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StephanieL

Member Since 17 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:22 PM
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In Topic: Low Levels Iron/vit D

17 December 2014 - 02:24 PM

 Has she has another TTG? It appears that she may be getting gluten somewhere.

 

Gluten intake and low Vit. D are two different things and one doesn't necessarily have to do anything with the other.  I assume that being in So. Cal means you get plenty of sun?  Did you augment the Vit. D intake when you went gluten free?  There is a chance of there being gluten introduced into her diet- Is she having any of the symptoms she had before? If not, I would suspect a general need to up her intake.


In Topic: Chef That Wants Your Feedback

16 December 2014 - 08:03 PM

My biggest frustration is getting chefs (and the staff between them and us) to understand that we don't make these requests for fun but that we must eat this way.  I do not mind paying more for a meal I KNOW is safe for my child.  If you can cook something great for him (he's 7 and along with Celiac has life threatening food allergies to egg, peanuts, tree nuts and dairy as well as bananas) we will return and tell all of our friends who live in allergy land about your place and how you were WILLING AND ABLE to cook for my kiddo safely.  Real food cooked safely is all I want.  If you can provide a dessert for him- I just may kiss you!  This has only happened to Disney with products we know (Enjoy Life brand and So Delicious ice-cream)


In Topic: Any Gluten Home Test Kit Recommendation?

11 December 2014 - 05:37 PM

Again, it's only been 9 months.  I wouldn't drive yourself crazy just yet.  

 

I know as a parent you want to make it right ( we are at 5 years gluten-free and still not "normal" with labs) but you have to remember the damage took 10 years to happen and while it shouldn't take 10 years to get better it may just take more time.  Hugs!


In Topic: Any Gluten Home Test Kit Recommendation?

11 December 2014 - 06:54 AM

Most labs only test up to 100. They usually ( can't say in this instance) have a cut off for things like this because once you get so high, the numbers beyond don't mean anything,

 

They may not mean anything in the "you have it worse" department but testing for specific numbers does help them see the trend in the numbers to be sure they are falling (specifically with the tTG) and that is usually the one most Dr's now do to monitor compliance (though again, debatable).


In Topic: Ideas For (Relatively) Easy Nut And Dairy Free Xmas Baking

10 December 2014 - 08:38 PM

What are you in the mood for? We are D, E, PN, TN and gluten free. I have recipes for just about everything!  

 

The easiest and biggest hit with my kids is Monkey Munch which is Chex Muddy Buddies but with Sunbutter and Enjoy Life chocolate chips!  Yum!