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About julissa

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  1. Eating Out In General

    I eat out with my family often, I pack my meal, take it in a purse-like looking little cooler bag. when orders are  being taken i just tell the waiter that I am not ordering. they don't care. when the food comes I whip out my meal and eat. ( I bring my own plate, etc.) they don't care.  I ask no permission. I ask no forgiveness. there is NO meal worth it to me to be sick for 2 weeks. no waiter has ever said a word. 
  2. I have alleriges, have an epi pen. up till this new thing with my throat closing with melon, the only symptoms I had were GI. but with this new one, I'm glad I have the epi pen    good point   
  3. I have additional allergies, so eliminating gluten is not related to these. I am allergic to dairy, soy, chocolate, tea (?? whoever heard of this?), now realizing lately that my throat closes with honeydew melon and cranberries. the list seems to grow with time. so one thing has nothing to do with the other 
  4. so sad about that little boy..  this will be my 3rd holiday season, and I really don't get sad, I never did. I was so happy when I realized staying away from offending foods kept me feeling good.
  5. sorry you've been through all this. are you still planning to work in the bakery? I can't be around flour, I'm very sensitive. good luck! 
  6. i am super sensitive to gluten, and allergic to dairy and soy. I look back at what my mom used to eat, I lost her 7 years ago at 94 years old, and realized she only ate plain things, wouldn't eat bread, and was very sensitive to food in general. there was never any sense of diagnosing anything, and I didn't even know any of this existed then. recently I was speaking to a cousin of mine who is much older than me, and she told me my grandmother had something that started with "C" and was very restricted on what she could eat. I was young when she died so have no memories of this. 
  7. I feel for you as well. I basically live my life only eating food I made myself, unless it's a 100% gluten-free restaurant. this is going on 3 yrs for me. it doesn't get easy per se, but definitely easier to incorporate into my life and social situations. bring your own food, etc. totally doable. good luck! 
  8. Airborne Gluten...

    I have been reading through all these super sensitive posts, and I definitely live this life also. I am wondering if anyone has found any way to help them have less reaction when they are out and about.  Has anything helped at all? I was looking into seeing a Naturopathic Doctor, but don't want to go down that possibly expensive road without opinions of whether it could help. I am thinking digestive support, I really don't know. I am at my wits end here.  100% gluten, dairy and soy free for almost 3 years. I saw an allergist and am confirmed allergic to dairy and soy, and reacted to the wheat as well in the testing.  it would be so much easier to navigate life if all I had to do was not eat this stuff, but reacting to it on the outside has brought a new level of difficulty to my life.  for example, I was babysitting 2 weeks ago at my daughter's house, something i do all the time.. I got glutened. the effects lasted almost 2 weeks. couldn't for the life of me figure it out, as I am careful and my grandkids have been brought up with me and my way of life. found out later on my daughter had been baking that afternoon.  help! 
  9. no sorry needed, I am sad your family does this and makes it so hard for you.. 
  10. Fodmaps...does Anyone Follow This Eating Plan.

    the hardest to give up has been apples, pears, avocados, mango, and veggies like onion, garlic, sugar snap peas, beans, hummus.. but it's worth it for a flat non gassy tummy 
  11. CathyO, I am the same way, if I didn't make it, I won't eat it.   but I go everywhere with my family, bring my own food.. no one anywhere has EVER said anything. I don't ask permission, I don't apologize.. I have been to every restaurant my family wants to go to. I won't go to a place like a pizza place where flour is flying around. but any normal restaurant is fine. when others are ordering I just tell the waiter that I am fine, not ordering. then when their food comes i take my plate out of my small cooler bag that looks like a purse. no one has yet to say a word, for real! 
  12. Fodmaps...does Anyone Follow This Eating Plan.

    I started this a few weeks ago after my doctor suggested it. I know a while back i posted here that even with being gluten dairy and soy free for 2 years I was still puffy and bloated, and it was recommended I try this. at the time I guess I wasn't ready as I felt there were so few things I enjoyed, and eliminating more food just seemed so unfair. but the bloating and puffiness, and gas continued and I did try this.. anyway, all I can say is WOW.. it really is amazing how great I feel. there are a bunch of things I miss, like fruits and some veggies, but it's worth it a million times over. 
  13. Cooking With Flour

    my husband can have all the gluten out of the house that he would like. I have a strict gluten free home, and can't imagine the anxiety I would feel if anyone made gluteny food here. i have to be able to be safe at home.  my kids are grown and out of the house, so it's just the 2 of us most days. 
  14. I go to my kids houses often, and they know I am showing up with my food. in the beginning they offered to cook for me, but I thanked them and declined explaining I was happier eating food made in my own gluten free kitchen. I agree with all  the posters, you don't live there, so just bring your food. hope it works out.