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mamaw

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#754727 Living With A Non Celiac Family

Posted by mamaw on 07 December 2011 - 06:41 PM

I think the gluten-free diet would help your brother & maybe keep the Crohn's in check........does your parents understand celiac disease? If so, I bet your Mom would try cooking gluten-free or why don't you offer to cook gluten-free for everyone... Anything that is made with wheat can be done gluten-free..if does take learning & label reading.......
Great that you have a supported husband, wean him into gluten-free now so he will be ready for when you have your own place...
Years ago when I first went gluten-free , I started myfamily off with Glutino pretzels, they thoguht they were better than the wheat ones... Then I went onto choc.chip cookies, & quick breads... Then onto whole meals prepared gluten-free.. Fired chicken, spaghetti, ... Of course any naked meats, veggies, fish& fish are naturally gluten-free... Put your own seasonings on them .. McCormick's clearly labels...
hth
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#754689 I Am Starting To Hate Food...

Posted by mamaw on 07 December 2011 - 05:06 PM

Your emotions are very normal & even expected...
Just to let you know you will get through this & survive. ANd even be healthy...

Now corn starch works well for making gravy.. Real spuds are way better than those artifical ones....& better for you..
Lasagne can be gluten free & no one will ever tell the difference ..We serve it alot & no one ever knows.....garlic bread is so easy. Get a gluten-free baguette& make your own ..We like Against the grain or everybody eats baguettes....
Honestly there is everything gluten-free that is wheat based now days. But you have to do your homework..... read labels, listen & learn
One thing that will never change is planning& pre-planning is a constant but it becomes so simple after you accustom yourself to it you will never think much about it...sot of that old hat!


It is okay to mourn & go through all the stages of grief but don't let it destroy you or the disease wins...you be in the driver's seat & you control........

Now to family ...... sometimes they just never get it......& other family is supported, I got the latter one!!!! But I never stay home from anything because I can't eat the food... I always take a dish that I can share & it is gluten-free (this way I know I can have something safe to eat). I always make a dessert to share again gluten-free.....now days when I go to family gatherings many will not know what I brought & tell me oh are you sure you should eat this or that... It makes me laugh tha that they have no idea about what is gluten or not...love grandma anyway even if she doesn't understand.... I bet her dessert can be gluten-free too!!!!

If you need help please just ask..
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#744284 I Keep "testing" Myself

Posted by mamaw on 03 November 2011 - 09:39 AM

It's mind over matter...... focus on what you can have & not what you think you might miss....For me I had to pretend I was in another country & the foods, flours I used were not available so I had to use what was available & learn how to make it taste & look good to eat... I removed all the gluten supplies in my house so it was do or die from starvation....
Some find if they get sick enough times they stop, then others focus on the cancer issues from celiac...

I have a friend who is celiac but never truly followed the gluten-free diet. She looked old beyond her years.. SHe finally after 30 years became very sick & doctors told her her life may very well bepend on her being gluten-free.. She stopped three months ago & she looks 40 years younger... She has her zip back as well...Now she can't believe how she abused her body for so long when she reacted daily eating gluten-free....
Plus now days no one should be craving anything asthere are so many wonderful gluten-free goodies available.
Plus your ideas of what you like in foods may change after you get going strictly on the diet. I craved pizza years ago at first nothing tasted like a greasy Pizza Hut Pizza, now one can find great tasting pizza... I haven't had a pizza in months.... don't even miss it anymore. Pizza used to be a weekly thing at our house!

You control your thoughts ......please don't let celiac disease win or any disease win without fighting for your life....

blessings
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#744206 What Would You Do?

Posted by mamaw on 03 November 2011 - 06:20 AM

Dr Allessio Fasano is doing a study on this .. Google him & you can read for yourself...Honestly, I have NEVER heard of anyone dying from lack of wheat!!!!!
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#730457 What Are You Canning/preserving?

Posted by mamaw on 14 September 2011 - 02:42 PM

Pickled beets, 50+quarts of tomato's, salsa,Amish peppers, hot pickled peppers, peppers in tomato sauce, pizza green tomatoes, cream corn, whole corn, corn on the cobb, green beans, zucchini, sliced green peppers, applesauce, sweet cherries, peaches, next up is grape jelly, grape juice, sourkraut, pickles sweet & sour/dill, horseradish.... I think that's it for 'this year....
nothing better than home canned & froze food with no chemicals, or aprays.....


mamaw
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#730441 Guests Who Ask For My Food

Posted by mamaw on 14 September 2011 - 02:02 PM

I must be the manout on this subject!.. I've been gluten-free for years& I cook for 4 gluten-free all the time plus up to 8 other times..It is always gluten-free... Yes, it is expensive for some things but I love for them to eat healthy & to show them being gluten-free isn't a death sentence so to speak...the harrassing about being gluten-free stopped a long time ago because I share everything...in turn they have went out & been able to explain gluten-free to others ..
knowledge is power....................plus now many would rather have Glutino pretzels instead of wheat pretzels because they taste so much better....

I don't feed my four legged friends any wheat & so I don't feed my human friends & family wheat ....When you don't share some people feel you may think you are better than them...like a piece of meat, you eat prime rib & give your guess cheap burger!

mamaw
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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

blessings

mamaw
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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!!!!!

blessings

mamaw
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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

Welcome!
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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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