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frec

Member Since 27 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Jan 16 2009 10:08 PM
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In Topic: Favorite Gluten Free Treats?

15 January 2009 - 10:44 PM

I have trouble with corn too, but only corn as a main ingredient. I can do corn starch or corn syrup. I like Snapeas, guacamole, refried beans, hummus, nuts, and anything with peanut butter on it.

In Topic: Lumbar Facet Arthritis

12 January 2009 - 09:05 PM

I've had back problems for six years, starting with a herniated lumbar disk that didn't improve and then turning into facet joint problems with SI joint instability. The only thing that really improved things was prolotherapy. You might want to read up on it--just google prolotherapy. There isn't enough research on it--drug companies don't fund research on treatments that don't involve nice expensive drugs. Prolotherapy uses sugar solutions or sometimes adds your own platelets. It deliberately irritates the injured joint to stimulate a focused immune response and develop scar tissue to strengthen the area. After several facet joint and SI joint shots I now can sit again for the first time since 2002.

In Topic: New Food Issues

11 January 2009 - 12:45 PM

Could he be allergic to some environmental allergen? Since you are in a cold climate now with the furnace going dust or dust mites seem the most likely. Or is there a food you didn't eat much of in the Philippines and now are eating more in Canada?

Hope he feels better soon.

In Topic: Celiac And Learning Disability Symptoms

09 January 2009 - 09:30 PM

Hi! My son was diagnosed with celiac and lactose intolerance a month and a half ago. He is doing well on the diet. I am wondering if there is any connection between kids with celiac and learning disabilities. My son's teacher thinks he should be tested as he has difficulty retaining information. He does not seem to have any attention or behavior problems. He is seven years old. I appreciate any info anyone might have.
Thanks in advance.


I'm an elementary teacher. I've never read anything connecting learning disabilities and celiac disease. But a lot of people on this forum mention feeling fuzzy headed when they eat gluten. It can also cause fatigue, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, etc. I don't know what your son's symptoms were before he went on the diet, but I would think that spending kindergarten and first grade feeling lousy--even just frequent stomach aches or diarrhea--might have slowed his learning down a bit. Of course, now that he is on the diet and feeling better perhaps he'll be able to retain information better and catch up?

Good luck. It sounds as if you at least have a nice concerned teacher.

In Topic: Questions For All Those Who Have Ever Had Fibromyalgia

05 January 2009 - 11:00 PM

I also developed fibromyalgia six years after being diagnosed with celiac disease. During those years I had a back injury, I was the sole caregiver for my chronically ill mother, and three members of my family died. Stress can trigger a lot of diseases, and I think it set off my fibromyalgia. I am very fortunate--I work full time and I am fairly active--but I think that is because of the gluten-free diet. It saved me from being worse.

The book sounds interesting--thanks.