’s class parties. Oh and now it’s Christmastime

 

00:24:54.700 –> 00:24:55.590

How do I do that?

 

00:24:55.590 –> 00:25:02.040

it’s the kids birthday and it’s their first time and now they’re having a sleepover and there’s so many things to navigate with that and

 

00:25:02.770 –> 00:25:04.090

You know

 

00:25:04.090 –> 00:25:10.890

You don’t heal right away with celiac. It’s not like you will go gluten-free and then you’re perfectly fine. So

 

00:25:12.160 –> 00:25:19.079

It takes time and you need that support for for awhile. Which which is what I’m there for. That is awesome

 

00:25:19.530 –> 00:25:25.019

Yeah, I know. I’m like, I think you’re like the training wheels. You’re like wait, don’t take them off yet. So can you be still?

 

00:25:26.560 –> 00:25:31.349

That’s awesome. I love that. Um, so what’s your favorite thing about

 

00:25:33.070 –> 00:25:36.840

Helping people with their lifestyle with their healthy lifestyle

 

00:25:37.750 –> 00:25:38.830

You know

 

00:25:38.830 –> 00:25:41.550

so I I’ve been a dietitian for a while and

 

00:25:41.710 –> 00:25:47.760

I used to work with more like athletes and people that want it’s like lose weight and that stuff and that’s still so much fun

 

00:25:47.760 –> 00:25:54.270

I still have like a big a big hobby in heart with that but there’s a difference between helping people for like aesthetic goals or

 

00:25:54.370 –> 00:25:56.370

Helping them improve their for tea time

 

00:25:56.620 –> 00:25:59.849

We’re helping them cut weight for a wrestling knee or something like that

 

00:26:00.190 –> 00:26:04.320

to helping people who are sick and to getting them better and just to see

 

00:26:05.020 –> 00:26:08.520

But people have transformation photos all the time on Instagram you’ll see

 

00:26:09.070 –> 00:26:14.730

Like this weight and then I lost this much weight or whatever, but there’s a transformation photo that you can see

 

00:26:14.730 –> 00:26:17.280

I think you’ve done one about your daughter. Um of

 

00:26:17.800 –> 00:26:21.779

Someone sit. I have the chills of someone sick and then someone feeling better

 

00:26:22.300 –> 00:26:27.419

Wow and so that’s the transformation that I like so when I get my clients and they you know

 

00:26:27.420 –> 00:26:32.069

They come to me just so confused and so frustrated and I know where I’m gonna take them

 

00:26:32.530 –> 00:26:36.180

It just gives me so much joy knowing like they might not be confident in it

 

00:26:36.180 –> 00:26:41.399

But I know that they’re gonna get to a better place and then once they finally get there being able to celebrate with them

 

00:26:42.070 –> 00:26:46.320

And that’s just the best part that is like I’m my tearing up right now

 

00:26:46.870 –> 00:26:50.880

Because that’s like that’s what we said like this. This is why we do it and

 

00:26:51.550 –> 00:26:53.400

That’s why I do serving celiacs

 

00:26:53.400 –> 00:26:57.329

Like I just want people to know that like you can do this

 

00:26:57.330 –> 00:27:03.230

You can live this life and raw like still live the best you like be the best person

 

00:27:03.960 –> 00:27:09.079

even with and especially with celiac disease and I just I think that we

 

00:27:09.300 –> 00:27:13.940

Can all learn from each other and like the things that you do and the things that we all do to help

 

00:27:14.190 –> 00:27:21.860

This community is so big and I love that. Yeah, when so random, but tell us about your dog

 

00:27:21.860 –> 00:27:23.790

I know this is

 

00:27:23.790 –> 00:27:29.300

Just subject that when you talking about your dog, I was so intrigued. So tell me about your little dog

 

00:27:29.300 –> 00:27:31.909

Okay, so I have a dog his name’s Wally

 

00:27:32.910 –> 00:27:36.139

Which is hurt for walnut cupcake, but that’s another side story

 

00:27:36.140 –> 00:27:41.030

And um, so he the Labradoodle and they’re known for having food allergies

 

00:27:41.370 –> 00:27:48.589

So I was told he needs to eat like a gluten-free diet, um, which I the person that told me that didn’t have

 

00:27:49.260 –> 00:27:53.840

Celiac or anything. I was always planning on giving him gluten free diet because I don’t want like the crumbs

 

00:27:53.910 –> 00:27:57.139

Hi my hands in my pockets. I do a lot of dog training with him

 

00:27:58.920 –> 00:28:00.350

So anyways, so yeah

 

00:28:00.350 –> 00:28:02.160

he’s always been gluten free and now he

 

00:28:02.160 –> 00:28:05.690

Doesn’t if he eats like a big gluten free stuff if I take him to doggy daycare

 

00:28:05.760 –> 00:28:11.960

Something he gets a rash and get sick because he hasn’t had it which is the reason that he’s been great

 

00:28:12.150 –> 00:28:17.480

He’s all gluten-free stuff. Lots of hot dogs and chicken and and a good stuff. I love it

 

00:28:17.750 –> 00:28:24.500

So yeah dog pal around and you sail around Winfrey hitting me. Yep. I love it. That is like the best

 

00:28:25.620 –> 00:28:27.739

You know, it’s just like bringing to life

 

00:28:29.040 –> 00:28:35.300

Bringing to like a view to everybody else giving us a vision of like what your everyday life looks like

 

00:28:35.300 –> 00:28:38.810

It’s so key like I just wonder. Okay. What is she eating? What is that person?

 

00:28:39.570 –> 00:28:41.190

Look like I think

 

00:28:41.190 –> 00:28:45.080

My kids want a dog and I’m like no because then we’d have to go gluten-free right now with the dog

 

00:28:45.080 –> 00:28:48.679

And I just I can’t do that right now. I got four kids. I’m like I maxed out

 

00:28:48.680 –> 00:28:51.740

So for my sanity like not now, yeah later

 

00:28:51.780 –> 00:28:54.080

But not now and I but I just love that

 

00:28:54.330 –> 00:29:00.500

To envision what other people go through and then you get to do that on a one-and-one my faces all the time

 

00:29:00.500 –> 00:29:03.319

It’s just like so Cyrenians. So awesome

 

00:29:03.840 –> 00:29:05.250

so

 

00:29:05.250 –> 00:29:06.080

Erin Mike

 

00:29:06.080 –> 00:29:11.120

it’s been so fun teaming up with you and like we’ve done this special now for a little bit and I think

 

00:29:11.280 –> 00:29:13.280

Extend it a little bit further

 

00:29:13.310 –> 00:29:18.139

We have more people need it. We have to extend it. Yeah, I know so tell everybody what we’ve done

 

00:29:18.780 –> 00:29:19.890

so

 

00:29:19.890 –> 00:29:22.759

we have teamed up because coral has an

 

00:29:23.100 –> 00:29:29.180

Awesome eCourse which covers like all the emotional stuff of celiac how to clean up your kitchen like so many great

 

00:29:29.490 –> 00:29:33.770

Printables and just a content that you can you know kind of go through your own time

 

00:29:34.080 –> 00:29:41.419

Which is amazing, and there’s a lot of stuff that I work with my clients with at first, so they’re getting like a killer resource

 

00:29:42.000 –> 00:29:43.920

kind of in their pocket, so

 

00:29:43.920 –> 00:29:51.109

We’re packaging that within a one-on-one with me to kind of cover any specific questions you have can I create a plan and together?

 

00:29:51.110 –> 00:29:53.599

That’s just like everything you could want

 

00:29:53.790 –> 00:30:00.409

for being a newly diagnosed or someone that’s just still struggling with celiac and who wants the emotional support in the physical support in the

 

00:30:00.410 –> 00:30:02.509

mental support so together we have

 

00:30:03.060 –> 00:30:05.060

created that

 

00:30:05.250 –> 00:30:11.930

And we’re just kind of offering that for for the time being until slots all fill up. So that’s been just so exciting

 

00:30:11.930 –> 00:30:17.930

I know I love that. It’s been like linking up with you. I’m like, yes, it just makes sense. I love it

 

00:30:18.110 –> 00:30:23.450

So I’m you can go on to serving celiacs calm and on the blog post with the show notes and everything

 

00:30:23.450 –> 00:30:26.179

We’re gonna should be linking the resources to that special

 

00:30:26.180 –> 00:30:28.519

If you’re listening to this six months from now

 

00:30:28.650 –> 00:30:34.550

We may have been capped out with how many people were gonna be able to accept but we’ll always like be linking up in some

 

00:30:34.550 –> 00:30:37.399

Form or other and so we’ll always be linking up the most

 

00:30:38.160 –> 00:30:44.450

current deal or special or opportunity to work with Aaron individually or together with the eCourse like we

 

00:30:44.730 –> 00:30:51.950

Just we’re here to literally help you be your best self. And so that’s really fun. And I

 

00:30:52.770 –> 00:30:54.950

So wish I had these resources

 

00:30:54.950 –> 00:31:01.099

I wish I had you when we were first diagnosed because that was like some of the most confusing

 

00:31:02.160 –> 00:31:07.670

Days of my life and I’m not like I’m not one to get flustered or to let things get to me

 

00:31:08.340 –> 00:31:14.449

But like literally like I needed to have answers and where I was searching on the internet

 

00:31:14.450 –> 00:31:20.599

I was finding a lot of negativity and like you just have to stay home and you can never go out again

 

00:31:20.600 –> 00:31:25.550

And you can’t go to restaurants and you this and I’m like are you kidding me? Squash all those little people?

 

00:31:26.250 –> 00:31:28.160

Are dead to me?

 

00:31:28.160 –> 00:31:32.179

Yeah, yes because we can live this life and I am just so grateful

 

00:31:32.640 –> 00:31:34.580

So okay Aaron tell me yeah

 

00:31:34.580 –> 00:31:42.439

I just have one takeaway that you can leave our little listeners here in our little celiac and gluten-free community. Yes, would it be I

 

00:31:43.020 –> 00:31:47.389

think we’ve said it a few times but it has to be like it has to be said

 

00:31:47.610 –> 00:31:50.689

To end it and just to drill it in is just to say positive

 

00:31:51.570 –> 00:31:56.540

You will if you’re looking online on your own and you’re googling your way if your diagnosis and your treatment

You will find people that are telling you you can’t go out to eat. You can do that friends houses

You can’t eat this this this this you can never do this again. You could never travel false false false

I have done it Coral has done it thousands of other celiacs have done it

It takes learning it takes education and it takes positivity. So

Don’t listen to the naysayers. Don’t listen the negativit

Really just stay positive with it and continue to learn and continue to just push forward

And stay patient with everything

Thank You Erin so wise so I welcome

Yeah, thank you for having me on today. Oh, I’ve just loved every second of it. Can we just be neighbors already?

I know we’re already so close here. Now. I’m in California. So I know I know we’re almost there. We’re almost there

We made it halfway across the country. Yes. Alright, Erin. Have a great day

And for sure, we’ll have you on again with another great hot topic for

Celiac and gluten free living. Yay. Thank you. Okay

 
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