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National Celiac Awareness Month

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I officially have the best husband ever! Since this month is National Celiac Awareness Month, I issued a challenge to my family and friends in order to raise awareness. I challenged them to go gluten free for the month of October (or for as long as they could last). My husband is working in NYC right now and I am in FL so he does not have to eat gluten free while he is not with me. However, he accepted my challenge. I received a phone call from him tonight while he was trying to order his dinner. (he doesn't really cook) He was so excited all day to order a huge bowl of soup for dinner. However, the restaurant didn't know if the soup contained gluten. So, being the amazing, honorable man that he is he got a plain salad without dressing instead. This, my fellow gluten free friends, is true sacrifice. My husband has been with me through my diagnosis and recovery and thought he understood the difficulties I face on a daily basis. However, he is really gaining an even deeper insight and understanding of Celiac's by living like one for a month. I urge you all to issue this challenge to your family and friends. Not only will they empathize with you on a deeper level, but it will help raise awareness in a whole new way.

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I officially have the best husband ever! Since this month is National Celiac Awareness Month, I issued a challenge to my family and friends in order to raise awareness. I challenged them to go gluten free for the month of October (or for as long as they could last). My husband is working in NYC right now and I am in FL so he does not have to eat gluten free while he is not with me. However, he accepted my challenge. I received a phone call from him tonight while he was trying to order his dinner. (he doesn't really cook) He was so excited all day to order a huge bowl of soup for dinner. However, the restaurant didn't know if the soup contained gluten. So, being the amazing, honorable man that he is he got a plain salad without dressing instead. This, my fellow gluten free friends, is true sacrifice. My husband has been with me through my diagnosis and recovery and thought he understood the difficulties I face on a daily basis. However, he is really gaining an even deeper insight and understanding of Celiac's by living like one for a month. I urge you all to issue this challenge to your family and friends. Not only will they empathize with you on a deeper level, but it will help raise awareness in a whole new way.

wow! that's a lot to ask of people who don't have to do it. i'm impressed you got your husband to do it out of the house. my hubby has a hard time with it, even though he's great and very supportive of me, and what i make at home. hope it goes well :)

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I officially have the best husband ever! Since this month is National Celiac Awareness Month, I issued a challenge to my family and friends in order to raise awareness. I challenged them to go gluten free for the month of October (or for as long as they could last). My husband is working in NYC right now and I am in FL so he does not have to eat gluten free while he is not with me. However, he accepted my challenge. I received a phone call from him tonight while he was trying to order his dinner. (he doesn't really cook) He was so excited all day to order a huge bowl of soup for dinner. However, the restaurant didn't know if the soup contained gluten. So, being the amazing, honorable man that he is he got a plain salad without dressing instead. This, my fellow gluten free friends, is true sacrifice. My husband has been with me through my diagnosis and recovery and thought he understood the difficulties I face on a daily basis. However, he is really gaining an even deeper insight and understanding of Celiac's by living like one for a month. I urge you all to issue this challenge to your family and friends. Not only will they empathize with you on a deeper level, but it will help raise awareness in a whole new way.

You have some great family and freinds there. They will certainly understand your struggles a bit more at the end of the month. You will likely find at least a couple that get sick when they add it back in. Can't say how thrilled they will be about that. If you enjoy writing you might want to interview them a couple times during the course of the month and detail their struggles and their successes. Interview them again a week after they add the gluten back and see how many have a reaction. Might make a good human interest piece for some mag. I wonder how many celiacs will be found by their doing this?

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you might want to interview them a couple times during the course of the month and detail their struggles and their successes. Interview them again a week after they add the gluten back and see how many have a reaction. Might make a good human interest piece for some mag. I wonder how many celiacs will be found by their doing this?

this is a really good idea :) i'm sure it would be very interesting to read!

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