Feedback for: When Mistakes Happen, Focus on Comfort
- By Wendy Cohan
- Published 10/7/2008
An RN for 14 years, I have been following a strict gluten-free diet for six years of improving health! Now I help others as a Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance Educator. I work one on one with people on meal planning, shopping, cooking and dining out gluten-free. I will also work with children who have behavioral issues related to gluten or other food sensitivities. My book "Gluten-Free PORTLAND" is a comprehensive resource guide to the gluten-free diet and is available on my website www.glutenfreechoice.com. My other websites are: www.WellBladder.com and www.neighborhoodnurse.net.
I posted the article, "When Mistakes Happen, Focus on Comfort", with the best of intentions, but the feedback has been pretty controversial, taking me completely by surprise. Obviously these recommendations are not going to help everyone. Anyone who knows anything about Celiac Disease knows that the array of possible symptoms varies tremendously. I am also unhappy that people seem to be trying to one-up each other on the misery scale, and that needs to stop, please. We should all be trying to help and support each other, and part of that is to validate each person's suffering. There are ways to decrease one's extreme sensitivity to things that offend our immune system. Integrated Manual Therapy (IMT) is one that I hope people with severe gluten intolerance will try to explore, as I personally have received tremendous benefit from this therapy.
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