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Member Since 06 May 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 22 2012 01:20 PM

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In Topic: Chef Needs Help!

11 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

From what I understand from someone who runs a very successful restaurant, they have 2 separate areas.

Since most food is naturally gluten free and they don't want to contaminate it, rather than marking a space for the gluten free food, they actually mark the space for the gluten containing foods. Essentially, a particular area of the kitchen is for food foods containing gluten so that the entire kitchen isn't compromised. They have a smaller room they use for this while the rest of the kitchen is considered gluten free. Whenever they need to make pizza dough, they just ensure the door is shut through the process and clean everything throughly. Same with any ingredient that contains gluten, always prep it in the smaller room.

This is a very great idea - one to really consider. Thank you! I am going to her kitchen at the sorority house Tuesday to help her.

In Topic: 2Nd Round Of Chemo, Done!

17 December 2011 - 06:10 AM

Thanks for the update and hope you and your family have a very happy Holiday!!!

In Topic: Just Diagnosed And Feel Like Its The End Of The World!

11 December 2011 - 08:47 AM

After gluten free, I have had A LOT less cravings for carbs. I am really convinced that the gluten makes you crave gluten. My cravings for any foods have gone down so much.

I and my daughter can totally agree with this. It bewilders my family and friends when I say I don't crave breads or gluten anymore. They think I'm just saying that because I have no choice. Well, whatever the reason my body doesn't want it anymore. The only thing I miss about my pre-Celiac life was the ease in which I could go about my life. Now, I have to analyze everything about what I and my daughter eat and do. More prep to go out, more research, not spur-of-the-moment.

And I also agree with the poster that said this is the hardest time of the year - holidays are totally food driven! You will find your new normal - it will take a while and you will go through the stages of grief, but you will get there. I have been gluten-free for 1.5 years and I am finally at peace with the entire thing.

In Topic: Sick

11 December 2011 - 08:32 AM

I get nausea and vomiting when glutened - that usually lasts 2 - 4 hours and then I am just wiped out until the next morning. It takes a day or two before I can eat much. Very much like the flu without the fever. Hope you feel better soon and stay away from the poison!!!

In Topic: Could My Son Have Celiac?

06 December 2011 - 06:18 AM

Well, Celiac is definitely a genetic disease and can certainly pass from parent to child. My daughter had gastro symptoms and failure to thrive all her life. We had her tested and her bloodwork came back negative, but her Genetic testing told us she had 2 markers for it. She decided to go gluten free (she was 10 at the time and ready to feel better) and has never felt better! So, even though her bloodwork was negative, she felt better gluten-free. Your son is too young to tell you, but his skin is definitely screaming at you! I would listen to it. And sure, gluten is so mainstream, but I guarantee you that when he is older more and more people will be intolerant of it and it won't be as difficult. Actually, my daughter has an easier time avoiding gluten because she doesn't really remember or miss it. I, on the other hand, had gluten in my life for 42 years before I had to get rid of it and it is harder to let the memories go.

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