Wrapping Up Celiac Disease Awareness Month 2022
Today I am wrapping up Celiac Awareness Month 2022 with my 30th post in a month. I’ve shared thirty posts related to celiac disease, the challenges of a gluten-free diet and also the good stuff and people that come with eating a medically necessary gluten-free diet.
Here is a round-up of posts from this month, in case you missed anything…
The first week of May I wrote about the series of live chats hosted by Michelle’s Gluten-Free Kitchen. There is a link in the post to these chats with some of the most helpful and knowledgeable advocates in the gluten-free community. I also wrote about More Cans than Can’ts when eating gluten free, a Celiac Awareness Challenge for your friends and family who aren’t gluten-free, how to get tested for celiac disease (it’s important to keep eating gluten until tested), why shared fryers aren’t okay for those who have to avoid gluten, and Five Tips for Eating Gluten Free on a Budget.
The second week of Celiac Awareness Month, I dove right into a topic that definitely offended and perturbed some people: Which Gluten-Free Flour Should I Use. TL;DR, use the flour the recipe was created with, there is no gluten-free flour blend that will work in every recipe. Then I wrote about an Action Step. Did you do it? Did you leave a comment for the FDA? Later that week, I wrote about Keto and Gluten Free NOT being the same. I also wrote about Five Things I Wish I Knew About Going Gluten Free, What a Person with Celiac Disease Looks Like AND… my personal favorite of Week 2 of Celiac Disease Awareness Month: Gluten and Cocktails. Cheers!
Rolling right over the halfway point of the month and into the third week of Celiac Awareness Month, I wrote a post about Jokes About Gluten. Newsflash: they are never funny. But yet plenty of people in our own gluten-free community still let out the uncomfortable laugh or press the laughing emoji, all while undermining how seriously our diet has to be taken. I also wrote about Dining Out for Breakfast and Brunch, about gluten-free eating NOT being a weight loss diet, about Celiac Disease not being a GI disease, and about where I shop “outside of the box” to find gluten-free food. Later in the week, I asked gluten-free bakery owners to be transparent about their use of oats and what brand they are, the cost of having celiac disease and five things to never say to someone who has to eat gluten free.
In the last week of Celiac Awareness Month, I started off with a post on Buckwheat. It is not wheat. And then a post about my live chat with Michelle of Michelle’s Gluten Free Kitchen. You can watch/listen to it here. We talked about dietary choices, like being vegetarian, and dietary necessities like being gluten-free plus lots of other things related to a gluten-free diet. Michelle’s month long series is full of good info, check out all of them!
I continued the week with a post on being kind to gluten-free bloggers. I truly don’t know why some of them work so hard for us when all we do is complain about “get to the recipe already.” Next up, a post on the expense of eating gluten free and how we can help those experiencing food insecurity, a post on keeping your gluten-full cookbooks and recipes, a post about gluten-free certification symbols (and some sneaky symbols that look like certification symbols but are NOT), a post that had lots of conversations going on in social media about Celiac/Celiacs AND a post I hope you’ll take the time to read about having a food scarcity mindset when you have to eat gluten free.
Thanks for reading along during Celiac Awareness Month. In wrapping up Celiac Awareness Month 2022, I hope you found at least a few helpful tidbits of information, maybe something to share with a friend or family member.