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DownWithGluten

Member Since 26 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 08 2014 11:26 AM
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In Topic: 5 Years Gluten Free- Encouragement For The Newbies

08 July 2014 - 07:19 AM

ah I remember you too. I don't post on here as much either.  Nice of you to give encouragement to the newbs.

 

It's been 7.5 years for me now.  Within that time, I've only been "glutened" three times....and each of those times reminds me exactly what all this extra work and frustration is worth. I air on the strict side, and for me, 7.5 years of having to deal with other people's reactions, lack of understanding, eye rolling, confusion, lack of cooperation, backtalk... from friends, family, coworkers, waiters...well, it has taken a toll on me but....it is still worth it in the end for your health. You just have to stand up for yourself, and your own health, even though people will judge you for it and not understand.  Definitely, 100%, body-wise I am better. For me it was an overnight change the moment I eliminated gluten. From daily pain, full blown 'gluten attacks' every 3-6 weeks, or more...and increasing...occurring with the slightest triggers like getting up early, stress. I still don't know how I would have kept a full time job if I hadn't gone gluten free.  So frm that...to just evaporating overnight. No more daily pain, random sickness attacks...it was really depressing me before to be at the mercy of the illness. So, now, I control it.  That's what the diet does for me.

 

Another plus is there are a LOT more options out there now...and awareness...than even when I started 7 years ago. A lot more products labeled as gluten free, more gluten free food even in non specialty stores...etc.  So, that's a plus :)  Not that I'm saying "oh it's so easy to be gluten free now"...just that, I've seen awareness build over the years and it gives me hope it will get better over time, too.


In Topic: Imprisonment - Choosing Starvation Over Bread?

08 July 2014 - 07:06 AM

Interesting topic! All these people telling her not to go ...clearly don't get it.

 

Anyway...it's interesting because I've actually wondered this before. What if I were to get stuck somewhere where bread was the only option...prison, kidnapped...etc. I guess I'd have to eat it, but I've realized how much more miserable it would make the situation than someone without gluten intolerance.


In Topic: French Baguettes

08 July 2014 - 05:22 AM

Bonjour...I don't live in France but I've thought about it, so I've looked this up a little before.

 

I would say...no, you can't eat the baguettes.  If you want to be gluten free, for real...you can't eat any gluten...not even a little.  Sad, I know, because the baguettes are so good. I was in Paris before I figured out gluten was my problem...and I'd always have a baguette for lunch!  But, won't be able to if/when I go back.  I'm like you in that I was diagnosed with IBS...but nothing was helping. As a last resort, I eliminated all gluten and magically the problems stopped.

 

Anyway...this article might have some good resources for you. She says to look for magasins bio....which are like health food stores that would carry gluten free brands. Probably just schar and whatnot..tastes nothing like a true baguette....but hey, that's what we get.  http://www.celiac.co...ance/Page1.html

 

Also they have a French gluten intolerant website, which I'm sure has tons of resources... http://www.afdiag.fr/   Although it looks like right now the site is having some problems.  But, when it's back in full force...should be helpful.

 

Je souhaite que ça était utile.