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#4351 Celiac Mindwarp

 
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

That's it, I am now officially free from all kinds of stuff. Some of which I can't even pronounce. Wish me luck, or something :).

What's really scary is I gave up drink years ago (combination of interesting rashes and idiocy). But can you imagine what I was like when I was drinking?

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- Symptoms from 2001, maybe before. Across 20+ years, these have included, vomiting, D, migraines, headaches, recurrent miscarriage, inflammation problems (failure to heal from injuries) brain fog, anxiety and more!
- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol
- Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks.
- Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods.
- Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI)
- Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving.
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#4352 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

That's it, I am now officially free from all kinds of stuff. Some of which I can't even pronounce.


As I have said many times (to the boredom of the entire internet world, I am sure :lol:)
.............If you cannot pronounce it, you should not eat it. (what can I say? I am married to a chemist and I think if my Grammie
did not eat it, neither should I)

Rule #1 for newbies reading this thread: If something has more than 5 ingredients and you cannot pronounce the words in the ingredients,
DO NOT EAT IT !! IMHO
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

This is my cheesy/dairy/grainy .....swan song.

Fliet mignons in a balsamic syrup with goat cheese.
Smashed garlic and parmesan -reggiano potatoes
Corn
Pots au chocolate with bourbon vanilla whipped cream
Champage

(That last part is a New Year's Day tradition).


Gonna be some major creativity going on around here the next few weeks.
The MindWarpster and I are taking a new culinary path.......caio, cheese, au revoir
cream, toodl e-oo starches and grains and bon voyage booze.

I've been behind with the forum as of late and it looks as though I've missed some good stuff! This dinner looks fabulous.
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When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

As I have said many times (to the boredom of the entire internet world, I am sure :lol:)
.............If you cannot pronounce it, you should not eat it. (what can I say? I am married to a chemist and I think if my Grammie
did not eat it, neither should I)

Rule #1 for newbies reading this thread: If something has more than 5 ingredients and you cannot pronounce the words in the ingredients,
DO NOT EAT IT !! IMHO

I so agree with the above. Michael Pollan says it very well, "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." HOW TRUE!!! When he says to eat food, he means real food, none of this fake fandangled crud we have grown so accustomed to. Many of you are aware that icky things like margarine and Cheez Whiz are one molecule short of plastic, right? What are we doing to ourselves? I mean, seriously. We do not need it. I become passionate about this issue because I cook nearly everything possible from scratch. Not that everyone has to do that, but when you make your own broths, crackers, cookies, even vanilla - you know precisely what is in them. Not only is this best for us, it is best for everyone. There. Lecture over. Time for recess and time to reflect. ;)

ETA "In Defense of Food" by Michael Pollan is outstanding. Lifechanging, really. It should be required reading in all schools and homes. Well, perhaps I am pushing it just a bit but this is important stuff.

Edited by love2travel, 01 January 2013 - 04:58 PM.

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<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

Well, perhaps I am pushing it just a bit but this is important stuff.


On, honey...when it comes to culinary advice, the pearls of wisdom that drop from your
lips are all we should ever hear. Thanks for the "back up."

We. adore. You. :)

P.S. How is the snow.??............and how are those Yummy cabana boyz???
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

I've been behind with the forum as of late and it looks as though I've missed some good stuff! This dinner looks fabulous.


It was, I admit it.......that balsamic syrup is heavenly..

........just getting ready to have the pots au chocolate and the last glass of Veuve Clicquot

Cheers!
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

As I have said many times (to the boredom of the entire internet world, I am sure :lol:)
.............If you cannot pronounce it, you should not eat it. (what can I say? I am married to a chemist and I think if my Grammie
did not eat it, neither should I)

Rule #1 for newbies reading this thread: If something has more than 5 ingredients and you cannot pronounce the words in the ingredients,
DO NOT EAT IT !! IMHO


I was pretty geeky growing up and have become more so now. I am sort of the mother of a chemist. Okay... so she is a few months from finishing high school and heading off to college but she knows what her plans are. At any rate, I can pronounce some pretty "unpronounceable" things. I guess I get to eat more stuff than a lot of other people. :lol:
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

On, honey...when it comes to culinary advice, the pearls of wisdom that drop from your
lips are all we should ever hear. Thanks for the "back up."

We. adore. You. :)

P.S. How is the snow.??............and how are those Yummy cabana boyz???

Wow - thanks for making my day with the compliments! It feels sooooo good to be loved. :wub: I am adamant that we take control of our own health (as much as we can) and do good things for our bodies, such as growing herbs or vegetables or ingesting things that our mothers and grandmothers used to. When you think about it, it is doubtful that my grandmas would have even heard of over half of the yucky stuff going into our so-called "food" these days. They would be appalled. Most of this is for the sake of convenience. Companies like Monsanto (the very word makes me cringe and induces my gag reflexes) do not have our health at heart. I guess what I am trying to say is we don't need most of those snacks (including the gluten-free ones) to begin with. When I was first diagnosed I scrambled for things to eat because I felt I deserved all these extra things that I never, ever used to even consider buying. I even bought COOKIES! Seriously. That makes me blush. It is so rare that I buy a snack because I just make all I want/need. I've come to crave fresh raw fruit and vegetables.

Oh, for crying out loud. My summaries are about half an hour long. Take. Control. Of. Your. Life. Cook and eat REAL food!
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When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

Addy, hon--maybe you are just messing with me now (as you sometimes do :lol:) but

I can pronounce some "unpronounceable" words too, but I am not going to eat them.
When I said "to avoid a list of more than 5 ingredients,"
I meant packaged foods that include so many preservatives and chemicals that
they are no longer healthy.

Propylene glycol
Cochineal
Methylparaben
METHYLCYCLOPROPENE
ASTAXANTHIN
BENZOIC ACID/SODIUM BENZOATE
BHA (BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE)
AND BHT (BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE)
CANTHAXANTHIN
glycerol monostearate
MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE
OLESTRA
POTASSIUM BROMATE
SODIUM NITRITE AND NITRATE

Yup, pick up any number of packaged foods and read the label and then see what it means..and decide if this is a "good idea".
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

On, honey...when it comes to culinary advice, the pearls of wisdom that drop from your
lips are all we should ever hear. Thanks for the "back up."

We. adore. You. :)

P.S. How is the snow.??............and how are those Yummy cabana boyz???

The snow is, well, quite abundant. Our winters are just too darned long!!! And the cabana boyz? What boyz? I have no idea what you are talking about. :rolleyes:
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<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

Oh, for crying out loud. My summaries are about half an hour long. Take. Control. Of. Your. Life. Cook and eat REAL food!


Ditto :lol: and Ditto! :lol:
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

The snow is, well, quite abundant. Our winters are just too darned long!!! And the cabana boyz? What boyz? I have no idea what you are talking about. :rolleyes:


"denial."..........yup. .that works.! :lol:
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

Take. Control. Of. Your. Life. Cook and eat REAL food!


Absolutely -- I think this should be our slogan on c.com for 2013 -- heck well beyond this year

And RBJ pizza shall be served regularly!
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Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

Absolutely -- I think this should be our slogan on c.com for 2013 -- heck well beyond this year

And RBJ pizza shall be served regularly!

It would be a great slogan. Along with the RBJ pizza bit! :D
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<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Addy, hon--maybe you are just messing with me now (as you sometimes do :lol:) but

I can pronounce some "unpronounceable" words too, but I am not going to eat them.
When I said "to avoid a list of more than 5 ingredients,"
I meant packaged foods that include so many preservatives and chemicals that
they are no longer healthy.

Propylene glycol
Cochineal
Methylparaben
METHYLCYCLOPROPENE
ASTAXANTHIN
BENZOIC ACID/SODIUM BENZOATE
BHA (BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE)
AND BHT (BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE)
CANTHAXANTHIN
glycerol monostearate
MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE
OLESTRA
POTASSIUM BROMATE
SODIUM NITRITE AND NITRATE

Yup, pick up any number of packaged foods and read the label and then see what it means..and decide if this is a "good idea".


Can pronounce all those. :P I took a chem class a year ahead of schedule in high school, we were informed the first day it would be graded on a curve. I um... ruined that for everyone else and was "responsible" for more than one person failing the class. Best teacher, best class, I loved that guy. He wore a bow tie too. Damn shame it was his last year teaching.

I remember the day I really took stock of what is in a bag of french fries. Who the hell eats that crap? There are twelve... TWELVE!!! ingredients in french fries. Last time I checked there are supposed to be potatoes, salt, and a large dose of clogged arteries which I can add at home myself. :lol: I shudder to think what I used to eat. The packaged stuff is pretty rare for me these days, although I do occasionally indulge.

Oh, for crying out loud. My summaries are about half an hour long. Take. Control. Of. Your. Life. Cook and eat REAL food!


This is pretty much where I am now. If I think to myself that my Grammy would be ashamed of my dinner, I'm doing it wrong. She may be 2000 miles away, but she is still in my kitchen every day.
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