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Shell156

Member Since 01 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Mar 17 2015 09:44 AM
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In Topic: What Is Super Sensitive?

17 March 2015 - 09:46 AM

Do you use personal care products that your daughter does not use? 

 

While my blood tests were okay while I used regular personal care products, I still felt terrible. My blood tests were in the okay zone (14… should be >20)

 

I realized at some point I was reacting to my personal care products. I switched over to certified gluten free products and I felt so much better. I did this slowly, but you might want to change your soap and shampoo and maybe try no other products and see what happens? I use hugo naturals, desert essence organics, Red Apple Lipstick etc...

 

My blood tests also went down afterwards, from 14 to 8. I don't know if that means anything, just thought it was worth noting.


In Topic: Frozen Fruit?

17 March 2015 - 08:12 AM

I should mention that I wrote the company but I never heard back. Oh, Thailand !


In Topic: Frozen Fruit?

17 March 2015 - 08:11 AM

I tried them both! No reaction, yay!

 

But the Durian was hard to get down ;-)


In Topic: I Can't Stop Losing Weight...

05 February 2015 - 07:50 PM

Hi there!

 

You sound like me a little after I went gluten free. The weight loss started to worry me when I weighed less than I did at 13!!! Crazy, huh?

 

The thing is, when my BMI was about 19, the weightless just stopped. Maybe this is what a healthy weight is for me? I didn't look particularly overweight before, but I did want to lose weight. After being at this weight for 8 years now, I realized I quite like it! I'm small boned so a BMI of 19- 19.5 looks fine on me.

 

Is your BMI below 18.5? I wouldn't worry too much. I couldn't lose weight before going gluten free either, I think my body was starving for nutrition! Afterwards, I just became a healthy weight and stayed there.


In Topic: Traveling To Japan With Celiac Child: Restaurants & Grocery Tips?

03 February 2015 - 04:55 PM

I love Japan!

I lived there for a few years before I knew I had celiac disease but I knew I was allergic to wheat.

My first night there, I went into a convienience store and a lovely person taught me the kanji for wheat and its pronunciation: ko mugi ko.

Knowing this helped me a lot. I can't comment in restaurants there but I will tell you that Japanese people were very lovely and helpful in regards to my allergy, however, since allergies are rare there, many people did not understand and would say: "oh, you're allergic? So you don't like bread? But you eat cake and cookies, right?"

Apparently it's quite common there to say you have an allergy to things you dislike. So be sure to emphasize the medical consequences to your child of you can . Good luck!