Alcohol and Celiac Disease
- By Randi Madden
- Published 12/11/2007
Discussing GI issues isn't the best ice breaker but sometimes you can get people to laugh about it. "Don't you miss bread?" or "Oh my god, you're Italian, what about pasta?" People are funny, especially when ignorance is their best friend. I'm a post-grad therapist trying to understand what it means to be human. I'm also a newly diagnosed celiac and struggling to understand the "nature of the beast" when it comes to this disease.
I know the big "no no's" - gin, whiskey, beer or anything fermented from grain, hops, barley. I miss my black and tan's at the local Irish-type pub but still love my cosmos.
Any advice on the affects of vodka, rum, mixed drinks in general?
Or should I just give up the ghost when it comes to happy hour and stick with club soda and lime?
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