Listen to Your Body: What I've Learned About Celiac Disease & Degenerative Disc Disease by Rachel W. Lewter
I am determined to share what I've learned, felt, lived, in hopes that someone reading this will not go through decades of not knowing why things are happening to their body. And not knowing why. You know your body better than anyone, and you must learn to listen. Don't settle for one opinion when your health is at risk. There are a couple topics I'd like to share with you in hopes you can help yourself or a loved one with some of the things I learned the hard way:
- Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by a sensitivity to gluten, eats the enamel from your teeth, especially when you don't know you have it. This is happening at alarming rates. Celiac can affect every part of your body. Celiac disease can lead to osteoporosis. I was diagnosed with Celiac after the permanent damage was already done. Celiac.org has a great checklist.
- Degenerative disc disease is just that. The disc between your vertebrae in the spine act as cushions so the bones don’t grind against each other with every movement.
All of us have hopes of a brighter tomorrow. Listen to what you're body is telling you. It could change your life for the better. Learning to accept your changing body is to educate yourself.