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Celiaction

Member Since 15 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active May 13 2008 04:01 PM
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Posts I've Made

In Topic: Wheat In Cat Food!

09 April 2008 - 03:10 PM

Thanks Peter!

In Topic: Prep For Specialist

09 April 2008 - 12:30 PM

Octoberme,

Perhaps I should be first to welcome you to the club. Every one of your concerns has been addressed in these blogs and soon you'll have some specific advise from the great people here who are more experienced than me. You can search the past blogs for specific past discussions to your concerns.

At least know that you are not alone. These blogs probably saved my life.

David

In Topic: The Celiac Belly

09 April 2008 - 12:02 PM

My gold standard for understanding I have been poisoned is my "gut reaction." When I first started going gluten-free after two years of low carbs as well, my tummy just disapeared one night. I was shocked, my stomach just dropped away from my rib cage. And lo and behold in the morning: abs!

I associate the bloating with the idea that any inflammation in the small intestine is a problem. But remember to mulitply it by 26 feet of intestine! That's why it can go up and down so suddenly.

I would have to guess most those guys with beer guts are having the same problems.

In Topic: Wheat Based Kitty Liter?

09 April 2008 - 11:13 AM

Reading this Cat Litter Blog led me to check on my own brand - Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat. I was told it is pure sodium bentonite. It is more reasonably priced, clumps great and the "feel" is just right for cats. You can find it online at www.preciouscat.com. There may be other reasons to avoid clay litter from what I see here though.
David

In Topic: Rant About The In-laws

14 August 2007 - 09:33 AM

The common thread to this thread seems to be that the requirements of the gluten-free lifestyle can spark an almost violent reaction in those around us. My guess is that the idea that something so familiar as bread is a (possibly widespread) health hazard is a violation of their world-view.

These folks are ususally staunch supporters of the status-quo. They refuse to examine their own actions, emotions and stubborn sensibilities. Most harbor the often harsh lessons of their childhoods without question following the religion, politics, attitudes and approaches of their own parents without examination.

You'll find only conflict when trying to expose such folks to new ideas and they will easily resort to anger and resentment if not in fact actual violence to preserve their simplistic, narrow-minded territory. God love them, forgive their ignorance, but get yourself away and find a supportive community. You have a challengeing, unprecidented, uncharted situation to deal with and no one needs the extra stress of trying to enlighten those who would remain ignorant and cruel.