Welcome to MrCeliac.com

I’ve been diagnosed with Celiac disease since 2009.   It was a sigh of relief in a way to finally have an answer as to why everything I ate bothered my stomach.  After so much time being gluten free, and after seeing so many other resources on the web, I thought I would take the time to share my story, my tips, and my recipes.

A few years ago, I was told I had IBS-D in addition to my Celiac.  This blog will also describe how I am dealing with the ‘joys’ of IBS with medication, dietary changes, and also some physical/mental changes as well.

I live, work, and belong on Long Island.  From the beaches to the local access to all things big and small, there isn’t much to dislike about living here.  Maybe all things except for the taxes, traffic, and stress.

 

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Beginning Meditation

I’m the type of person that has an active brain. I’m always worrying about what I have to do, what I’ve done, and what I need to do again. I keep a notebook on me with tasks that should be done today, and tasks that should be done in the future. My mind is constantly running and I always feel stressed because of it. It is time to slow down and actually be in the moment instead of always being in the past or future. I’ve been told that meditation is a great method to quiet these constant reminders of what I have to do. My life on a hamster wheel needs a change!

Many have suggested meditation as a way to calm your busy mind and ground yourself. I have always wondered if slowing my life down and doing meditation would have soothing effects with my IBS. I always thought that the “Irritable” part of IBS was how you felt, not how your guts feel.

I’m the type of person that has an active brain.  I’m always worrying about what I have to do, what I’ve done, and what I need to do again.  I keep a notebook on me with tasks that should be done today, and tasks that should be done in the future.   My mind is constantly running and I always feel stressed because of it.  It is time to slow down and actually be in the moment instead of always being in the past or future.  I’ve been told that meditation is a great method to quiet these constant reminders of what I have to do.   My life on a hamster wheel needs a change!

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