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Heidi S.

Member Since 24 Aug 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 25 2010 05:39 PM
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#654276 Symptoms Returning After Initial Cure

Posted by Heidi S. on 17 November 2010 - 04:07 PM

When I first went on a gluten-free diet, my symptoms disappeared almost immediately. Because of bad advice from the diagnosing physician, I did cheat on the diet. Still, I felt great for almost 2 years and then symptoms started coming back. I got wiser and tightened up my diet, but am still having problems with diarrhea and bloating. Does gluten sensitivity become more severe with time? I have read about some of the drastic measures some people have to take. My family is not gluten free, so I guess cc might be an issue. I just can't figure out why the miracle cure went away. I am also off of dairy.



From my experience you become MORE INTOLERANT the longer you are away from gluten. When I am contaminated I get diarrhea and bloating, when I am glutened I am TERRIBLE like food poisoning. I was able to eat gluten for 25 years now I can even stand a few crumbs... My doctor told me it was because I am now healed or healthier so the exposer is more dramatic and damaging a healthy system. The only other things is another food allergy, we build up intolerance with damage, you may be eating something your body can't handle as well. But I would tighten up your diet, check labeling, did ingredients change on some packaging? and be more diligent of CC. Then try some allergy testing if all else fails. Eggs were causing me horrible bloating that I didn't know I had developed an allergy to them!
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#640357 Having Second Thoughts.... And I Cheated Today....

Posted by Heidi S. on 17 September 2010 - 08:53 PM

I have been through very similar to u, told it was stress, vitamin D deficiencies, bad spells increasing with age, exercise runs, oh the cramping...took out gallbladder only to get worse, negative on celiac panels, acid reflux, high fiber supplements...joke.

All I have to say is you know your body better than anyone, I can't eat early morning even being gluten free, does not matter what you react to if you are celiac with damage you will react to everything until you get gluten free and purge your system to heal. Detoxing can be slow and take upwards of 6 months to remove symptoms. My vitamin D levels are stable and good, it is NOT stress related, and even though I can not test positive for celiac for the life of me, I am 100% intolerant of gluten! I do have other allergies that have developed due to the years of damage on a weaken system (eggs, garlic, citrus fruits) but I was able to pin-point them later with an allergist easy b/c I got my gluten systems cleared up! It is called "practicing medicine" for a reason, they do not know all the answers for every person. I am a new person being gluten free for over a year, I truly have a stomach stress free life most of the time! I hope you experience that!!

Best of Luck!
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#616264 Can I Be Gluten Intolerant And Not Have Celiac Disease?

Posted by Heidi S. on 12 June 2010 - 08:47 AM

Yes, Yes, Yes! My mother and sister are celiacs. I and my niece are gluten intolerant. In the case of my niece and I we are very symptomatic, we react within an hour of glutening. My doctor told me that first degree relatives of Celiacs are sometimes the most severe with reactions.

A negative celiac test really means nothing. My niece and I were diagnosed gluten intolerant b/c we do not carry the 98% gene. Either we are the 3% who do not carry the gene but are celiacs or we are just gluten intolerant. Either way a gluten free diet is all we need! I myself are done with testing and have accepted the gluten free diet! Doctors are "practicing" medicine for a reason. Celiac tests are lacking and there are some terrible information out there from doctors about celiacs.

Trust your body and symptoms!
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#609507 Need A gluten-free Vegan Cookbook

Posted by Heidi S. on 07 May 2010 - 07:15 PM

I love Baby Cakes! It is gluten free and vegan. You can buy it at most bookstores. Unfortunately it is sweets not entrees but great baking!

Check it out
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#609163 gluten-free Make Up

Posted by Heidi S. on 05 May 2010 - 07:21 PM

Bare Minerals is what I use and they are gluten free except the 100% natural lip gloss or lipstick. The BUXOM lip gloss if gluten free and I love it. I use the line b/c except for the exception it is gluten free and I don't have to think about it! Sephora, ULTA or professional hair salons carry them!

Hair care, govanni is great! some cheaper products are suave and pantene! They will distinctly label if it contains wheat. If you like all natural or sensitive skin products go for Burt's Bees or California Baby(found at target baby section).

I would go gluten free on your face! But I am more conservative, I don't want to worry about my foundation getting into my eyes or mouth or hands and contamination. In my opinion, the skin is still an organ and I do not believe they have been able to 100% prove you can not get gluten ingestion. But at the very least face lotion, lips, and mascara are needed!
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#558035 Buttered Popcorn?

Posted by Heidi S. on 28 August 2009 - 07:21 AM

I can not be much help in the theater popcorn or fair popcorn ally. I would worry about contamination with hands, not cleaning the machines, or the powder butter they use being bound with gluten in some way.

I did write pop weaver to inquire about their product in early august 2009:


Good afternoon Heidi and thank you for your email! Popcorn represents our company's only business and we take a great deal of pride in the products we produce and that leave our plant. We are very committed to bringing our customers the highest quality of popcorn at the most reasonable price and, we also want to produce products that meet the health concerns and needs of all of our customers. We continually search for ways to improve our products and always appreciate it when we hear from our customers! There is no wheat, barley, rye, or oats gluten in any of our Pop Weaver Popcorn products or in the raw material ingredients. Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope you will continue to enjoy Pop Weaver Popcorn products. Have a good day! Shelli

So this is what I buy and stick too, they have even tested for oats and only produce popcorn in their facility. Hope it helps!
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