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Sandra Jean-Pierre

Category: Celiac Disease

Disabled Chronicles, No.1303

That one time you were so hangry that you didn’t follow your own pill/medication protocol of cutting or crushing your pills before attempting to ask your spazzy throat to take deliverance of them. And true to form your throat spazzes the f€&k out mid-swallow sending you into a right panic because ALL of the pills (one aspirin and two gel tabs) manage to dam up in your throat tighter than a cork in a wine bottle? But before you succumb

It is green. It tastes unapologetic like white-fleshed grapefruit – refreshing and bitter all the same. I know that when I take it in the early mornings, the ferrous fumarate will be slowly released within me for the day.  It will break down in the acid of my stomach and course through my iron deficient bloodstream.  It will fill one of the gaps that my body has produced, nutrient wise.  It will ensure me one more healthful day. I generally

I shouldn’t get as mad as I do with my guts. But when you spend the day having your taste buds and nose viscerally assault you with memories of foods that you can no longer have, it makes it hard to be kind or forgive your innards for being such traitors. This happened to me earlier in the week and though it has been four years (?!) since I’ve had to go gluten free, I had to ask myself in

Cease and Desist

Two weeks ago I had to basically send a Cease and Desist letter to my Ex via Facebook. Not because She had been crazy stalking me or anything (that would have entailed a restraining order for sure) or to imply that she is the sort of person to do that either.  Though we have been in communication within the last year, I had to send it to her for my sanity. The last five years since our break-up has been

Photo Credit: Sandra Jean-Pierre @Whole Foods It takes me nine hours to cook my food – give or take two hours or so. Usually I do my food shopping the day I decide to cook – saves my foods being cross-contaminated and ensures its freshness.  This is what I tell myself as I prep, which generally begins at least three days before the nine hour marathon cook-fest.  Prep includes: coupon hunting, list and menu making and deep contemplation on what