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oceansparkle

Member Since 11 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 28 2010 07:39 AM
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In Topic: Anyone Recover From Chronic Insomnia After Going gluten-free?

27 August 2010 - 04:56 AM

when I first went gluten free, I had insomnia bad for about a week...and I got the jimmy legs (RLS)....it stopped about about 2-3 nights.


Oh my gosh! RLS? Wow! I had that too, for about a month, then it went away. Talk about a freaky feeling! Kicked my sleeping cat off the bed a couple of times. Yikes! I had been gluten free (or so I thought) for about 18 months when this started happening - I have since gotten much stricter about trace gluten in items such as makeup, etc. Much better now!

In Topic: Anyone Recover From Chronic Insomnia After Going gluten-free?

26 August 2010 - 07:16 PM

After about two years of gluten-free my insomnia is MUCH better. Great idea on the B12! I'm going to try it tonight! Thanks!

The best thing I found to cure insomnia is vitamin B12. It makes total sense too, because B12 is vital for the production of serotonin and melatonin, amongst other things. These are critical for regulation of sleep/wake cycles, mood, energy production, and lots more. Also, those with Celiac Disease are very often deficient in B12, so there again it makes sense. I find I sleep quite well now, especially if I take the B12 about 30 minutes or so before I go to bed. The one I prefer is a 5mg methylcobalamin sublingual tablet made by Source Naturals.

Other nutrients are also helpful with sleep. For instance, magnesium is known as the calming mineral. And interestingly, people with Celiac Disease often have a deficiency of magnesium too. A co-enzyme B-complex can also be very helpful, as can a multivitamin/mineral, so I'd suggest these as well.


In Topic: Julie's Organic Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

26 August 2010 - 06:20 PM

So sorry they did not agree with you.

I eat these. I very sensitive but haven't had a problem--knock on wood. I cut these tiny things in half, spoon caramel topping on and then whipped cream, half for me half for dh.


WOW! That sounds fabuously decadent! I'll have to try it soon! Thanks! :D

In Topic: Julie's Organic Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

26 August 2010 - 06:19 PM

I've never heard of organic baking soda. In fact I did a search for it and didn't find it. So I looked to see what it is made of. And as I thought, it is a mineral. I don't think it can be organic. Just like salt can't be organic. I thought the only things that could be organic were things that were grown. Like fruits and vegetables. But I could be wrong.


Yes, you're right! I was so upset at the time I posted I got carried away :rolleyes: ! Actually, I've found aluminum free baking soda that I use when I bake. I'm baking Pamela's gluten free chocolate cake right now, so hopefully it will hit the spot (and my family will like it)! Thanks so much!

In Topic: Julie's Organic Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

26 August 2010 - 06:15 PM

Unfortunately organic does not equal gluten free. Some organic companies offer gluten free items and it's true that when there are fewer ingredients (in the case or most organics) it's easier to read the label and figure out if there are gluten ingredients added. But just because the company is organic doesn't mean there are fewer cross contamination risks. And it's also true in the "organic" world that the product doesn't have to be 100% organic to use the word organic on the package. Unless it is claiming to be "100% organic", the product can legally use the word organic (along with the USDA organic seal) if it has only 95% organic ingredients. And it can say "made with organic ingredients" on the package if it is 70% organic.

As far as an item being 100% gluten free, there are no true guarantees with processed things. Even a certified gluten free item only needs to test under a certain ppm level of gluten. And I think the words "gluten free" are not even regulated in the US. A company that at least puts a "processed in the same facility/same equipment..." statement on the label is simply being honest. Not all companies will warn you so you have to do your research when you are really sensitive to CC. Sorry, I hope you feel better soon.


Thanks so much for your kind words and excellent reply! I learn so much every day. I need to be more understanding to myself when I accidently ingest gluten. I just freaks me out a bit, makes me mad, so much time wasted being sick, you know...