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About Elizabeth5220

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  1. Glad to know this!
  2. Doctors (and the medical tests they use) don't know everything. It was just a very short 60 years ago that the polio vaccine was developed. Heck, bloodletting was still in use in the 20th century! Listen to your knows...
  3. FYI...dietary cholesterol--eating meat and eggs--has nothing to do with serum cholesterol levels.
  4. (Love your kitty! Mine sits like that on the exercise bike!)
  5. I hear this type of thing all the time from my mom...I've read some good analogies on this forum but can't remember them this morning. Fellow Celiacs and Gluten-Intolerants...what say you?!
  6. Just so you're aware...there is a big difference between losing weight on the scale and actually losing fat. It is physically impossible to lose 5 pounds of fat in 4 days. Whenever you see quick weight loss it almost always water. To lose one pound of fat in one day you need to run a 3500 calorie deficit...meaning if you eat 1500 calories, you need to burn 5000!
  7. I've been gluten-free--essentially with a few potential CC incidents--for almost 5 weeks. The first 10 days or so I felt better--overall, but this past week has been awful; heart palpitations, fatigue, chills, brain fog, depression. Anyone feel worse before they felt better?
  8. I think I've seen Mark's Daily Apple referenced here once or twice. It's a website that focuses on paleo style food which is truly just real food with emphasis on eating grass fed beef/animals/protein, healthy fats, vegetables and fruits, and dairy. Mark Sisson is very, very anti-grain so most of what he promotes is gluten-free--but his program is not gluten-free as much as it is healthy. gluten-free is a byproduct of his healthy diet.
  9. The thing is, I think I did get sick. I felt nauseous most of the weekend and a little feverish--also I very cranky and mentally dull. I thought it was the flu but now wonder.... My thought on cheating...hypertension is a very dangerous disease that has few if any symptoms until you die of a stroke or heart attack. If you are dx celiac and don't follow a gluten-free diet, just because you don't have symptoms does not mean that you are not doing damage and will ultimately cause serious problems...
  10. I was at my brother's for Christmas weekend and his well-meaning wife told me that Bugles corn chips were gluten-free. As her father has been gluten-free for over a decade and she is familiar with gluten-free lifestyle, I trusted her. She even made me Betty Crocker gluten-free brownies. So I just went grocery shopping and picked up a bag of Bugles at the store to read the ingredients and....NOOOOOOO!! They contain wheat flour. So all week long I did not eat all of the gluten filled goodies only to eat stupid Bugles and be glutened!!! Lesson: Do not eat anything that I don't personally read the ingredients.
  11. Thank-you! That is what I thought but just wasn't sure!
  12. Question: If someone is not celiac, or gluten-sensitive or intolerant, and goes off of gluten for a month and then eats gluten and has a reaction, is that indicative of some level of intolerance? Or would a 'normal' person have a reaction just due to the reintroduction of a different type of food? I am in the process of self-diagnosis...don't have good health insurance nor the income to support co-pays. Two years ago I went gluten-free for about 9 months and then went on vacation and ate gluten...convincing myself I didn't have an issue. After the gluten-filled meal I awoke in the middle of the night with horrible stomach cramps and GI problems. I went gluten-free again for two months and then gave up. Now I am gluten-free for a month. I think I feel a little better but I'm just not sure. I guess my question is...would a normal person have a reaction after a period of abstinence? Or just someone with intolerance/sensitivity or celiac?
  13. Funny! I'm an alcoholic and my sister asked me if I quit drinking completely?! Like I could have one small glass and be fine!
  14. Sorry it took me so long to find this. This is the article that links high calcium to celiac:

    High Parathyroid Hormone Levels in Patients with Intestinal Absorption Problems, Such as:

    Gastric Bypass Surgery, and Celiac Sprue, and Crohn's Disease.

    There is a growing group of patients who have dramatic life-long problems absorbing calcium in their diet. These patients are...

  15. I was hoping this thread was truly about a good friend! So often we have to put up with friends and family that just don't 'get it' and some that won't even try. I too have a wonderful friend! She had a Christmas party last Saturday night and was very concerned that there wouldn't be enough gluten-free treats for me--there was, and she also made a lovely non-alcoholic punch!! I'm glad we both have wonderful friends!