I refuse to accept my diagnosis as a death sentence for a mediocre life. I am not my condition. I am a CELIAC SUPERHERO, and I can do ANYTHING. I am STRONGER THAN CELIAC. This is my journey. Thanks for joining me!

Renee Breiten, #strongerthanceliac

Finding a Path Forward

Living with celiac disease is hard. Even when you do everything right, you still don’t feel quite right. It’s almost as if you have a cold that you can’t shake, where you feel a little weary, a little cloudy, a little faded. It’s been over a year since my diagnosis and I’ve never fully lost […]

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Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me After My Diagnosis

I was diagnosed with celiac disease 8 months ago. Here is what I wish someone had told me. Prepare yourself. You are going to go through the stages of grief, and it won’t be pretty sometimes. You will feel lost and angry, outrageously hungry, and mad. It’s like PMS + hangry. Expect to be emotional. […]

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On Hope

When you have an autoimmune disorder, hope comes in short supply. You never know when you will feel badly or how long it will last. Sometimes you can identify the trigger, sometimes not at all. In times like that, it can feel like the universe is conspiring against you and that the odds are stacked […]

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Hello world.

Welcome to Stronger Than Celiac! I was diagnosed with celiac disease in early 2019. I had been sick for years and getting worse. That diagnosis changed my life. There was only one problem… all those years of being sick left me really unhealthy. As my health improved with a careful diet, I decided it was […]

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