You are literally why I am here!
and I am so grateful that you are here reading this right now!
I am a mother of 4. I am a Sonographer by trade (in other words I scan babies in the womb) I am the co founder of Allergy Reality and the Educational gaming app for food allergies and celiac disease.
I work closely with brands, influencers, bloggers, allergy and celiac experts. I am the editor and designer of 'The Formula Cookbook'.
I have this crazy passion and drive to help others. Trials come to all of us, no one is exempt... and I know that through these tough trials we can choose to reach out and help others- and more importantly, I can reach out and help YOU!
3 Years ago we found out that one of my daughters, Chanelle, has Celiac Disease. Now this could have seemed like worse case scenerio... but to be honest it was the biggest blessing, as the doctors were convinced she had cancer or luekemia. So instead of doing chemo, we do GLUTEN FREE. Since her diagnosis I have one other daughter that has been unofficially diagnosed as well as myself. My personal journey consisted of years of unexplained symptoms and countless specialist... all of which never suspected it was celiac disease and for sure I never had either.
After Chanelle was diagnosed, I decided that maybe I should eat gluten free too, I mean what could it hurt, right? I had heard so many benefits of eating gluten free, so what not? In doing so, the symptoms that I had had for years started to subside. After a year of being gluten free, I really started feeling better and began to be convinced that I have celiac disease too. I asked my doctors to test me for celiacs... sadly, because I had been gluten free for so long my biopsy was inconclusive. And you couldn't pay me to get me to eat enough gluten for an accurate test reading and diagnosis... With a lot of other testing and screening we found out that I am the carrier of the celiac gene. Now in my medical charts I have Celiac Disease noted as my condition...So I like to say that I am officially-unofficially diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I share this story because I know that there are many others out there that are going through a similar situation and all I can say is that it is such a blessing to know what can literally save my body from destroying itself! I don't have to have a positive biopsy to know that my body is in destruct mode when I consume gluten.
9 Years old. Non Celiac
Grew out of anaphylactic allergy to eggs and peanuts.
He is a great support and protector of his sisters. He never complains about about eating gluten free in the home, but will jump to the opportunity to eat gluten anywhere else.
3 years old. Unofficially diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
Sadie started sharing similar symptoms to Chanelle at the young age of 9 months. The doctors encouraged me to put her on a gluten free diet. So I did. But now she can not be accurately diagnosed with Celiac Disease. If she eats even the smallest amount of gluten she throws up within minutes of consumption.
7 Years old. Non Celiac.
Has a gluten sensitivity and prefers
be 100% gluten free.
5 Years old. Celiac
Diagnosed at age 3.
Never looking back!
Aliyah has always has digestive issues. It was her choice to try living gluten free with the rest of us girls in the home. Since eating gluten free she has noticed a great difference, so much that she is willing to pass up temptations around her!
Chanelle was the first one diagnosed in the family and had the most severe symptoms at that time. With 'failure to thrive written on her medical charts, her pop belly and the big trigger was when she started losing the hair from her head.
My unofficial- offficial diagnosis
Hi there, I'm Coral
I'm on a mission to help those that are struggling with the diagnosis of celiac disease. To help them find their groove. To help them to understand what the disease is, how to live their best lives and how to lessen the tough emotions stemming from Celiac Disease. Feelings of isolation, uncertainty, frustration and depression, I am here providing resources and hope!