Depression And Celiac Disease
It is quite common for people who have been diagnosed as having Coeliac Disease to find themselves feeling depressed and anxious. For many there is a link between food and a sense of control over their lives. Celiacs are faced with something over which they feel no control.
A diagnosis of Celiac Disease, the restriction the new diet places upon you, and a sense of isolation created because you feel you are not able to join in with everyone else can bring on symptoms of depression.
You Are What You Eat
Poor absorption of vitamins and minerals can make the celiac sufferer feel unwell, feeling depressed can be a side effect of not having the correct balance of foods which affect your mood and have a significant impact on how you are feeling emotionally. For some of you simply sticking to a strict gluten-free diet will be enough.
Find A Helping Hand
For others outside help in the form of councelling and psychological support can be very helpful.
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Get to know about your condition and the best way to treat it.
Get Into The Drivers Seat
Taking control of your life, finding alternatives to foods you previously enjoyed and living with celiac disease rather than letting the condition rule your life are the key. See it as an opportunity to take control of your life, to eat better, fewer processed food, less junk food.
A Positive Attitude Makes All The Difference
Consider your cup 'is it half full or half empty. You are on a restricted diet but at least your condition can be completely controlled without resorting to drugs or surgery. Even a shopping trip can be an adventure rather than a drudge- What new gluten-free food can you find?
A Spirit Of Adventure
Discover yours! Try new things, take up new interests, meet new people
On a personal note I have become much more adventurous since becoming a celiac 'I'll try anything once! I have extended my range of food; I can eat better and more healthily.
All of these can make a huge difference to your state of mind they are all within your grasp. Take control and get the most out of your life.
About the Author
Gina Gardiner author of "Live Well Eat Well With Celiac Disease" writes from first hand experience of being a celiac. For more information go to www.celiacliving.com, contact Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up to our free monthly ezine at www.celiacliving.com
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