Celiac disease is a disease that affects at least 3 million Americans including myself. A gluten free diet is often written off as a fad diet but for those living with Celiac, it is anything but. This disease affects your daily life, physically and mentally. I chose this disease because it affects me personally (and my mom and granddad) and many people don’t understand or simply don’t want to understand what Celiac is. Celiac disease is an immune disorder where people can’t tolerate gluten (gluten is wheat, rye, barley, and is mainly in bread products but is also used as a filler for many other food items) because it damages the inner lining of their small intestine. When people with Celiac eat gluten, their immune system damages the villi …show more content…
When I was diagnosed in 2010, there was very few gluten free options for me and so it was difficult for me to adjust. My granddad and mom were diagnosed around the same year, in 2013, and in those short 3 years, there had been many new items sold as more people got diagnosed with the disease. But it’s still pretty dangerous for someone to go out to eat because in restaurants, who sometimes are just in it to make money because gluten free is a well-known fad diet, there is the possibility of cross contamination that can make anyone who is very sensitive (like me) to gluten to become accidentally ‘glutened’ (a slang term many Celiacs use to describe when you accidentally eat gluten). Sometimes a completely gluten free diet doesn’t make your pains go away completely. It may cause them to go down significantly but not completely go away (like me). Unfortunately, you are born with Celiac and it cannot be prevented. The more closely related you are to a family member with Celiac, the more likely you are get it yourself. In 50% of people who have Celiac, it’s likely that a close family member has it as well. You have Celiac for your whole life. To conclude, Celiac disease is a complex disease that can be hard to be diagnosed. Something I learned from the research for this essay was that researches do not know the exact cause of celiac
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“Gluten free in Afghanistan” is a fairly new book published in 2012 by Captain Donald Andrasik who served in the Army National Guard. In the book Andrasik shares his story of maintaining a gluten free diet while being overseas fighting at war in Afghanistan. In “Gluten Free Soldier in Afghanistan” by Amy Ratner she breaks down Andrasik’s book and reviews it while expressing her thoughts throughout her article. Ratner graduated from Penn State University and is currently a member of Beyond Celiac, a nonprofit organization that unites with patients and partners to drive diagnosis, advance research and accelerate the discovery of new treatments and a cure. As Ratner says, “It's fighting two battles on foreign soil” the article captures Andrasik’s
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This article was about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This is relevant to our course because in order to treat diseases like this we need to know how the body works in order to create treatment plans such as the ones in this article. I know of a few different people who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. It really is not as uncommon as I thought. Reading this article kept me interested since I know people who have it.
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The Character Development of Celia Bowen, “The Night Circus” by Aubrey Jones "The circus arrives without warning," (Morgenstern 1) and one of its many performers goes by the name of Celia Bowen, an illusionist. In the beginning, Celia is presented to the reader as a five-year-old girl who hardly speaks; Celia becomes hardened by the teachings of her father during the rising action; at the climax, Celia's ties with her father become close to broken and she slowly becomes a more happy and open person; finally, Celia's character is classified as a well-rounded person, having a knowledge and understanding of a great many things and really becoming more herself. In The Night Circus, the character development of Celia Bowen goes from quiet and nonchalant
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The American Diabetes Association defines Type 1 Diabetes as the fact that your pancreas can no longer produce insulin on its own. I have to inject myself with insulin pens every day and monitor my blood glucose level intake. It is hard to eat certain foods at the dining halls being a type 1 diabetic because I have to make sure there is not too much gluten in the food. (Question 4). Just like every other American, I love to experience new and fun things.
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When I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a common colon disease, I had no idea what it was. It wasn’t until several tests and explanations from multiple doctors that my parents and I started to understand the extent of the problem. Although it didn’t seem like it would be a big deal, it quickly took over my entire life. Dealing with the condition meant chronic pain, medication, and many more doctors’ visits. Fortunately, my case wasn’t too severe.
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