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Sensitivity Levels Among Us

02 January 2011 - 09:22 PM

When I was diagnosed with celiac disease 2 years ago I was told I was "lucky" because I can feel the effects of gluten when I ingest it. My dietician told me there are many celiacs who have no symptoms from gluten and that can be even more dangerous because it still damages the body.
What are your thoughts on this?

How come some with Celiac Disease react to trace amounts of gluten and others don't?

Do we all have the same amount of damage in our bodies because we all have the same disease, regardless of our varied reaction levels?

There is so much I still don't know.

I Did It...we Are Now A Gluten Free House!

05 October 2010 - 08:33 PM

Thank you to everybody who encouraged me to get the gluten out of my house.
My friend came over 2 weeks ago and took all my gluten away. We also got rid of all the containers, pans, spoons, and cutting boards that possibly had gluten hiding in them. She wiped down all my cupboard shelves and cleaned out my drawers. Then I washed all the hot pads and oven mitts.

I can't believe how free I feel! :D

If anyone is debating whether they can make the switch to being totally gluten free, I say go for it!
Life is too short to be thinking of gluten and cross contamination all the time.

What Are Your Symptoms?

23 September 2010 - 09:49 PM

Just curious if you always have the same symptoms when you consume gluten or if they vary? My symptoms seem to vary. I am trying to discern whether I am reacting only to the obvious gluten or if I have other food issues too. Please share your experiences with me!

Gluten Free Toddler Food?

12 September 2010 - 08:48 PM

In making my house gluten free I have to figure out some gluten-free finger foods for my 13 month old.
Cheerios, graham crackers, and Goldfish crackers are no longer options.
Can anybody give me ideas of tasty snacks for a toddler on the go?

Need A Pep Talk

10 September 2010 - 08:04 PM

Hey Everyone...
I am feeling very frustrated with Celiac Disease and cross contamination these days. My husband is encouraging me to make the house gluten free so we don't always have to be so careful and so I can better avoid cross contamination. I have no desire to eat gluten. What is hard for me is with 6 kids and a husband that can have gluten, why would I force them to be gluten free? There is so much "good" food out there. I know we would all be eating healthier if we were gluten-free, but I don't feel like having food battles with them. I feel like I am consumed by thinking about gluten all day. I wish I had other people around me who had to live perfectly gluten free. My friends and family support me, but nobody truly knows what it is like to live with celiac disease unless they have it too.

I feel selfish to make my family sacrifice their diets because of me. This is stupid because I know if my hubby or one of my kids was diagnosed with celiac disease I would do everything I could to make the house gluten free. I guess the fact that I can still function when I've been glutened makes me a bit lazy. I don't feel like I'm dying anymore. I feel better most of the time, but boy do I get crabby and have quite the stomach aches when I have a speck of gluten! I'm starting to wonder how important it really is to avoid all cross contamination.

I have a poor me attitude lately and that is not healthy either. How do you all handle living with celiac disease without getting discouraged?

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