Once gluten free, and feeling immense personal improvements, I felt that I could look in the mirror and finally say to myself, “Oh, there you are, Debbie." (I shared my personal journey in my post, 40 Years in the Dark.) As the years progressed, however, I realized that I only found a part of me.
My GPS's redirection became too clear and I found myself diving right into advocacy for change. I'm not a researcher, chemical expert, or in the medical field. My experience is personal and it is life. I thought my sensitivity was a rarity, to be quite honest. But I'm not rare at all. Far from it.
Oh how life would have been different had someone recognized the possibility that various health issues could have been related to celiac, tested me, and directed me to a gluten-free diet.