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I am RIGHT THERE with you! I've been doing this diet for almost a month now, and all of the health problems I have had the last I don't know how many years are gone and I also feel like a new person! I am in Long Beach, and also wasn't diagnosed. I did have a Dr smart enough to say that we don't need to risk complications from a biopsy to just tell me to 'keep doing what I'm doing'. It's quite impossible to eat anything out or that anyone offers to share with me at work though. :/ I am leaning as I go though, and I am going to start a food journal to try and pinpoint the things that bother me. You are very much not alone! It feels so good to know that I'm not either, I feel like I just annoy people when I talk about it or have to be that difficult girl when it comes to any food or drink when I'm out.
Hi there! I am in Long Beach as well, and I found this link recently and thought I'd share!
The Greek place on 2nd st has lots of yummy sounding food and i was ranked #1 on the list of top 10 gluten friendly places in the area. I know a lot of Greek food is safe, like the meats with rice and hummus. I have been noticing going international with my food choices is bringing new fun things to eat to replace the old gluten-y things. The 'Number Nine" Pho place looks good too! I have yet to try them though, I will report back when I have!