Share Your Culture
Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:56 AM
I turned to youtube and found this -
Look forward to seeing what others post.
Don't know why embedding has been disabled. I'll put on the link and see if it allows you to click to youtube
This 2nd clip is from the opening of the Scottish Parliament building in 2004 (housed in temporary accommodation from 1999 to 2004 (watch out for Sean Connery!)
Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:12 AM
Miscarriage, Kidney stones, Anemia, Pneumonia, Migraines, Restless leg, Bone fractures, Blurred/Double vision, Extreme fatigue, Bone & Joint Pain, Thyroid nodule, Celiac diagnosed 2011, Spine and leg bone loss, GERD, Vitamin deficiencies, Malabsorbtion, Neuropathy issues, Ataxia, Raynaud's Syndrome. Currently on diet with limited grain and sugar.
Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:29 AM
My maternal side is German. There was a considerable migration from Germany/Poland in the mid to late 1900's primarily due to religious turmoil/persecution. My ancestors settled in an area of Queensland that is more moderate but similar in climate. They farmed and were cheese makers.
My paternal side is orginally Irish. Probably convicts in this blood line
It has only been recently that Australians have embraced convict heritage. There is a long history of denial.
Food in our family growing up was "meat and three veg". Bland and boiled and blah.
Fortunately Australia has now been seriously multi-culture. The Chinese have been here since before the English and thrived in the gold fever years. The Maltese/Greek/Italian migration post WW2 and the Vietnamese migration in 60-70s added, and still do add, a lot of flair.
These days Australia is pretty much the whole world
Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:44 AM
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:06 AM
By the way, Samie, one of my friends here in Lanark is from Tennessee. I love her accent (especially the way she says vehicle).
Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:55 AM
Could be why Australia has a high rate of celiac too??---as you suggest, you had an influx of immigrants throughout your rich history. BTW, I have always dreamed of visiting Australia! We keep returning to Ireland as we both love our grandparents' homeland (we've gone there 4 times) and it's time to venture elsewhere in the world.
Also, some have joked this is not Celiac Disease but "Celtic Disease" as this population seems to be impacted so deeply.
The recent research cites these cultures I listed as being the ones with the highest rate of celiac and the last cultures to adopt wheat as a staple grain. Seems somewhat ironic that Italians should be hit so deeply. My cousin's wife (also a celiac) who is Italian does not find this amusing at all. But it also explains why the Italians have been so persistent in researching celiac and testing toddlers before they trigger the disease, thereby possibly preventing further autoimmune disease. If only the US could get on board with this concept. We cannot even DX it properly!
I also find it intriguing that I got a DQ2 gene from both my Mom and my Dad --his parents emigrated from Armenia ---and that culture has its roots in the Middle East where bulgar wheat is used in almost everything. Makes one wonder if it isn't the genetically modified WHEAT of today that is the problem as well as having a genetic predisposition?? I know Dr. Fasano has suggested this and is conducting research as we speak.
Sorry, didn't mean to get sidetracked. Just find genetics and genealogy very interesting and fun to explore!
Thanks for thinking of this thread--it's fun to see everyone's "roots".
oh, almost forgot to add: I am an American of Armenian, Irish, German and French-Canadian descent. (those are the ones we know) All First or second generation. My Dad said I was a "mutt" and they make the best pets.
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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.
Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:32 AM
My hubs side (he doesn't have Celiac) but you can trace the mental illness in the female descendants from one famous one during Civil War times. It doesn't seem to affect the males. Just a wierd genetic tidbit for you all.
Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:48 AM
My paternal grandparents arrived in American, through Ellis Island, sometime around the turn of the century from Vienna, Austria. So, yeah, I have that eastern Europe connection.
My mothers side is English and I have been always told we are decedents of Henry Hudson. But, I believe that to be one of my father's tall tales, rather than fact.
I must look into Ancestry.com - might be fun!
Gluten Free - August 15, 2004
"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien
Posted 18 November 2011 - 01:44 PM
On my Mom's side I am German (Prussian) and English. My Mom's maternal great grandmother was supposedly a dutchess who was disowned when she fell in love with the stableboy. BUT, I found out that was just the story the family told to hide the truth! The truth is, my great great grandmother was Jewish, and she was disowned for marrying a gentile. I have been to the cemetary where she is buried, and although she is NEAR her other relatives who came to America, she is buried OUTSIDE THE FENCE! And her husband is buried in a different section of the cemetary, quite some distance away.
I could go on and on about that side of the family. My Mom's cousin had the whole family tree blocked out back to the 1400's, and he shared it with me before he died. He used to talk about some of these ancestors as if he'd known them. He was a treasure, and because my grandmother had a feud with the rest of her family, I never even met him until two weeks before my Mom died!
Mom's father was English, and the story is, his people came over on the Mayflower.
Daddy's side is just as interesting. His Mom was born in Poland and learned to speak English at school. It was her job to teach her parents English. In spite of her handicap when she first started school, she graduated as valedictorian of her class at the age of 16. (They actually had her skip a grade!)
Daddy's father was half Lakota Sioux. His father was half Lakota, and so was his Mom. The other half of his Mom was English, but I don't know much about my great grandfather. But what was REALLY cool was that when I moved here to South Dakota, I met a Lakota gentleman who knows of my family!!! We come from the Cheyenne River Reservation, and he even gave me a book that had pictures of my relatives. There was a picture of one lady whose maiden name was the same as mine, and she looks so much like my grandfather, there is no doubt we are related.
I have a family wall at my house with pictures of my parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and two of my great-great grandmothers.
gluten-free since June, 2011
Can't eat soy, corn, or foods high in salicylates.
Nightshades now seem to bother me too.
BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!
Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:51 PM
March 2009 - Negative Blood work
April 24, 2009 - Gluten-free
April 29, 2009 - Notably positive response to gluten-free Diet.
May 2, 2009 Dairy Free
May 6, 2009, Soy Free
May 27, 2009 Enterolab Results: Positive Anti-gliadin IgA, tTG IgA, Casein, HLA DQ2.2, HLA DQ8
June 4, 2009 Refined sugar free (except Raw Honey, pure Maple syrup)
June 29, 2009, Dad diagnosed Celiac by GI specialist via blood work and dietary response.
July 2009, Dad's gene test: double DQ8! Thanks Dad - I'll try to get you something nice for Christmas!
August 8, 2009 Really Soy free this time - Thanks Blue Diamond for the soy lecithin in the almond milk!
Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:28 PM
Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:54 PM
My family has been here a while....
One side is English/Scottish/Irish, Prussian, Italian and French/Acadian.
The other is Scottish/English/Irish and rumor has it a bit of Native American.
Quite frankly my family has been here so long it's irrelevant, aside from genetics. Oddly enough, I've only recently arrived at that conclusion. Used to be obsessed with genealogy.
I'm just a typical U.S. mutt.
When Europeans or Brits (or Scots) see me they assume I'm French. I dunno.
Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).
Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!
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