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    1. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic Yes, I Do Let Celiac Stop Me! You Too?   

      You have an extra challenge with the kids.  It will get easier over time.  I didn't do much initially but these days I go on trips even out of the country and attend social functions involving food.  You just need to figure out ways to make it work.
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    2. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic Do You Ever Break Down And Eat Gluten Every Once In A While?   

      I was also tempted by my old favorites initially.  After awhile that food lost it's appeal.  You get new favoritie things to eat.  Things get better.
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    3. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic Could Your Retainer Be Preventing Healing? Yes.   

      I am sorry that you had this problem. I hope that your daughter is feeling better.
      Can you please answer a question for me?  Was it a colored plastic?  My endodontist recently told me that it was colored materials that were most likely to contain gluten so they avoided those.  This didn't make sense to me since gluten isn't colored.  I had some terrible problems recently which coincided with the root canal procedure.  Please notice I do not say that I know that it was caused by the procedure. 
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    4. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic Is Blood In Stool "normal"?   

      This is what webMD says:
      "It is important to have a doctor evaluate any bleeding in the stool."
      Try not to worry as you wait for your appointment.  It is likely nothing serious.
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    5. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic Is There Soy Or Gluten In Stretch-Tite   

      I'm sorry you got sick.  It is really hard to tell what is causing a reaction, especially at first.  Personally, I like removing as many possibilities as I can so that I can more easily know what the problem is.  One thing that you could do is to put the melon in  deep bowl and put the stretch tite over that so that it doesn't touch the melon.  I hope that you feel better soon.
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    6. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic Being Glutened By Supplements?   

      I should have put this in my first post, but my mind wasn't working very well then.  My experience with supplements was that my health improved significantly when I cut them all out.  I was taking quite a few and likely, in my opinion, something was gluten contaminated.  I am very sensitive so that my experience would not apply to the vast majority of celiacs.  Since you having ongoing problems, you may not be in the vast majority of celiacs as well.  I researched how to get nutrients from food.  There were a few things that I couldn't get from my food, so I added those things back in supplement form one at a time so that I'd be able to tell if anything bothered me.  Right now I'm taking iodine, a probiotic, and a digestive enzyme.  The later is from a gluten-free certified facility.
      I still agree with Kareng that supplements are not necessarily the most likely issue and that you should look in other places too. 
      I apologize for the bickering.  Also, sorry about some spelling errors earlier.  I don't seem to be able to edit anymore, or I'd fix them.
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    7. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic Tea Recommendations   

      If you like green tea, but not too bitter, you may like green tea with chamomile.  The Twinnings brand used to be my favorite.
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    8. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic Effective Research Review - Critical Analysis Of The Study Used To Establish Gluten Threshold   

      I'm not sure about in Australia, but here in the U.S. you can often get journal articles from your local library.  You need to special order them but they get you copies in a few days.  You can also go to the local university library and get access there sometimes.  I agree that it can be a challenge.  Not only is it a challenge to read them and understand them, but it is a big challenge to gain access without high fees.  It would be so nice if our medical professionals could be better at reading them for us, but I think that there is just so much information out there these days that it is hard to keep up, especially for a doctor that treats many conditions.  I am so pleased when I go to discuss recent research with my doctor and find that she has already read it.  She's a keeper.
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    9. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic I Keep Getting Glutened! Beware Mission Tortillas!   

      I am sorry that you are feeling sick again.  It is tough when it seems like the only way to find out if something will make you sick is to have it make you sick.  I hope that you recover quickly.  I also hope that you make good progress at figuring out what is bothering you.  I hope that keeping the food diary helps.
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    10. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic Science To Research On Soy With Eggs And Chicken   

      Oh, good.  Sorry I didn't notice.
      In case anyone is interested, there are eggs available from soy free chickens.  Just soy free eggs online.  I have no idea if it is really an issue.
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    11. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic Effective Research Review - Critical Analysis Of The Study Used To Establish Gluten Threshold   

      Thank you for posting this.  I like it that he recommends reading published reports. 
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    12. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic Science To Research On Soy With Eggs And Chicken   

      The OP has a soy reaction.  I think that's why he posted in the "Other Food Intolerances" section.
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    13. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic Eye Problems?   

      I got diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome recently.  The reason I went to the eye doctor was that I had blurred vision and I was afraid that I was losing my eyesight.  She said that we tear up more with dry eyes and that was what caused the blurring.  At that time I was suffering from a relatively long term accidental gluten ingestion period.  Later, when I got my diet under control again, the symptoms went away.  I hadn't started taking the prescribed medication yet because I was waiting to get over the glutening first.  I don't like adding anything when I am glutened because then I might not notice if it causes problems.  I ended up not taking it since the symptoms went away on their own.  Since then I do notice them coming back again if I have a long accidental gluten ingestion period.
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    14. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic How Did You Heal Your Gut? Besides Giving Up Gluten...   

      I didn't edit that out to try to hide something.  I edited it out to try to make my meaning more clear.  Please don't make accusations.
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    15. dilettantesteph added a post in a topic How Did You Heal Your Gut? Besides Giving Up Gluten...   

      The comments from Irishheart make realize that I need to work harder to be more clear.  I gave the references to those studies because I thought the OP might want to read them because they are relevant to her question to me asking if I cut grains from my diet to heal.
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