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#728974 I Work In A Resturant

Posted by mamaw on 09 September 2011 - 05:02 PM

I would speak to your manager...This is not good when they have gluten-free on their menu. Maybe it is something that can be corrected & fast.....I'm dumbed!!!!!
Hope you feel better soon...
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#726806 Too Old For A Diagnosis?

Posted by mamaw on 31 August 2011 - 11:18 AM

Hello & Welcome

By golly I think you have got it!... It is normal to go through every emotion,, just as you would a loss of a loved one.. After all, you did lose a major part of your being, knowledge & what you were taught from your parents.. So yes, there is a loss.
The good news is that you understand you must go forward & learn how to live & be happy... For me, I would & am glad I have celiac instead of cancer or some other illness where they feed you drugs & chemo & more drugs to counteract the original drugs & so on... This is an easy fix , changing your way of eating.. Once that is learned then everything falls into place.

I will stay trying to get family tested & on board can be the biggest challengee....some just never get it so don't drive yourself crazy trying to make them get tested... Suggesting is one thing but telling people they have this is one most don't want to hear, even though you are trying to save them grief that you had to go through...They would rather shoot the messenger......
Now don't feel bad about missing pizza & such. They are all available gluten-free & some better than there wheat version.. You may have to do mailorder to get some of the best of the best but its worth it...if you are craving something just ask , we will lead you to the best....
Thank goodness you got dx'd... I know some who didn't get dx'd until in their eighties. They spent their lifetime being ill so its not when you get dx'd its that you finally know what you have & move on so you can enjoy the balance of your life. And for me it was finally knowing I wasn't crazy & my illness was not in my head!!!!

You have a great outlook & I'm sure you will do well.
Yes, do have your children tested..Remember there is no test for gluten sensitivity, just trail & error but celiac testing through blood work, biospy, & DNA testing...

Good Luck


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#723665 What Do You Think Of This Article Saying Celiacs Can Consume Gluten?

Posted by mamaw on 18 August 2011 - 04:11 AM

I agree with Peter & the poster before me....even 20ppm which is just a guideline can send many to the ER indistress... With all the research it still is just research at this point... For me this lifestyle has changed my health issues so much I can't fore see ever eating gluten againin my life even with the magic pill...Our food supply has become so genetically altered that I feel more problems from this unfood( chemical food) will be on the rise from eating this...
Call me silly...... SIlly Yak that is!!!!!


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#723316 What If A Gluten Free Diet Is Not Strictly Followed?

Posted by mamaw on 16 August 2011 - 03:47 PM

I totally agree with Ravenwoodglass.......nothing is worth the risk... its like playing Russian Roulette with your own body....
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#718879 Donating gluten-free Foods To A Food Cupboard

Posted by mamaw on 26 July 2011 - 11:40 AM

I love that food banks are now having food for celiac people... Have you checked Amazon for bargains. Last week I got Glutino crackers for almost nothing a box...They havesuch good bargainsthat this is how I buy to support our local food bank...
Rice Krispies, chex all say gluten free on front of box so if the people working at the FB understand or see this !!!!
I also give bread mixes , cake mixes,muffins, pizza crust.. Right now Bob's Red Mill is available at our Big Lots for half the reg. price... And if you contact some of these places they will send you coupons which will help you out...
others have mentioned more odeas & good things...
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#705449 Ideas On What The Problem Might Be ?

Posted by mamaw on 03 June 2011 - 02:46 PM

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#705368 Ideas On What The Problem Might Be ?

Posted by mamaw on 03 June 2011 - 11:30 AM

Before you beat yourself up I suggest trying the lesser evils! Cutting back on the fiber is an easy start...we all need lots of fiber & protein but if our bodies are not healed enough then it becomes nasty stuff...Don't tryeverything suggested all at once cause you will never know for sure.. I have just found through the years that many have had the same issues & it turned out to be fiber....
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#705346 Ideas On What The Problem Might Be ?

Posted by mamaw on 03 June 2011 - 10:22 AM

My guess is too much fiber from the smoothies & the beans, lara bars......your intestinal tract may not be ready for that much fiber...
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#703503 My Son's Sad Look Upon His Face

Posted by mamaw on 29 May 2011 - 08:25 AM

Wow, is food what life is about? Yes, we are a social nation where food becomes a main social part of life but LIFE is about loving, caring, feeling, for someone other than ourselves. Why were we put here if was not to reproduce if we are able too. If we never multiplied then would there be many humans left in the world? I have very healthy adult children but they have a small issue in their life, celiac nothing else wrong -- educated & enjoying their own families... They vacation, work, eat , enjoy life as with anyone who has no health problems. They & their children have learned how to grow from this health problem.., & LIVE....
Honestly I don't know many people who have no health issues, knowledge is the key here.... in this day & age no one should be craving much of anything that is or they can't get gluten-free> Red Robin, Five Guys & so many more all have gluten-free menus... Knowledge is power.....
For families with kids that have disabilites-- I'm sure they will agree that their child is just as loving , caring & has a right to be on this planet as much as ones with no disabilites.. It's called love ....
Not everyone sees a handicap as a death sentence..

Negative people rub off on others when exposed to negative thoughts..Please read that statement several times........

Instead of complaining about celiac& poor me, defeat this illness & face it head on... Life will be good...Don't let celiac or any other illness define who or what you are....or you lose.......

For me I have never been sorry for having children....
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#701277 Best Bread Machine

Posted by mamaw on 21 May 2011 - 04:32 PM

Th very best is the Zojirushi.. It is a work horse.Some of the less expensive brands will die out or over heat the motor so buy a good one that will last & last.
Mine is about 7 years old now & still running great......

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#700281 Hand Mixer And Other Kitchen Tools Okay?

Posted by mamaw on 17 May 2011 - 01:00 PM

plastic strainers are cheap why take a chance..
Waffle maker & hand mixer.. I myself have replaced.hand mixer look at the air holes in front of the mixer & around where the beaters connect. If you have used it much in the past I'm sure you will find tiny particles of gunk, & maybe even a little dust!
Waffle maker is usually coated for non-stick & some what porous, how do you scrub that off? Same with a breadmaker. To many tiny little cervices for wheat to crawl into.. Just ask yourself is it worth it to maybe get sick ...then draw your own conclusion...

Just my two cents!

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#699772 Peach Cobbler

Posted by mamaw on 15 May 2011 - 01:07 PM

I use Annalise Roberts flour blend, or you can use Jules flour blend, betty hageman feather light blend, meister flour. Tom Sayer flour...
Annalise Roberts flour blend...
2 cups super fine brown rice flour (authenic brand) 2/3 cups potato starch (not potato flout) 1/3 cup tapioca

Blend together, makes 3 cups...
If you do not have super fine brown rice flour you could grind it into smaller softer flour in a coffee grinder....
I can not keep this cobbler in the house more than a few hours! And I always make a 9x13 pan .. It is also good with vanilla ice cream...
I'm glad you liked the recipe....It's the best


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#684994 Too Much At Once!

Posted by mamaw on 19 March 2011 - 02:30 PM


You are very welcome. ......don't forget to hug yourself!

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#684944 Too Much At Once!

Posted by mamaw on 19 March 2011 - 11:22 AM

You are doing well for the short time you have been gluten-free. It's odd to find out we all thought nothing was wrong with us & then something happens & our bodies go haywire ..It's almost like the devil was waiting to snatch us up & make us miserable!
You are thinking ahead by taking you own gluten-free food to a party , work, trip just anywhere. I always have a protein bar in my purse & a bag of gluten-free food in my car at all times.This way you never feel empty, you control the situation..... Too bad you didn't have time to bake yourself a cake. I make cupcakes & freeze them so when I get invited I can pull one out...it's always nice to have pre-packaged gluten-free as well when there's no time to repair yourself.

As your body heals you will become in tune with your body & things may crop up that you thought never bothered you -- its just maybe you never heard your body or understanding it was trying to alert you to certain issues.
From another site I have been reading where the thyroid can play havoc with all parts of our being ie; pain, fibromyglia, eye problems, & so on. My dad was 90%covered with psorasis back in the 80's, he spent three months in a hospital. I know your pain & disgust.I can say gluten-free will help that issue as well but of course its autoimmune so it againi like celiac will never go away. BUt glad you can control it . I guess that it, we take control over our issues & we win....put up a good fight.....
Give youeself a hug , you are doing well...
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#680970 Need To Hear A Success Story!

Posted by mamaw on 06 March 2011 - 07:12 PM


Remember we are given adversities to deal with in life that will make us stronger...or beat us down. I'm a fighter & so are you .....I still have moments/days when I don't do well but I push on ... It seems life is just this way anymore...I have at least four autoimmune disorders &they just keep coming but I deal with them as they come..
You too will find a good place in due time.
Have you tried cutting out nightshade veggies to see if that helps your pain? Vit D also helps......
I pray you pain decreases soon...

If I can help please ask....blessings

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