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Well Tash... I think we are all a bit different in our reactions.. I bloat up like a blinking balloon, so bad that my skin feels like it's going to tear apart ( I look nine months pregnant)... and my ankles and wrists/hands hurt so terribly! I have a headache and just hurt and feel so lousy. I don't get 'glutened' too often, only twice in the past several years. There is nausea, which may or may not end up to be actual vomiting. The bloating thing brings with it gas and either D or the other end of the spectrum.... It isn't always the same. I am 54 years old now, and was diagnosed 7 years ago, after being really sick and skeletal for 7 years.
Thanks Lisa, and yes I do eat tomatoes, peppers and potatoes with no issues. It is definitely almonds and now cashews too... I am giving up all tree nuts for awhile and will see if the pain abates. You are right as a vegetarian I do not like losing these proteins either, but it seems necessary. I tried nuts that were from 3 different sources, supposedly gluten free, so I think it is really the nuts themselves at fault. I will post again after being tree nut free for a month or two and let you know how it is.
At first it was almonds that affected my joints... now it appears that cashews are also doing it I am so sore right now! So, I think I will just quit all tree nuts, this is tricky because as well as being Celiac I am a vegetarian, not vegan thank goodness, because I am already restricted enough!
Have just decided that almonds are the culprit with my joint pain that has resurfaced after several months of nearly pain free joints. Rheumatologist told me that the 'celiac joint pain' could actually take years to abate. So, when it was mostly gone I was feeling pretty good, then yesterday and today major pain in hands and wrists and also ankles and feet. As a vegetarian nuts are important in my diet, but I am tossing the almonds for sure!
My understanding is that the meat itself is not toxic, but it is the additives in the feeds etc. that are causing problems.... if you get grass fed beef, it is considered to be a safe meat by most naturopathic people that I have spoken to. I would imagine that the same holds for other meats.... I have been told that wild game is very healthy and not toxic to the body. There are interesting points of view out there, but like most people I personally think that in moderation most things (okay... not gluten!!) are okay.
I should add, I suppose that my daughter has Cystic Fibrosis and eats a high animal protein diet, and my husband hunted for years... I myself am a lacto-ovo vegetarian, and have been for the past 25 years. I cook for the family (meat included) and also make sure there are enough foods in the meal that aren't gluten or meat containing for me! But also I know of lots of kids who 'go vegetarian' and it lasts a month or maybe several months, very few of the ones that I know of personally stuck with it for any extended periods. Just my thoughts on it! (and I'll confess that I never even heard of 'forks over knives')
I am O - and a' very senstive DH Celiac'. I like the idea that it's the oldest blood type and would therefore have likely been that of the hunter gatherers.... I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian and have been for about the last 25 years.
So, does anyone out there have a recipe for Christmas cakes that work? I made a lovely tasting cake this year ,but it .... lacked cohesion. If it was in the fridge, it was fine, but who wants to eat really cold Christmas cake. So, I resorted to ... Christmas cake crumble, muck a bit of butter on it and eat it with a fork, the taste was there! Being in Canada the 'ready to eat' baked goodies are not as freely available as elsewhere. (most of the mail order places are in the States, and only ship to the States) So, what do you all think?? Any ideas??
A related ? Question... Does anyone know of a good gluten free vegetarian restaurant choice in Maui? We are heading there for a holiday and while we will be in a rental condo it would be really nice to go out for a meal or two.... Thanks!