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  1. Sure, after being in Northboro for 30 years we just moved to Florida and Crown makes gluten-free. It figures (lol) Karen
  2. Love them, but I would recommend you make copies of them to give to waiters. We had a dingbat waiter who misplaced the card for some time before finally finding it. Karen
  3. Sounds like a plan Patti!!! I am just so excited. I got on the scale this AM and have lost more weight. It is just falling off me without me counting calories at all. I have the shake for breakfast (at noon). Then usually gazpacho soup for lunch around 2 PM. If I am very hungry I put some cooked brown rice into the soup. Then a normal dinner (fish, chicken, eggwhite omelet plus veggies), and nighttime snack of baked sweet potato, yogurt or fruit. And everyday I allow myself one gluten-free bun slathered with butter. Basically, I have cut all sugar out of my diet, except the natural sugar in fruit. I also drink lots of water or herbal tea. Karen
  4. 1/2 cup yogurt (either plain or low-fat vanilla) 1/2 banana 2 rings of canned pineapple 1/4 apple small amount of mandarin oranges 8 frozen strawberries 4 ice cubes Put all in VitaMix (you probably could use a blender) and mix it. Delicious!! You can use any fruit, but the banana is needed for texture. Karen
  5. I am finally having some success losing weight. I have a fruit and yogurt shake in the morning, usually a veggie soup for lunch, and a dinner of protein (fish, chicken, occasional beef) with veggies for dinner. Then a snack of either nuts, yogurt, or fruit shake. This is the first time I have succeeded and I am so excited because I also have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and cannot exercise. I attribute my success to the VitaMix machine we just bought. Someone on another website was talking about how great it is. It costs $500 but makes the greatest smoothies, makes and heats soup (with friction) and generally makes it fun to eat healthy. (Disclaimer- I do not have anything to do with the VitaMix company). Karen
  6. I get Stoneyfield Organic, it is yummy!!
  7. Reading above about the dangers of Soy as a plant estrogen, affecting the hormones of women, and also the overuse of wine as a cause of breast cancer. I am just wondering about all this. Asian cultures eat tons of soy products. The French and some other Europeans drink tons of wine. There is very little breast cancer in Asia, and certainly no more Breast Cancer in France than here. Just wondering. Karen
  8. Thanks for letting me vent!! Karen
  9. That is what I couldn't understand. I am suffering with CFS and gluten intolerance, am disabled and home-bound. What happened to Drs. being diagnosticians and finding out what is wrong?
  10. Saw my PCP yesterday and asked for Rast testing. He wanted to know why. I told him I probably have celiac and he said, "yes but you haven't been diagnosed". (I have been seen by a Celiac specialist in Boston who told me I probably did and shouldn't go back on gluten for a challenge). I told him to just write down gluten intolerance if he wasn't comfortable with celiac dx and that many people who are gluten intolerant have problems with other foods. After shrugging his shoulders like he doubted it, he did order it, but then wrote "patient requested" so I will probably end up paying instead of insurance. Why is it necessary to fight healthcare providers as well as one's disease? (rhetorical question). Karen
  11. Oh boy, I guess that answers my question but not my problem. I had IBS that got progressively worse over 10 years until I went gluten free, to the point where I became dehydrated and needed IV's. Three days after being gluten-free I had no IBS and have been fine since then. Unfortunately, I saw a Celiac specialist months after going gluten-free so it was too late to test for it. He agreed with me that I would have to remain gluten-free forever and that it didn't make sense to go back on gluten in order to be tested. So I guess I will never really know. Thanks for your information!! Karen
  12. Maybe I am not communicating well. If I am gluten intolerant (I am definitely) and it isn't it celiac?
  13. Thanks, but I already know I have at least a wheat intolerance. What I want to know is if the Allergy test is negative (and I don't have a wheat allergy) does that make the likelihood of celiac greater?
  14. I am having RAST testing tomorrow. Having had IBS for 10 years and 3 days after going gluten-free I was fine, I am wondering something. If my RAST test does NOT show allergy to wheat, does that confirm Celiac? Thanks, Karen