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Poem – Don’t Be Blasé: Get Your Child Tested Today

My jingles about gluten are light, but intended to get a much needed message across.

Don’t Be Blasé: Get Your Child Tested Today

If your darling child has a milestone delay
Be leary of what the doctor might say

If crawling and walking poorly display
Gluten could be the link so don’t be blasé

If your infant doesn’t put weight on her feet
Don’t be shocked, it could be related to wheat   (osteomalacia, osteopenia)

If for her age she appears petite   (stature or failure to thrive)
This too could be linked to wheat

If his language skills seem incomplete
Another warning, it could be the wheat

If fussy… can’t sleep through the night
It’s wheat again you might indict

If her skin is pebbly, rough, and dry
The gluten-free lifestyle might apply

If diagnosed with autoimmune disease
Could be from the glutinous sleaze

If respiratory issues appear everyday
Are you getting the message I’m trying to convey?

Gluten is the root of much sickness and delay
“Get your child tested!” is all I can say

© 2014 Anne Sarkisian

But you can’t just ask for gluten/celiac testing or it’s likely you won’t get enough to really track down celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Parents must advocate for themselves by getting educated. Testing information, to discuss with your doctor, in Toxic Staple (Chapter 16 and 17) will very likely help you and your doctor detect sensitivity to gluten if it exists.

The one blood test generally offered is too often not enough testing unless you have full-blown celiac disease or are close to the end of the road. It seems few doctors are aware of adequate blood testing or the cutting-edge sensitive stool test that saved my family. It’s not their fault as very little is being offered to educate our doctors. And sickness prevails!

My book spells out the ins and outs of testing to share with your doctor and it addresses many of the 300+ symptoms and diseases/disorders linked to gluten by major world research.

Please do not ignore chronic symptoms in your child or yourself! If negative on blood testing please pursue the very sensitive stool testing.

 

Poem: Trickster or Treat?

I have to admit Halloween has never been a favorite holiday of mine, but I was prompted to write this jingle for a local poetry group I’ve been trying to attend.

Trickster or Treat

It is a devilish trickster
In everything you know
From white flour in cupcakes
To wheat flour pizza dough

It plays with your health
In insidious ways
It can lead to cancer
And shorten your days

Neuro issues quite linked
To celiac disease
Detect if you have it
Get some expertise

Part of its schtick
Is autoimmune disease
It devastates your body
With seemingly great ease

Type 1 diabetes
Is associated you know
All should be tested
Before diseases overthrow

Over 80 autoimmune
Oh, you didn’t know
From thyroid, blood, and liver
To MS and cardio

A few symptoms
You might recognize
Reflux, fatigue, and headaches
Can be a great disguise

From intestinal issues
To weight loss or gain
To organ and skin problems
Can be related to grain

If you experience
Most any chronic disease
Consider it could be
Gluten is your sleaze

You have an opportunity
To educate yourself
On the many faces of gluten
That can deteriorate one’s health

The treat is finding out
What is wrecking your health
Once you discover it’s gluten
You’ll realize your greatest wealth

Over 300 symptoms and maladies
Linked to gluten if you please
Substantiated by world research
This is a moment to seize

By deleting this nasty protein
Your body can quickly heal
Feeling energetic, never sick
Has tremendous appeal

If you’ve been down and out
Not feeling very well
Get tested for gluten issues
Your health can excel

If your doctor says,
“There’s nothing I can do”
Don’t believe it for a minute
With gluten-free you can renew

A decade into “Toxic Staple”
Recommended for doctors too
With life-transforming info
For the sickly to pursue

So take this poem seriously
Your health may be at stake
Let the gluten-free diet
Your health vigorously remake

© Oct. 1915 Anne Sarkisian

For excellent testing information that goes beyond what is generally offered (if it is even offered), if you have chronic health issues, please check out and share with your doctor Chapters 16 and 17 in my book. Little is being extended in the way of conferences for health care professionals in all facets of medicine, and certainly not enough testing info is offered unless you have full-blown celiac disease and do test positive.  Too many folks test negative and told they don’t have a problem with gluten when in reality they are gluten intolerant.

Catch this nasty monster before it overtakes your health.

 

 

Poem: A Healthy Start

I was inspired to write this jingle after meeting a family who no doubt would benefit from reading Toxic Staple since most of them had gut issues and were getting nowhere with their doctors. Unfortunately I got her contact info wrong, so if this mom recognizes herself in this poem, please get back to me through my site. We met at Logan Airport.

A Healthy Start

I talk to everyone
To introduce my book
I encourage sick and tired folks
To take a deeper look

At Logan on our way
To warmth in the glorious sun
I met a handsome family
Whose health was being undone

Amazed, the mom said to me
“So funny we should meet
As we got out of the car
We discussed gluten and wheat”

Mom thought her teenaged son
Might have dreaded IBS
And wondered if gluten had
Created his intestinal distress

She questioned if she too
Had a tricky gut issue
As she had intestinal complaints
She needed to subdue

Her daughter she strongly felt
Might have the problem too
And was ready to devour my book
And all the info she could accrue

To the busy ticket counter
They soon did arrive
Now armed with a book
To help her family survive

Off they happily went
Into the glorious sun
If gluten is their problem
Their ailments can be undone

I tell most everyone I met
The GF lifestyle is forever
If intolerant to gluten
You must eat it…never… ever

To be sensitive to gluten
And not address its effect
Could lead to many ailments
And lives being totally wrecked

Dear reader of this rhyme
What you may not know
Gluten can crimp your life
And deliver an unhealthy blow

So read Toxic Staple
Take my book to heart
This life-transforming info
Will give you a healthy start.

© 2015 Anne Sarkisian