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#924207 Feel Like It's Always Something...so Frustrated!

Posted by kareng on 17 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

Sometimes the standard dose doesn't get rid of the UTI. It's good that they are culturing it. That way you can take what you need to wipe it out and not have to do this again in a month! Hope you feel better soon.
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#924196 Uncle Bens Recall

Posted by kareng on 17 July 2014 - 12:59 PM


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 16, 2014 - Mars Food North America is voluntarily recalling two Lot Codes of UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots & Corn pouch product, representing less than 2,000 cases. Some pouches in these lot codes were filled with a different product that contains barley, a non-wheat source of gluten, which is not declared on the product packaging.
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#923878 I Feel Like Hot Garbage

Posted by kareng on 15 July 2014 - 04:58 AM



Yesterday we got a shkar( you know the ones who make those rolls) brand pizza and it was sooo delicious. The perfect cheese to sauce ratio. My bf cooked it on the oven rack so it was nice and crispy too. He sauteed some onions and green peppers for the top and chopped some black olives. totally hit the spot since my grandmother kept asking if we wanted pizza- all day while we were visiting.


Tonight I took some chicken, bell pepper, jalepeno, garlic carrot and onion and cooked that up in the wok and added some ginger and curry powder (badia is certified gluten free!) and made like a curry fried rice on the deck.. it was delicious. ate wayyyy too much.



I went to visit family today. Made food last night for today and brought snacks.  Didn't eat a thing besides what I brought, even brought utensils, ate from my containers. I had bakery on main certified gluten free oatmeal for breakfast, which has quinoa and amaranth too. Took enzymes before eating and I still had a little pain and now I had D. Ughhh last night my bf was out with friends and ate a bunch of trash (no gluten allowed in our house), he has a gluten issue but no gene for celiac. I think it's a fodmap problem. He was up till 3 which means I was up off and on till then also. 


Not sure why I'm feeling like trash, it is impossible that I had gluten, but I'm concerned that I'm having a problem with oats (been ok with quinoa and amaranth) is it possible that lack of sleep and family stress is what's going on?



Just saw what you were eating in the dinner thread.  If you are having gut issues, some of these foods can be pretty rough.  Also, hopefully the oven rack has not had a gluten pizza cooked on it recently?  


You might want to try some simpler, non-processed foods for a while until you are consistently feeling good.  Then add back in one or 2 processed or harder to digest foods at a time to see if you can handle them again.

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#923622 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by kareng on 11 July 2014 - 06:37 PM

Oooo...Evil Addy!

I looked on line and there are actually a million recipes for vodkas slushes using various juices and combos of juices.

I am staying in this condo in Colorado and there is a sign that says " alcohol. Because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad"
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#923347 Should I Cheat On My Gf Diet?

Posted by kareng on 09 July 2014 - 02:48 PM

If you are just doing the diet for fun or something... Cheat all you want. I would just appreciate it if you wouldn't go to restaurants and say you need the gluten free meal and then eat the non- gluten-free bread or dessert. That just makes it harder for us Celiacs that need a restaurant to take us seriously.

If you have Celiac disease, then cheating is bad....really bad. I would think feeling sick for 10 years would be enough? You would be tired if it?


The gluten-free diet is a lifetime requirement. Eating any gluten, no matter how small an amount, can damage your intestine. This is true for anyone with the disease, including people who do not have noticeable symptoms. It can take weeks for antibody levels (indicating intestinal damage) to normalize after a person with celiac disease has consumed gluten. Depending on a person’s age at diagnosis, some problems, such as delayed growth and tooth discoloration, may not improve.
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#923229 Store Employee Telling Me I Don't Have Celiac?

Posted by kareng on 08 July 2014 - 07:44 PM

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:
(Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

You look mahhhhvalous!
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#922730 Feeling Good On Gluten?

Posted by kareng on 05 July 2014 - 08:32 PM

Why are you being tested for Celiac? It sounds like you do very well with gluten.
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#922486 Intolerant Of Cane Sugar And Yeast

Posted by kareng on 03 July 2014 - 06:51 AM

All in all, the toxicity of Candida is higher for anyone with Celiac than the toxicity of. Candida has been scientifically proven to have a surface protein identical the gliadin and invokes the same immune response. As long as you have Candida overgrowth, you have a constant Celiac reaction occurring.

I have not seen this. So I went looking and didn't see it mentioned on the Univ of Chicago Celiac center site. Maybe I missed it? But, if its true, then you are saying that many people diagnosed with celiac disease don't actually have Celiac disease? Our positive blood antibodies are from Candidia? Maybe you could start a topic and show us this research? Thanks. I am looking forward to reading it.
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#922253 Can “Glutenase” Pills Help People With Celiac Digest Gluten?

Posted by kareng on 01 July 2014 - 11:32 AM

I'm totally not a part of all the hoopla! That is here I just want to say thanks for posting it. I have never heard of these pills and if I would of come across them in the store I would probably be afraid to take them, and change my diet. Noway! But hey now I know absolutely do not take them. So I do thank you for the post. Any hoo when I say don't take them and change my diet, what about take them for any cross contaminating that may occur ? You know on a daily basis?? Stay gluten-free and take them? We all know nothing is 100% gluten-free so would these help if taking them on a daily basis and stay on a gluten-free diet??

The point is that they do nothing! Nada! :D

They (Celiac researchers with a pharmaceutical company) are working on one (ALV003) and we have had articles about that. They are still going thru trials of various kinds. They look promising to take occasionally for eating out. I am not sure if they will be by prescription only or OTC. I think that will be decided if they make it thru all the trials successfully. Keeping my fingers crossed. (OK.....I admit, this post, right here, might be giving people "hope")

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#922193 Can “Glutenase” Pills Help People With Celiac Digest Gluten?

Posted by kareng on 01 July 2014 - 06:36 AM

No dear, I read it. I'm just saying I thought it was a well established fact because I am always seeing it brought up and I was wondering why we were beating this poor dead horse :)



Back in April, when I posted this, we were having a lot of people taking these bogus pills.  I thought that having an expert opinion posted on the forum  might be helpful.  People google these pills and I hoped that they might find this link.  I thought that some of us could use this thread to point people in the correct direction when they come on saying that their cousin's aunt's step-brother's MIL said there is a pill that lets you eat gluten.


You obviously googled it or had a reason to look it up... So I guess it worked?   ;)



And thanks for bringing it back to the front of the forum, maybe it will help keep a newbie from wasting thier money.

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#921981 Wine ... Gluten Free?

Posted by kareng on 29 June 2014 - 11:45 AM

I guess some of us are talking about good or " real " wine from actual vineyards. The kind of places we have visited that take pride in their wines. That fruity stuff for $3 or less a bottle - who knows what's in it.

But.... If a drink bothers you....don't drink it - whether a its Pepsi, OJ, coffee, milk or wine.....

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#921729 How Do You Work With This?

Posted by kareng on 26 June 2014 - 07:38 PM

Talenti Gelato was what I ate on Tuesday. I had tried it before and thought I did ok with it but now looking back I remember reacting on a couple of those nights and thinking it was something else. It is supposed to be gluten and dairy free.

I I don't eat dairy at all and try to minimize carbs as much as I can.

Gelato is NEVER dairy free. It is always a milk product. The first ingredient on the Talenti gelato I have is " milk". If you have a problem with dairy, and the gelato bothers you, please don't say you were " glutened".

The thing is - if you feel bad, it's not always gluten. In this case, you seem to know you have a lactose intolerance, but you ate ice cream anyway. That's not a gluten issue, its a dairy issue. Now people will read this post and think there is gluten in a perfectly good product. That's just really ..... Disappointing....
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#921417 Dad Brought Home A Bag Of Wheat Gluten, Now I've Given Up.

Posted by kareng on 24 June 2014 - 06:09 AM

Wow!  Can't they see how sick you are?  Of course they can and they don't care?  Well, we can't pick our family not force them to change their behaviors in their own house if they don't' care.  I have found that people like this would be jerks about something else if Celiac isn't the issue.


So some practical things until you can find a way to get your own place:


Can you find a small fridge for your room?  Might find one on Craigs list for cheap.  If you live in a college town - there are always some around.  Might need a bit of cleaning with some white vinegar and then bleach.


Clear a space on your desk or dresser and make that your food prep station.  You can cut on your plates or get these flat cutting mats.  They are good for using as a place mat and food prep area cover, too.  They have some at the Dollar store.  http://www.walmart.c...ng-Mat/20531370


Fresh (clean) towels are good to cover a dirty counter.


You can use the oven or microwave.  You might just want to cover your food.   Foil in the oven.  A plate or microwaveable paper plate over a bowl in the microwave.


You can cover a baking sheet or questionable baking dish with 2 layers of foil.


It might seem gross but, if the kitchen sink is too dirty to wash your dishes in, use the bathroom sink.  It is unlikely to have a lot of bread crumbs and such in it.  Bleach is cheap and you could bleach it before washing your fruit or dishes.


You could even get paper plates and plastic utensils & throw away.  If you lived near me I would give you all the assorted left-over Super Bowl party/Christmas plates and napkins I have.


You might look at Walmart for a crockpot.  There are usually some around $15.  You can cook all kinds of things in them.  Even just warm up a can of beans or some frozen veggies.  This would be cheaper than a gluten-free frozen meal.  





I'll think and maybe add some more.  I'm not much for the "poor baby" stuff, but I am all about the practical.

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#920829 Brain Fog Please Begone

Posted by kareng on 19 June 2014 - 06:40 AM

What I want to know is - if everyone keeps displacing their Brain Frogs - where are the poor homeless creatures going?  cause I don't want them coming to live in my head again!






Also -coconut mojito?  Yum!

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#920739 I'm Mad At Nature Valley's Granola Bars

Posted by kareng on 18 June 2014 - 04:09 PM

Thank you for clearing this up.

Thank you for saying this. Sometime I feel like I am talking to myself here! :)
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