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About Me

Hi and welcome! I'm Angelica Nelson.  Just before Christmas, 2017, I found out I probably have Celiac disease. The wheels of medicine turn so slowly that by the time I was diagnosed, I had several "extraintestinal manifestations" of Celiac disease.  That means the immune system attacks the body, beyond just the gut, in Celiac disease.  I have many genes that are being investigated for involvement in Celiac disease, some are "virulence" genes, others are being considered for inclusion in the genetic test for potential Celiac disease. 

I also have a relatively large number of genes that come from Neanderthal ancestors, and an O-neg blood type.  My genetics are therefore "old school" and this comes with both good and bad aspects.  On the one hand I have the "elite athlete" gene that makes my muscles normally stronger than the norm, when I was young and thin, I threw a shot put farther than any girl ever had in the memory of my middle school coach.  On the other hand, people with such genetics can succumb to autoimmune disease.  I'm hoping to avoid that fate. 


If I have one message, it's, hurry up, employ the researchers and pave the way for their research to become clinical practice. We can't wait 30 years for one advance. That's almost half of somebody's life. Get a move on.  



Me, Doug and one of our owners, Emma the Cat. 

 My education included lots of Biology and Chemistry so I sometimes highlight new research articles, and discuss them in a very technical way.  In order to save my body from total breakdown, I had to continue and even improve my skills at reading scientific articles directly from journals.  I think if I didn't have that skill, I might be even worse off now.  Instead, my health indicators are all improving.

I believe in a very strict gluten free diet, that eliminates cross contamination completely, and eliminates products that claim gluten free but actually include shady ingredients like wheat starch, yeast extract, and 'natural flavor' among others.  "Made without gluten" is a label on foods that I totally avoid.  I also don't go often to restaurants at all.  In cases where I do, I either don't eat and just go socially, or I go to the very few restaurants where I can eat safely, because they're 100% gluten free.

None of the links in any of my articles is an affiliate link, my opinions are totally my own. My blog is not monetized and will not be. 

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