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      • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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    1. Live2BWell added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Digestion Problems With Amaranth?
      Last week I made a recipe out of "The New Glucose Revolution Low GI Gluten-Free Eating Made Easy: The Essential Guide to the Glycemic Index and Gluten-Free Living" book, and the recipe had Amaranth in it. I had never used Amaranth before, but this recipe in particular made me pretty sick and I was unable to digest the amaranth at all

      Any ideas why?

      I am trying to experiment with alternative grains, and with cooking, but haven't been having a whole lot of luck.

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    2. Live2BWell added a topic in Gluten-Free Restaurants   

      Hello Houston
      I picked up a "Natural Awakenings" magazine yesterday when I was out and about, and to my pleasant surprise I saw an ad for a place called "Pizza Fusion" - on the ad it said "Celiac Friendly Options" and listed Gluten Free Pizza, Beer, and Brownies

      If you live in Houston, you can probably empathize with the poor selection of "dining out" options that such a large city as this, has.

      Has anyone been to Pizza Fusion? How is it?

      It's a specialty pizza shop that caters towards organic, vegan, and gluten free lifestyles!
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    3. Live2BWell added a post in a topic Lymph Nodes & Gluten Intolerance   

      I have perpetually swollen lymph nodes, mostly the ones in my neck and under my arms. I too get really bad headaches, sinus drainage, drippy nose, coldness, and sometimes a fever. Although this happens intermittently, I have noticed that my lymph nodes get especially swollen and sensitive when I am grinding my teeth (I have TMJ.) I get a very dry scratchy throat, stiff neck, etc. I am not sure why this happens though. I would be interested in learning!
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    4. Live2BWell added a post in a topic Just Plain Fat   

      (( Hugs ))

      Getting accustomed to gluten free living is difficult! At diagnosis my weight was 211 (I am just over 5'7) and after diagnosis my weight seemed to go up overnight. Within four months my weight was at 240! I am now balancing out and trying to pay closer attention to how eating gluten free fits into healthy and balanced nutritional intake. I have started practicing mindful eating, and am also focusing on eating more fresh foods. I have just begun this journey, and it's been a challenge, but gratefully I have lost some weight and am now at 233-ish; My goal is to be around 165-170, which is a good weight for my build.

      I have decided to make meal plans, as I am finding that being gluten free and "flying by the seat of my pants" is just not working out very well for me

      It's certainly a different way of being, but I think looking at it as "different" or an opportunity to learn new things/be creative is a plus in getting away from the blues (it has been for me.)

      Hang in there!
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    5. Live2BWell added a post in a topic Cold Hands And Feet   

      Hi there, I wanted to respond to your thread because this may be of help. I was diagnosed with having Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Interestingly enough, my thyroid tests didn't come back "that bad" and my doctor said that I didn't have much of a thyroid problem and to just "keep an eye on it."

      Several months later I was physically a mess, one of the more annoying symptoms was freezing hands & feet (to the point of it being painful.) Through specific blood work to check for antibodies (that is not usually done for routine thyroid tests) and then later through an ultrasound, I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Disease. Hashimotos is an autoimmune thyroid condition that often runs hand in hand with Celiac. With Hashimotos, the thyroid still works (therefore not necessarily showing hypothyroid on bloodwork) but since the body is attacking the thyroid, a slew of problems errupt. Here's a link you might be interested in. Best of luck!
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    6. Live2BWell added a post in a topic Red Lobster Cheese Bisquits -- Yum! :rolleyes:   

      That does sounds good
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    7. Live2BWell added a post in a topic Is There A Members Cookbook? Why Not?   

      I think that is an excellent idea! Funny because here I am scrolling through posts to find recipes for making a gluten free eating plan
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    8. Live2BWell added a post in a topic Still Struggling To Find Balance   

      Thank you for your wonderful suggestions and support!

      You have an excellent system it seems, and great suggestions. I will try to adapt some of your suggestions and advice. I have a hard time with organization and such (I am really a.d.d. and struggle a great deal as it is.)

      Thanks again guys, keep the suggestions coming

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    9. Live2BWell added a post in a topic My Own gluten-free Restaurant....?   

      That really IS a great idea (and a very, very cool project!)

      My best ideas would say to make it versatile for populations of gluten and gluten free folks. Maybe in the project set aside a small space for food prep to where it's separate from food prep around gluten, as cross contamination is a huge issue. Another cool idea is to have a bi-annual gluten free workshop that is run by sponsorships (interactive and informative would be fun)
      Good luck with your project!
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    10. Live2BWell added a post in a topic Thinking Of Starting A Blog   

      I have a website/domain and am going to be adding a blog through
      I am very happy with them. It's pretty inexpensive, you get great freebie add ons, and they offer 24/7 technical support
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    11. Live2BWell added a post in a topic Major Sleep Disorders And Celiac   

      I too have very severe sleep problems and have since childhood. I struggled with Anorexia and Bulimia for 12 years (I have been recovered for 3 years) My sleep problems have continued to various degrees over the years. Today, I still have to take sleep medication most nights to sleep. I have major restless leg syndrome, TMJ, and a slew of other sleep disturbances. As an infant I had sleep apnea (I was premature) but I grew out of it.

      The sleep medication I have been on is the only one that has worked and not stopped working. It enables me to sleep, and sometimes even wake up feeling rested (although most of the time I do not, so that gets frustrating.) Without the sleep medication, I do not sleep well at all (I can fall asleep, but I am a violent sleeper and very restless. Sometimes I have severe insomnia) I was DX with celiac late last year. I have been considering requesting a sleep study, but have not yet.

      I do not know what the coorelation is (if any) but I have come across other people who have (or had) eating disorders that have been diagnosed with autoimmune conditions including Celiac. Coincidence or link, I do not know.

      Best of luck!
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    12. Live2BWell added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Still Struggling To Find Balance
      Hello Everyone! I was Dx late last year and I am still struggling to find balance with the diagnosis. At the beginning I went through a brief phase to where I was completely clueless and depressed. I went through a rather long period to where I felt very motivated and optimistic about things improving and being gluten free. For the last two months or so, I have been really really struggling to cope. I am finding myself getting frustrated. I am no Betty Crocker, and although I like to cook I don't like cooking often (LOL!)

      I am finding it easier to just skip meals all together than to deal with the anxieties and questions and frustrations with what to eat that will be fulfilling and not just "fill the hole" so to speak.

      I am stressed anyway, and going through some difficult personal problems, and I know that I am not getting proper balanced nutrition. I know that this is something I have to tackle, and something that I have to learn to balance since logically I can't (and don't want to) feel like this for my entire life.

      I am also needing to lose weight, as I am overweight. I was in weight watchers (or am in weight watchers) but I am struggling with the motivation to keep up with that because I'm not really following any type of "program" or nutritional balanced way of eating.

      Anyone have any advice, suggestions, or personal feedback? Thanks in advance
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    13. Live2BWell added a post in a topic Another "female Issues" Thread   

      Good luck at the Gyn (( Hugs ))

      I don't know if your problems could be related to going gluten free, I would think it could be the opposite (maybe you had the problems, but having the proper nutrition finally by going gluten free has now enabled them to reveal themselves?)

      I have a friend who had endometriosis, and had a lot of problems with her cycle, including pain and very very long periods (15+days)

      I just had a Transvaginal Ultrasound - not fun.. I am waiting for the results (I was feeling better for a while but some problems started coming back recently, so they are trying to figure out what is going on.)

      Talk with you soon hon
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    14. Live2BWell added a post in a topic Wheat Grass & Barley Grass?   

      Thank you all for all your replies! I stopped taking that particular one, and sure enough I began to clear up (the next day was noticably better) and I began feeling a big better to
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    15. Live2BWell added a post in a topic First Gluten Free Thanksgiving   

      This was what we had

      MASHED POTATOES w/Carrots
      Turkey & Gravy
      String Beans w/cranberries
      Gluten Free Pumpkin Mousse
      Cornbread Stuffing w/Pecans

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