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kitgordon

Member Since 21 May 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 07 2014 04:11 AM
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#809169 Cheerios?

Posted by kitgordon on 06 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

I miss Cheerios! :( But they are definitely not gluten free.
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#767149 Gluten-Free?

Posted by kitgordon on 22 January 2012 - 12:05 PM

Some people have additional food intolerances such as corn or soy, but I believe most celiacs are safe with corn. If you have just started the diet, you may have stomach problems just because you aren't healed yet; it doesn't always mean that you've been glutened or have additional intolerances.
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#767143 Texture In gluten-free Baked Goods? New At This.

Posted by kitgordon on 22 January 2012 - 11:56 AM

I really like The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free by Anne Byrn. She shows you how to add to the gluten-free cake mixes to improve the texture and get a full-size cake from them (most of them only make one layer or 12 cupcakes if you follow the directions on the box). And once you understand the theory, you can use it to create some of your own recipes - I invented a mix-based Red Velvet cake this Christmas that my gluten-eating relatives raved about. It's also worth investing in a really good gluten-free flour like Better Batter for some recipes.

It is a learning opportunity as you said, and you'll probably make some yucky things along the way, but you'll also make some great discoveries if you keep at it. And you can't tell by the texture of the batter or dough whether it is going to turn out alright; sometimes it is very different to the gluten-version, but once baked it is closer than expected. Good luck!
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#742788 Ugh! People Just. Don't. Get. It.

Posted by kitgordon on 29 October 2011 - 08:14 AM

Suzanna, don't stay away because you are "no use to anyone" here. We hope WE can be of use to YOU while you are learning to cope. I echo what others have said - look for a good therapist. Also try meditation, exercise, yoga, hobbies - anything that brings you joy, relieves stress and helps take your mind away from the pain. And maybe learning to cook yourself yummy gluten-free foods would help you feel some power over your situation. I am so sorry you are in such a dark place. Hugs!
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#742070 I'm Back!

Posted by kitgordon on 26 October 2011 - 03:32 PM

Congratulations! Enjoy him; they grow so fast, and I hope your husband will be home soon.
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#736928 Spouse Is Nonsupportive

Posted by kitgordon on 07 October 2011 - 11:37 AM

HeyTeacher - you don't owe anyone an apology! There was absolutely NOTHING inappropriate in your post, and you are not responsible when people disagree with each other's advice to you. It's fine to mention your husband's lack of support; we get a lot of similar posts.

I think you should tell your husband you absolutely need his support in either going to a doctor, or implementing a strict gluten-free diet - one or the other. Use the "in sickness and in health" line. And in the meantime, if you are too sick to function... DON'T! Let the kids miss some activities, let him pick up some slack in whatever your responsibilities are - let him SEE how ill you are. As long as you suck it up and keep a stiff upper lip and he is not inconvenienced by your illness, he is going to maintain the status quo because it is comfortable for him. Don't let anyone maintain their comfort at the cost of your own health. Good luck!
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#727191 Bloating

Posted by kitgordon on 01 September 2011 - 04:59 PM

Thanks Mushroom and Kitgordon for your response. I just feel so overwhelmed by this disease, and I hope this forum can provide me with answers & guidance.

You are in the right place for that! It does get easier, I promise, and so worth it as you start to feel better.
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#722518 Communion

Posted by kitgordon on 13 August 2011 - 07:28 AM

If you take communion with gluten weekly on that theory, you would simply never recover. Lots of us are ill for a week or more after consuming gluten. Christ had a particular mission that ended with an episode of extreme suffering. I can't think God's plan for most of us is to be too ill to work or care for our families for the rest of our lives.
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#721875 Can Eating Gluten Cause Damage?

Posted by kitgordon on 10 August 2011 - 11:24 AM

I am quite sure that eating gluten does increase her risk of developing cancers and other celiac-related conditions if she has celiac disease. I imagine it is very hard to keep her from eating gluten in daycare since she isn't old enough to know what she can and can't have, but I would keep working toward a solution to keep her completely gluten free.

Good luck!
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#715742 Emotional And Physical Damage

Posted by kitgordon on 11 July 2011 - 04:24 PM

I am so sorry you have suffered so much. It's OK to cry. It's wonderful that you have lost 100 lbs.! You will get better; stick with it. Have you seen a dietician? And/or a therapist for help with your emotional pain? You are young and have your whole life ahead of you, and you are on a good road now. I am glad you found us; people here can offer help and advice with any questions you might have about the diet.
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#657313 Canyon Bakehouse Hamburger Buns

Posted by kitgordon on 30 November 2010 - 10:39 AM

I agree, these are by far the best hamburger buns I have found. The texture is perfect, nice flavor, and they are healthy too - lots of fiber and protein! So many of our breads seem to fall a bit short nutritionally.
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#657311 Cookies

Posted by kitgordon on 30 November 2010 - 10:35 AM

If you can find them, Wow chocolate chip cookies are absolutely out of this world!
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#656760 Who Survived Thanksgiving?

Posted by kitgordon on 28 November 2010 - 08:37 AM

I had a lovely Thanksgiving. We went to my aunt and uncle's house - he has celiac, she does not. They made 2 smaller turkeys - one stuffed, one not. Except for the stuffing and a couple breads, everything was gluten free. We celiacs (half my family has celiac) were able to eat mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, creamed onions, cornbread, cranberry sauce, turkey, and gravy and I brought a corn casserole with cheese and bacon which everyone loved. I also brought a pie made with Gluten-free Pantry crust, and my sister made a delicious pumpkin cheesecake with a crust made from crushed gluten free gingersnaps. Gluten free food can be just as good as regular. And I am thankful to have a family full of celiacs, so we are always accommodated wherever we gather!
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#651329 Celiac Or Gluten Intolerance

Posted by kitgordon on 05 November 2010 - 08:51 AM

Whichever she feels comfortable with; I am self-diagnosed (classic GI symptoms, 5 diagnosed family members, lousy insurance coverage), but I say I have celiac disease. Of course half the world doesn't know what you're talking about no matter what you call it!
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#651327 Does Anyone Like Being Celiac

Posted by kitgordon on 05 November 2010 - 08:48 AM

I enjoy the challenge of cooking and baking new things, and finding and adapting recipes - I am actually liking to cook more than I have in years. I had gotten into such a rut of cooking the "same old things". And I enjoy not being afraid to be away from the bathroom. But, if I could make celiac go away, and go back to eating like everybody else, I would, of course.
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