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  1. Thanks everyone for your insights. A particularly big thanks to Shauna for taking the time to share all the information that she did. I took me a few minutes to read so it must have taken you a few minutes to write. I appreciate it. Well, it looks like we have a lot to learn and a number of changes to make. I think my wife will likely get tested also since she has been lactose intolerant for years but she is actually rather sensitive to everything she seems to eat. I wouldn't be surprised if she turns out to have Celiac as well and then we find out that the lactose intolerance is only secondary. I will take a look at the Menu section as we are already struggling to figure out what we are going to make for dinner. I forget to mention that we have two little kids, 4 and 1 1/2 years old, so this will be a big challenge but I look forward for the push to live and eat healthier. I am choosing to look at this as a blessing that may actually prolong good health and many more years of life for me and my family. Things always happen for a reason in my opinion and I can only see positive results from this diagnosis. Thanks again everyone, take care, and God Bless.
  2. You mention cookies and such. Can you simply substitute gluten free ingredients in place of standard ingredients in recipes that you like? Or do those recipes usually not translate well with gluten free ingredients?
  3. Thanks eatmeat4good. I am happy that my blood type is O+ because my body thrives on meat and I love that I don't have to compromise that. I do worry that recently with stress of a very sick child and more responsibility at work that my symptoms or senistivity to gluten may have increased. I will have to start paying attention to cross contamination and I have also needed an excuse to stop eating all fast food. I guess that will be easy to be convinced of at this point. Thanks again for all the sound beginner advice. I appreciate the rapid insight and look forward to learning from everyone here. So if gluten is not cleaned away by hand sanitizer then how do you eliminate it, especially at public places like restaurants?
  4. Great info so far. I guess a little spring cleaning is in store for this weekend. I think the gluten free for dummies is in order for sure. I have heard that Whole Foods has people there that will help sort of consult you for gluten free diets. Anyone tried that out?
  5. Hey, that's a start. I appreciate it.
  6. Hi there, Just diagnosed with Celiac Sprue today after a endoscopy, colonscopy, small bowel study, and various lab tests (glad that part is over). So where to start. This is all somewhat overwhelming and my wife and I are a little lost on where to start. Any beginners advice? Thanks in advance for any help.