health. He certainly paid for it after returning back to England, but what else
can you do when you’re young and in love?
Sheffield, England married to my best friend. Our story has never been easy,
but the end has always been clear: the two of us together, happy and healthy.
We have the first two parts of that last statement worked out, but now it’s
time to really figure out that last bit: his health. The summer of 2013, one
major part of the puzzle that is his health revealed itself. After a stupid
amount of years with CFS/ME as his only real diagnosis, Mike was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. His body was recognizing the gluten he was eating as a threat and began attacking itself causing symptoms like: debilitating fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, malnutrition, rheumatoid arthritis, IBS…sound familiar? At first, we asked ourselves how it was possible that eating the wrong food can cause so much damage to his body. Thinking about it more, we realized, of course eating
the wrong food will cause damage to his body. Food gives life, food will take
away life. And it has done that for about 10 years of his life.
years. Now that we aren’t in such a mad rush to put on the weight (he finally
weighs more than me *happy dance*), we can worry less about the quantity and more about the quality of food that goes in. It wasn’t until one morning last week as I sat at the kitchen table peeling the skin off the almonds I soaked over night for a grain free granola recipe that I realized just how granola I had become.
learn about nutrition and the importance of what we put in our body. Also, I
really love to cook and I want a place to show off my baked goods because who
doesn’t love a good food blog. I also want to share any success we might have
with anyone else who finds themselves or a loved one suffering from Coeliac
Disease, PoTS, Arthritis, M.E, and possibly Ehler Danlos….And also, I just
really love to bake, so…