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Part 2: Three reasons why you may be tired all the time

Foods to eat for celiac

In Part one, we discussed how an undiagnosed thyroid problem may be contributing to fatigue. I also provided resources of local physicians who would be supportive in helping you to figure out if your thyroid needs some special attention.

Today, we are talking food. Especially, B vitamins (folate and B12) and iron. These nutrients play a very special role in energy production. And when a gluten free diet is started, we actually increase the risk of becoming deficient in these nutrients. The result can be low energy, fatigue, this general ‘blah’ feeling, canker sores, pale skin, muscle weakness, and a foggy mind.

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Tumeric and Mint Iced Tea

Tumeric Iced Tea

A simple, slightly sweetened iced tea.  The tumeric flavour is not strong, so it’s a good introduction recipe if you may be new to turmeric.

Tumeric is hugely popular these days popping up in a number of recipes.  Curcumin is the active component in turmeric which is well know for it’s anti- inflammatory power. You could google turmeric and thousands of results would pop out. Actually, I did just google it and 19,800,000 results popped up in 0.92 seconds. Yowzer! That’s a lot.

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Tropical Matcha Chia Pudding

Gluten Free Quick Breakfast

Everyone can spare five minutes to make breakfast.  I’ve heard many excuses before but it just takes a bit of prioritizing to make it happen.  This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled for simple grab n’ go breakfasts during the week!

For those of us with celiac disease, make sure to buy all nuts and seeds including chia seeds, ‘gluten free’ or certified gluten free.  And, also be sure to follow this rule for any gluten free grain or grain product.  This will reduce the risk of cross contamination in these products.

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Part 1: Three Reasons Why You Might Be Tired All The Time

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When you have celiac disease or are following a gluten free diet, fatigue seems to go hand in hand.  Honestly, if you have a digestive disorder or are suffering from an autoimmune disease, fatigue is probably one of the most troubling symptoms.

When I am talking about fatigue, I am talking about fatigue that won’t let up.  It is pretty much everyday.  Fatigue is normal every now and again especially if it’s a very stressful or busy time.  The problem, is when it start to happen almost everyday.

Today, is part 1 of a 3 part series focusing on fatigue.

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5 Minute Medjool Chocolate Truffles

Quick holiday dessert

The number one reason why Medjool dates are in my house is because they are a extremely versatile gluten free food. Well, that, combined with the fact that they are nutritional superstars!

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Real Life Advice from a Dietitian Living with Celiac Disease