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Moira Cleary (more-a), a mom of two beautiful, smart, funny teenagers who both live with often debilitating chronic conditions, is a Certified and Accredited Professional Coach as well as a Mindfulness Practitioner, she is sharing her knowledge and experience with Moms struggling, as they parent children with challenging, complex or even extra-ordinary needs. She is on a mission to help mothers find their strength so that they can show up for themselves and their families the way they want to, not just with the left overs. Her focus is simple, you matter as much as your family. She and her daughter deal with Celiac Disease on a daily basis and is here to share her story.
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that causes problems in your small intestine. You experience the problems when you eat foods that have gluten. Gluten is a protein found in the grains wheat, rye, and barley.
In people who have celiac disease, gluten causes the immune system to attack the small intestine. This damages the small intestine. When this happens, your body doesn’t absorb or get the important nutrients it needs. These include vitamins, calcium, protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Your body can’t work well without these nutrients.