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mamaw

Member Since 10 Oct 2004
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#861498 Disappointed At Chipotle - What Should I Expect?

Posted by mamaw on 01 April 2013 - 06:06 PM

As  with  any  chain restaurant some  people  don't  or  didn't  get  the  memo.......!!!!!  When this  happens  a nice  call to the  corporate  office  is  what  is needed  so  they  can  correct  the  problem  with  the  ones  who are  not  complying with  corporate protocals.....

As  with  any  dining  out  gluten-free  experience  none  are  100%  safe,  but  neither  is  Grandma's  sunday  dinner....but  we  can  be  choosey  when  we  go  out  for  a gluten-free  meal...

Our  local  Chipolte  is  the   best  it   will be..as  soon as  I  say  gluten free  the person  instantly  changes  their gloves  & tells  others  working  down the  line ( if  unable to  complete  the meal  by  themselves)that  a  gluten-free  meal  is  coming  down the  line. Most  often  the   first  person is  able  to  follow through to the  end of  the  line...they  tell me  the hard  taco shell is  safe, rice  bowls  are  safe,  they  have  a  corn  soft  shell  that  is  safe...They  tell me the meat  choices & so on.....

 

Being  celiac  for  ten years my  words  of  wisdom  for  newbies  is :::::: Do NOT eat  out  for  at least three  months  ,stay  away from  highly processed  foods, beer, wine, and  limit  junk foods. Give  your  body  a  chance  to heal. Eat  clean & healthy........


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#848982 Stepping Out On A Limb And Self-Diagnosing...crazy?

Posted by mamaw on 17 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Mushroom's answer is so right on.....also may I suggest along with celiac testing, you do a full blood work-up.. Vit D, B-12, thyroid (not just a TSH),Calcium, Iron, ferritin for starters, CBC with dif, lipid panel, .crp....
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#847649 Gluten Free And Depressed..

Posted by mamaw on 08 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

I can't dx'd you but here is a suggestion.
Have you tried digestive enzymes & Probiotics? I use Digest Gold for my enzyme & I like Dr. O'Hirra probiotic 12 professional formula .. One should not take the same probiotic for a lengthy time but swap to another brand or two .....but to start I like Dr. O'Hirra's.....
just a thought
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#842554 Worried About Starvation

Posted by mamaw on 12 December 2012 - 06:32 AM

As your intestinal tract heals you will be more healthy as you will be actually absorbing te nutrients from the gluten-free food you eat... before going gluten-free your body was not getting any nutrients from the food you ate, so in turn your thin & not wanting to eat anything...
It can be quick in recovery time ( some notice a difference quickly others its can take several years) So give yourself time to begin the healing process....
Start out with basic simple foods ......ie: plain naked foods......don't jump into hot & spicy!
There is alot of knowledge that you need to learn & you can't do it over night. It is a learning process that grows with you. I've benn gluten-free for ten years & still research & learn daily.....
PLEASE< never cheat or you will never find good health...
It can be quite over whelming in the beginning. This is a good place to find answers, look for a good support group in your area & hook onto a very strict older celiac who plays by the rules & keeps updated......
You will also need to look out for cross-contamination in your house. ie: pots & pans , teflon with scratches, plastic or wooden utensils, double dipping into jars, get a new toaster, gluten is a very tiny particle so it can hide anywhere...& possibly make you sick....
Kisses from a gluten eating spouse can make some ill....
Get some probiotics & digestive enzymes to help the healing ....
Force yourself to eat daily even if you have to graze all day long insead of three big meals a day....
Become a label reader...
gluten can be hidden in malt products, beer, soy sauce & so on....
There are alternatives to almost anything that is wheat products.....
If you are missing a food just ask & we can give you a gluten-free one to replace it with.......

Gotta run for now....hth

mamaw
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#841513 Little Red Dots

Posted by mamaw on 07 December 2012 - 08:12 AM

I'm surprised a doctor wouldn't know what these dots are......here's my no degree doctor's best choice..... cherry hemangiomas, most often non cancererous....there are also spider angiomas' as well.....
I have them & lots of them, they do sometimes bleed if you cut one while leg shaving....Mine are on my legs but mostly the torso.....
http://byebyedoctor....cherry-angioma/


hope this helps...

mamaw
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#839609 Vitamin B Injections: I Am Considering It.

Posted by mamaw on 28 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

I now take B-12 injections twice a month...You want your B-12 level to be around 850...mine was under 400 Which by the way is within the ranges but I couldn't function...I do also take multi vits & mins, Vit D & so on. Just some of us only the injection helps...I was doing weekly & may have to go back to weekly injections to keep my level at 850... It's been a month of bi-monthly & my level is only 503
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#837658 Two Questions

Posted by mamaw on 19 November 2012 - 05:12 PM

I've been gluten-free for ten years now & I find I'm so much more sensitive to gluten now than the beginning....You are still healing being gluten-free for only 9 months. It can take several years for some people to heal.... You also need to become more aware of what you are eating. Become a label reader, hidden gluten is in loads of things....
example: some restaurants put pancake flour in scrambled eggs to make them more fluffy, who would ever guess that...

Plus have you had a good medical work-up done lately? B 12, Vit D, glucose, thyroid panel, metabolic panel & so on....
Another thought is are you reacting to other foods that maybe don't have gluten ie: milk/dairy, soy, corn.....

Hope you feel better soon....
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#818638 The Wise Alternative

Posted by mamaw on 19 August 2012 - 05:02 PM

the only cure for celiac disease is the gluten-free diet. the only other person I know who can cure celiac is our maker Jesus Christ...
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#810158 So Frustrated...

Posted by mamaw on 10 July 2012 - 04:27 PM

GFreMo has a great suggestion. But for me I would be considering this relationship before it goes to the next level.I would be having a serious talk with him to make sure he understands celiac. There is no cheating, no its not okay if you get ill once in awhile.He needs to be with you on this all the way not half time only...

Educate the family & if they don't care then I would start looking for a new mate who cares enough to understand & take it as a serious illness...

hugs
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#809485 Still Constipated!

Posted by mamaw on 08 July 2012 - 07:31 AM

We all are not made perfect we all come with flaws, some big issues some little problems but none of us were made perfect...I spent a week in the hospital for C, I also use alternative meds & docs. I was tested many times over for cancer , perforatrated bowel & so on but all came back good. My alternative doc also said some people just have issues with a certtain thing that we maybe were just not perfect by design. Not that we are not perfect in the eyes of our maker--- just the way he wanted us to be.
I have tried & still try crazy things now & then. After two weeks of no movement I understand the pain..I eat all my fruits & veggies, drink water according to my body weight, take vits & min excersise but I still take meds for C.... I found that mineral oil & miralax are two of the safest things to use. I will not use something I can become addicted to or something that makes the bowels stop functioning on there own , on occasion...I use very little from mainstream drug companies because I am super sensitive to everything & I found I can use these two things on occasion ...

Also I'm a BIG fan of alternative meds & solutions but one can also take to much of these things & also have problems. Esp. when a vitamin or mineral is being taken & the body doesn't need it... Then the alternative meds get a BAD rap & the docs are called quacks...I believe we should be tested for vits & mins to see if we need it before just willy nilly going to the health food store & picking at random...
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#802122 Fustrated

Posted by mamaw on 09 June 2012 - 03:31 PM

Just a few more thoughts. Are you a dx'd celiac? Have you had routine bloodwork done ? Vit B-12 & Vit D checked? Thyroid screening? all of it TSH, T-3 T-4 Free T3, FreeT4, RT-3. Total T-3, calicum, Glucose, sodium.... Stress test, echo????

Just a few things I suggest you have completed if you haven't already...
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#802006 Fustrated

Posted by mamaw on 09 June 2012 - 09:32 AM

It all takes time & understanding learning all about being gluten-free for life. in a way it sounds to me like you may be feeling food deprived besides the normal feeling angry & mad because of celiac...again this is a normal feeling --- feeling deprived......
I think after ten years I still at times get this feeling. As you & everyone else I want to go along with the mainstream but I know I will NEVER be able to do that ever again in this life ...Also I know I'm so much better off than regular wheat eaters as far as health goes..I do miss the convience of stopping & running in for a quick bite..

But we all manage to get through it because deep in our minds we know & understand what could happen if we stray ......

With all that being said I suggest you think of all the things you want to eat or miss & we can tell you where to buy it or make it ..that way you will not feel like you are missing out so much.. It's will never be the olden days but it does help to live in a celiac world...

I would think I won the lottery if someone just once cooked for me...or surprised me with safe food...

I always carry gluten-free foods & snacks in my car , purse,pocket... when I know I'm going out to eat I take a bun, breadsticks, english muffin to match where I'm dining so I too can have bread...the other day hubby wanted to have lunch at Wendy's so I know he always gets a wrap so I made my wrap & took it with me& joined him for lunch. We had a coffee, & a frosty together...simple& a nice lunch....together(most important)


I always have a wide variety of gluten-free foods so I don't get to feeling blah about food...


hth
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#798410 I'm Going Bonkers Over The Diificulties Of Celiac Disease!

Posted by mamaw on 25 May 2012 - 05:45 PM

I totally agree with Irish Heart....not worth the hassle.....I have a friend who works for the IRS, he said don't do it!
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#794176 Croissant Recipe?

Posted by mamaw on 08 May 2012 - 03:54 PM

Celiac Specialites has a crossiant bun that is to die for....
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#790764 What About Oats?

Posted by mamaw on 25 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

Just because a product is organic does not mean it is safe for celiac people.. The only oats that are safe are the certified gluten free oats... ie: Laura's gluten-free oats,Bob's Red MIll. Pure gluten-free oats & so on..

Plus if a person is just starting out on the gluten-free lifestyle it is not good to use oats until the intestinal tract has time to heal... Oats are hard to digest esp. when one is trying to heal intestinal damage ..Many cannot do oats even after being gluten-free for a long period of time....just to hard on the system....

I eat oats, been gluten-free for a LONG TIME -- I eat only gluten-free certified & can only eat 1/2 cup maybe twice a week...
Your nutritionist is wrong by telling you because they are organic they are okay for celiac use...this person is not giving out correct info...you are paying them for wrong info...
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