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Member Since 13 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active May 13 2008 08:19 PM

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In Topic: My Shampoo! Oh No!

01 February 2008 - 07:55 AM

I just read the labels. The two products I had been using that contained wheat said quite clearly on the label that they do.

In Topic: Trader Joe's Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies

27 January 2008 - 07:55 AM

OK, if you still have the package :rolleyes: , can you tell me if these wonders are egg and soy free as well? Dare I hope ...

In Topic: Additives To Avoid

27 January 2008 - 07:50 AM

Citric acid is not a problem. This is very very old info.


And you know this, how? Not trying to be argumentative. But I haven't seen anything to indicate that China has changed how it makes citric acid. Or do you know of studies that show that no gluten makes it through to the final product?

Is there some source you can point me to that explains, well, we used to think this, but these tests have been run or whatever, and it isn't a problem?

If it isn't a problem, no matter what the source, that's great with me :D

In Topic: Is It A Casein Issue?

27 January 2008 - 07:44 AM

Regular allergy tests won't show a problem with casein, if one exists. You can tell this by dietary test and/or by testing by folks such as Enterolab.

The very lowest casein content is in ghee, which is so clarified that no protein remains. I react to butter.

I disagree with gfpaperdoll's conclusions about a healthy diet BTW But this really isn't the place to argue about that. Anyone who wants to can do their own research and draw their own conclusions. (I would direct interested people to McDougall, Ornish, Esselstyn, Barnard, Novick, Fuhrman, Shintari, etc.) We do agree about some things, though, like milk, trans fats, and refined carbs.

In Topic: 60 Years Old And Self-diagnosed

27 January 2008 - 07:22 AM

It does take time. Unfortunately, there are no definite timetables. It depends on the individual. I haven't heard anyone who has healed completely in three weeks, though, so hang in there. (Maybe the folks who heal in three weeks don't hang out on this board :D )

I assume you have a good list of ingredients that are safe, unsafe or need to be investigated further? And you know about how to avoid cross-contamination at home?

Dairy and soy seem to be problems for many. If your progress seems to stop, try eliminating them. Dairy seems to be the most common, second intolerance on this board. If you don't want to make any changes in your diet yet, you might start up a food/symptom diary and see if you feel worse after eating particular foods. Unfortunately, people may react to any number of other foods; there is no one size fits all.

A good multivitamin/mineral supplement would be useful. If you have malabsorption issues, you aren't getting enough nutrients out of what you are eating, and won't until you heal. I've read that magnesium is a particular need among those new to the diet.

I also recommend a good probiotic to help your gut develop a healthy set of bacteria.

Some people go through withdrawal from gluten, also. It may be that your symptoms are simply that and will fade on their own.

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