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Can anyone suggest a celiac-understanding primary care physician in the Phoenix area? I would especially be interested in one who is very informed about all the other problems associated with the disease, or which celiac can cause or irritate....
I have only tried the Bob's Red Mill Oats as you did, and I wasn't impressed, to tell you the truth. Although I can't say that I noticed any adverse reactions, I will say that I did not like the taste of the oats. Admittedly, I haven't had oats since my diagnosis, which was over ten years ago, but I don't remember oats tasting like Bob's Oats. They had a funny taste that I cannot put my finger on........the best way I can describe it, is that they taste very "earthy" at not much like oats.
I might have simply gotten a bad batch, but the taste alone, made me think that I'm not THAT desperate to have oatmeal in the morning!
I'm so glad that there's a topic about this. When I was reading the notes in this thread, I felt I could have written them myself.
When I have wheat/gluten, I have a very short temper. What's worse, I'm a schoolteacher! I have a very rough time keeping my temper with the kids when I've ingested some gluten. And you're right; this doesn't happen right away, but rather, a few days after I've had some gluten.
Also, I have the same kind of joint pain....almost like I'm an arthritic old person...it affects some of my joints, but not others. I especially notice it in my elbow joints, and the arches of my feet.
And I have experiences the brain fog as well. That's a lot of fun when I'm trying to be articulate in a phone call. I start spacing out, I can't think of the right things to say, which is the opposite of how I usually am!
And, I have anxiety, only when I have gluten.
THEN, there are people out there who say that food cannot produce those kinds of reactions with the brain! I beg to differ!
I have found out that since I've started exercising (I'm not a workout buff, just do the elliptical everyday) I can rid myself of the symptoms a little quicker.
I do shop at Whole Foods a lot. There's a new one down the 101 in Chandler, that has a pretty good stock of gluten-free things. However, no one place, it seems, has everything. I also go to Trader Joe's, and Sprouts.
It's hard because Whole Foods can get expensive!
And, my favorite restaurant is Picazzo's Pizza. I love it there!
I use the Mrs. Meyer's cleaning products, specifically: the window cleaner, bathroom scrub, countertop cleaner, general floor cleaner, and laundry detergent. I have used them for quite a while now, and haven't ever had a problem.
For bar soap, I use Tom's of Maine and have for years.
Not all cleaning products are gluten free, and even if they are....you can find irritation because your immune system is somewhat compromised.
I have been celiac for a very long time, but have come up against a new question:
I have some burgers in the freezers that are beef from Trader Joe's. It says on the box that the patties are from beef that was "grain fed". I started thinking about that......is grain-fed gluten free? Trader Joe's is stating that it is, but I am curious......
Do any of you know exactly which grains are fed to cows? Does it mean corn? Or, is it something we should avoid?