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#1 Jestgar

 
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:33 PM

http://www.forbes.co.../ap5811157.html

I know several people who have already lost their jobs, from a variety fields. Some people are being told to take mandatory, unpaid, leave. Where I work, we may be asked to switch to part time. The boss is well aware that anyone laid off is unlikely to find another position any time soon.

May I gently request that those of us that are in a position to do so, consider forgoing a loaf of gluten-free bread, and instead buying 5 cans of soup for your local food bank.

And those who find themselves needing to supplement from their local food bank, please accept what you need as a gift, as I would (will?) do. were our positions reversed.
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:03 AM

It is very sobering. And those are only the folks who access the services there are many more that are in need that don't get counted.
I find stuff sometimes at 2 for 1 prices, these are great for donating as I don't feel the crunch in my pocketbook. Food banks are desperate right now in many areas and don't forget it is not just food that they need. Women's sanitary products, cleaning supplies, dish soap, shampoos ( I donate the ones that I use once and turn out to be allergic to), diapers, pet foods and litters. Even if you don't have a lot to give at one time every little bit helps.
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celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 11:11 AM

Good news...Tyson sent a truck load of chicken to the big city (an hour from us). 31,000 lbs. of chicken to divide between 3 local charities. One truck of many across the nation. I give thanks to Tyson!!! The truck came from Arkansas all the way to Idaho. That's a huge donation plus all the expenses they had to pay out in order to donate their chicken! Tyson is donating 1 MILLION lbs. of chicken!! Thanks Tyson!!
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#4 ShayFL

 
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 11:36 AM

In my family we do not buy gifts for each other anymore, we all make donations to charity in the person's name. We usually donate to Heifer International, but this year we are going with Second Harvest to support all the people in the U.S. that do not have food.
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GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:49 PM

With many in desperate need in our area, our church joined the Angel Food network where anyone can buy a box of restaurant quality food for $30. They can also add to that additional meat or fresh boxes to that if they wish. They can use their food stamps. Our church has an alternative Christmas program and this year we added Angel Food to that so boxes can be purchased and donated. We all need to help each other, it's the only way we will all make it.
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:58 PM

We all need to help each other, it's the only way we will all make it.

Nicely said.
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 03:06 PM

I thought so, too :D
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