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Hello, I've been creeping around here since first going gluten-free in May and figured it time I finally introduce myself.

I'm 22, living in Edmonton, AB. I was diagnosed as severely anemic a few years ago, was given everything from pills to iv iron, but nothing brought my counts up. I was constantly tired, dizzy, nauseous, having migraines two or more times a week. It was at the point it felt normal to not feel well. My boyfriend finally convinced me to try his family doctor and after the first visit had positive blood work for celiacs. I stopped eating gluten shortly after all my testing was done and noticed huge improvements in the first couple weeks.

What surprised me the most is that I actually enjoy being gluten free, I always find myself educating people about celiacs and started a cooking blog. A huge thing for me was not letting celiacs dictate my life. I still spent my summer camping, I've traveled without issue and go out to eat almost weekly. It's an awesome feeling to finally live my life and feel good at the same time.

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Hello, I've been creeping around here since first going gluten-free in May and figured it time I finally introduce myself.

I'm 22, living in Edmonton, AB. I was diagnosed as severely anemic a few years ago, was given everything from pills to iv iron, but nothing brought my counts up. I was constantly tired, dizzy, nauseous, having migraines two or more times a week. It was at the point it felt normal to not feel well. My boyfriend finally convinced me to try his family doctor and after the first visit had positive blood work for celiacs. I stopped eating gluten shortly after all my testing was done and noticed huge improvements in the first couple weeks.

What surprised me the most is that I actually enjoy being gluten free, I always find myself educating people about celiacs and started a cooking blog. A huge thing for me was not letting celiacs dictate my life. I still spent my summer camping, I've traveled without issue and go out to eat almost weekly. It's an awesome feeling to finally live my life and feel good at the same time.

Hi! I, too, live in Alberta. My husband and I drive three hours to Edmonton for culinary weekends because there is NOTHING even close to where I live. Edmonton is very good for those of us with celiac. My favourite restaurants there include Corso32, Red Ox Inn, Wildflower Grill, Madison's Grill, The Marc...I feel safe at all those places. Don't know whether you have been to the Blue Plate Diner but last time we went a few menu items were listed as gluten-free but upon further questioning they really were not. So, I refuse to return. Someone could get very, very sick there. I was diagnosed with celiac in February so have been very strict ever since.

As food is a huge part of my life (I teach culinary classes) I, too, refuse to settle for food that is anything less than delicious. Stop on by the food and recipe section on this board! Some of us really love to cook and bake. :)

Welcome here!

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