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Melissa Blanco is a freelance writer and blogger who was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2007.  You can visit her website at www.melissablanco.com.

  1. Celiac.com 10/19/2010 - The plane soared above the vast, blue Pacific Ocean as the gorgeous state of Hawaii loomed beneath it. When we descended into our tropical destination of Maui, my stomach...
  2. Celiac.com 01/06/2010 - I’ve always loved the season of Advent—the beauty of a new beginning—of celebrating the birth of Jesus. Each Sunday of December, as I watch another candle burning within the A...
  3. Celiac.com 12/11/2009 - I recently embarked on a quest for family-friendly restaurants that offered gluten-free selections. I explained this vision to my husband and three children as we set the...
  4. Celiac.com 12/09/2009 - I vividly recall the day I received my First Communion, the Sacrament a young Catholic child waits years to make. I still have the group picture of my second grade Catholic...
  5. Celiac.com 09/01/2009 - I recently passed a milestone, upon reaching the first anniversary,since my celiac disease diagnosis. There was no golden coin or awardceremony, but rather a sense of personal...
  6. I was born and raised a Catholic, yet, upon my diagnosis with Celiac Disease, I began to question the theory of Karma, and whether or not it does in fact exist. In Eastern Religions, through the laws of Karma, the effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making...
  7. The day I heard those four words, my life changed forever. No, they were not “will you marry me?”, yet I fondly remember that. They weren’t, “you're having a baby”, although that was the happiest moment of my life. The day I heard those four words, was the day that I realized life is full of ironie...