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#912131 Digestive Enzymes

Posted by on 10 April 2014 - 08:35 AM

i have been meaning to try these, but kept forgetting to pick them up (they don't sell them where i grocery shop) FINALLY remembered to get them.  you take them before every meal.  


they are my best friend.  i thought, well, i'll just give this a test drive.  holy guacamole, they work like a charm.  everything is nice and quiet and niiiiice.  i know my intestines are probably stilll damaged, so i was patient and some things i was eating were not sitting as well as i wanted them to, but this is awesome.  :D


yayyyyy!  and thank you, people on this board.  my doctor never even suggested this.  love y'uns's i just all warm and fuzzy (and not in the bathroom all morning ha HAAAA!)  



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#911634 Gluten Free Charlatans

Posted by on 07 April 2014 - 11:31 AM

where exactly does one get certified to be a certified gluten practitioner ?  Shotgun Bob's School for the Poor and Unemployed??  sign me up..............  <_<


keep your dollars, folks!  dah! 

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#910753 Accurate Information

Posted by on 29 March 2014 - 01:43 PM

As I understand it, Dr. Oz talks about it all the time and he is equally adept at giving wrong info. :)

the last time i was privy to his spew, he was working the angle that gluten free would miraculously make you lose weight.   lolz - i am sitting here at 119 lbs (up from 97 lbs 3 1/2 yrs ago when i was dx'd)  struggling to gain more.  what a load of crap..............  <_<

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#910543 Think I Got It :(

Posted by on 27 March 2014 - 08:20 AM

yah, and most times, when an ingredient list says: " vegetable oil ", it's soybean oil...... 


you can get tuna that is packed in water  :) 

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#909081 Happy Spring, Fellow Gardeners!

Posted by on 16 March 2014 - 10:15 AM

i usually have a few things that survive through the winter - a giant rosemary bush, sage, thyme <supposed to die every year but i have had one or three that survives longer than that.  not this year - mean, old man winter kilt e'erything.  i have one tiny parsley plant (?)  (random) and the strawberries are still alive under all the dead ones.. otherwise, the weeds say, "hi."  time for mr rototiller to rototill.  ugh, last year he tilled up baby bunnies...  :(  i hope that mama rabbit is smarter this year.


anyways, i am itching to get me some plants.  maybe the kid and i will start some seeds  :)

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#908480 Questions For You, The Experts...(Advice Needed)

Posted by on 10 March 2014 - 07:52 AM

IMO... probiotics are especially important because your immune system essentially lives in your gut, and so does the base of our health because without food absorption we're dead.  And our clorinated, over-treated, anti-bacterial world is continuously trying to kill off all bacteria - good and bad.  It is important to replace the good guys in there to keep the balance.

yes, yes - also, most of us have had more than our fair share of bacterial infections which doctors prescribed "kill everything" antibiotics, and unfortunately, in killing the bad bacteria, it also kills the good bacteria which is necessary for digestion.  i know i was a safe bet to have pneumonia every year, and usually some other ailment.  for, like, 30 years.......  untreated celiacs are a good target for evil germs because our immune system is already compromised.  like shooting fish in a barrel.


i just went through my second winter without having to go to the doctor with pneumonia or something that my body couldn't fight off on it's own.  every cold or virus i ever caught progressed into bronchitis or pneumonia that required me to be treated with antibiotics.  not since my gut started healing:  i now have Super Guts!!!!!!!!!  lolz  ^_^

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#908234 Cooking Class

Posted by on 07 March 2014 - 09:37 AM

if she breathes in flour dust, she will probably ingest it from it getting into her mouth.   then there is the finger licking (everybody does it)  and what not.  and then she wouldn't be able to eat what she's made :(  if it was my kid, i would teach her to cook at home.  let her take auto shop :)  also very useful to learn about :)  even if she never works on cars, the local mechanic won't be able to bamboozle her!  :D

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#907397 New Member. Had To Go To Medical School To Figure This Out!

Posted by on 27 February 2014 - 08:59 AM

Q:  what do you call a med student who graduates with a 'c' average?


A:  doctor 



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#907192 An Anniversary Thank You To Everyone Here!

Posted by on 25 February 2014 - 03:30 PM

congratulations, nikki!  :)  thanx for your words of encouragement, too - it's great to have support from people who understand just how demanding/rewarding this diet can be.  i know i would have had a much harder time of it if not for the members of this forum.  keep up the good work!!!  :D

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#907024 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 24 February 2014 - 11:40 AM

Funny man, that R. <_<   :D


J knows better than to do that and risk irritating me in front of guests.........because if I am mad, he 's not getting any  :lol:


food. I mean food. ( Now I have to go into the corner.)


and she yells at me........... :ph34r:

Daytona under rain delay...and tornado warning???  IH...did you blow away today? edited...just checked the radar...looks like the storm is well north of Irish's new pad :)

my bff was there - the last time she went to a race, we went to talladega and there were tornado warnings all day the saturday before the race!!  i texted her and told her to leave the track yesterday.  so she did and it quit raining LOLZ


we made the most awesome battered and fried shrimp the other night!!  i tweaked a batter recipe and it turned out really good  :)  with purple potatoes and asparagus (roasted evoo, s&p)  *NOTE - do not forget that you ate purple potatoes.,  it is Very Alarming!!*


yesterday, we made Daytona Sandwich (french bread dough shaped like the track)  it's really roasted chicken, fresh spinach, roasted red peppers, and pesto/mayo.  we started out making it to amuse the kids, but the kids are now pushing 30 and still demand it.  i made my own gluten-free version <shaped like a drag strip haha udi's french baguette)  and i made homemade pimento cheese :) 

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#906748 Rice Is Making Us Sick!

Posted by on 21 February 2014 - 08:56 AM

we use success jasmine rice and it is labeled 'gluten free' - honestly haven't tried too many different brands.  i use 'della' brand for when  make risotto.  you may want to use a food journal if you aren't sure what's bothering you.  i have an additional sensitivity to soy but i never would have figured it out without keeping track of *everything* i was eating, even if it was just a bite of this or that.  soy was the common irritant.  i can still eat it, just a little at a time or it will cause a reaction that mimics my gluten reaction.  it goes away quicker, but when i didn't know what was causing it i was all like:  WHAT did i eat that had gluten in it???  corn is also a big culprit.....


soy is actually harder to avoid, i have found, than gluten!   and many people who have a corn intolerance say the same about avoiding corn/corn products.   good luck! 

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#906559 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 19 February 2014 - 01:01 PM

No idea at the moment. I love noodle dishes though.

here is my 'go-to' tempura batter recipe:


1/4 c. rice flour

1/4 c. tapioca flour

1/4 c. corn starch

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp garlic powder <as much as you like

dash of sesame oil

plus enough water or club soda to make a thick batter. 


fry @ 365 degrees - works with shrimp, chicken, fish, etc


we tried it with beer, but it made it stick to the pan.  when it is done frying, it will still look pretty light.  we have found that they turn a little more golden/browner after removed from the fryer  :)  plus when you take them out, sprinkle with kosher salt. 

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#904906 Man I Was Bumbed!

Posted by on 03 February 2014 - 02:36 PM

now i want cheese dip!  lolz!!


yes, w8n4, if you shred your own cheese, you will know what's in it (just cheese, hopefully!)  i have a shredder - my hubs!  haha!  ;)


i make an awesome pimento cheese spread - i have frozen red peppers from the garden, i put onion in it, usually cheddar, mayo, sour cream - everybody loves it (but hubs because he has to shred the cheese lolz)  <nah, he likes it, too :)

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#903391 Is It Possible To Get Gluten From The Dishwasher?

Posted by on 21 January 2014 - 09:44 AM

From my understanding, the alcohol does denature the bonds in the peptides.  I do not remember where I learned that, so I cannot state any source, sorry.

you may not make unsupported claims on this forum, sorry, whether it is your understanding or not.  stick to facts. 

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#902273 My Eyes Shake When I Go Over Bumps In The Car.

Posted by on 10 January 2014 - 01:53 PM

duct tape.  fix ya right up ;)

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