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#882328 How Much Sooner Could You Have Been Diagnosed If The Dentist Knew About Ename...

Posted by on 01 August 2013 - 09:53 AM

Wow!  I hope you give the information to your dentist in order to spare others.

That Dentist passed away quite awhile back.    My current Dentist is well aware.

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#880143 Pretty Sure Im Slowing Dying. - Past Gluten Free

Posted by on 18 July 2013 - 03:54 PM

Have you been checked for DH??

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#851593 Newly Diagnosed Baker

Posted by on 01 February 2013 - 05:22 AM

First things First! Have your children been screened/tested for Celiac/Gluten Issues???
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#801676 Contamination On Food Boxes

Posted by on 08 June 2012 - 09:52 AM

When I first read the post I was reminded of a friend with OCD I used to help. She was obsessed with the possibility of germs on food boxes and when she shopped she would wear gloves, line the shopping cart with bags, wipe off the conveyer belt at the checkout, and double-bag all her food. She wanted me to do the same when I shopped for her. Her therapist told me shop the way I do for myself and NOT lie to her that I was doing these crazy things. (I was lying to simply get food into her apartment; this woman was severely disabled.) The problem is, if we agree to irrational and fearful requests, we continue to enable and encourage the fear. That's not an act of love. That's lazy and destructive and doesn't allow the people around us to face their fears and grow out of them.

There is NO DANGER to a person with celiac putting a frozen dinner in a bag in the car on the way to work. Period. It's pure irrational fear and the family member who is worried about this really needs a firm and loving reality check. It's stressful enough avoiding situations where there is a real danger of being glutened; creating danger out of safe situations will be detrimental to this person's mental health in the long term.

GOOD, GREAT, but One can do things for the LOVE of family members... REMENBER, I did Post IMHO.... They could do it for Family or just move out.... IMHO....
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#801655 Contamination On Food Boxes

Posted by on 08 June 2012 - 08:38 AM

Talk about guilting people into being overly compliant when there isn't any issue! This has nothing to do with love and not everyone has a problem with gluten. If the food is being carried in a bag from the grocery store, there is no issue at all.
Have some common sense people! <_<

Gemini, Do you know what IMHO means??? After suffering with undiagnosed Celiac & DH for 50 plus years, I can call it LOVE.... Some here may not respect my IMHO either, but so be it... Some here haven't suffered enough either... I say, Spread the Love to Family Members...
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#801560 Contamination On Food Boxes

Posted by on 08 June 2012 - 01:42 AM

I am the only non-celiac in our family. Our house is gluten-free. I would like to buy gluten-containing frozen meals on my way to work for my lunches. Other members of the family think there could be gluten on the outside of the food box or that some crumbs might spill out in a wreck. I think that if I keep the food boxes tied up inside a bag while it is in the car that the car should still be safe for the celiacs to ride in. What do you think?

IMHO, Show some LOVE for family members and honor their requests... Gluten most likely isn't any good for you either...
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#792026 Donating Blood

Posted by on 29 April 2012 - 01:31 PM

Gluten, or any food for that matter, does not necessarily get digested and metabolized before entering the blood stream. That is only what is supposed to happen. I have been shown partially digested fragments of food in my blood, under a microscope. That's from a leaky gut, with a lot of damage. People can have a leaky gut from other things, like a medication, I've been told. I've also been told, by a doctor addressing a local Gluten Intolerance Group meeting, that people don't fully digest wheat, barley, rye or oats, because some of the proteins are just too large and complex. It only takes a small fraction of a gluten molecule to cause a celiac reaction. There are multiple short chain peptides of gliadin, sequences of only 4 or 5 amino acids that can cause a reaction. There are multiple instances of each of these several peptides in one gliadin molecule. Partial digestion can make these peptides more available for our immune system to react to.:unsure:

Sounds like blood from a donor that ate Gluten could set off DH, in one that has DH...
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#791693 Donating Blood

Posted by on 28 April 2012 - 07:41 AM


Celiac is not communicable via blood transfusions.

Univ. of Maryland Center for Celiac Research states this emphatically on their website.

But can blood donated from a person that ate gluten cause a reaction in one with Celiac/DH ???
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#782559 Flour Bombed

Posted by on 24 March 2012 - 03:21 AM

Kim Kardashian was "flour bombed" Thursday night -- that is, someone hurled a baggie of flour at her -- as she arrived on the red carpet to market the launch of her new fragrance.

Was Kim K Assulted if the flour contained Gluten??? Does one need to have DH to be assulted??? Others in the crowd were exposed to the flour too... IMHO, Flour Bombs are an assult on one's health and should be prosecuted...
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#757402 Two Docs With Differing Opinions

Posted by on 16 December 2011 - 05:37 PM

Time to FIRE a Doctor, case closed...!!!!!
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#754502 Anyone Not Have Any Trouble With Wheat In Shampoo...etc?

Posted by on 07 December 2011 - 05:17 AM

Has anyone here not had any issues with bueaty products that contained gluten or wheat?

I have not had any noticeable effects from my shampoo, and it contains wheat as one of the first ingredients I noticed this morning!

I was wondering if this could be normal to not have any topical problems?

I also do NOT let any water run down my face either, I am very digilant about getting anything on my face mouth because of my acne.

Really ??? It does sound like you may still be having gluten issues with your acne...??? That shampoo may be causing the Acne issue???
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#754272 Just Diagnosed And Feel Like Its The End Of The World!

Posted by on 06 December 2011 - 12:17 PM

I am very passionate about food. I just want to scream and am now envious of everybody in my household that can eat what they want. I am angry and need help dealing with this!!

Keep in mind that you may not be the only one in your household that may have an issue with gluten..

BTW, You may not have Crohns Disease....
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#749116 Ironic

Posted by on 20 November 2011 - 04:13 AM


Honestly, the status and demand that this could establish and create could motivate other chefs to up their gluten-free game and get better at CC issues - especially if it one day became an industry standard. I know people who go to gym classes, following the instructors who match their own preferences/needs best. Why can't we become "chef groupies" who follow and support the chefs who support us and care about our safety?

That all sounds Great, but this needs to addressed with Colleges that have Cullinary Courses.. I have a friend enrolled in her second year of Cullinary at Wor-Wic Community College on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.. Her Instructor/Chef thinks the whole Gluten Free thing is Over Rated.. My friend will graduate this spring, at that time I plan to write to my Congressman and the College..
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#746567 Social Situations

Posted by on 11 November 2011 - 03:33 AM

Googles, I once was one to keep health issues personal.. That did change when I was diagnosed in June of 09 and learned that we need to spread the word to help others with Celiac.. IMHO, I feel it's our duty to spread the word about Celiac to help others out there..
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#737318 If I Cheat On My Gluten Free Diet, Could I Be More Likely To Get Type 1 Diabe...

Posted by on 09 October 2011 - 06:31 AM

I've just told him! He knows others who have been and he was really understanding. He said he'd see what he could arrange with the baker, but if nothing could be done I'd be welcome to have a piece of the regular cake if I think it's ok.

Great.... I'm sure you feel better on that front.... I wouldn't tell anyone to eat gluten once, but it's your call... If you do eat it, I hope it doesn't ruin your week after the Big Event...
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