A Gluten-Free Vegan Mom Who Knows

A raw, grain-free, corn-free, soy-free, oil-free, celiac mama raising her two healthy celiac girls.

About

“I love myself enough to eat foods that love me back!” ~Priscilla Matuson

I am a mother of two girls whom suffers from Celiac Disease.

My husband and two daughters were also diagnosed with CD shortly after my diagnosis in December of 2008 while forcing us to change our lifestyle. That lifestyle change has ultimately given me the drive and determination to live as healthy and as close to nature as I possibly can.

We are 100% gluten free family: from health and beauty products to cleanings products, from art supplies to gardening supplies. Oh! and yes, food too!

I am a fully raw vegan during the warm months and a high raw vegan during the colder months. I also drink green juice daily throughout the year (I prefer green juice over smoothies) and smoothies during the warmer months, My husband and two girls are almost vegans. They eat about 40% raw during the colder seasons and around 60% or more during the warmer seasons.

Since my husband and I suffer from cross-reactive symptoms when eating some non-gluten foods that our bodies confuse as gluten, we have other dietary restrictions. For example, my husband is a nut- and garlic-free almost vegan while I am a grain-, quinoa-, garlic-, corn-, soy-, and oil-free vegan.

I have flirted with the low-fat raw level (a.k.a. 80/10/10) several times, but since I love seeds, avocados and nuts so much, I have decided that the 811 diet is presently not right for me. One day maybe since my diet always evolves and changes.