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LuLuBee added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithOne Week Gluten-Free! (Ish!)I am self diagnosed Gluten Intolerant. I have been in and out of pain for almost 1 year now, more IN pain than out. BUT! After making a 100% sincere effort and garnering the support of a few friends and my children I have been about 98% pain free and gluten free for ONE ENTIRE WEEK! If FEELS SOO GOOD!!!
I have been cooking all of my own foods. But keeping it fairly simple. I tend to eat foods in binges, for example, for the next week, I'll probably eat the same foods over and over again. and then switch to something. It makes meal planning for me fairly easy. I have cut back heavily on meats. I do need to add fish back to my diet soon, but not yet. I even pulled out my 10year old Omega Juicer and made Green Juice ( Kale, Apples, pears a little beet and TONS if Ginger)
If my friends or children want to eat out,for the time being there is only ONE choice for me and that is my favorite PHO restaurant. For sweet treats I have a few Hot Tamales (gluten-free!) or I make Cinnamon & Sugar Toast on UDI's gluten-free White bread with Blueberries on top. I LOVE EATING, and I'll be damned that I'm gonna let Gluten spoil my life.
All that said, I understand that the Gluten is still in my system, and at this point if ( and I have ) feel familiar pains, it is sort of a wash up of left over junk in my system. I plan on eventually doing a few day's of Juice Fasting. (I'll get my Doc involved I promise) And hope to one day focus on a true gluten-free detox. I have been cooking all day today and am very excited about week #2!
I am very interested in learning more about nutrient absorption through Juicing and am open to hearing about your favorite juices and Juicers. I used to love juicing but pretty much always stuck with Carrot Apple Ginger - still my all time favorite.
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LuLuBee added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsAlso Feeling Overwhelmed.Hi!
I am soooo tired of feeling sick and tired! Through trial end error over the past 9+months I have figured out that I am at least Gluten Intolerant/Sensitive. 6 Day's out of the week, I seem to experience some symptom related to GS. Sever abdominal pain and swelling, flatulence, irritability just to name a few. After reading another recent post about being new to Gluten Intolerance, I am convinced that testing is the way to go. I pay my Naturopathic Dr. out of pocket for blood work, visits and meds. This is because I lack insurance. The Celiac test will 1) require me to pay $250 and 2) remain on Gluten for at least 2 weeks. Here's my question:
How much gluten do I need to have in my system? More than the frightfully high cost of the test, I'm seriously considering dealing with the pain its going to cause to make sure the test is done as thoroughly as possible. As it is, I keep trying desperately to keep it OUT of my system, but I manage to slip up sometimes. I recently had one week of feeling really really good! No flatulence, no bloating etc. I managed to ruin it all with 3 small bites of rice with GRAVY. I didn't even think! Within 30 minutes I was in pain. ( for me I describe the pain as akin to swallowing liquid razor blades) And the after affects are not much nicer.
Would I have to eat a little bit of something gluten-y everyday? or just once or twice per week before the test?
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