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Member Since 18 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Mar 24 2015 10:49 AM

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In Topic: New Here..and Already Messing Up?

24 March 2015 - 10:16 AM

Welcome to the club!

Orange juice, if straight from a sealed bottle, is highly unlikely to have gluten or soy, but it can irritate your stomach because of the acidity. 6 years in I still have trouble drinking too much orange juice because of the acidity (I get gastritis on occassion and acidic things are no help).

Great to hear your feeling a difference on such a short time gluten-free (I was the same), but be aure to treat your stomach very gently for the first while. It's going to take some time to heal, but if you know what to do from the beginning, it will be much easier.


Good luck!

In Topic: Hand Tremors

24 March 2015 - 10:09 AM

My Mom has an essential tremor (it's a thing. look it up), which is hereditary and gets worse with age. I'm not sure if it's directly related, but Mom has Celiac and thyroid problems. She says it does get worse when she's tired/stressed. I can probably look forward to it in 20 years.

In Topic: Weak Chipping Splitting Nails

24 March 2015 - 10:05 AM

I had horrible nails prior to going gluten-free. That was one of the big signs that I was healing: my nails got stronger. Now, if my nails start getting weak again, it's a sign something is amiss in my diet.
If you've just started the diet, I'd give it a few more months before you start seeing a real difference. However, a full thyroid panel is not a bad idea.

In Topic: Making A gluten-free "cup Of Noodles"?

10 March 2015 - 09:26 AM

Sorry to jump in, but I've been doing kind of the same thing at work. Get some thin, easy to soak rice noodles (this might take some time to figure out at home first. Sit them in some hot or boiling water and see how well/quickly they soften up), you can break them up into smaller bunches if you want, zippie bags, whatever, and soak in hot (as you can find) water in a mug or whatever.

For seasoning, maybe a powdered broth of some sort, mix in extra spices. Get some dehydrated veggies if you can.

I just soaked noodles and steamed broccoli in some hot water from the kettle here at work, so no reason why it wouldn't work on the go.

A good insulated mug/themos would be a great thing to have on you.


Additional thought: If you had an insulated mug, you could actually put the noodles, seasonings, and even some fresh veg in there, seal it up, and then when you're ready fill it up with "boiling" water, shake it up good, and let it sit for 10-15 min or so. Tahdaaaa...

I haven't skied in years. Let me know if you figure out the portable microwave.



In Topic: Tell Me About Kidney Stones

09 March 2015 - 04:42 PM

Had my ultrasound today. Won't get results for at least a week, but from the horrid pain I had on my left side during the scan, I'll be surprised if something's not up with my kidney.

Did anyone else have really bad tenderness in your side/back when dealing with stones, even when it's not super painful? The pain has been coming and going, but is still in the same spot. No sign of anything "passing" or moving.