Listen to Your Body: What I've Learned About Celiac Disease & Degenerative Disc Disease by Rachel W. Lewter

Listen to Your Body: What I've Learned About Celiac Disease & Degenerative Disc Disease

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. 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.

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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Donna John
I had no idea Celiac disease eats the enamel off your teeth. I agree, we need to listen to our bodies more. Pain or anything different is usually your body's way of telling you something is wrong. Thanks for the great tip, Rachel W. Lewter !
Nicole DeAvilla
It's easy for doctors to just say things like it's old age when it is not a common ailment. So glad you finally found out! I don't have celiac disease but I do have gluten allergy. I used to think that all of my old athletic injuries were turning into arthritis or something - I was in my 20's! It was revolutionary to get off gluten (and cow dairy) for me.
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you so much for sharing, Rachel W. Lewter . I look forward to more of your insights!

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