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#653190 I'm Disappointed From.....

Posted by GFinDC on 13 November 2010 - 02:25 PM

You can test negative on the antibody blood tests and still have celiac disease. They can't exclude celiac, they can only include it as possibility.
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#653104 Dr. Peter Green and Elisabeth Hasselbeck Featured Tonight in Piece on ABC New...

Posted by GFinDC on 13 November 2010 - 06:25 AM

Way off topic, but, that usually doesn't stop me! Are the encaustic paintings the ones with the black and the stain glass sort of effect on your website? Those are just beautiful.

Hi Karen,

Yes, them are the encaustic ones. They are made from beeswax, resin and pigment on panels. I do actually make them on the stove, and use a torch too. Gots to use that stove for something when I am not cooking. I make my own medium also. Fun stuff!

OK, Mr. creepy tringle is gone and Mr. SP is in. Now that's scary!
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#653099 Dr. Peter Green and Elisabeth Hasselbeck Featured Tonight in Piece on ABC New...

Posted by GFinDC on 13 November 2010 - 06:03 AM

"Your triangle dude is a little creepy," said The Mr. Potatohead Pumpkin.

I think Cmyst is just making sure the chicken is completely cooked. Don't want food poisoning.

Well gee Mr. Potatohead, why not come over to my house Saturday night and I'll show you a little creepy.. can you say pumpkin french fries? :D :D :D

OK, I get your point though, my tringle guy has been around a long time, might be time to change him out. All these years and he hasn't aged at all, snot natural. And CMyst doesn't have to worry about undercooked food I don't think. :P :o :) Shoot, I do the same thing on the stove, use a torch. But it's to make my encaustic paintings, not food, so it's leettle different.
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#653091 Hi, I Am New!

Posted by GFinDC on 13 November 2010 - 05:32 AM

Hi everyone,
I am new here too. Just recently diagnosed with Celiac myself. I've had stomach problems since I was a teenager but in the past two years it's gotten worse with each passing month. To the point that I had nausea, vomiting, severe pain and diarrhea with every meal I've been on a gluten free diet for a week now and have gone from that to being able to eat at least small meals with none of the symptoms except some pain that I wouldn't call severe anymore. I've been reading and reading about gluten free foods and Celiac and it's a bit overwhelming so thought I'd drop in here to see if I can learn something from all of you. Thanks for having a support group for this life changing (for the better I hope) diagnosis.


Welcome to you too Judy3! Glad you found us. I hope you are doing well on your gluten-free diet start. It is nice to have beginners to the gluten-free diet come around since we were all beginners at one time too. Take a look around, we have a great recipe / cooking section with cooking tips and the ingredients labeling section helps with finding about safe foods. There are also a lot of great articles on the main site about celiac disease and eating gluten-free. etc. Also a gab/chat forum in case you want to chew the fat.

At the top right side of the forum is a "view new content" link that will list all the recent threads. Very handy for catching up on whats a happenin'. Threads you have posted in will have pencil in the icon. Threads I have posted in won't look any different to you although I think they should be glowing gold or silver. :o :D Just kidding! I have been hanging around the silly thread to much I guess.

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#653062 Hi, I Am New!

Posted by GFinDC on 12 November 2010 - 08:13 PM

Welcome. Some people do indeed have withdrawal symptoms. Stick around and read read read and ask questions questions questions. :-) You might get some benefit from a pro-biotic and also enzymes.
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#653003 Dr. Peter Green and Elisabeth Hasselbeck Featured Tonight in Piece on ABC New...

Posted by GFinDC on 12 November 2010 - 04:17 PM

Thanks for the link to Dr. Viki's response CMyst

I was very surprised to hear Dr. Green say the gluten-free diet is dangerous. The whole story was pretty negative about the gluten-free diet.
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#651563 Please Read This..i Need Inputs..

Posted by GFinDC on 06 November 2010 - 09:42 AM

I put in some links that might give you some ideas of foods to eat. That's actually a pretty frequent topic around here as people are always wanting to find snacks or candy or breakfast ideas.

There are some cheap subs that work for wraps. Like Mission corn tortillas, Trader Joe's brown rice tortillas, or Food for Life brown rice tortillas. You can run water over these just to wet and then microwave them for 25 seconds to soften them. Or throw them in a skillet with a lid while you are cooking something else.

There are tons of recipes in the cooking section here and lots of product suggestions in the gluten-free products section. And there is a store on this site that sells gluten-free foods also. You can learn to make rice and veggies with chicken or other meat protein pretty easy. I cook the meat separately first and then mix it into the rice while it's cooking. You can brown the meat that way and it adds some flavor.

It's really not a bad diet at all once you get used to it. Learning to cook is an important talent that everyone should strive to do at some point in their life. It is more important for us though.

Breakfast ideas

Help With Breakfast Ideas eating

Quick Breakfast Ideas?

Dairy-free Breakfast Ideas? need hints!

Need Breakfast Ideas -- Gfcfsf

Breakfast Ideas




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#651431 Does Anyone Like Being Celiac

Posted by GFinDC on 05 November 2010 - 03:04 PM

I figure we are all made the way we are for a reason. And we need to accept that there is a reason for it and it is for the good. We may not understand it, but that's ok. We is just people after all. My cousin is unable to walk since birth, he is studying to be a teacher, and my ex has a son who can't walk. I've had friends who were blind, and I know a woman who is a quadraplegic and runs an IT department for the Navy and comes to work everyday in a wheelchair. She can't even drive. I like that I am not any of those people, even though they are actually amazing and wonderful people.
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#651405 Please Read This..i Need Inputs..

Posted by GFinDC on 05 November 2010 - 01:36 PM

I take an aspirin sometimes, or some wine. But none of that stinky smoke stuff. Hiding the pain is a temporary thing and won't keep your gut from being damaged. You could be stunting your growth and development due to not absorbing vitamins and minerals that your body needs also. Young people especially need to keep a healthy diet as the brain is still developing at your age. Lots of muscles and bones that need nutrients to properly grow also. So my advice is to get on the gluten free diet and stay there. There are lots of people on this site doing gluten free so you know it is not impossible. We are proof it can be done. And it does get easier the longer you are on it as you learn new eating habits and new favorite foods. Lots of the things people miss are just their habits of eating this or that thing whenever they want. All that is stuff you learn and you can learn a different way also. And feel better too! Pain free!

Welcome to the site and I hope you like it here and stick around to read and ask questions. We are all going thru the same thing. It's big boat! :D
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#651223 Celiac Cop

Posted by GFinDC on 04 November 2010 - 04:02 PM

Oh no, surrounded by potato heads and pumpkin heads!

Welcome to the site! You might want to avoid the Starbucks coffee too. There are some threads around discussing possible gluten in some versions of the lattes I think it was. I quit coffee and tea a while back so I don't remember what the issue was really. Starbucks was selling a gluten free snack cake for a while but then scrapped it and now I think they sell Lara bars or Kind bars, something like that. Probably the plain coffee is the safest choice if you like that yugly stuff.

Try a search on snack ideas and breakfast ideas in the search box on left top of site. There are several threads with good ideas for things you can take to work easily. Fruit is a good one for many people or hard boiled eggs.

Hmmm, hard fried pumpkin slices might be good too... Eh Karighnne? :D
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#651086 Running From Crazy

Posted by GFinDC on 04 November 2010 - 02:18 AM

Welcome to the forum RP. It's not too late to start the diet again so hop on in and get going with us! :D We all got here one way or another and all have things we can learn from each other. Congrats on your new hubs and getting back to a healthy diet.
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#650356 So Overwhelmed!

Posted by GFinDC on 31 October 2010 - 07:06 PM

Happy Halloween!

Here is a short article that talks about latent celiac and silent celiac. Latent Celiac Disease Afflicts Many Who Tolerate Gluten Basically, people who have celiac but little or no GI symptoms. Anyway, they may start out that way but get sicker as time goes on. And there are many other negative affects of celiac beyond the gut symptoms. Like you said, it has a multitude of affects/symptoms. Some of them include R. arthritis, brain affects (ataxia, schizophrenia), weakness, confusion, sterility, depression, other auto-immune diseases etc. Not the kind of stuff you want to mess around with. gluten-free is a change in diet, and the way we look at food. But you will most likely end up with a healthier, happier family as a result. Since celiac is a herdiatary condition, you might want to look back at your family history and see if there are other auto-immune diseases that have occurred. Diabetes, lupus, bowel cancers, R. arthritis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, are just a few of the things that can be associated with celiac diesase. Extra thirds eyes in the back of the skull, long hair and fangs on full moons, a craving for raw fish. Since it is Halloween, I figure it's ok to try and scare you a little. So BOO! :D Those last three are not real that I know of at least. Welcome to the site and it's good to have you here! :)
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#649683 Lasted Year In The Air Force

Posted by GFinDC on 27 October 2010 - 06:12 PM

Great, sounds like there is some positive understanding about the condition around the AF. Congrats!
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#649045 Ataxia

Posted by GFinDC on 25 October 2010 - 02:16 PM

Hi Loey,

There is a doctors section on the forum where you can search for info on doctors for your area. Also talk to your local celiac group about doctor recommendations.
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#649037 Sometimes, I Really, Really Wonder.

Posted by GFinDC on 25 October 2010 - 01:57 PM

I get different reactions, but neither are pleasant. Soy is a standard rotation crop since it puts nitrogen in the soil. So there is always a chance of the last crop grown sprouting some volunteers. And then there is storage on the farm in large silos, using a conveyor belt, hauling by a truck to a collection center and storage, then selling and delivery to a buyer via another truck. Then possibly grinding and packaging in a shared facility with shared equipment. And then people eating the stuff with a shared mouth. I guess we don't have much choice there though. :)

I linked a couple Youtube videos of soy harvesting and corn harvesting below. They both have catchy music to entertain you as you marvel at the precision and deft separation of the various plant types being harvested. Basically anything in front of the machine gets chopped down, cut off, if it fits the size specs blown into the wagon. There are separators on some modern combine models that can eliminate undesirable items like rocks, birds, snakes etc that would gum up the works. They actually sound pretty good on newer more expensive machines. Good for something moving at the speed these things operate that is.

I have never actually run a combine but I watched one on Utube.

soy harvesting

Corn harvesting

Corn eating Method
Corn eating

Soy for everyone

Soybeans in the Farm Ecosystem

Soy and crop rotation

Tofu and soy oil come from soy bean plants that are grown on farms. Many farmers grow soy beans as cash crops that they can send to places such as tofu processing plants. Soybean plants are legumes. Legumes have bacteria on nodules which are on the roots of the plant. The bacteria on the nodules takes nitrogen from the air and fixes it into the soil, so that other plants that require nitrogen can use it as well.

This nitrogen cycle that was breifly discussed above is used in what farmers call a crop rotation. Farmers use soybeans and other legumes in roatations with grass crops such as corn or wheat. Grass crops are unable to take their own nitrogen from the air so they either need the nitrogen in the soil that the legumes provide for them in a crop rotation or they need a chemical fertilizer containing nitrogen. Many farmers choose to use both. Most farmers use a two or four year rotation on their fields. In a two year rotation a farmer will alternate a year of a legume such as soybeans and a year of a grass crop such as corn. In a four year rotation a farmer will alternate back and forth between legumes and grass crops just as in a two year rotation, but instead he will use four differnt crops. For example, a farmer may plant a rotation of soybeans, corn, alfalfa (a legume), then wheat (a grass).
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