Ratzinger--not Good For Celiacs
Posted 19 April 2005 - 04:18 PM
The religion folder at Delphi is full of disappointed Catholics.....If anyone wants to read what some people there are thinking I can copy and paste...just let me know.
Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
Posted 19 April 2005 - 04:26 PM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
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Posted 19 April 2005 - 04:58 PM
Gluten-free since January 2004
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Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:23 PM
Our faith is that our Church leaders are inspired and lead by the Holy Spirit. The selection of our Pope was guided by the Holy Spirit. To believe otherwise is cynical and undermines Catholic faith.
Posted 19 April 2005 - 06:19 PM
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Ian Moore. Self diagnosed at 36 because the doctors were clueless.
Started low-carb diet early 2004, felt better but not totally gluten-free. Went 100% gluten-free early 2005 and life has never been better.
Posted 19 April 2005 - 07:33 PM
Just a thought.
Posted 19 April 2005 - 11:07 PM
Posted 20 April 2005 - 02:09 AM
Funny we should be on this topic again. I am reading "Russka" by Edward Rutherfurd; takes place in year 1000 or so, and in it the local noble who owns peasants visits his new land and notices that they are only growing rye and barley. He then says that they should now grow wheat too, and he says to them something like "when we grow wheat, we can have communion bread for mass." If I didn't know about the "wheat must be in host" issue, this paragraph in the book would not have meant much to me. I would have read it without giving it any thought.
Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -
The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis
Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,
most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as
being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."
Serious Depressive state ensued
Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003
Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.
Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle
Developed neuropathy in 2005
Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003
Posted 20 April 2005 - 06:09 AM
For those who are Catholic, I know some VERY sensitive people who are now using the low-gluten host and they have no reaction (0.01 percent gluten). This host been accepted by the church.
Posted 20 April 2005 - 12:59 PM
Even for those who take or are happy with the low-gluten host, Ratzinger isn't necessarily the person you want to be pope. He also appears to be quite mysoginistic: he doesn't want women to have the right to be lectors at mass and even doesn't want them to wash out the vessels after mass--as if women carry some sort of plague. I'll cease ranting because it's done and they can't change who's pope, but I just wanted to share my 2 cents.
Posted 20 April 2005 - 01:30 PM
Paula, a lowly female and former Catholic
Posted 20 April 2005 - 02:05 PM
Posted 20 April 2005 - 02:42 PM
Posted 20 April 2005 - 03:14 PM
The God I believe in and the God I thank every day for my blessings would not want me to intentionally poison myself. He would rather I do everything in my power to care for myself so I will be around to guide, raise and nurture the children he chose to bless me with. After all, all my children are gifts from Him.
positive bloodwork, positive biopsy
Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism
endometriosis (at age 20)
spinal stenosis (early 20's)
Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.
Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.
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Posted 20 April 2005 - 05:55 PM
Jesus let a woman wash his feet.
Ratzinger doesn't want women to wash the vessels.
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