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Reba32

Member Since 25 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 18 2012 12:51 PM
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#736177 Wonderful Things About Eating Gluten Free

Posted by Reba32 on 04 October 2011 - 10:05 AM

I am quite happy that the noxious gas problems are all gone :D
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#735289 No Safe Food?

Posted by Reba32 on 30 September 2011 - 08:02 AM

binging on junk foods that are high in carbohydrates will just make you crave more high carbohydrate foods. The sugar high, then sudden crash is what does it.

If you regulate your blood sugar levels though with a balanced and healthy diet, you can manage, and even eliminate, sugar cravings. Even if you don't have diabetes or pre-diabetes, you get yourself into horrible highs and crashes with the junk food bingeing, and this could lead to diabetes.

Eat whole, natural foods, and at regular intervals through the day. Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking, and eat small balanced meals at least 4 or 5 times per day. Have healthy fats, protein, and lower carb options at each meal. The fats and proteins digest at a slower rate than refined carbs, so you will feel fuller for longer. Steer clear of "low fat" or "lite" processed food options, they're usually full of extra added sugars just to make them palatable. Have healthy snacks between meals like sliced veggies with dip, or cheese and olives, or nuts and seeds, rather than fruits full of fructose like apples, or oranges.
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#733339 The Good Over The Bad Of Celiac

Posted by Reba32 on 23 September 2011 - 11:44 AM

I've learned a lot about nutrition and the effects of foods on the body (not just gluten). There really are so many foods that we *can* eat, and I've discovered so many that I don't miss gluteny foods at all. I cannot ever imagine ever wanting to poison myself like that ever again! Whole and natural is the way to go!
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#731006 Deployed In Afghan With Celiac

Posted by Reba32 on 16 September 2011 - 06:29 AM

I would most definitely suggest that you see the doctor asap!

I can't imagine how difficult it is for you on base to try to eat gluten free, especially if you're eating in the community mess hall, where everything touches everything in the kitchen.
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#731000 A Tattoo To Symbolize The New Me

Posted by Reba32 on 16 September 2011 - 06:22 AM

yes, I am aware. My Uncle is a lawyer and has a standard "living will" available to all of us should we choose it. And all of my family is aware of my choice.
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#730995 If You Were Offered $100K To Eat A Piece Of Bread/cake/scroll/croissant...

Posted by Reba32 on 16 September 2011 - 06:14 AM

nope, not for a million dollars. No amount of money is worth the pain.
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#730658 A Tattoo To Symbolize The New Me

Posted by Reba32 on 15 September 2011 - 07:42 AM

I've often thought of getting the word "Celiac" tattoo'd on the inside of my wrist as a sort of medic-alert bracelet. I might add the wheat with the slash through it symbol as well. Just in case I am ever hospitalized and they stick a feeding tube down my nose. Those feeding fluids are not gluten free I learned! My Mum was in hospital on a vent for 2 weeks and I looked at the label on the can.

I've also thought of putting a DNR on my wrist as well after seeing my Mum on the vent for 2 weeks!
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#727530 I Hate The Word "disease"

Posted by Reba32 on 03 September 2011 - 07:19 AM

call it anything less than a disease and people will treat it as nothing more important than acne, or a sprained ankle. Say "disease" and people will take it a little more seriously when you say you can't eat gluten. Call it a "syndrome" and it's somehow not life threatening anymore. Celiac *is* life threatening, and very worthy of the moniker "disease".
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#724666 Extremely High Cholesterol!

Posted by Reba32 on 22 August 2011 - 07:14 AM

trans fats should be avoided at all costs, they're not good for you even in small doses, and it really is quite easy to stay away from them.

Also, a high carbohydrate diet can contribute to high LDL levels because too much carbs in the diet causes the body to store fat. Which unfortunately, quite a lot of peole who go gluten-free have a very high carb diet because that's what the packaged gluten-free flour options are. Go with lower carb options like nut flours, and with healthier fat options for cooking and baking, like olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil, and grapeseed oil. Transfats (*anything* that says hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated is a trans fat!) and inflammatory oils like corn oil (omega 6s) should be avoided. Also stay away from all refined sugars, and high sugar content foods (any ingredient that ends in -ose is a sugar). Excess sugars are also stored as fat in the body, contributing to a high LDL count.

And, contrary to popular belief, whole eggs are a very healthy food, and do not contribute to a bad cholesterol level. So enjoy eggs whenever you like :)
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#724664 Celiac Cost Me Everything

Posted by Reba32 on 22 August 2011 - 06:58 AM

Raven, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved dog. And I am sorry that your family is so unforgiving. {{{hugs}}}

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...
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#719013 "glutened"? "contaminated"? What Do You Call It?

Posted by Reba32 on 27 July 2011 - 04:21 AM

why dumb it down for them? You are being contaminated, if that word frightens them, then perhaps it will encourage them to be careful when parparing food for you. To say you've "been glutened" is probably meaningless to anyone but another Celiac.
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#718819 Well It's Happening

Posted by Reba32 on 26 July 2011 - 06:50 AM

any restaurant has the option to refuse service to anyone for any reason at all, including not being able to ensure you a safe dining experience, or even if they just don't like the t-shirt you're wearing. I don't see a problem with that at all. I'd rather that they admit they can't accomodate you than have them try and fail and make me sick.
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#718598 Any Celiac(s) From Canada

Posted by Reba32 on 25 July 2011 - 09:16 AM

I live in Whitby, ON. I've been gluten free since December 2009, and moved to Whitby May 2010.

I know there's a gluten free bakery here, but I also stay away from refined sugars and high carb options, so not too many baked goods (or manufactured gluten-free foods) unless I make them myself with nut flours and xylitol or eryrithritol or stevia.

I like the sausages that I get at FreshCo, gluten free and preservative free. I'm also loving the new Schneider's Natural meats! The hot dogs are awesome :)
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#645157 What Would You Have Done In This Restaurant Situation?

Posted by Reba32 on 10 October 2010 - 06:18 AM

I would have sent it back and stressed "please do not just take the croutons off and bring the same plate back to me. Make a fresh plate".

Even if you have no noticable symptoms, you are still damaging your small intestine every time you injest gluten. You are not being impolite by insisting that you leave the restaurant in good health. If they serve you well once, you'll be back. If they make you sick, how likely are you to return, or recommend the place to people you know?
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#643160 Is There A Type Of Dr That Specializes In Autoimmune Diseases?

Posted by Reba32 on 30 September 2010 - 07:51 AM

If you have one AI, it is very likely that you can develop, or already have others. I think a lot of us you'll find here have varying collections ;)

I have Celiac, Grave's Disease (in remission!), and fibromyalgia. These are the dx'd ones, there could be more!
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