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      • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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    1. Elizabeth5220 added a post in a topic gluten-free Options At Joes Crab Shack   

      Glad to know this!
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    2. Elizabeth5220 added a post in a topic How To Cope After Negative Blood Results   

      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...
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    3. Elizabeth5220 added a post in a topic Update On My Plans   

      FYI...dietary cholesterol--eating meat and eggs--has nothing to do with serum cholesterol levels.
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    4. Elizabeth5220 added a post in a topic Dad Meant Well.....   

      (Love your kitty! Mine sits like that on the exercise bike!)
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    5. Elizabeth5220 added a post in a topic Dad Meant Well.....   

      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?!
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    6. Elizabeth5220 added a post in a topic Liver Detox Plan   

      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!
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    7. Elizabeth5220 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Heart Palpitations...
      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?
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    8. Elizabeth5220 added a post in a topic Musings On The Lunch Room   

      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.
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    9. Elizabeth5220 added a post in a topic Do Not Trust Anyone!   

      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...
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    10. Elizabeth5220 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Do Not Trust Anyone!
      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.
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    11. Elizabeth5220 added a post in a topic Question?   

      Thank-you! That is what I thought but just wasn't sure!
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    12. Elizabeth5220 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   


      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?
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    13. Elizabeth5220 added a post in a topic Celiac - Men Vs. Women   

      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!
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    14. Elizabeth5220 added a post in a topic Wonderful Friend   

      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!
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    15. Elizabeth5220 added a post in a topic Healing More Than The Body...   

      Thanks for all your replies.

      My point with this thread was that the first few steps of any 12-step programs may be helfpul to some in coping with this diagnosis--acceptance and seeking help through a spiritual process. Or maybe The Eliszbeth Kubler-Ross modelof the five stages of grief...denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance??!

      Have a great day everyone!
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