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#707427 Kicking In My Sleep

Posted by kareng on 10 June 2011 - 04:49 AM

I don't know what causes this. My hub has it occcasionally so he has read about it a little. Seems it could be a vitamin deficiency (potassium?) or a lack of exercise or s sypmtom of mental illness. For him, exercise seems to help.
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#706830 New Celiac With Two Questions- Corn And Oatmeal

Posted by kareng on 08 June 2011 - 07:22 AM

Should have added: Most gluten-free foods do not say gluten-free on them. Meat, fruit, beans, veggies, most ice cream, dairy products, etc. Just bread, cookies, pasta, etc. Try sone of the things you put on pasta on brown rice or quinoa.
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#706829 New Celiac With Two Questions- Corn And Oatmeal

Posted by kareng on 08 June 2011 - 07:19 AM

Take the oatmeal back or give it to the food pantry. Quaker will tell you it is not gluten-free. Oats are harvested, transported & processed on the same equipment as wheat and usually contains some wheat. You have to get certified gluten-free oats.

That said, it is usually not recommended that you eat oast until you have healed. About 10% of Celiacs react to the gluten in the oats just like the gluten in wheat.

All grains have gluten. Its not all the same. Corn is not the same and can be a part of a gluten-free diet. Some people do find corn hard to digest or react to it. It isn't part of the Celiac.

Most doctors don't really know much about Celiac or nutrition in general. The fact that he got the corn & the oats reversed just shows that you have to research for yourself.

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#706041 Omg What Did I Do ...i Took A Chance Ugh

Posted by kareng on 05 June 2011 - 04:20 PM

Why are you gluten free? Diagnosed or just experimenting? I think you found your answer.

There were so many things wrong with that meal & dessert from a gluten free perspective (not just the fries). Never eat anything that has touched gluteny bread. Not sure how the chicken or ribs were cooked but lots of places put soy sauce (usually contains wheat) in the marinade or BBQ sauce. Of course the dessert bar was made with wheat flour.

The safest thing you had was the lemonade.
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#705814 Need A Little Help With Shopping

Posted by kareng on 04 June 2011 - 06:48 PM

I know people do make breads in the bread maker. Just be careful if you have made gluten breads in it. It's hard to get the flour out of every little space.

Also, about 10% of Celiacs react to oats. It's usually recommended you don't try them until you are healed.
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#705602 Dealing With My Son Working In A Restaurant

Posted by kareng on 04 June 2011 - 04:37 AM

. If your son is a big enough to work at a restaurant, he should be able to wash his own clothes.

Either have him wash those himself, or at least get him to put them in the washer, and once they have gone through the washer they should be fine.
As someone else mentioned if your son is old enough to work he is old enough to learn how to do his own laundry. He may balk a bit if he is used to having you do them for him but it is something he should learn to do before he moves into his own home.

Heard that anywhere before Lo? ;)

Tell Tony we said to shake his clothes off before he gets in the car. As soon as he get in the house, do not get a gatorade, do not grab a cookie, do not check the ball game on TV, go straight to the shower. Take the clothes off inside out. Leave on the bathroom floor. Brief shower to get the crumbs out of the hair. Put clothes in the wash machine. Good boy!

You could have him strip in garage if that works better. (Close the door first)
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#705595 Has Anyone Done Major Home Renovations Post gluten-free?

Posted by kareng on 04 June 2011 - 04:23 AM

I don't think cutting a little hole for an outlet would be too bad. It is the major drywall project that would leave dust everywhere.

What everyone is forgetting are the heating/AC vents and intake. Once you get the dust in there, it gets blown around the house. If you are doing a room at a time, you might want to block them off well with plastic and duct tape. Turn off the system.
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#705475 Your Top Two Pieces Of Advice

Posted by kareng on 03 June 2011 - 03:44 PM

Only 2? And brief? You didn't want me to play did you? B)

I like the " Don't Panic". It will be our secret club phrase!

Try to find the humor in the situation, even if you are the only one that thinks it's funny! :D

( this happens to me a lot as you all know)
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#705174 Celiac Diagnosed Just Today!

Posted by kareng on 02 June 2011 - 08:30 PM

Hey Monica!

Read around on this forum. Use the google in the top right corner. Most very question you have gets answered every week it seems like. I'm hoping for something really odd or unusual.

It's a lot to try to get at once.
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#704672 Observations We Can All Relate To...

Posted by kareng on 01 June 2011 - 09:17 AM

Sometimes things like gluten-free bread & pasta gets better the farther you are from having the "real" thing. I never liked white bread. I like the CAnyon Bakehouse San Juan 7 grain bread. It tastes like a whole wheat kind - not soft & mushy.
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#704621 How Often Do You Cheat?

Posted by kareng on 01 June 2011 - 06:54 AM

Good luck, Steve! I think there are alot of women on here that would love to date you! ;)

Someone should start a gluten-free/food allergy dating service.
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#704610 Had Initial Appointment With Gi Today, I Don't Get It...

Posted by kareng on 01 June 2011 - 05:47 AM

He actually doesn't sound too bad. Most of them are taught that you waste away with Celiac.

I saw an interesting theory on a website about overweight, even obese, people having Celiac. His point was that we aren't absorbing the nutrients our bodies want and so we keep eating trying to fill that void. And because our whole 16 feet of small intestine isn't damaged on some people, we are able to get the calories in. This site sounded great up to this point, then it got wierd & wanted to sell us something. The English got bad (like that sentence :unsure: )

Are you able to go to one of his other locations? Maybe go on vacation with his family?
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#704434 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by kareng on 31 May 2011 - 04:00 PM

It's called freeloading, I believe :rolleyes:

I prefer to think of it as " fact checking".
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#704409 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by kareng on 31 May 2011 - 03:13 PM

I don't believe any of you people are actually making all these yummy things! I am thinking about coming round to your homes to check on the quality of the food! Will require good planning so I don't have to back track. B)
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#704149 I Can't Stop Blathering On

Posted by kareng on 31 May 2011 - 04:28 AM

Only the gluten impaired would yell this at their children THINK BEFORE YOU TOAST:

Love it! Good parents teach thier children to practice safe toasting! :unsure:
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