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    1. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic Fruit And Vegetables   

      My Dearest Gemini I do beg to differ on this point.

      Soy Protein in Chicken Eggs

      The above is a link to a study on the Soy Protein being found in the egg yolks of chickens fed a soy based diet. If the Soy Protein can get there then it isn't that big of a stretch to think that the Gluten Protein could get there and I can tell you from personal experience with my own chickens that there is something to this. I feed them a grain/soy free diet and can eat as many of their eggs as I want without getting brain fogged or a stomach ache. I have a limit of 3 store bought (organic free range/cage free) eggs every few days otherwise.

      So if chickens are what they eat, and humans are what we eat, then why is it such a stretch to think that plants are what they eat? And if what they are eating is the gluten protein then...

      I also had a first hand experience with something similar in my tomato garden this year. I spread jalapeno juice at the base of the plants to keep the bunnies away. It worked wonderfully but to my surprise my cherry tomatoes had a spicey taste to them, at least the first few handfuls that I harvested. It was interesting and quite tasty.

      Let's make sure that we are keeping all of this science and logic based and not just in the realm of wishful thinking. Doing so does a disservice to the people of this forum and is a good way to keep people unnecessarily sick.

      Of course it is possible that the internet and my tastebuds are "all in my head."
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    2. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic The Truth About Gluten   

      I am glad to see that you got my meaning and it's relevance mushroom.
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    3. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic Not To Jump The Gun Or Anything But Day 4 And Jeez..   

      No placebo Darlin' just a life free of ingesting poison anymore. Welcome to the first 4 days of your beautiful life. And when you are at a good place and you notice even more things clear up please do tell others. Gluten Intolerance effects everyone in my estimation.
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    4. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic What Kind Of Oil/s Do You Cook With Most?   

      Olive oil and the occasional coconut oil.

      Soy some research on it if you really want to know. In my opinion it isn't food, at least not the way we process it. It ends up being more like a chemical.
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    5. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic The Truth About Gluten   

      Hmm...I didn't realize there was a gluten free debate. Is this like the Climate Change debate where one side has facts and evidence and the other sticks their head in the sand and hums a Frank Sinatra tune?

      How very, very strange.
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    6. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic Considering Getting A Copper IUD   

      Just had it put in yesterday. Cramping is about half as bad as my worst period cramps. It wasn't pleasant by any means but it wasn't the end of the world either. Over in 5 minutes.

      I generally don't take my PAPs well and want to climb the ceiling when they are done. This is my first OB Gyn visit since going gluten free 11 months ago. My body is significantly less inflamed and on edge so that could contribute to the ease of the exam. It was a night and day difference there.

      Also I took 800 mg of ibruprofen 30 minutes prior and my doc gave me a prescription for misoprostol 200 mcg. Double the normal dose (ask your doc for it if you are having a PAP and can't stand them. It made a big difference. ) so be sure to recommend that to your doc too.

      I get better each passing hour with the cramping. I'll keep this thread updated for any who are interested as I go along.

      Thanks again!
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    7. Cypressmyst added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      My Sister in law suffers from migraines, fibroids and cysts, and infertility issues among other things I'm sure . I know going gluten-free will help her and she is beginning to show interest in getting off her expensive migraine meds that don't work anyway.

      My hesitation is that she works as a waitress. I know with how sensitive I am that I would be constantly sick in that job. I worry the same will be true for her.

      Any advice? What do you do if you have a glutenous profession? Will she have to get out of that line of work like I think, or is there some other way? Just looking for some insight and feedback here.

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    8. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic Allergic To Everything. Help! What Can I Eat? Anyone Else Like This?   

      Yeah we aren't a fan of antibiotics either but you don't mess around with H-pylori. It is heinous to get rid of, round two of antibiotics and I'm not sure it did the job. Next is to call in the tactical nukes.

      I've had to cut out lots of nuts even though they are gluten-free certified. Doc thinks it is a mold issue as my reaction isn't the same as a glutening, I have general inflammation throughout my GI system and my cecum doesn't particularly hurt. It always hurts with glutenings.

      So we are switching up my probiotics to try to get more good guys in that can handle the little bits of mold on the nuts. Just goes to show that it may not always be gluten.

      For parasites I found out in December that I had H-pylori and Vibrio. Did a 2 week Prevpac antibiotic and it killed vibrio but not HP. Only weakened that. Then in March I did another 2 week course of some different antibiotics and I test this week to see if it worked. Hard to tell as my gut still hurts. This could be because of HP or just the left over holes.

      The treatment to heal my leaky gut started in December and consists of a bunch of supplements at varying levels and glutagenics powder to help build up my gut. But as I said until the infection is taken care of I can't really heal fully. I'd say it could take a good 6 more months of treatment past getting rid of HP.

      I also lived on pizza and Guinness. My poor body.

      Lets see:
      Chicken, beef, eggs, turkey bacon, salad with herbs, tomatoes, peppers, peas, carrots, celery, blue and blackberries, apples, oranges, pears, dates, black beans, potatoes, lentils, olive oil.

      Ok more like 20 not 15. I've been getting a bit better as I can have potatoes and lentils now without getting sick. That is new this week. Maybe just cutting them out for a while helps?

      Thank you for your kind words. I will definitely let this forum and others know my progress. And please you do too! We are all in this together!
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    9. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic Yeaaaa - Sharing.   

      That is wonderful! I know you have worked really, really hard at it!

      Did they check your leaky gut too? Is that healed up or just the villi at this point?

      You are an inspiration T.H!
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    10. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic Annoying Friends!   

      How do I deal? I educate and convert. I know you said you wish they would all get Celiacs...I have some good news for you then. Every human on Earth can not digest gluten. Celiac is simply one symptom of this problem.

      Other symptoms include:

      Hypo-Hyper thyroid
      Menstrual Cramps, PMS <--------No these are not normal. We should not have these as women. Mine disappeared at the 9 month gluten-free mark.
      Skin rashes, eczema, rosacea, Dermatitis Herpetaformis
      Heart burn
      Migraines and Headaches
      Body/Muscle aches and twitches
      Depression, Bipolar, Schitzophrenia
      Ulcerative Colitus
      Joint pain/ Arthritis
      Allergies to food and the environment
      Night sweats
      Night terrors
      Sleep apnea
      Sleep walking
      ADHD, Aspergers
      Brain Fog
      Low Libido
      Nauseaus all the time.
      Really any autoimmune disorder
      Heart disease
      Slow healing

      I'm willing to bet your friends suffer from more than one of these things all thanks to our friend gluten. Been killing us for a long time now. But it is just in the last few decades that wheat was modified to be 50% gluten instead of 7% and it is in everything we eat, all day every day. We never get a break.

      As a result we have an explosion of chronic pain and disease.

      When people cut it out they see that they feel better and stay away from it. But understand that it also has an opioid effect on the brain. People are addicted to it like it is heroine. This explains the defensive reactions of your friends.

      Do your research and educate them. Try to have the same patience with them as you would a drug addict. Don't get preachy but realize that this is poison, not food, and you are doing the right thing by your body staying far away from it.

      F%#* Gluten!
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    11. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic Insensitive Family Members   

      Quite simple. If they don't get it then they aren't in my life. I try to educate them at first, since gluten is a problem for everyone, this has worked out well so far. But if it didn't they would be booted for sure. Not worth it!
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    12. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic Allergic To Everything. Help! What Can I Eat? Anyone Else Like This?   

      Yes. I am allergic to everything I eat now because my list has been widdled down over the years. My only hope is to heal up my gut which I am working on doing with my doctor. I had bacterial infections and parasites that needed to be taken care of and of course antibiotics cause leaky gut so until they are gone I can't even really start.

      It is very depressing, but my doc sees a light at the end of the tunnel for me so that keeps me going. Until then I just avoid the foods that cause the biggest acute reactions. I think I'm down to 15 things that I can eat now.

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    13. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic Nuts Online Company Offers Certified Gluten Free   

      I've taken two courses of various anti-biotics to get rid of H-pylori and I'm not sure the second course worked as of this moment. I'll find out in a few weeks. If not they have to send in the nukes.

      Thanks for the sympathy. It is no fun that is for sure.

      So you didn't have H-pylori, what was causing the stomach upset?
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    14. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic Coffee Causing Gluten Like Symptoms   

      Could be a cross reactivity issue. I have it with Chocolate and I know Coffee is also common. Cross reactivity sets off some of the gluten symptoms but there is hope that if you heal your leaky gut you can have these things again without issue.

      I hope so. I miss my chocolate.
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    15. Cypressmyst added a post in a topic Nuts Online Company Offers Certified Gluten Free   

      Yeah I'm not sure what the issue is. I have walnuts in Larabars and am ok with those, but maybe it is a volume thing? All I know is I'll be happy when my leaky gut is healed! My husband's is and he can go out to eat without a reaction to CC now, so that gives me some hope.

      Of course he doesn't have H-pylori poking holes in him like a sieve. That makes a difference in heal time I'm sure.

      Thanks IrishHeart, I am feeling better since cutting them. Sad...but better.

      I'm not saying that Nuts Online is bad or trying to deceive anyone. I just wanted to post it so that others are aware. I may certainly be an extreme case or have a nut allergy for sure.
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