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Member Since 25 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 18 2012 12:51 PM

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In Topic: Bulk Barn - Ontario

12 January 2012 - 09:45 AM

ok, she said she got the flour at the BB in Quinte, and that the gluten-free section is entirely removed from the regular gluteny section.

I feel a little bit better, but I still think I will give it to my Celiac friend who isn't afraid of carbs ;)

In Topic: 2 Questions: Oats And Rice?

12 January 2012 - 09:43 AM

Oatmeal and brown rice are a good source of fiber and nutrients and are not the type of carbs to worry about, unless you are a diabetic. I can see your point about white rice being a filler with no nutritive value but not the case with the others. They are a good addition to most people's diets, unless you have a medical problem which would prohibit consumption. All carbs are not created equal and there is just too much fear of them out there.

absolutely, not all carbs are created equal. However, grains, whether oats or rice, are still going to raise your blood glucose levels considerably, and whether or not you're diabetic, this is NOT a good thing. One serving of oats 103.38 grams of carbohydrates with only 16.5 grams of fiber for a net carb impact of 86.88 (or if you prefer the Glycemic Index rating, it's 54, compare it with Betty Crocker vanilla cake at only 42! (source - Harvard medical school))

I prefer to get my carbs and fiber from vegetables that are not also going to give me blood glucose spikes and crashes. And no, I am not diabetic, and I plan to keep it that way! I firmly believe that everybody could benefit from less grains, more veggies.

In Topic: Overweight With Celiac

10 January 2012 - 10:45 AM

depends how much damage was done while she was eating gluten, and what she's eating in place of gluten. Most "gluten free" foods are nutritionless carbohydrates, that are not going to help anyone lose weight ever. They're made from white rice, potato starch, tapioca starch, and copious quantities of sugars. There's no fiber, there's no vitamins, there's no nothing but fattening starches and sugar.

Get her on a whole foods, natural foods plan. Nothing that comes from a prepared mix, pressed paper box, or shiny crinkly plastic package. Just real food.

In Topic: No Idea What's Going On Now

10 January 2012 - 10:40 AM

[rant] well, the dizziness continues, and I have been for so many tests and appointments at the TGH ENT/Balance clinic at my last appointment the doctor suggested I may need to see a psychiatrist because they just can't find anything wrong with me. I'm about to give up with all medical doctors entirely and maybe just go find a shaman in the jungles of deepest darkest Peru :P

This dizziness has been going on for a year now, and it started a year AFTER I went gluten free, and I didn't have anythign like this in my laundry list of symptoms when eating gluten. But it could be an additional auto-immune disease, I've got 3 of them diagnosed already. EVERY time I mentioned it to anyone at the ENT clinic or with my GP, they all either brushed it off, or quite literally scoffed at me. If I mention that I've read of several celiac patients with secondary neurological disorders, they say "nope, never heard of it". I can't even get a referral to a neurologist! This is so frustrating! I seriously hate doctors. The closest the ENT would get me to a neurology referral is an appointment with their "balance clinic group" where they have a neurologist, a psychiatrist, and a physical therapist (I think?) in a group therapy sort of thing to help you "live your life with balance issues". What crap.

My life is completely not my own anymore. I'm unemployed, can't drive, and my Mother is one of the worst drivers ever! She makes me nauseous just driving me to the grocery store to do shopping. I hate going anywhere with her, as I'm quite sure she's either going to have us killed, or I will throw up in her lap one day! [/rant]


In Topic: 2 Questions: Oats And Rice?

10 January 2012 - 10:12 AM

I didn't try gluten free oats until more than a year after going gluten free. Two reasons, I couldn't find any certified gluten-free oats anywhere, and they're way too high in net carbs for my liking! Now I eat them only on occasion, and usually only when I'm baking something for Grove feasts, when I can't use nut flours due to other members who have severe allergies.

I avoid rice also, due to net carb content. It's just filler, with no real nutritive value IMO.

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