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#727386 Please Help Me Figure This Out..my Roommate Is "poisoning" Me :/

Posted by on 02 September 2011 - 01:56 PM

I'd say kick him out because he is creepy and you don't feel safe around him. All gluten issues aside, you shouldn't have to live with someone you are afraid of. Your home is supposed to be a place of peace not fear and worry. Finding a roomie on craigslist may work for many people, but I think it's a crap shoot. Is there no other network that you can turn to in order to help with the search? friends of friends or family? church? sports teams? hobby groups?
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#725060 Does Gluten Make You More Athletic?

Posted by on 23 August 2011 - 02:23 PM

grades 1-3? come on...! You aren't even done developing at this point. Places also are highly dependent on who is in the field that day. Likely it IS related to diet and/or hydration, but you don't need gluten do be fast. You need to eat an appropriate balance of carbohydrates, fats, & protein as well as fruits and veggies. There may also be something in the training plan itself - overtraining or maybe not training appropriately to the goals of his particular race... Hope this helps some!!

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#720933 Confused

Posted by on 05 August 2011 - 07:23 AM

There is an old chinese proverb that my boss told me years ago: a full bottle makes no sound. a half bottle sloshes around. This was in light of the idea that sometimes people make a lot of noise even though they don't have the full story.

The actual article listed as a reference above studied the differences between the reactions of celiacs to wheat with the reactions to rye and barley. The whole hail mary leap of faith, no longer even true statement about gluten being found in all grains comes from god knows where. And after that I tuned out the rest of the tirade because to my understanding they are no longer making true statements.

Honestly it pisses me off that people disseminate information that is mismatched and not appropriately researched. That's all I have to say about that.

I am interested to hear the reactions of others on this board...
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#714582 Dealing With The Extras Of Celiacs, The Things No One Talks About.

Posted by on 06 July 2011 - 08:04 AM

I realize the anti grain people are going to yell at me for this, but I'm sticking to my guns: it sounds like you need starches in your diet. Rice, potatoes, corn, gluten free bread... something. Those starches are still really important for athletes.

One thought on the bloated belly - it might be the raw veggies that are still going it. Raw veggies are harder to digest than cooked ones. You can still steam them and not loose nutrients. Some may be easier for you than others. And it might be the kinds of fruits you are eating as well. One thing I noticed with fruit is that sometimes when I eat it plain it gives me problems but if I put it in something like yogurt I have no problems. Ultimately you'll still have to play with it and really pay attention to your diet and how you feel later, like dilettantesteph suggested.

Hope you can get things sorted out to minimize the reactions!!
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#709335 Newbie With Significant Challenges

Posted by on 16 June 2011 - 12:42 PM

1. Ok, Mr/Mrs "I miss cookies," first thing you should do is go out and find some gluten free cookies from liz lovely. They are fantastic, not just "fantastic for being gluten free." Make sure you get the gluten free kind as they make some gluten ones too.

2. I am pretty sure if you want to be a meatless celiac, you can do that just fine, provided that is really all you are not removing from the diet. If you can still have rice, corn, potato, quinoa, as well as dairy, soy, nuts, eggs you can totally do this.

3. The body is an amazing place. Be good to it and it will be good to you and I think you can heal. I went from flat villi (from 30 years of gluten) to perfectly healthy villi in 8 years, maybe even sooner.

It's ok to be sad!! This is a big scary change, but it will be ok. Things will get better, I promise.

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#704637 Observations We Can All Relate To...

Posted by on 01 June 2011 - 07:57 AM

I really like this post!

To add my own observations:

I nearly shot my dad when I was diagnosed and in trying to cheer me up, he said "it's just a diet change." Now I am grateful that "it's just a diet change."

My alcohol tolerance is crap too.

I am grateful that the "starving because I am afraid to eat" phase is largely over.

I too, am grateful for the increased awareness and increases in available products. When I was diagnosed it never stuck me that products would get better, and thank God they did.

I am grateful for having a supportive family, group of friends, and boyfriend. People do listen and don't want me to be sick and unhappy.
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#701766 Sick Or Starving/any Advice?

Posted by on 23 May 2011 - 05:13 PM

I really thing the best thing for you to do would be to see a dietician. Your diet is alarming - especially if you get so hungry that you can't cope. That's a big fat red flag right there. You need to get protein from somewhere, and a good dietician can examine your current diet to make sure you are getting everything you need. I highly highly doubt you are nourishing yourself properly. I'm so sorry....
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#700533 Constant Hunger After Some Hard Workouts

Posted by on 18 May 2011 - 01:28 PM

So, I think three things: 1) I guess I would say that if you have a predictable routine that maybe you aren't eating enough after your harder workouts, especially if you wait to refuel. I've heard that you want to get in some calories within a certain time frame after you finish a workout to help improve recovery. If you are waiting to do so, that may be contributing to your "lasting" hunger. 2. another thing that comes to mind is hydration. You want to make sure you are well hydrated, during the workout if it is long, and for sure in the time after you are done, regardless of length. Sometimes being dehydrated causes us to feel hunger, when really a gatorade is what we need. Those are calories, after all. ;) 3. Lastly - I am not sure if this is relevant because I don't know if you are a man or a woman, but if you are a woman, the hunger may also be related to where you are in your cycle. Or, the hunger may be caused by a all three things. You also want to make sure that you have a good amount of carbs to fuel your workouts, but protien as well so that you will feel satiated.

I hope this helps some...!
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#699917 Cinco De Mayo Leftovers, Shouldn't Have Eaten?

Posted by on 16 May 2011 - 07:15 AM

If it's bad, your body will get rid of it ASAP via puking or D. I don't advise making yourself puke. Just take care of the symptoms as they arise...
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#693351 Food From Unknown Kitchens

Posted by on 19 April 2011 - 12:31 PM

1. Nope.
2. I'm not sure what to say. How awful that your mom thinks your daughter should be less strict and risk her health in order to avoid being rude. How *awesome* that your daughter is already making the smart choices at 12 years old. She should definitely be commended for her vigilance. Maybe you and your daughter could work on little one liners to decline without offense. Sometimes you could be surprised at the simplicity of it all and it doesn't even have to be about celiac. Ex: "no thanks, I'm actually really full." "no thanks, I don't feel up for dessert." Maybe....? Best of luck to you both!!
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#691564 An Open Letter To My Grandmother

Posted by on 12 April 2011 - 08:18 AM

Although I can't really help with the letter writing (no fibro, & D is my prob), I wanted to let you know I thought your plan is amazing and thoughtful and loving. You, my dear, are a walking little gem, and your g-ma is so lucky to have you as a granddaughter. ;)

I wish you well with your task at hand!!!
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#682365 Diagnosed With Celiac And Ulcerated Colitis Has Anyone Ever Been On Asacol?...

Posted by on 10 March 2011 - 09:16 PM

I've been on asacol since about 2003 ish. It's worked really well for me. It did take a while for me to learn how to treat my body during a flare up, but now that I know, things are under much better control now. Once you get the colitis improving, you will feel much much better. Let me know how it goes with the dietician. I have blue cross too and they don't cover it unless I am obese or diabetic. (of which I am neither). Believe me, I KNOW your boat. the celiac mixed with the colitis is a double doozie, but I can honestly tell you that it WILL get better. You've just got to be very nice to yourself and your body and try to listen to what it tells you. I spent a lot of time in "denial" of the colitis when it would flare up, and in retrospect that was just a silly waste of time. Sending you little cyber rays of sunshine...!!! :) :)
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#674480 Feeling Like The Odd Man Out Here

Posted by on 11 February 2011 - 12:27 PM

nope - you aren't the odd man out. As you can see from my signature I am very active. I've done two ironman triathlons and plan to do at least two more. (iron distance is swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles are run 26.2) Most people that know about celiac's because of me equate celiac with "eating well." I know it's not really like that, but I'm still always learning. Another thing to consider is that a lot of times people post for help when they are not doing so well. I've been a celiac for almost a decade now, and you'll note my post level is still pretty low. Although I am working on posting more to help people!!
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#672122 Help With Food Logs

Posted by on 31 January 2011 - 08:16 PM

hi! I found a fantastically easy, but semi-roundabout way to keep a food diary. I used one of those calorie counter apps. My favorite is "my fitness pal." it has TONS and TONS of gluten free foods. Plus you can enter your own recipes with all the ingredients you used so you can refer back to it and see what was in any given food you ate. You can use it on your phone and on the web. The calories you can ignore if you want, but it totally works to keep track of what you ate - you can categorize it into breakfast/lunch/dinner. There is another app called GI tracker that you can use to track your symptoms, but I think that the "notes" portion of the my fitness pal works ok as well. I hope this helps!
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#670803 When Will I Be Able To Cope With This?

Posted by on 26 January 2011 - 10:44 AM

It's ok that you are feeling like this now. Don't beat yourself up about not being ok with it at the moment. In the grand scheme of things 5 months is not really all that long. You've got plenty of time to go through whatever you need to go through. It's really kind of like going through stages of grief. I think it's more important to be honest with your feelings at the moment which will actually enable you to really be able to accept & "move on" as you say.

I actually thing that "coming to grips" may not really a finalized thing, but an emotion or reaction that is constantly evolving. But I don't mean that in a way to say "you'll never get over this" I mean more to say that the acceptance will come along sometimes in spurts, and sometimes you might still feel bad, mad, frustrated. But ultimately I think that's ok, and its not realistic to be perfectly happy with anything 100% of the time, you know?

In addition, as public awareness keeps evolving & technology and food options keep evolving, the way you feel about things may keep evolving. When I was first diagnosed the store bought bread options that were available to me were pretty horrific. As were the cake mixes. (oh, how I will never forget my first post-diagnosis birthday cake. Thank god we can laugh about it now). But now with so many options in stores and increased awareness in restaurants has made me feel less isolated than when I first started. There will still be adjustments for you in that regard, but as time passes, things will likely seem much less dismal. :) Hang in there, and definitely use this arena for support. I wish you the best!!! :D
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