Saturday, April 27, 2013

Start Here!

As I post more, I believe it will be beneficial to have one page that lists every post in a chronological order. If you are new to my blog, start here.

Yearly Recaps


The Cortisol Pump




After College

The Wedding


Back in Texas

Desert Adventures

New Adventures

Published Articles / Interviews

Action for Adrenal Awareness


  1. Hi Amber, I discovered your blog this morning and have read several of your articles. In a few of them you mentioned being gluten-free. If you don't mind, could you let me know why you decided to go gf and do you know many Addisonians who are?
    Thank you for blogging about your experiences. I have gotten so much more out of reading your experience than from the endos.

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      Welcome! :) I went gluten free in September of 2013 after one of my doctors highly encouraged it. I officially tested negative for Celiac's Disease HOWEVER I was having so many signs and symptoms that lined up with a gluten intolerance. My doctor told me to give it a try for six months and after that we would revisit the issue.

      I felt so much better immediately after stopping gluten that I never wanted to eat it again. The six month trial turned into a new life-style. I know of many within the Adrenal Insufficiency community that also avoid gluten. We just feel better.

      This is a simple thing to try out on your own. Avoid gluten completely for a week or two. Then decide if the life-style change is worth it (because it is a significant life-style change). For some people with Addison's, it does not make a significant difference to warrant giving up gluten forever.

      For me it did.

      Hope my answer helps! And feel free to comment or ask any other questions.

      ~ amber

  2. Amber,
    Thanks so much for your blog. I was recently diagnosed with Adrenal insufficiency and its been a nightmare. I also have celiac disease, so i am gluten free and have been for years, perhaps they are connected. Best to you!


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