Meet Elijah J.

Elijah is 3 1/2 years old and has celiac disease.

Elijah is 3 1/2 years old and has celiac disease. His mom helped him share his story.

How many long have you been gluten-free?

6 months

What symptoms did you have?

Explosive gas, bloating, diarrhea, hard stomach, vomiting, mucousy stools, canker sores, extreme tantrums and irritability, ADHD symptoms

How do you feel now?

Wonderful! All symptoms are gone, including the attention issues.

What's the hardest part about being gluten-free?

Going to other people's houses.

What's the best part about being gluten-free?

It forced our family to be even healthier with our eating. We don't eat processed foods.

What's your favorite thing to do?

I play with marble mazes and wrestle with Dad.


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