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I've been intolerant of all grains, milk, dairy, egg whites and yeast for many years, evidenced by the affliction of asthma from age 8 on, starting in 1952. In 2000 I went completely gluten free, dairy free, egg white & yeast free, and have been getting better ever since. I was a teacher for 30 years, started writing at age 8 when I was in bed so much with asthma, bronchitis, and, often, pneumonia. I've been a Real Estate Broker for the past 2 years, and have always continued writing, as a newspaper reporter/photographer and freelance writer during the early 1980s, and as an author of books on San Diego County Indian history since 1975. I have 3 grown children, 7 grandchildren, a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law whom I love dearly. I also wrote an account called, "Grandma, Can I Eat That?" about my youngest grandson having celiac and mild intolerances when he was born. I am now 68, single, and finishing up another book on San Diego County Indian History.

  1. Thank you for the opportunity to blog about celiac! I have been on a stringent diet for intolerance to all grains, milk & dairy, egg whites, yeast, casein, whey, maltodextrin, modified food starch and MSG since 2000. Dealing with the social ramifications of not participating as others do in the...
  2. Hi, my name is Welda and I have had Celiac symptoms since age 8. Now, at age 65, I am totally gluten-free, milk & dairy free, and always stay away from egg whites, casein, whey, msg, yeast, and maltodextrin & modified food starch from anything but corn. Meats, fruits, and vegetables have...
  3. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!