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djs89

Member Since 06 Mar 2009
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In Topic: How Do You Explain Brain-Fog To People

01 July 2013 - 11:47 AM

I went to a gastro doctor a year ago and had a blood test for celiac, I don't know if it was a 'comprehensive panel' as I wasn't given the info..but they told me I don't have celiac disease. Maybe I don't, but I definitely notice a reaction to eating gluten and have been avoiding it.

 

I notice some alleviation of the symptoms when I eat more fruit/vegetables and basic food. But it's not just gluten that causes brain fog..it seems like food with sugar and gluten-free flour can cause similar symptoms. The reaction to gluten-free flour products (like spaghetti, or bread; the worst would be a pastry with flour + sugar) is similar but not as strong as with wheat flour foods.


In Topic: How Do You Explain Brain-Fog To People

01 July 2013 - 06:29 AM

Thanks for the advice. :) No, I have not had a biopsy or colonoscopy and kind of dread the thought of having those done.


In Topic: I Got Sick

22 June 2013 - 01:58 PM

Maybe it is something else in the slushie making you feel sick, possibly the excessive sugar? I would be sick if I had a slushie or soda, just because of the excessive sugars/corn syrup.


In Topic: Really?!? *^&%$#@

21 June 2013 - 08:58 PM

I don't know if it will help you feel any better, but I once tried to steam my skin pores over a bowl of boiled water, and I burnt my nose, and ended up with a very noticeable red burn mark on the tip of my nose. It was right before an event the next day. I ended up looking like Rudolph the reindeer for about a month afterwards. So I can kind of relate to your embarrassment..

 

Don't distress too much about it. If by any slim chance you have clay (calcium bentonite clay) it is great to use for skin inflammation. It helps reduce redness very quickly. If not, a green tea bag (after it's been in hot water) sometimes helps too.


In Topic: Newly gluten-free And Already Discouraged

21 June 2013 - 07:42 PM


I have lost about 10 pounds in the last week, and while I had 10 pounds to lose I don't think it is healthy to be lacking in nutrition nor to lose weight so quickly. Does anybody have any suggestions on "soothing" foods that can also help me to get some nutrients?

 

I generally feel better when I eat foods such as buckwheat, quinoa, eggs (eggs have nutrients, though I am not sure if everyone can tolerate them), lentils, basic soups, and all vegetables/fruits. I try to eat very basic food that doesn't have many ingredients. There is a buckwheat food that can be bought in a box in most supermarkets called Kasha, and you can simply pour hot water over it and eat it, very easy to make. It tastes kind of like oatmeal. You can add something like honey to it for flavor. I like to combine buckwheat or quinoa with eggs, spinach/kale and honey. Smoothies with vegetables/fruit/water are an easy way to get nutrients, if you have a blender. Vegetable stir fry is another idea. Everyone reacts to foods differently, so it will take experimenting to find out what you can tolerate until you begin to feel better. I've read that pure peppermints (with peppermint oil) or peppermint/spearmint tea helps some people with gastrointestinal problems.