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tatersalad

Member Since 03 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 13 2010 08:59 PM
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Help! Oh My

13 February 2010 - 10:14 AM

Hello,

I'm meeting my friend for breakfast tomorrow and I don't want to swell up like I'm pregnant and be in severe pain.
Please look at the following and tell me what I should pick. I have to avoid wheat, dairy and soy. Thank you so much!!

MILLIE'S BRUNCH

DEVIL'S MESS 8.95
Open-faced omelette of spicy sausage, onions, green peppers, garlic,
tomatoes and mild curry, finished with melted white cheddar and avocado

VEGGIE MESS 7.95
Same as Devil's Mess, but with vegetables instead of sausage

HUEVOS RANCHEROS 8.25
2 fried eggs over tortillas with black beans, tomato Ranchero sauce, melted white cheddar, salsa and sour cream

MUSHROOM, TOMATO + WHITE CHEDDAR OMELETTE 7.25
AVOCADO, TOMATO + WHITE CHEDDAR OMELETTE 7.50

GRILLED EGGPLANT, TOMATO + BRIE SANDWICH 6.95
on whole grain bread
GRILLED PORTABELLO MUSHROOM SANDWICH 6.95
on Kaiser with red onion marmalade
SPICY BLACK BEAN + CHEDDAR CHEESE BURRITO 6.95
with salsa and sour cream
GRILLED CHIPOTLE CHICKEN SANDWICH 6.95
on Kaiser roll
8 oz. HAMBURGER 6.25
on Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato & mayo
8 oz. CHEESEBURGER 6.95
on Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato & mayo
BACON, LETTUCE + TOMATO SANDWICH 5.95
on whole grain bread
AVOCADO, BACON, LETTUCE + TOMATO SANDWICH 6.95
on whole grain bread

SAMPLE LUNCH/BRUNCH SPECIALS:

GRILLED ANGUS BEEF LOIN with 2 poached eggs, grilled asparagus & hollandaise 13.95
EGGS BENNY with Smithfield ham, 2 poached eggs on a croissant with hollandaise 13.95
CASTRO'S MESS 3 eggs scrambled with Cuban spiced pork, onions, black beans, tomatoes, cheddar, crispy tortilla strips 10.75
CAJUN MESS 3 eggs scrambled with spicy Andouille sausage, crawfish meat, tomatoes, onions, peppers, corn & cheddar 11.50
VIRGINIA. OMELETTE with lump crabmeat, Smithfield ham, tomatoes and cheddar cheese 12.95
CRAB and SCRAMBLED EGG ENCHILADA with spicy tomato and lime sour cream sauces 13.95
SOFT SCRAMBLED EGGS with LOBSTER, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, puff pastry & hollandaise 13.95
EGGS BENITEZ chorizo-spiked papusas with 2 poached eggs and salsa verde 10.95
CORNED BEEF BRISKET HASH with 2 poached eggs and hollandaise 11.95
EGGS BEN GURION 2 poached eggs, smoked salmon on a bagel with hollandaise 10.95

Swelling...I Can'T Take It Anymore

13 February 2010 - 09:12 AM

Hello,

I had the Enterolab test done and here are my results below. I have not had a blood test nor biopsy. I've been really good about avoiding gluten since Oct, prior to that I know I messed up a few times. Anything I eat goes right through me in about 30 minutes. My stomach aches, bloats, grumbles, horrible gas...I am swollen terribly in my hands and wrists and ankles...it is so painful to open anything, typing this is painful. My shoulders are aching, I know this must be from the swelling. The Dr had me on Prednisone,which takes the swelling down right away and my hands go back to normal, my ankles will go down, but not all the way. I seem to be allergic to all these new foods. I have now cut out dairy and soy in these last two weeks. I feel like crap to be honest. This current hand swelling and wrists and shoulders is making me want more Prednisone. I dont know what else to do. My last Pred treatmant was on December 12th. I enjoyed 5 beautiful weeks of no swelling, but a little in my ankles, I could feel the bone on each side, which I was happy! I had one Gluten Free beer and then next morning my hands were swollen, just over night. Not sure how this could happen, because it was a gluten-free beer (I dont even like beer and wished I never went out that night). I'm basically to the point of eating next to nothing now, as I'm scared of what is happening and the less I eat, the less my stomach swells up like I'm pregnant. I feel as though I have leaky gut, almost certain of it. Any advises will be greatly apprecaited as I'm feeling pretty low. This has been going on a 2 years now this April 12th. The Dr's ran every test known to man, CT scan, Ultrasound...they had no answers. I had a hair analysis done on my own and then the Enterolab.

Date: 10/5/2009

A) Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete *Best test/best value
Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA: 12 Units

Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA: 4 Units

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score: Less than 300 Units

Fecal Anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA: 7 Units

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1: 0301

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2: 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 7,9)

Interpretation of Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA (Normal Range is less than 10 Units): Intestinal antigliadin IgA antibody was elevated, indicating that you have active dietary gluten sensitivity. For optimal health, resolution of symptoms (if you have them), and prevention of small intestinal damage and malnutrition, osteoporosis, and damage to other tissues (like nerves, brain, joints, muscles, thyroid, pancreas, other glands, skin, liver, spleen, among others), it is recommended that you follow a strict and permanent gluten free diet. As gluten sensitivity is a genetic syndrome, you may want to have your relatives screened as well.

Interpretation of Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA (Normal Range is less than 10 Units): The level of intestinal IgA antibodies to the human enzyme tissue transglutaminase was below the upper limit of normal, and hence, there is no evidence of a gluten-induced autoimmune reaction.

Interpretation of Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score (Normal Range is less than 300 Units): Provided that dietary fat is being ingested, a fecal fat score less than 300 indicates there is no malabsorbed dietary fat in stool indicating that digestion and absorption of nutrients is currently normal.

Interpretation of Fecal Anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA (Normal Range is less than 10 Units): Levels of fecal IgA antibody to a food antigen greater than or equal to 10 are indicative of an immune reaction, and hence immunologic "sensitivity" to that food. For any elevated fecal antibody level, it is recommended to remove that food from your diet. Values less than 10 indicate there currently is minimal or no reaction to that food and hence, no direct evidence of food sensitivity to that specific food. However, because 1 in 500 people cannot make IgA at all, and rarely, some people can still have clinically significant reactions to a food antigen despite the lack of a significant antibody reaction (because the reactions primarily involve T cells), if you have an immune syndrome or symptoms associated with food sensitivity, it is recommended that you try a strict removal of suspect foods from your diet for up to 12 months despite a negative test.

Interpretation Of HLA-DQ Testing: Although you do not possess the main HLA-DQB1 genes predisposing to celiac sprue (HLA-DQB1*0201 or HLA-DQB1*0302), HLA gene analysis reveals that you have two copies of a gene that predisposes to gluten sensitivity (any DQ1, DQ2 not by HLA-DQB1*0201, or DQ3 not by HLA-DQB1*0302). Having two copies of a gluten sensitive gene means that each of your parents and all of your children (if you have them) will possess at least one copy of the gene. Two copies also means there is an even stronger predisposition to gluten sensitivity than having one gene and the resultant immunologic gluten sensitivity may be more severe.