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Four years ago, Gladys Glenn, then 66, had gall bladder surgery. In the months afterward, the retired medical secretary from Durham, North Carolina, noticed that her occasional stomach troublesbloating and constipationwere growing worse. Glenn wasted no time getting back to her physician, but when she asked to be tested for celiac disease, the doctor shook her head. You couldnt have celiac disease, she told Glenn. When results came back a week later, Glenns doctor was stunned and apologetic: tests were positive for celiac disease. She was soon diagnosed with both celiac disease and DH.
Decorations and presents are festive this time of year - but a table laden with beautiful food is the heart of the holidays. Celebrating the season gathered around an extraordinary meal is a meaningful gift, particularly when everyone can partake with gusto and without worry. Heres an elegant, allergy-friendly menu filled with mouthwatering, sweet and savory flavors thats easy to prepare. The secret to success is a bit of early preparation. The rest is a piece of cake.
The experience is all too familiar. You sit down for a meal and take a bite of a supposedly safe dish. Then something starts to happen. Your chest feels tight, your breathing quickens, your lips and throat seem to tingle. Are these early signs of an allergic reaction? In that moment of anxiety, it can be difficult to know for sure.