As mentioned in my story; an introduction; My name is Ashlee and I live in Australia.
I was diagnosed at the age of six in 1998, that gives me a fair few years experience in living life as a coeliac.
Unlike a lot of gluten free pages, I don’t always enjoy being healthy, where is the fun in that? I feel that I already have so many things to avoid in my food that I’m not going to add anything more. Besides, gluten free
does not equal weight loss, good eating or any better health other than no longer suffering from my own body tearing itself a part.
As I was growing up; being a coeliac was extremely hard. It is easier now with more products, help and awareness. There are those who still think that being a coeliac is a choice, those who won’t give a damn about cross contamination and those who will lump you with the fad gluten free dieters.
In terms of symptoms, I get quite a few; the itchy dermatitis herpetiformis, sever bloating (think nine months pregnant looking), hot and cold flushes, vomiting, constipation or diarrhoea. I can either sleep like the dead or not sleep at all. Stomach pains, tooth aches, mood swings. The lot.
I am no medical professional, I am not a dietitian.
I am a young woman, who suffers from coeliac disease, who is happy to share her experiences and knowledge to help others and who wants to find and inform everyone about the best gluten free products and coeliac friendly restaurants out there.
Ask me questions, read my reviews and share your experiences, I’d love to hear them.
Ashlee; The Aussie Coeliac.