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GFinDC

Member Since 26 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Nov 20 2014 05:05 PM
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#680178 Commandments Of gluten-free Eating Out

Posted by GFinDC on 03 March 2011 - 09:15 PM

Thous shalt calleth the restaraunt before hand to confirmeth gluten free option, or consulteth thy restataruants webeth site for additional info-eth.
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#679890 How Long Until Normalcy?

Posted by GFinDC on 02 March 2011 - 09:46 PM

Oh boy, are you guys in for some fun! :) Well, actually, everyone is different, or rather an individual, and our bodies do their own thing regardless of what I or anyone else says.

But for me, a bit over 3 years in, I am in pretty good shape. I have a lot more energy than before, and I can think and remember things better. I had to weed out a lot of other food intolerances that held me back tho. You can read em in my sig. Pain is a rare thing nowadays, but not before gluten-free.

You need time to learn how your body reacts to things. A good way to go is to simplify your diet as much as possible. Eat a whole foods diet, no processed foods. And consider an elimination diet. When you cut your diet down to 5 or so foods it is easier to tell what is causing a problem.
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#679878 I Am Stupid

Posted by GFinDC on 02 March 2011 - 08:52 PM

You are learning how to do things better. You are learning how your body reacts now vs a few years ago. Learning involves trial and error. Gettin' smarter is a process of time and errors. You is started down that path, keep going and you will get there! :)
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#678741 Feeling Worse After Being gluten-free?

Posted by GFinDC on 26 February 2011 - 05:17 PM

That's very common to become more sensitive to gluten after going gluten-free. It doesn't mean anything else is wrong, it does mean you need to be more careful to avoid cross-contamination
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#678735 What Should I Do Now?

Posted by GFinDC on 26 February 2011 - 04:56 PM

I don't eat much bread myself. Maybe every few months or so I will get a loaf of gluten-free bread. But otherwise I don't eat it. I do get Trader Joe's brown rice tortillas sometimes to make wraps. There are also Food For Life brown rice tortillas at Whole Foods but I prefer Trader Joe's.

There is a recipe for microwave buns in the recipe section posted by Lonewolf a while back.
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#678726 A Few Dumb Questions

Posted by GFinDC on 26 February 2011 - 04:33 PM

I vote for celiac disease over celibate disease too! :D Welcome to the board. French's mustard is gluten free too, but do check labels. It is good to do a google search for the food name and gluten and you will usually find your answer. Manufacturers web sites usually have the nutrition info for their products available also. And many have an FAQ with gluten info. Welcome to the site!
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#677217 What Do You Do?

Posted by GFinDC on 21 February 2011 - 03:26 PM

I think everyone is at least a closet artist. It seems to me that all kids like to draw when they are young. Even if it is stick figures they like to do it. Then at some point most of the kids get turned off on drawing for whatever reason. So they become repressed artists. So my figuring is that there are lots more artists in reality than ESL teachers if we count all the repressed artists out there. Course some of them let their creativity out in other ways besides drawing. Like music, acting, singing, engineering, medicine, homemaking, librarying, sports, bus driving, mathematicians, scientists, writing or something else. There's lots of ways to let creativity out in to the world really. And they are all important.
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#677020 What Do You Do?

Posted by GFinDC on 20 February 2011 - 08:52 PM

I fart, belch and scratch my rear at inappropriate moments. I am a male so what do you expect? :D

I also am a network project manager and work at home coordinating contractors doing network installations for the military. That's a bunch of fun so I do art on the side to keep from going wacko. I mostly make abstract encaustics right now. By my count that is 3 artists so far so the ESL teachers better watch out! By the way my 2nd wife was an ESL teacher so they are a force to be reckoned with.

I gotz one gray furry thing called Muffin the cat-head, or meow-head as the day may be. Muffin is now gluten-free also, but she doesn't like her gluten-free treats so far. I think she is in withdrawal.
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#676740 Gluten Free 5Days- Haven't Seen Anyone With My Symptoms

Posted by GFinDC on 19 February 2011 - 06:21 PM

You are just starting on the gluten-free diet. Your instestinal flora will adjust to gluten-free over time. It wouldn't be a bad idea to take some probiotics though to help with the adjustment.
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#676734 Crazy Newbie Questions

Posted by GFinDC on 19 February 2011 - 06:00 PM

1)How long is the longest you've gone without getting glutenated? I am just wondering. I have only been able to achieve five weeks. I've only been gluten free for seven weeks, though. I went one week gluten-free, then got glutenated, then began again.

2)When you accidentally eat gluten, do you feel like all the time you spent being careful was a waste of time? I have Celiac Disease and I felt like the week I spent successfully being gluten-free was a waste because I destroyed my intestines anyway after accidentally ingesting gluten. If I go five months gluten-free, then accidentally get gluten, don't I destroy my intestines and couldn't I have been eating gluten all along because I end up in the same place?

3)When you accidentally eat gluten, do you ever say "what the heck" and go eat a doughnut or something you miss? The damage has already been done, right?

Somebody help tell me why my thinking is faulty! Sorry, I am a newbie and trying to work all of this out in my head. My gastroenterologist told me I need to be, "gluten free or mostly gluten free" and I will be fine. Uh, MOSTLY gluten free? Think I need a new doctor?

Thanks for your help!


I think your doctor should mostly not shoot himself in the noggin. Maybe just a little bit won't hurt him though right?

When you went gluten free you had probably been suffering damage to your instestines for quite a while, months or even years like some of us. You aren't going to go back to that level of damage from an isolated incident. But that doesn't mean you won't have some damage. So the less gluten you ingest the better. 0% is the goal we need to go for, not just a little here and there.

It is easy to make mistakes on the gluten-free diet at first, especially if you are still eating processed foods with lots of ingredients to sort through and understand. So the less processed food you eat at the beginning the better off you are because there is less "stuff" to sort through when trying to determine if something is safe to eat or not. After some time goes by you get more familiar with how your body reacts to different foods in general and you won't make as many mistakes. It's a learning process just like anything else. You can do it! :) Plus it gets easier over time. :D
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#675593 I Feel Like The Only Guy Who Cant Eat Gluten

Posted by GFinDC on 15 February 2011 - 03:58 PM

... All these head-case, know-it-all wimmen :ph34r: Men are much easier to deal with.


Well shoot, don't we all know that's true! :blink: B) :D Har de har, just kidding!

I am male too, and and I do agree it seems like their are women "out there" as it were, for whatever reason. I figure maybe women are more social than men, kind of like cats you know. So more likely to get involved in groups and organizations and letting it all hang out.

I wouldn't be surprised if more of the "undiagnosed" are men than women too.
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#674809 Have I Been Blind Or Did This Section Just Appear?

Posted by GFinDC on 12 February 2011 - 08:12 PM

Peotr said that they added it on Wednesday. Peotr is the man in the know ya know. Tis nu, berry berry nu!
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#674606 Stevia Is Not Necessarily Gluten Free

Posted by GFinDC on 11 February 2011 - 07:54 PM

Chicory is a wild flower, not a wild flower child, but just a wild flower.

Chicory Cornflower on Wiki

It is actually a pretty blue flower that grows in lots of pastures and grassy areas. They use it in some coffee blends also.

Chicory gotz no gluten in it.

But I can see a wild flower child wearing cornflowers in her hair. Why not? :D

I have read on here before a post by someone who had a reaction to a stevia blend. So maybe it is something else in the stevia causing a problem? We can develop intolerances to just about anything it seems. Just check my signature.
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#674600 How Do You Know If Someone Is "super Sensitive"?

Posted by GFinDC on 11 February 2011 - 07:39 PM

That' pretty much my story too. I kept getting siock from things that were supposedly gluten-free but were made on shared lines. So I avoid those products now. But I also found that I have multiple other fod intolerances that were causing symptoms and keeping me in a constant state of irritation and making me more sensitive always. Now that I have identified those other food intolerances and got them out of my diet, I have much less trouble generally. But I still avoid shared lines food products and most processed food also.

Hey, did anyone notice they made a new sub-forum for super sensitive psillys here? :D
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#673811 On Celiac Diet For A Year, Now I Have Joint Pain

Posted by GFinDC on 08 February 2011 - 07:14 PM

Low thyroid, (hypothryroiditis) can also cause joint pain. I forgot the soy, that does a number on my joints too.
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