Posted 01 January 2004 - 09:42 AM
This is my first post and a brief introduction. I hope you’ll excuse any faux pas. I am a mother of 3 and grandmother of 7. My days are also kept very busy as a legal assistant at an intellectual property law firm. I was diagnosed a little over a year ago on my 61st birthday—my all-time best birthday present, ending 60 years of unknown ailments and suffering. I have been doing pretty good since (my symptoms mandate maintaining a 100% gluten-free state), and have learned that (in addition to exercise, diet, etc.) larger amounts of nutritional supplements are needed for good health and energy. My goal for this New Year is to locate an alternative medical practitioner knowledgeable both with Celiac Disease and proper nutritional supplements for maintaining good health. I would appreciate hearing from anyone knowing of such a practitioner in the Albany-Saratoga, New York, area.
P.S.: I have a delicious buckwheat cereal recipe (makes a good replacement for oatmeal or cream of wheat).
Posted 01 January 2004 - 10:32 AM
No help on the other, I'm a wee bit too far away...
Posted 01 January 2004 - 02:17 PM
Modified Cream of Buckwheat Cereal
1 Tablespoon each:
Cream of Buckwheat
1/3 cup each:
Rice/Soy Milk Drink (or substitute)
pinch of salt (optional)
microwave (medium-powered microwave; adjust time if necessary):
3 minutes (50% power)
microwave 3 minutes (50% power)
let sit for 5 minutes
add sugar and lactaid low fat milk (or substitute)
I use Pocono or Pocono Mountain packaged in boxes and labeled gluten free (I’m not sure about buying loose buckwheat).
Edited by Roz, 02 January 2004 - 06:30 AM.
Posted 01 January 2004 - 05:41 PM
Posted 01 January 2004 - 10:58 PM
Check out naturopathic.org to find a naturopath in your area that is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Just as MDs vary in expertise, attitude and experience - so do naturopaths. Try to find one that speciaizes in intestinal stuff (perhaps someone at a local celiac group has a recommendation?). I have had wonderful, life changing experiences with naturopaths because they are so knowledgeable in nutrition. Good luck
Posted 12 January 2004 - 09:03 PM
Posted 12 January 2004 - 09:08 PM
Posted 17 January 2004 - 07:57 PM
I'm across the country so I can't help you with finding an alternative medicine practitioner, but I wanted to share my experience. I was skeptical about trying acupuncture but I was in such pain from Celiac that I decided to give it a shot. I was lucky enough to find an acupuncturist in my area (Portland, Oregon) who was very familiar with Celiac. She has worked wonders and made this disease so, so much easier to live with. I know many people believe acupuncture doesn't work, but there is no way I could be feeling as good as I feel today with its help. Good for you for seeking alternative medicine- it works wonders!
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