I am a Health Coach in Los Angeles who specializes in Gluten Intolerance, Celiac disease and weight management. My experience has led me to understand that there is no magic pill or diet that is right for everyone, however in order to get at the root....
Welcome to Body Food Connection! My name is Katrina and this site is dedicated to improving the quality of our lives. In order to have a truly healthy relationship, communication is key. This value is all the more important when it comes to a relationship with ourselves. We are what we eat, but we eat without knowing who we are. In this forum, you will learn how to listen to your body, make the proper adjustments to your diet, and start living the positive lifestyle you always imagined.
If you have been living with fatigue, gastrointestinal pain, nerve disorders, joint pain, unexplained weight change, depression or other forms of chronic illness, this information will be of great value to you.
The first stop for anyone with concerns about their health should always be your doctor. But what do you do when your exam is done, the blood tests come back and your doctor assures you that you are fine?
TESTING FOR GLUTEN INTOLERANCE
All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as being self-evident.
Currently we are in the first two stages. Remember that gluten sensitivity is a nutritional issue. If your doctor is not trained nutritionally it will be hard for him or her to give you adequate advice.
So, I am walking through a Petsmart store purchasing food for my husband's latest mid life crisis addition (a French Bulldog), when I realize that there is an entire aisle of Grain Free foods available. The dog has more choices than I do when I am at the market! Those who are Gluten Sensitive, and especially those like me who have Celiac disease fully understand how frustrating it is to find foods we can purchase at decent prices when we find these choices at all at the local market.
My work as a Health Coach has led me to the conclusion that in addition to the 1% of the population that has Celiac, a very large number of people are suffering from Gluten Sensitivity, and are doing so because their condition has been misdiagnosed. Please visit this site weekly so that you can learn how to determine if you are Gluten Sensitive, and if so, how to start getting better right away.
I will start these columns with my experience on places I have visited in the Los Angeles area that are affordable, delicious and, in the cases of restaurants, careful about cross contamination of foods.
Please click on the links below for my experiences. Have a great week!
1) You are a French Bulldog or 2) You may be Gluten Sensitive
WHAT IS GLUTEN SENSITIVITY?