“My insides hurt,” I have uttered that phrase often to my family and friends, who for years have thought of me as a hypochondriac. Every day for as long as I can remember I have felt sick and tired. Multiple visits to doctors and specialists only resulted in bills. I was told my blood test and specimen samples came back “clean”. Unfortunately I am not sure what they tested me for. After living a year and a half in Hawaii eating mostly meat and sticky rice I realized this seemingly unhealthy Polynesian diet didn’t make me feel as sick as my normal American diet. Finally I hit a breaking point. I was sick of being sick. It was time to take my health into my own hands. “Wheat or dairy”, was I gluten intolerant or lactose intolerant? I had the symptoms of both. While visiting my parents I stopped eating anything that contained wheat. I felt better my insides didn’t hurt, I was in a better mood and I wasn’t so tired. A professional has not diagnosed me with celiac disease. In the future I may look into other test to verify my self-diagnosis. This site will take you along with me as I: research about the disease, see what a celiac can eat at restaurants, review gluten free products, and share some recipes I come up with.