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

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    1. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic Your Favorite Paintings/artists?   

      Wow. I love how you get the sense of a jungle just spilling over with plant-life. Her orchids are incredible. I wish I could get a closer look at the detail...

      That is a wonderful story about her as well.

      Thanks for sharing
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    2. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic Your Favorite Paintings/artists?   

      oops, what's this?
      Picasso "Guitar" (I like this sculpture because I know three fabulous men who play the guitar. My two brothers and my ex-boyfriend who was a guitar teacher)

      I'm really lovin these paintings all of you are sharing! Especially the one's I've not seen before. There are a few I think I am going to put on my blog.
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    3. C.S. Blogsmith added a topic in Gab/Chat Room - To Discuss Anything BUT Celiac Disease / Gluten-Free Diet   

      Your Favorite Paintings/artists?
      I noticed there are a number of people here who are artists (or who like art). What are your favorite paintings? Who are your favorite artists?

      MINE ARE:
      (I'm not sure if these are the correct titles--the websites I linked with supplied the titles)
      Monet "Morning on the Seine in the Rain"
      Van Gogh "Cypress Against a Starry Sky"
      Degas "The Star"
      Renoir "The Sleeper"
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    4. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic Is Anyone Else Here A Fruitarian Or Raw Vegan?   

      I am sorry to hear that you have diabetes. Just now when I read that, I remembered something else I read recently (while looking on the internet for some hard to find raw foods). I don't know if it is of any importance. I am ignorant when it comes to the topic of diabetes, but I found it to be interesting... Perhaps you already know about it. (keep in mind they are talking about virgin coconut oil and not hydrogenated coconut oil which is dangerous)

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    5. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic Is Anyone Else Here A Fruitarian Or Raw Vegan?   

      Thanks for the recipe. The thought of Vanilla Pumpkin Pie especially got me drooling... Is pumpkin a legal SCD food? I know that sweet potatoes aren't and I just LOVE sweet potatoes.
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    6. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic Is Anyone Else Here A Fruitarian Or Raw Vegan?   

      Thanks for your concern,
      It's a big concern for me especially because B12 is so vital to brain function and I have numerous neurological problems. Interestingly, there are actually a few plants that do contain B12, the problem is that they are B12 analogs that fool the body and make it difficult for it to absorb active B12--so yeah that's kinda worse... I avoid those... Unfortunately I have been unable to take supplements without getting very ill from them, but rather than worry about what I cannot fix, I focus on things I can work on. Optimal health is not quite an option for me yet. Right now I am just getting by day to day. I'm a step up from when I could only eat bananas and I'm holding out for the day when my body gets back in balance. That will be a day worth celebrating!

      Anyway, it's really great to get advise and support. Sometimes it's the strangest suggestions that give me an edge over my illness.

      Thanks everybody
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    7. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic House   

      I'm picking up this topic long, long after everyone else, but... I am also a huge Hugh Laurie fan. There are some great videos of him on YouTube. Aside from being a great comedian he is a good musician and composer. I also really like the show House. For those who think House is improbable, it is actually not the result of bad writing. The show is designed to be farcical--a light dramatic composition marked by broadly satirical comedy and improbable plot (with satire being: a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn). To me it is a lot of fun. It is not merely a drama but a dramedy.
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    8. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic Need Help Finding Songs   

      I'm a bit late answering this one. I'm sure you put together the compilation long ago, but even now he might like to listen to Vienna Teng (the older stuff would probably be more to his liking). On this page are 4 free MP3's offered by the artist herself
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    9. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic Blooming Flowers   

      That is interesting because I have always wanted to be better at abstraction. I specifically find synthetic cubism to be interesting and, wow, that would be so great done by someone with a real interest in flowers!

      Well, anyway, if it makes you feel any better they say that a photograph is not the ultimate form of realism due partly to the fact that the camera lens sees things differently from our eyes.

      As for my favorite flower, I am an organic perennial gardener by hobby, my favorite is... whatever is currently in bloom!

      June/July I would love to look at people's garden photos (and share my own).
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    10. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic Thinking Of Starting A Blog   

      As you might have guessed by my name, I have never heard of such a thing as a blog

      I would love to give you tips, help, advise, assistance--whatever. I have two blogs that I have designed with almost zero html knowlege (links on my "about me" page). Blogger (blogspot) is arguably the best free blog service there is. If you are willing to pay, there are better ones, but after a certain amount of internet research, I have learned some tricks for customizing and making a blog look good without the cost. I have also learned a few tricks about making it more readable (reader friendly) if that is of interest to you.

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    11. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic Tired, Depressed, And Very Irritable - Help!   

      Maybe your body needs to detoxify. Try drinking fresh squeezed lemon juice sometime after supper one day (but not immediately before bedtime) and taking a ginger bath (read about how to do this because, though it is harmless, ginger baths make a person sweat for a few hours afterwards-- If you wake up feeling fluish the next day it means your body has excess toxins that need to be flushed out. (lemons and ginger start the toxin flushing process).
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    12. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic What If You Just Can't Eat Anything?   

      According to the science behind something called the Specific Carbohydrate Diet it is not necessary to cut out all carbs and sugars in order to defeat yeast. It is simply necessary to eliminate a certain type of sugar called disaccharides and polysaccharides. Over time you will be able to add sugars back into the diet. You might want to look into it. Though it is also a restrictive diet, it allows certain types of sugars and therefore it doesn't leave a person feeling hungry like Candida diets do. Aside from that, fruits supply the body with much needed vitamins and enzymes. Cutting them out (as the candida diet recommends for it's first stage) is not a brilliant idea.
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    13. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic Cold Hands And Feet   

      If your hands or feet tend to turn a blueish tinge or if you feet get puffy, it can be a symptom of Lupus. However, it could be a neurological complication related to Celiac. With Sensory Processing Disorder the body's temperature regulation can get thrown off.
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    14. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic Advice For Itchy, Flakey Scalp   

      Oil pulling has worked really well for my skin problems. A large portion of my body (including my scalp) was covered with a blistery rash (that appears to autoimmune related). It started healing immediately after I started oil pulling.
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    15. C.S. Blogsmith added a post in a topic Seborrheic Dermatitis   

      On this website, I read someone recommend "oil pulling" for dermatitis/skin problems. I took the advice for myself and have been doing it ever since. It has been working really well for me. Just google "oil pull" for complete instructions. Essentially, it is just using oil as a mouthwash (only for 15-20 minutes instead of 5). There are a lot of theories behind it, but basically what it does is clean out the bacteria and toxins that accumulate in the mouth (toxins exit the body through glands in the mouth). For some reason eliminating this extra toxic burden from the body clears up skin rashes. I have been using extra virgin olive oil, but I have heard cold-pressed sesame and sunflower oil are the best.
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