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Member Since 14 May 2009
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#674910 First Menstrual Period gluten-free, Feeling Aweful!

Posted by on 13 February 2011 - 11:39 AM

I have been mostly gluten-free for over a year, had a glutting recently. My symptoms did increase for the worse however, in December I started taking Barleans fish oil liquid. It tastes like a smoothie. Well, the last 2 periods I had, I barely had symptoms both pre and during. Some, but no where as distressing. And I don't take it everyday. Maybe it will help.
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#632896 Pretty Excited, Going Back To School!

Posted by on 18 August 2010 - 08:28 PM

I am going back next month. Getting my AST degree in Advanced Bodywork and Massage Therapy.
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#631723 What Is Your Response When People Say.....

Posted by on 14 August 2010 - 03:21 PM

oooh ravenwood, that one I like. I am gonna use that. Some people think I have an eating disorder either bulimia or anorexia and that celiac is just a cover for my pickiness in food choices. Thats where my blood boils.
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#595837 Advice

Posted by on 01 March 2010 - 04:19 PM

While I admire your perseverance in trying to become totally healthy again, there are many of us who do not need to seek the advice of a nutritionist. You do not always need to have a degree to know the right things to do regarding recovery from Celiac Disease.

I studied nutrition for most of my life and almost went into the field but I was not interested in working with the medical profession. Their food pyramid that was all the rage when I was college age was a joke. I still think the advice given to the general public to eat lots of whole grains is wrong. So many people are walking around with undiagnosed Celiac Disease and they aren't going to be diagnosed, either....unless they become so ill they do their own experimenting.

I have made a full recovery and am doing fine...all without the aid of a nutritionist. I know what supplements to take and what to eat to remain healthy as I can be. There are many other people on this forum who have done so also. While there are posts with less than valid advice, I am always amazed that this forum has so many smart people who do give excellent advice...better than what you sometimes get from the medical profession. If people choose to go the nutritionist route, that's fine also but make sure, like yourself, that you find a competent individual. I have personally seen that those who have Celiac themselves make the best nutritionists.

I disagree that no 2 people heal the same. Celiac Disease is Celiac Disease and the treatment is the same....a strict gluten-free diet for life. While people may have different healing times and may develop additional food intolerances and allergies, we are all striving for the same thing...optimal functioning of the small intestine. How much you already know about food makes a huge difference in healing time and positive adaptation to the diet. I am also sensitive to dairy
so I don't just have a wheat problem.

I am happy you have found someone to help you and who you have confidence in but many people aren't that lucky. Better to go about it yourself, with advice from other Celiacs, than to put your trust in someone who doesn't even have Celiac. No one understands this disease, including the experts, as well as a Celiac does. I have yet to meet anyone who "gets it", except other Celiacs.

You are so wrong. Sorry. Treatment is not the same. So, just because you studied nutrition does not qualify you. Sorry, do not reply to this. I hope this thread gets deleted. It is wrong to do this on your own from the start. Just because you made a diff choice dos not mean people with celiac disease do not need a nutritionist.
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