Saturday, September 11, 2010

The more I learn the less I know

The fact that I am a researcher at heart and that I become obsessed with learning would normally lead you to believe there isn’t much I DON’T know about my health.  However to say that would be a total lie.
I have had Celiac for two years now.  When I found out, I immediately took on the task of learning everything I could so that I could heal and get better.  I can now recite long words that contain gluten in them.  I can tell you that beauty products have wheat in them and though the doctors say that doesn’t matter that they are dead wrong on that one! I can whip up a delicious home cooked meal that is completely safe for a celiac to eat without giving it second thought.

What I cannot do is tell you that I am an expert in this area.  Lord knows I should be - I have read, researched and lived everything I can get my hands on.  The crazy thing is that even TWO years later I am STILL learning about this disease.  I am still finding things I didn’t know and I am still healing from the damage the disease did to me in the first place.

This is what leads me to my title - the more I learn the less I know.  What I do know is this - Celiac is not a joke. It isn’t an easy disease to live with and it’s effects can rack up some major damage to your body.
My suggestion - do not stop learning.  Make a commitment to stay up with the latest news and medical findings.  Doing so will cause you a lot less heartache later on.

Learning will help you become healthier in all areas of your life and if you have Celiac it may just save your life!

If you are not learning you are not moving forward and that could be a fatal mistake!
Peace to everyone - may this week you find one thing that can help you be healthier in your body, heart and soul…….