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    About koz158

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    • Interests soccer, SCUBA diving, snow boarding, travel, dogs, horses and things that go boom (it's ok... I'm EOD)
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    1. koz158 added a post in a topic The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat   

      Chicken and artichoke hearts with feta cheese and Greek peppers.

      1/4 extra virgin olive oil
      1 1/2 tbsp butter
      3 anchovies
      5 cloves of garlic
      1 lemon for zesting
      1 14 oz can quartered artichoke hearts
      1 lb chicken (tenderloin strips) cubed

      Olive oil and butter in small sauce pan with anchovies over med-low heat. As butter melts mash anchovies with wood spoon until a paste. Once oil begins to bubble, remove from heat and add garlic (finely chopped or crushed) and lemon zest.

      Set oven to broil.

      Combine chicken and artichokes in rimmed baking pan, adding seasalt and pepper to taste. Drizzle oil over chicken. Mix well. Place in oven and stir occasionally. Chicken should be done in 15 to 20.

      Serve in a bowl (over gluten-free pasta might be nice) with feta chease and peppers.

      Serves 2

      PS - Never use your phone to post recipies... silly text prediction
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    2. koz158 added a post in a topic If It Isn't Just Gluten, What Is It?   

      Are you still experiencing gum infections and loss of bone density in my teeth, constant rashes and allergic reactions, sleeping 12+ hours a night, foggy mind, sores in the corner of my mouth, depression and anxiety, sciatic pains, dry skin, poor circulation, hair loss and weak nails? Or have these symptoms started to show improvement?

      Something to consider if you have only improved in some area is eliminating Sodium Laure Sulfate (SLS) from your environment. It is in a lot of stuff and will overwork your immune system (check tooth paste, hand soap, shampoo, bubble bath, and even some prescriptions). This may help with dry skin, the sores in your mouth, increase the strength of your hair (maybe nails, not sure) and decrease the overall inflammation level of your body and help decrease fatigue.

      Insofar as loss of bone density, if you are having trouble absorbing calcium then you may have damage to the upper part of your intestine, where celiac does the most damage. Supplementing calcium may be a good start as well as digestive enzymes to help your system break down any fat soluble vitamins you might not be absorbing as well (Vit D or magnesium shortages can also cause decreased bone density).

      Hope this helps.
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    3. koz158 added a post in a topic The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat   

      Hey thanks! I will try this. The yellow is coming from saffron (and tumeric), this has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. Even with the prepackaged stuff my wife does really well, but given the opportunity to cook fresh I will take do it.

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    4. koz158 added a post in a topic The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat   

      Chicken and yellow rice tonight:-) Maybe some black beans...

      Only draw back is that I have not been able to find an MSG free yellow rice mix (dye free and of course gluten free though :-)

      I ussually modify the recipee a little. Butter instead or margrin and chicken broth instead of water plus extra garlic and tumeric.
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    5. koz158 added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Sweet & Sour Suace
      I know that sauces can be hit or miss on what all they have in them, so I thought I would pass along my modification to my grandmother's sweet and sour sauce recipe. It goes great on grilled chicken or pork ribs :-)

      1/2 cup water
      1/4 cup tamari
      1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
      1/2 cup sugar
      1 tbsp rice/tapioca flour

      Combine the water and flour in a small saucepan (the water should be cold while you mix, this will prevent lumping).

      Apply medium heat to the pan once the flour has mixed evenly with the water.

      Add all remaining ingredients stirring frequently.

      As the sauce heats it will thicken and become opaque.

      Apply to whatever you want and enjoy!
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    6. koz158 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Doctors   

      The Military Healthcare System And Celiac Disease
      Good afternoon,

      The intent of this poll is to determine the satisfaction level of military members (active duty, guard, reserve, retirees) and their dependents with the military health care system. This is not an official poll by the Department of Defense but strictly my own curiosity. I personally would like to see a Naturopathic Doctor at every military clinic and hospital if only because my personal experience has been so positive. I just want to know if there is anybody else in the same boat and get a feel for how wide spread the issue may be in the DoD.

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    7. koz158 added a post in a topic Last Ditch Rant... I Need Serious Help   

      Mel. My wife and I are praying for you.
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    8. koz158 added a post in a topic Last Ditch Rant... I Need Serious Help   


      You have an incredibly similar situation to my wife.

      From what I have learned, just to reassure you, the IgG antibodies you are producing against those food proteins indicate leaky gut. Any chronic state of inflammation in small intestine will result in damage to the epithelial and cause your immune system to react to whole food protein-

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    9. koz158 added a post in a topic Leaky Gut?   

      @ eatmeat4good - thanks for the info. More light trading... I think I'm going to get a degree in nutrition by proxy here in a few more months. Ha!
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    10. koz158 added a post in a topic Leaky Gut?   

      My ND has indicated that doing a blood test for antibodies against foods (for the life of me I do not remember the name of the test of the type of antibody... I will look around for the test info) will indicate what undigested proteins may be getting through. The way I understand his theory is that your body should not be producing antibodies against say carrots because the carrot should be broken down to its basic nutrients before it is absorbed. In my wife's case, she was showing antibody against soy. Soy has been a staple in her diet for years. She doesn't have a physical reaction upon consumption, but it may account for her immune system working overtime and generally feeling like crap. Oddly enough there was a bit of reassurance that came with the test because her antibody count against wheat and gluten were essentially non-existent... which means she hasn't been getting exposed through some unknown source.

      I'm doing a lot looking into leaky gut at the moment, but I have a feeling it is only once piece of the puzzle for us. One of the things that I have stumbled across is SLS. I have been suspicious that my wife was reacting with something in one of her medications. She has a sulfa allergy and while talking with the drug companies they let me in on the fact that one of the meds she is on contains sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). I attributed her regular reactions to this medication, but I still believed it is only part of the issue. SLS is a detergent or pesticide depending on who you ask. In any case it is used in her medication to "help it absorb into the body". This is done from what I can tell by denaturing skin proteins (skin is epithelial tissue which is what essentially makes up the gut). I of course not being a doctor-ologist looked up 'denature' and the bio-chemistry definition is as follows: To cause the tertiary structure of (a protein) to unfold, as with heat, alkali, or acid, so that some of its original properties, especially its biological activity, are diminished or eliminated.
      ... For us lay folks, I think that means burn. This allows access to deeper layers of tissue. I can't imagine that would be a good thing for folks with an already compromised digestive system. Since discovering all of this we have made efforts to change her medication to something less irritating and won't exacerbate her leaky gut issues (haven't been able to make the switch yet here... having trouble with her doc getting on board). But we have replaced all of our soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, mouthwash, dish detergent, shaving cream, and so many more product for SLS and gluten free products. It has help enormously with her completion and she has stopped using a special shampoo to control her psoriasis (not gone yet but under control without it).

      She is still reacting at times for no apparent reason. I am trying to track down what is causing it, but I have little doubt that leaky gut plays a role. Right now my nose is telling me that there is some toxin being recalculated in her bile that her body wants out but her liver can metabolize. But I
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    11. koz158 added a post in a topic The Vitamin Bible   

      Sorry all, I started writing one thing and got side tracked with a question that came to mind, and posted this before I meant to.

      Anyway, on Earl Mendells Vitamin Bible:

      I've been using it as something of a guide to track down loose ends as to my wife's energy levels and ongoing symptoms in spite of the gluten-free diet. Some supplements (Dexatrol and Adacor) from our ND has help control and limit what I can only refer to as a dark road when she reacts to something (gluten or otherwise).

      From my reading her scripts from her regular MD for anxiety and depression rob her of Coenzyme Q-10 and most of her B-Vit's. So I talked to our naturopathic doc to see if he thought this was a good idea.

      Recently added CO-Q10 (haven't seen an impact on energy levels yet, but it's only been a couple of days)
      We are adding a B-complex (we slowly add these in so that her system can get used to the idea)

      This brings me to the question that I have already asked:

      Has anybody had tried the "1st step for energy" B12 shot (think shooter not injection)? Just want to see if anybody has gotten sick before I try to convince my wife to try it to jump start her morning.

      I called the company and they said it was gluten-free, I'm still just paranoid because it isn't in writing anywhere.

      Thanks in advance for your thoughts, and sorry for mix up on my posts.

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    12. koz158 added a post in a topic Doctors   

      Congratulations on feeling better! Leave it to a doctor to make you feel bad about feeling better. The more and more I interact with them, the more and more impatient I get with them.
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    13. koz158 added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      The Vitamin Bible
      Hello all,

      So here is what I want to run by the crowd: Has anybody had tried the "1st step for energy" B12 shot (think shooter not injection)? Just want to see if anybod has gotten sick before I try to convince my wife to try it to jump start her morning.

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    14. koz158 added a post in a topic Lack Of B12 Responsible For Low Energy?   

      Has any one tried these B12 Energy Shots (drink type shots) by "1st step for energy"? I haven't been able to find anything saying that they are or are not gluten free but I wanted to see if it would be an option for getting thing jump started for my wife in the mornings.
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    15. koz158 added a post in a topic Sulfite Allergy?   

      Funny story, I think that my wife has a sulfite allergy as well. Recently picked up the Apple Cin gluten-free Chex and she had 3 bad days until (we couldn't figure out why... nothing else in our routine had changed) so did a little comparison between the gluten-free chex and the only think that was different was the sulfites (for the apple I assume).
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