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Member Since 11 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 12 2012 08:21 PM

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In Topic: Worried About Toddler Daughter

12 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

I can totally relate! I put my daughter through genetic testing and an endoscopie. She came back negative and only has one celiac gene. However, we noticed she had issues. We found a forward thinking doctor and had her food sensitivities done and she came back intolerant to gluten, dairy, eggs, beef, mustard, soy, ginger and certain beans. If you can take her to a naturopathic doctor and get a food sensitivities test done you'll finally be able to really put your mind at rest and start her on the right path.

Best of luck.

In Topic: Knee Swelling

17 July 2012 - 09:28 PM

You may also be lactose intolerant. I was having feet, knees and leg issues because of lactose. It was blocking me from absorbing calcium and magnesium. I cut the lactose and started on Caltrate.

In Topic: Has Anybody Experienced Foot Pain?

16 July 2012 - 09:15 PM

Hello everyone.
I have been experiencing joint/muscle stiffness and foot pain resembeling a stress fracture (right on the top of my foot). It is very noticable when I stand from sitting and it will hurt at times while Im resting. I have been gluten free for approx 2 weeks.(I have made some wrong choices as I am just learning, so my diet hasn't been 100% gluten free).I was wondering if anybody else has experienced this same discomfort, and if it improved after going gluten free?

I had similar problems! I later found out that I was also lactose intolerant and wasn't absorbing calcium. I'm now taking Caltrait and Borage oil with a pre-natal vitamin.

In Topic: Fibromyalgia And Chronic Pain - Anyone Else?

10 July 2012 - 05:57 PM

I forgot to mention..I'm taking one of these at bedtime: 100mg of 5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia source). It really helps with your sleep. Got mine at the health food store.

In Topic: Fibromyalgia And Chronic Pain - Anyone Else?

10 July 2012 - 05:05 PM


I've had some of the same problems. Back in January I started seeing one of the top Fibro docs in Calgary. She has it as well. The first thing she made me do was toss out all my toxic cleaning chemicals and personal care products. Anything with a fragrance was now off limits...even unscented because it was created to cover up chemical smells. She made me switch to fragrance free and all natural products like using Seventh Generation fragrance free detergent, fabric softener, dish detergent and using vinager for everything else. I found a gluten-free and fragrance free shampoo at the health food store and deodorant. Guess what? I started feeling better. From her experience the medications on the market may only work for a year or so. She wants to find out the why behind a person's symptoms. She also made me switch my table salt. Apparently, the one I was using contained a chemical which was grandfathered in and was never tested. It is toxic to humans. So read the label on the type of salt you buy. Pick one that says "Salt" only.

Next she took me off dairy. From her research 90% of her patients are intolerant to dairy. She was thrilled that I was already gluten-free. From my own experience getting off the dairy helped me with my stiffness (aprox. 50%), but when I took the "Now" Brand of Borage oil my stiffness in my hands and feet vanished. I take two of those a day. I also take a Caltrate. Gluten free only helped me a bit, but when I went gluten-free, Dairy Free and chemical and fragrance free...I noticed that I finally felt human for the first time in years. My doctor is a true healer, not a pill pusher.

I hope some of this information is helpful to you.

Many smiles,

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