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The number one thing I can suggest and wish I would have done was to join a support group. I thought I could figure it out on my own and did, but it took several years of trial and error. Had I joined a support group I believe it would have really shortened the learning curve.
If your all ways on the go you have to plan your meals out at least 1-2 days in advance and have a small cooler bag/cooler so that you can bring your meals with. The biggest reason for me getting accidental gluten, is when I havn't brought enough food, then I get hungry and risk going to a restaurant that I wouldn't normally go to, that is when I get sick.
The main thing that kept me motivated in the begining is that I have a family history of esophageal cancer and other cancers, and I know that if I don't stay gluten free I'll be next.
The Glutino crackers that look like Ritz can be improved by lightly brushing them with butter, sprinkling with a little salt and running in the oven for a few minutes. By the way, why don't gluten free crackers have salt? Most don't and are greatly improved by adding it.
GFinDC has some interesting ideas. My mother had rickets as a child and thyrotoxicosis after pregnancy treated surgically. Her mother and both her mother's sibs died of diabetes. I have a BP of around 115/75, have no sugar in the urine and a year ago had a blood glucose 6.6mmol/l pp (<7.8). I have the genetic basis for celiac probably inherited from mother - eg HLA-DQA1 Rs2187668 TT (risk allele for celiac T). I have not considered selenium but as the level in our supplement is only a third of RDA and in this business one has to do one's own homework I will look it up. Celery is one of the foods I have noted in my food diary.
Thanks for the response cyclinglady. I hope to get tests an see if I am correct in thinking gluten is my problem. The fact that I am intolerant to some of its make-up makes me feel I am right...we shall see.
in the meantime all I can do is eat well, avoid anything that I feel may aggravate the problem an see if this helps me.