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Dixiebell

Member Since 04 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active Nov 26 2011 03:44 PM
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#686693 Gluten Intolerance? Ibs? Or Both?

Posted by Dixiebell on 25 March 2011 - 12:28 PM

It is possible for you to be intolerant, which is not the same as an allergy, to something else. I would stay away from dairy to start with and then if nothing changes maybe take soy out too. If in fact you do have celiac disease, then your villi in your small intestine are damaged and by cheating you have continued to do damage. You have to be 100% gluten-free for this to work.
IBS is a symptom of something else, you have an irritable bowel from something.
I think if you really buckle down you will start to feel better. You need to not use the same condiments that have had a gluten knife in them- peanut butter, jelly, mustard, mayo, butter, etc. You will need a new toaster-because of gluten crumbs- and if your non-stick pans are scratched you will need your own new pans for gluten-free only, any wooden kitchen ware that has had gluten containing foods on it is contaiminated (CC) and can make you sick, scratched plastic needs to be replaced also. If your SO eats gluten you can get CC from kissing them before they have brushed their teeth. There are some people here that 'just a crumb' will make them very sick.
I hope you are able to get some answers so you can get better.
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#686437 + Blood Test, - Biopsy And More.

Posted by Dixiebell on 24 March 2011 - 04:56 PM

Hi ship.
The Dr. who did the biopsy may have missed the damaged areas, damage can be patchy, or maybe didn't do enough biopsies. Since her blood was positive you should try gluten-free and see if it helps her.
Can you list the blood tests and ranges for your children? There are many people here that are very good at understanding the results. Also to make sure they have had all the correct testing for celiac. Other testing you could have done is vitamin and mineral levels to be sure they are not deficient in any of those. Vitamin deficiencies are also symptoms.
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#683250 Test Diet For Gluten Free?

Posted by Dixiebell on 14 March 2011 - 04:37 AM

Be aware that some people have delayed reactions. My daughter has a reaction three days later, this is the norm for her.
I think I have seen to trial gluten-free for two to three months. If you are planning to do testing, blood, endo/biopsy, you should do that first because if you stop eating gluten and then get tested, your tests will not be accurate and you will need to go back to eating a gluten filled diet for three months and then get tested.
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#683249 Severe Depression/ Thyroid Issues Linked To Celiac Disease?

Posted by Dixiebell on 14 March 2011 - 04:18 AM

No more anti-depressants here either. I made sure to take a B-complex and fish oil and was able to taper off of the meds. Make sure to ask your Dr. the best way to do this. My depression went away and then fatigue started going away and then the aches and pains. It is a wonderful feeling.
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#681880 100+ Ways To Make Rice

Posted by Dixiebell on 09 March 2011 - 12:02 PM

I forgot about red beans and rice.
Red beans- season with garlic, salt, pepper maybe a little cayenne pepper.
Rice cooked separately
Your favorite smoked sausage browned- either mix it with the beans or have it on the side.
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#681876 100+ Ways To Make Rice

Posted by Dixiebell on 09 March 2011 - 11:55 AM

Chicken and rice is one of my go to meals.
chicken breast cut into cubes
rice, I like jasmine
chicken stock
salt, pepper
garlic and onion powder
frozen peas and carrots
Cook the chicken till almost done in a little oil, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder. Add chicken stock, I use whatever amount of liquid the rice calls for. Add rice and peas and carrots, cover till rice is done. Sometimes I will add a pat of butter and stir that in.
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#680805 Need Help With Breakfast!

Posted by Dixiebell on 06 March 2011 - 07:19 AM

Chicken, steak, pork are all good sources of protein. Nuts are also good.
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#679666 Questions About Alleviating Joint Pain

Posted by Dixiebell on 02 March 2011 - 08:03 AM

How is your vit D level? You may need more. Last year mine was at 16.7 range is 32.0-100.0. My Dr. put me on 50,000 IU Rx a week for two months and then I started taking 5,000 IU a day for a few months, now I am taking 3,000 IU a day. It is time for me to get tested again so I can see where my levels are. I am trying to remember, I think it took about six months for my joint pain to go away. I also added in a B-Complex with C and Fish Oil, I think those helped too.
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#679159 I Want Energy!

Posted by Dixiebell on 28 February 2011 - 11:50 AM

I will have to second the D and B-complex and for good measure throw in a good multi too. This has helped me so much to regain my energy.
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#678595 New And Need Advice

Posted by Dixiebell on 26 February 2011 - 05:47 AM

There is a 'dummies' book and it is very good.
Living Gluten Free for Dummies
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#678489 About Ten Days In.... Yikes!

Posted by Dixiebell on 25 February 2011 - 06:51 PM

Betty Crocker has some gluten free goodies and on the live gluten freely website they have many
recipies to make with the mixes.
http://liveglutenfre...es/default.aspx

Gluten Free Brownie Mix
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Gluten Free Devilís Food Cake Mix
Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix
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#678464 About Ten Days In.... Yikes!

Posted by Dixiebell on 25 February 2011 - 05:22 PM

Welcome to the forum Beatha.
It sounds to me like you are having withdrawls. You could try to eat more protein to help keep you full and possibly eat more meals and snacks throughout the day.
Can I ask what food you are craving? We might be able to help you with a gluten-free sub.
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#677433 Off The Wall Question

Posted by Dixiebell on 22 February 2011 - 09:33 AM

Gluten and casein both are known to have an 'opiate' effect on the brain. That is why many have had sucess treating ADHD and autism spectrum disorders with a gluten-free/Casein Free diet.
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#676820 Ore Ida

Posted by Dixiebell on 20 February 2011 - 07:19 AM

Just a thought- Ore Ida has soy as an ingredient in their products. It could be you are reacting to that.
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#675015 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Dixiebell on 13 February 2011 - 05:47 PM

I have some leftover taco meat in the freezer I need to use, how do you make this?
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