See (Me) Jane Run
Jane Sugiyama here. Your new Web Producer & Reporter for FOX 47 News. Hailing from the great city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, I am a University of Michigan alumna. GO BLUE!
Why the blog name "See Jane Run?" Running is a hobby of mine; it is a huge part of my life. Expect many posts about my life as a runner, as well as tips and tricks on how to stay fit and in shape. Since running is a big part of who I am, I often see it transcend into my job. Working in a fast-paced news environment, you have to learn to expect the unexpected and be ready to go at a moment's notice. It's a job that keeps you on your toes! The course is different, the terrain never the same and the weather constantly changing. You have to be prepared for anything. As your community's Web Producer & Reporter, it is my job to get the news to you. See me running around Lansing, attending events and reporting on stories.
Why the blog subtitle "Not Your Ordinary Plain Jane?" Last Christmas (2012), I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. What does this mean? Essentially the body attacks itself every time a person with celiac consumes gluten. What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. When a person with celiac consumes food containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the villi of the small intestine, and when the villi become damaged the body is unable to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream, which can lead to malnourishment. Left untreated, a person can suffer from more severe complications.
Through out most of my life I have experienced pain and an uncomfortable feeling when consuming particular foods, but the doctors were unable to diagnose what was wrong. Thankfully in December 2012, my doctor pinpointed the problem and placed me on a strictly gluten-free (GF) diet. Since going GF, my life has been changed. I no longer experience the uncomfortable feeling I had many times before. My body is finally able to absorb the nutrients it needs, leaving a happier, healthier and stronger me! Leading a GF lifestyle is challenging, but it can be done. Expect many healthy and tasty GF recipes!
Yours in running and GF love,