You might be asking yourself, When is the right time to implement my gluten free diet? The answer: when you receive the official diagnosis of celiac disease, it is time to get started. If you have elevated blood antibody levels, the diagnosis is quite likely, and most of the time your health care provider will recommend an endoscopy to prove the diagnosis. They will advise you to continue eating gluten leading up to the scope. Eliminating gluten before your scope could lead to healing that may make the diagnosis harder to confirm with the biopsy. Once your scope is completed, and your diagnosis is confirmed, you should not delay implementing a gluten free lifestyle. If we can manage this in our house, I know you can do it too! This website was created to help you!
Check out these articles to help kick-start your gluten free lifestyle:
- Identifying Gluten on Food Labels: Become a Master in Minutes
- Quick Guide to Safely Preparing Gluten Free Food.
You've completed the articles on cross-contamination. You are now are equipped with the knowledge you need to be successful on your journey. It is OK to feel overwhelmed at first. No fun, but perfectly normal to feel this way. It took us a lot of trial and error and a whole lot of practice. Nothing is perfected without practice. Don't give up.
You Can Do This!