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Member Since 05 Jun 2010
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#719128 How Do I Know If I've Been Glutened And What Is Causing It?

Posted by on 27 July 2011 - 03:43 PM

After a week you probably won't be able to tell the difference. On top of reading labels, you need to ensure that you aren't cooking your food on contaminated crockery, there are also many processed foods that don't have any suspicious ingredients but are notorious for cross contamination because of being made on the same lines as other foods. Stick with whole foods for a month, then reintroduce processed foods so that you are able to tell what it is that is causing the problems.
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#708135 Your Top Two Pieces Of Advice

Posted by on 12 June 2011 - 04:37 PM

1. If you pretend the center aisles don't exist, shopping can actually be extremely easy. Meat, Produce, rice aisle, dairy section, spice section and household items aisle. That's instead of being a detective and getting frustrated with everything you put your hands on.

"What? I can't eat one pot KD? You mean I ACTUALLY have to COOK a meal? With separate pots, seasonings and get creative? WHAT?? What a shame! How TERRIBLE! Whatever will I do! Having to eat things like steak and baked potatoes or honey chicken and rice ? Oh, what a world!" :P :D - That's what I say to people who say it must be sooo hard and boring for me.

2. If you are still experiencing trouble, chances are you need to look at other culprits like soy (EVIL EVIL EVIL SOY), dairy, eggs etc.

I like the idea of using a stick and beating people like pinatas.
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#697442 Awful Taste In Mouth

Posted by on 06 May 2011 - 07:26 PM

thank you both for your insite it will be deffentally considered
im finding that it is so hard to follow this life style i went out to night and the women in the house thought it would be funny to replace my smokes with potato chips that are full of gluten lol whats more deadlier smokes or gluten lol both pretty near up there lol
and i took my dip that had no gluten and my gluten free corn chips and what did every one do but dip their gluten laden foods in my dip
they laughed at me when i told them now the dip is contanimated and said i was full of bull that gluten can not be transfored like that gurrr i wish they all knew how really hard this is

What you do is openly pick your nose in front of them, wipe it off on your shirt then stick your finger in the dip and say, "What... you said stuff can't be transferred in this manner. It's only a little bit of booger and I wiped it off, there's no contamination in the dip- go on... eat it!"
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#667762 Help! Information Overload!

Posted by on 13 January 2011 - 09:13 PM

I felt a difference after just two weeks of avoiding the obvious gluten sources. Then once I talked to someone about the gluten problem, I avoided the less obvious sources and felt an INTENSE difference after about a month. I suffer with head issues before gut issues.
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#651240 Does Anyone Like Being Celiac

Posted by on 04 November 2010 - 04:58 PM

Funny you started this thread. Yesterday I got the results from the genetic testing. Everything came back neg. I was disapointed. The gluten free diet does make me feel better (dx'ed non celiac gluten sensitivity). But I know that my family will think I can cheat because I don't have a REAL disease. If I could tell them that I have celiac, there would not be any hassle about meals for the holidays. I can hear them now asking why do I always have to be weird and different.

Ha Ha. That was my exact feeling. Disappointment that it is not properly diagnosed. So now I get to answer people with- I just feel better not eating gluten so I don't, most of the time it can't be diagnosed properly anyway and you have to be severely far gone for them to catch it- so I'm taking a shortcut and feeling way better and living my life from 26 instead of 45. Then I bite into my delicious rice pasta dish when they are sat there eating icky Kraft Dinner. :P I like being gluten free.
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#650365 Not So Gluten Free

Posted by on 31 October 2010 - 08:41 PM

All the advice the others have given you is great. I can give you some advice for eating at school though (I work in a daycare). The tables in kindergartens and daycares are used for both eating and playing. That means the playdoh is used on the eating surface and trust me- it does not wash off well. So, I suggest you get him his very own place mat for his food. Teach your son how to wash his hands extremely well before eating because other children play with playdoh then go and touch everything else in the room- where he'll touch it too. Just touching it probably won't be a problem but if he doesn't wash before touching his mouth then he'll ingest it. Everything you learn about Celiac- teach it to your son too. I have a 3 year old in my daycare with celiac and before I learned that I have a gluten intolerance too- he told me if he couldn't have something and set me straight- so keep your son knowledgeable as you gain knowledge!
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#618330 Do You Feel More Mentally Healthy After Going gluten-free?

Posted by on 20 June 2010 - 09:35 PM

I am definitely more centered since going gluten free. The tensed up monster living inside me relaxed and rejoined me. I feel whole. PMS gone
daily headaches gone
anxiety gone
my hatred of other people and crowded spaces gone
my weight going down
depression gone
over reactions to little things gone
rational thought back
ability to play pool remarkable (I can see the angles needed to make a shot now rather than just guessing)
feeling that I'm so clever feeling- which disappeared around puberty- which when thinking about it was about the time the red cheeks appeared too (just realized this as typing)

I am not diagnosed for any of my symptoms nor celiacs (still have to talk to a doctor about it).
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