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#632243 Potato Intolerance

Posted by on 16 August 2010 - 05:41 PM

3/4 times when I ate potatoes (sneaking my husband's fries, mashed potatoes, etc) I reacted. So I determined that I am potato intolerant. I did a test to be sure I was, by not eating any potatoes for a couple of weeks, then eating some very simple, bland foods (rice, bananas, gluten-free bread, etc) for a couple days to calm my system down. Then I threw some potatoes into the mix. I just used plain, skinned, boiled potatoes, mashed up, and definitely reacted to them!
It sucks to give them up, and while this is not really a "substitute" for potatoes, I have discovered that I really enjoy sweet potatoes. They don't taste much like regular ol' spuds, but they're a good sub in some dishes.
I think I might have a lectin intolerance...looking into that next.
I think for most of us, we've had to do the detective work on our own. Doctors just want to diagnose what they recognize, and if it's too hard to figure out, they pin a label on it that makes no sense. My philosophy is to listen to your body, it knows what it can and can't handle better than any doctor.
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#473608 I Love Candy Corn

Posted by on 08 October 2008 - 07:18 PM

yeah, haven't had any luck with either target or walmart - all i could find was brach's :angry:


Jelly Belly candy corn is supposed to be gluten free too. Probably a bit pricey though.

I, too, am a candy corn fiend. Mmmmm! :P


omg, i don't care about the price, i'm getting me some of that!
PS I just checked amazon, and they only have it in bulk. jelly belly's website has 9 oz bags for $5.99 and 16 oz for $8.99. Just FYI :)
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#451673 Lactaid Pills - Kind Of Ranting!

Posted by on 30 July 2008 - 06:45 PM

What could be happening is that your body has started to produce even less lactase, if it was still producing a little bit until now. That would mean that you need to take more pills for the same amount of dairy.


Decided either this was happening, or I was suffering from a dairy allergy (my allergist said either could be a possibility...) so I stopped eating dairy a couple months ago. I've felt a lot better, and have lost 19 lbs!!

I woke up this morning feeling awful, just like I did a week ago (not even) when I got glutened from some crackers that I thought were ok. The only thing differently I did yesterday was Lactaid...my first one. And the pharmacist at Target even called them FOR me!

I guess I'll have to search elsewhere for the culprit. I guess sometimes we just never know?

Sorry to hear that Beth. Hope you can figure out what was causing you to feel sick :(
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#418581 Gluten Free Survival Kit

Posted by on 12 April 2008 - 08:02 PM

I am in Utah now, and finally have my brain wrapped around the fact that I must be able to survive "the big one"...the earthquake that hits the Wasatch Fault.

I am so terrified of that...especially living down by the lake. :( Well, the only thing I can really do is be prepared, so that's what I'm trying to do....and trying NOT to think about earthquakes lol!

WHOA :o I did not know that. Awesome, I just hope, if one hurricane hits, then it's on our marital home at a time, when I have my boy and my ex is at home... just kidding.

:lol: lol :lol:
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