As we ring in the New Year, many of us take the time to jot down our aspirations for the next twelve months. What are your hopes and dreams for 2018? Health and happiness? An opportunity to travel? Stronger relationships?
Whether you have big plans to hike the Grand Canyon this year, or you simply resolve to get a little more sleep, it’s likely that aspects of health and wellness are a big part of your vision for 2018. The Gluten Free RN wants you to be happy and healthy in the coming year, and today she is sharing her hopes and wishes around celiac disease for 2018.
Nadine offers insight on taking control of what you can, including the food you eat. She shares her wish for widespread access to high-quality food and nutritional information that is NOT influenced by corporations. She explains the need for universal healthcare, better comprehensive testing for celiac disease (performed annually), and appropriate follow-up care for patients with a celiac diagnosis. Listen in to understand why Nadine advocates for a global celiac education campaign and learn how to evaluate new information about the disease with a critical ear. Let’s get happy and healthy in 2018 so that we can pursue all of our hopes and dreams!
Nadine’s wish for health, happiness and wellness
- Reevaluate your choices and control what you can (sleep, food, activities)
Why Nadine advocates for universal healthcare
- Everyone deserves access to high-quality healthcare without financial strain
The need for better comprehensive testing
- Healthcare providers should be educated in ordering, interpreting labs
Nadine’s hope for worldwide knowledge of celiac disease
- Patients in US not diagnosed correctly for 70 years
- Consider mini-mass screening of patients/family
The importance of accurate media coverage
- Stories not influenced by sponsors, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Why friends and family should be tested every year
- Early diagnosis important
- Can be ruled in, not ruled out
The value of nutritional information not influenced by food companies
- Understand where food comes from, how processed
Nadine’s aspiration for universal access to high-quality food
- Organic, whole foods with minimal processing
- Provides fuel today, building blocks of healing
The need for appropriate follow-up care
- Labs to address nutritional deficiencies, associated issues
Nadine’s insight around celiac education
- Seek information, evaluate with critical ear
Columbia University Celiac Disease Center
Connect with Nadine:
‘Your Skin on Gluten’ on YouTube
Books by Nadine:
Dough Nation: A Nurse’s Memoir of Celiac Disease from Missed Diagnosis to Food and Health Activism