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#892388 gluten-free For 6 Years, Worse Than Ever. Help! New Person Here: )

Posted by on 17 October 2013 - 08:38 AM

Yes, the probiotics, taking high doses over a period of time, healed my leaky gut. The type I take are "3.0 Billion CFU's per capsule". I took one in the morning and one at night. I still take them. I've read that gluten issues "leech", or suck, vitamins/minerals and our "villi" is always going to be struggling to keep up. Vit. D is one of those. I'm not at all an outside kind of person, so I take extra D in pill form. But they say 10 minutes in the sunlight is good for a day's D. And I help my "villi" by taking the lactobacillus acidophilus. I would suggest the next time you go to the doctor and have blood drawn to ask them to do a work up on your vitamin/mineral levels and then find ways to boost those. 


One more question....I went back and scanned your post again. Is there, by chance, a non-glutenfree person in your household? I'm the only gluten-intolerant person in my household (at the moment). MOST of my cooking is just whole foods, naturally glutenfree. But occasionally I fix things that I do both....glutenfree AND normal. Like spaghetti nights or something. And they do for themselves all the time in MY kitchen, lol. They TRY hard to be aware but I've seen them lapse in remembering things I need for a non-contaminated work area. So I'm vigilant about washing down my counters and surfaces they touch A LOT. 

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#892223 gluten-free For 6 Years, Worse Than Ever. Help! New Person Here: )

Posted by on 16 October 2013 - 11:44 AM

From my own experience, nothing will be seem better till a leaky gut is healed. I found a gluten-free/allergen free vitamin/mineral place online at kirkmanlabs.com. I still use their Lactobacillus Acidophilus probiotics because dairy use to be a bigger issue for me when I discovered my gluten-intolerance also. So my doctor's suggestion of eating yogurt was not helpful. But I would take the pills in the morning and at night, both, for a few weeks. After awhile, I felt better and my digestion was clearly getting better. I would also make sure all your vitamins and such ARE glutenfree. As for the kale chips....did you use olive oil or spray oil? Did you know some spray oils have wheat in them?? Check yours. I suspect you are missing glutens and other foods that have become a bother to you. When I first started making my list...it seemed to go on and on. I ended up with a list of glutens, dairy, nuts, eggs, beans, rice. IN TIME, I have gotten the eggs back, SOME dairy with the help of lactose-free milk, SOME rice and SOME beans. The glutens and nuts seem to be my mainstays. Keep looking at your ingredients on EVERYTHING. ALL the time! Also look for those magic words, "....processed in a facility that also handles....." . THAT tells ME no-no. Best wishes!

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#731680 Flatbread Dilemma

Posted by on 18 September 2011 - 01:44 PM

WOW, what I'd give for some great flatbread like that! You state you are normally pretty sensitive to cross-contaminations. But you are having no problems with it at the moment? I would go ahead and enjoy it as long as you can. I SUSPECT if you are like me....there may come a time when it WILL bother you. Perhaps that's because when I find something I love like that and its kinda iffy....I REALLY enjoy it....overly, lol. You should tell them to MARKET THAT STUFF!!! They'd make a mint from all of US!! : )
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#720720 Rice With Gluten?

Posted by on 04 August 2011 - 07:03 AM

I'm not officially Celiac, but have gluten-intolerance, at least. I am also bothered by rice. I have just recently gotten where I can have it in a limited way. I do better with brown rice than white. And wild rice is completetly fine. But I've read wild rice is officially a GRASS and not rice. I'm curious what the other poster meant with the word "wharf". As most of know, Celiac or gluten-intolerant are rarely ONLY bothered by glutens. Multiple food no-no's are usually the case and everyone is different.
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#670329 Taco Bell Ground Beef

Posted by on 24 January 2011 - 02:25 PM

I meant to post this in hopes of helping those that are new, or somewhat new, to this road of figuring out what and how we are able to eat. It wasn't always an easy road for me to understand in the beginning....a little over 4 yrs ago. I had many "duh!" moments and "what the heck??????" moments. I think those of us that are used to cooking can figure out much of these things but MANY or MOST younger people AREN'T taught cooking as much, so they don't understand what should or shouldn't be in the ingredients of dishes that they may be ordering out. I learned SO MUCH from this site (and still do) when I started figuring out what my problems were and I just wanted to help warn anyone that may not know already to be aware.
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#658684 Need Some Advice.... Lactose Intolerance And Now Egg Intolerance

Posted by on 06 December 2010 - 11:12 AM

I had food allergies as a young child, but grew out of them. Jump ahead about 40 yrs and I become lactose-intolerant. That goes about the same for 15 yrs and SUDDENLY I have all kinds of issues. After a couple of years of trying doctors and simply writing everything that goes in my mouth down in a journal, I find I am gluten-intolerant, the lactose-intolerant has jumped in severity 700%, egg-intolerant, nut-intolerant, rice-intolerant and bean-intolerant. I had never read that lactose-intolerance is masked gluten-intolerance, but I have read that a large percentage of gluten-intolerant, or Celiac, are also lactose-intolerant. I have discovered it runs in my father's side of the family and nobody knew what the problem was. I have also read that those gluten-intolerant are often bothered by a myriad of other things.
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#658505 Traveling And Frozen Foods.

Posted by on 05 December 2010 - 12:43 PM

I travel 15 hrs to get to KS and visit home! So, lucky you, lol! I would say that this is the time of year you shouldn't have to worry too much about keeping something cold enough. Put it in your trunk and in a place that doesn't cover and insulate them and they should be fine. I wouldn't think they are THAT perishable! Have a nice holiday and my prayers for safe travels.
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#649658 Lasted Year In The Air Force

Posted by on 27 October 2010 - 05:10 PM

Congratulations!! I would think you have times where eating is very challenging....like at college?? You seem happy with this outcome, so I'm happy for you. And btw, thank you very much for your service!!
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#647304 Anyone Else With Leaky Gut?

Posted by on 18 October 2010 - 04:10 PM

I believe I started with leaky gut. You'll learn slot if us on here are self-diagnosed, due to doctors not knowing what our problem was. I finally found some probiotics from kirkmanlabs.com and took double doses for a couple of weeks to heal my gut. Then I started the eliminating to figure out what was bothering me. My list is somewhat like yours.....glutens, dairy, eggs, nuts, beans, rice. Rice, beans and nuts are often the alternatives used for glutens. It's frustrating and you will have moments of depression and anger about "fairness". But you certainly aren't as alone in it as it will often feel.
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#631882 Gas On My Date...why? ;)

Posted by on 15 August 2010 - 12:13 PM

I assume you've had the marinara before? I know alot of bottled spaghetti sauces gave wheat and or dairy in it. I also stay away from American whiskey. I've read too much that some US whiskey makers will throw in grains in the last of their process fir added flavors. I don't do blends for that reason. I stick with single whiskys. I cod be misinformed on that one but it has served me well regardless.
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#624848 Ever Thought About Airborne Gluten?

Posted by on 18 July 2010 - 02:39 PM

I suspected. I was going to apply for a job at a new gourmet pretzel shop here in town a few months ago and it occurred to me that perhaps having the flours, nuts etc would be a problem.
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#562637 How Do I Break The News?

Posted by on 17 September 2009 - 11:00 AM

you just do the best you can with friends. I try to be as non-assuming as I can be when invited over to others' house. If I can, I take something to add to the occasion...always something I can have myself. I also eat before going so I'm not starving all evening. If you go out.....you just learn how to order.

I had to spend several weeks at my parents' this past summer and that's been the only time they've had to deal with my issues, as I've only been affected for just over 3 yrs. My mother is elderly and frustrated by it all and just doesn't really understand. But she did finally conceed that I needed to kinda take care of myself. I would shop for myself and fix my own meals. Being away from home and not my own things or kitchen I did it as frugally and time-saving as I could so as not to disturb the routine they are used to. Consequently I did lose quite a bit of weight since I didn't buy ALL the alternative things I'm used to having in my own pantry. I ate alot of salad and chicken. And apples. I'm beginning to think I need to pretend I need to eat that way again and get that weight back off that came back once I got home!! :P
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