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Try the Chicago Diner! Great vegetarian restaurant that has a separate gluten free menu! they also have alot of dairy free too! i live in NW suburbs and drive sometimes just to eat there. There's even desserts that are dairy/wheat free.
I had no problem eating after i drank the shake. i plan on taking it regularly, probably several times a week, not in place of a meal, but as my drink with a meal. i did not find it to be "filling," but i did find it to be tasty. i suppose a person could use it for weight loss if that's what their needs are, but i find no reason not to add it to a meal so that i have the added benefits to the readily available nourishment this stuff provides.
it is not difficult to do a parasite cleanse. go to your local health food store and ask for help. most professionals reccomend doing a fiber drink as well to help remove the dead parasites, just make sure both products are gluten free.
I was in Whole Foods yesterday and stumbled upon a product called Vega. While it claims to be so nutritionally complete, I feel it could benefit some of us malnourished and underweight people who might use it as an added meal/nourishment basis. Or for those days when we've been glutened, or for those days when we're sick, etc. This stuff is virtually made for person's like ourselves as it is very alkaline and conducive to healthy gut flora - something that is typically very compromised in celiac persons. Its definitely worth checking out. www.myvega.com. I tried the chocolate and it was yummy!
Here's a quick clip regarding their drink mix (from their website):
With just 240 calories and 7g of net carbs per serving (natural flavor), Vega is an excellent choice for those on a calorie-reduced diet. High in fiber, protein and essential fats, Vega is naturally filling and satisfying, helping to suppress appetite and cravings.
Easily digested, alkaline and great-tasting, Vega is clean and green, containing no animal products, corn, dairy, egg, fillers, gluten, soy, sugar, wheat or yeast. Absolutely no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners and GMO and pesticide-free.
Vega is available in wholesome and delicious Natural, Berry and Chocolate flavors, in three sizes: individual 20g Snack Packs, small bottles containing 7-8 servings and large bottles containing 15-17 servings. One serving of Vega is a complete meal, exceeding all meal replacement requirements, but people with smaller appetites may find half a serving sufficiently satiating.
you've mentioned that you are having a hard time digesting. you might want to consider enzymes (read the lable make sure they don't have lactase if you're giving up dairy) and an enteric coated probiotic. these will help you loads in the digestion, fatigue, gas area. also put in some b6 & b12, which will be lacking if your gut bacteria is not in balance.
also, you can get lots of vitK from spirulina and chlorella, which also happen to have lots of b vitamins, and also serves to alkalize the gut, clean blood, oxygenate the blood, etc. super healthy for you kind of thing, but not very tasty. you can get it in a drink mix at health food/whole foods kind of store - where it is yummy.
i give my children (ages 14 & 17) the following almost daily: spirulina, multi-vitamin, liquid b12 - 1000mg+/-free form amino acids, 1000mg. ester C, 600+/- mg. calcium citrate with D/mag (they don't always eat dairy), and liquid minerals a couple of times a week. they also take probiotics and enzymes periodically.
if you're just starting, i would not do a whole lot. i would definitely add vitamins, especially all the B, with alot of B6 & 12, i would add probiotics and enzymes - they'll help heal up your gut much faster. then i would just wait and see...
glad to hear that the brewer's yeast is okay in the threelac. are you ready to try it? you'll have to keep me posted, I'm curious to know how it works for you.
i'm still in the healing my gut, building up the healthy bacteria phase, threelac considerations are a long way off for me yet.
let me know...
do you mind if i ask what you have; celiac, IBS, psoriasis, arthritis?... i am most curious to be in touch with people who have similar symptoms. also, how long you've had these, and how long you've been gluten-free? and are you treating candidas?
she sounds totally celiac from my perspective!! if it were me, i would not wait for the Dr's diagnosis, i would give her relief and start her on a gluten-free diet immediately!!! you will know better very soon, she'll even know better.
someone shared this website with us not too long ago and i am now a regular there. the information available there is priceless!!