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Member Since 07 Nov 2004
Offline Last Active Feb 08 2005 01:12 PM

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In Topic: Gluten-like Symptoms With Rice?

16 December 2004 - 10:53 AM

I read that book too. Sugar is a disaccharide, and thus requires digestion. Honey and fruit are monosaccharides and are absorbed without needing to be broken down further. Works for me. You might give it a try and just see if you feel better.

In Topic: Proper Food Combining Would Help?

09 December 2004 - 11:11 AM

I also am new to Celiac, Jeep, and have found proper food combining to be very helpful. I feel like I've done a lot of experimenting lately to find out what is most comfortable on my gut. Elain Gottschall's book "Breaking the Viscous Cycle" has been helpful. Right now (having just found out about Celiac Disease about 6 weeks ago) my GI tract is so torn up it has every right to be hypersensitive. Mostly I eat meats and veggies right now. It helps to cook them together in a pot for a few hours. Herb tea with honey is fine, as well as some fruits (no more than three a day, and cooked). This has helped with all the cramping. In a few months I hope to add some almonds, lentils and split peas. Just this week I found I can tolerate eggs as long as they're baked in something for at least an hour (like a veggie quiche, sans cheese).

Milk products are out simply because the enzyme production it takes to break down lactase is found on the tips of the villi, which thanks to celiac disease, are flattened right now. Carbohydrates may not be tolerated well (with the exception of monosaccharides found in honey and fruit) because most are made of either disaccharides or starches, both of which require digestive attention to break apart into absorbable monosaccharides.

Not sure that I answered your question, but see what you can find out and let me know if you learn anything new.

Good luck

In Topic: What About Cd Causes Infertility?

07 December 2004 - 05:31 PM

Actually Tiffany that's great to know, because at times I ovulate at very predictable intervals, but other months it's delayed by 1.5 to 2 weeks (frustrating as we use BBT as birth control also). I hadn't thought that eating something naughty by accident could be causing those delays. Hopefully I'll be back on schedule soon. As always, thanks for the info.

In Topic: What About Cd Causes Infertility?

07 December 2004 - 09:00 AM

Thank you all!

OK, Tiffany, what I understand from your post is that the two main factors that cause infertility (whether that's in the form of miscarriages or not conceiving at all) are antibodies in the blood, and inability to extract enough nutrients from food to feed two people. Makes sense.

Roxyk, I wish you the very best in your efforts. Sounds like you're coming along. I know if you can find a good alternative health care specialist like your acupuncturist, they can bring you towards health faster and easier than pure allopathic medicine.

I haven't ovulated in a while (BBT charting). When I first found out about Celiac Disease I was borderline underweight. Since going gluten-free, my body became hypersensitive and I have found that low starch gluten-free/CF/preservative-free foods are all that my body can handle right now. Basically that boils down to meat, veggies, and occasionally some fruit. So I've been losing more weight, but my gut doesn't hurt most of the time. I'm thinking that's why I haven't ovulated for a while. Fat cells produce estrogen, and I just don't have enough of them working for me right now. Maybe. Dunno. We'll see what happens.

hapi, Congrats on your 2nd!!

In Topic: Low Energy

26 November 2004 - 08:44 AM

I'm really needing some answers to this also...

Since going gluten-free my body has become super sensitive. I know I need to take it easy and allow my GI tract to heal. Right now I can't even seem to handle things that are just more difficult to digest (corn, unfermented soy, fruit - too much fiber? - legumes, too many ingredients in one dish, or processed foods). All I seem to be able to tolerate right now is meat, eggs, and veggies. With barely any carbs in my diet, I run out of steam really quickly.

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