Meet King Gluten Free & follow his Journey Down the Celiac Brick Road

Today, one of the many faces of gluten free men you are going to meet is Jordan Middlebrook.  This guy is quite a hoot and always makes me smile with his tweets, pictures on Instagram and encouraging messages.  He is the self-appointed, King Gluten Free and he absolutely loves pancakes.  Plus, he is one of our Calendar Men.

 

Meet Jordan Middlebrook:

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As far back I could remember i suffered from terrible stomach pains and terrible bathroom breaks after every meal. It was the one constant about me. Terrible stomach aches all the time, and looking back, probably a good helping of anxiety issues were what I dealt with daily.

As far back as I could remember that was my M.O., never faltering. The struggle of just trying to feel good or at least feel normal was always a losing battle. Then, when I was 28 years old, it all came to a head, when for six straight weeks, I was sick. Top to bottom.

Weight fluctuating. Bathroom issues by the bowl full. A terrible time in my life that no doctor or test could figure out. No amount of pill, serum, stomach prodding or sample of every fluid could pin point my issues. Only by a random scope from a specialist was I diagnosed with the disease that would change my life. Might life long partner: Celiac Disease. I was Diagnosed in June 2008 & have been 100% gluten-free since then.

Only after a scope and confirming blood test, could it be proven that I was now a card carrying diagnosed Celiac. Here I was, 28 years old, with one chapter ending and a new one beginning.  I had to learn to eat again and learn what was right for me, because I now knew what was wrong for me: gluten.  Gluten was the poison that fed me so much heartache, possibly affecting me for life.

Now, years later with it under my thumb, Celiac Disease is not in charge of how I feel after a meal. It’s not the one who tells me to shake in front of a crowd. Celiac Disease is the opposite of ‘Baby’ sitting in a corner, while I ride my life the way I want to, not the way Celiac Disease would like me to.

While we may all be different, we can be connected through events, and maybe mine will help you deal with your issues or just give you a laugh.

 

For more info on Jordan (AKA King Gluten Free)  you can find him:

http://kingglutenfree.com

FACEBOOK/kingglutenfree

Twitter  @KingGlutenFree

 

*If you would like to share your story, please email me at kb@glutenfreegal.com

 

 

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    What a great person to feature! They weren’t looking for Celiac and my scope either, so I can completely relate on that front. But I was sure relieved when I was given my Celiac diagnosis. I cannot wait to read more about GF men, and of course, thanks for sharing Jordan Middlebrook (aka: King Gluten Free).

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Hi, I’m Kirsten

Kirsten is a Registered Dietician in training and a Gluten Free Nutrition Consultant. She has a Bachelors from Illinois State and is working on her Masters in Nutrition at Metropolitan State University in Denver, CO. After graduation she will continue her clinical training and Registered Dietician certification.

Her goal is to provide a path for healthy living to individuals who are seeking a tailored made lifestyle specific to them another needs. Kirsten believes that everyone is different and no one diet can work for everyone, which is why fad diets rarely work for the long haul.

Kirsten also works to make the lives easier and healthier for those with Celiac disease through education and specific tools that have helped her navigate celiac and the gluten free lifestyle maze.

Living the gluten free lifestyle is not an easy one and can be very overwhelming: from testing to grocery shopping, to eating out and deglutening your own household, I am here to walk you through the process from beginning to end. With tips, tricks, humor, healthy recipes and sometimes just an understanding ear, I will guide you seamlessly through.

I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2010, so I understand completely the trials and tribulations of living the gluten free lifestyle. Please contact me for more information @ glutenfreegal1@gmail.com

 

 

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