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    1. deb445 added a post in a topic Gluten Free Toothpaste   

      We use Green Beaver toothpaste.
      We also will periodically use bentonite clay paste.
      Good luck
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    2. deb445 added a post in a topic Bloating - Help? :(   

      Oh yeah. The corn bloat. I sure don't miss it!
      I also find that MSM helps reduce inflammation.
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    3. deb445 added a post in a topic Snacks In The Classroom....causing Problems   

      My little guy (now grade 2) has had a rough go of it at school too. Glutened at least once a month. September alone had him sick 3 times. We seem to be doing ok now - 3 months symptom free! And this in a classroom that does candy rewards. (Don't get me started). He has had to become a bigger advocate for himself, (easier when they get older) and washes his hands several times a day. He is motivated   Norwex cloths are also great for packing in snack bags, and wicking away potential contaminants. (...and no, I'm not a distrubutor). This is the longest he has gone without getting sick at school EVER. (...and now I'm knocking on wood). 
      I can attest to success with the cloths and frequent hand washing.
      Best of luck.
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    4. deb445 added a post in a topic Pissed Off   

        Sorry to hear your pain.
      In my experience, eliminating grain and eating wild game and grass fed animals has been an important part of my healing. I wonder how our overall health would change if we more frequently ate from the land again  - not the processed aisles of the mega box grocery stores?
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    5. deb445 added a post in a topic My Son Needs Help.....   

      Hi Brenda,
      Welcome - there are so many stories shared on this forum that shed light on our own circumstances and help guide us. Your son is very lucky to have a concerned mom looking out for his best interests.
      I thought I might add to the great advice given above. I wondered if perhaps your son is feeling as if things are beyond his control and overwhelming at the same time. As a teenager, I wonder if he might be interested in investigating the Paleo "diet". It might place control, ownership and confidence back into his own hands.
      All the best
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    6. deb445 added a post in a topic I Really Need Help :-(   

      It's been a while since you posted - I do hope the pain has subsided.
      I wonder - my son gets a sharp pain too, when he has been glutened. Our
      naturalpath suggested that it might be caused by a congested liver - my
      understanding is that the glutening creates toxins that the liver can process. 
      We treat with MSM capsules and a marshmallow root tea.
      I hope your visit gets a bit better....
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    7. deb445 added a post in a topic This Happen To Anyone Else?   

      Oh, you are not alone. I find that there is sometimes even an uncomfortable tension - these poor well meaning friends and family feel that they've gone out of their way to accomodate, and then I break the news that while I'm grateful, I can't eat it. I know my wonderful Mother in Law has been a little miffed at times, and I feel bad (I bring this one myself - she doesn't make me feel bad) almost to the point of eating it just so she won't feel tense at having gone to the effort and expense.
      And then there are the kind people who bring "gluten-free" food to a pot luck, but I've been paranoid that it may be contaminated. They just want to please, I know.
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    8. deb445 added a post in a topic Suggestions For Speeding Recovery   

      MSM is Methyl Sulfonyl Methane ~ it's a naturally ocurring sulphur compound, found in greens. It's supposed to be good for arthritis pain, but also "blocks" other pain, and helps with the healing process (muscles, etc). It's one of those "essential" pieces we are often deficient in. I get it in powder form, but it's also available in capsules.
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    9. deb445 added a post in a topic Suggestions For Speeding Recovery   

      Just last week Son got glutened accidentally (...again) and while I usually reach for the colloidal silver and marshmallow tea, this time I also gave him some MSM. He recovered in 24 hours - when it usually takes 3 - 5 days. And, his symptoms were much less intense. Could be a coincidence - but, will definately try again to see if we get similar results next time. Wishing you and your little one a speedy recovery.
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    10. deb445 added a post in a topic Puffy Face And Cornstarch   

      I used to think that I was "fine" with corn....but I have since cut it out (along with other grains, along the way) and weird symptoms and reactions started to disappear. If you're interested, there are lots of blogs that share Paleo recipes (grain free - so, corn free, along with other sources of gluten), and this may help.

      My youngest used to get inflammation in his face. He'd snore terribly too... (Inflammation within and out'). And then there were they "mystery" UTIs. All gone now.

      I hope you feel better soon.
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    11. deb445 added a post in a topic Bad Constipation Help   

      If you're still looking for ideas to sift through, a combination of both Malva and Marshmallow root tea has been effective,
      along with MSM in this house/family.

      ~Hope you find relief soon.
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    12. deb445 added a post in a topic Corn And Gluten Free Sensitive Teeth Toothpaste?   

      My family (most of us) are "super" grain sensitive, and we use toothepaste made by the Green Beaver Company - we love the green apple flavour, which is also good for people who practise classical homeopathy. I also "oil pull" with coconut oil.
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    13. deb445 added a post in a topic Celiac With A Fever Part Of Autoimmune Response?  oldest son responds to gluten with a fever (amongst other symptoms). It's been suggested by his Naturalpath, that his liver becomes overloaded with toxins (due to the gluten/gluten response) and this results in congested liver and fever. The fever used to last 5 days, with extreme fatigue ( wouldn't/couldn't walk for 3 - even with Tylenol and Motrin tag team) but we've been able to reduce that. Thank goodness.
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    14. deb445 added a post in a topic Anyone Have Problems With Rice?   

      I cut out rice too (about a month ago) - I suspect that it was the driving force behind the "after lunch" fatigue that I thought I'd left behind. Cauliflower (pulverized by my potato masher) is a decent substitute. My husband actually said he kind of liked it. I was all for going grainfree, but resisted taking out rice and sorghum for a while. Equipped with meal plans, and lunch alternatives - it's not really that hard. There are manyPaleo recipes and blog sites out there! If you're looking for encouragement - I'd say go for it! You can always turn back if it's not for you.
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    15. deb445 added a post in a topic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom   

      Great ideas. But, my little man reacts to grains and dairy.

      The raisin idea for coconuts is brilliant!
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