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#755708 A Cure For Celiac!

Posted by on 11 December 2011 - 08:53 AM

I just read the attachment about the vaccine. Not sure that I would participate if it becomes available. They don't know the long term affects and maybe the vaccine is merely taking the 'pain' out of the equation and the damage is still being done. It would take many years of study including long term affects for me to buy into it. I was sick for too many years to give in to something like that now. Time will tell. Maybe future generations can be helped <_<
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#754447 Holiday Party At Work Today

Posted by on 06 December 2011 - 08:38 PM

We have what they are calling a Holiday 'Feast' at work tomorrow. (Giant Potluck) I am not participating because I am afraid of CC. I've been feeling so good that I don't think it's worth the risk. When they approached me about what I was bringing, I kindly declined and explained that there wouldn't be much of anything I could eat so to make it easier on all of us I'll just pass. THEY GOT MAD AT ME!!! Like I was supposed to cook and bring a dish to pass when it would most likely be the only thing I can eat? Eye roll!! :rolleyes:
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#736030 No Gluten Free Food In The Entire Stadium.?

Posted by on 03 October 2011 - 04:34 PM

I'm not trying to be glib here but buy a big purse!!! I take my own food everywhere now and I have a big purse. Security might check it but will they throw away your food? Don't know.
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#715927 Odd Benefits Of Going Gluten Free

Posted by on 12 July 2011 - 11:11 AM

I'm 7 months gluten free - My odd things that happened (and maybe not so odd but surprising to me) My diabetes has gotten so much better that I'm off medication completely and the flaking and peeling inside my ears has gone away...

yay! I'll have to see about the mosquito's.. hmmm that would be cool!!

It's official... I am no longer a mosquito magnet... who'da thunk. I was at an outdoor concert on Saturday and everyone including the band was complaining about getting eaten alive. I did not have one bite. I pulled a couple of them off of me but they weren't biting... hmmmm

This is wonderful!! Hope it continues
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#710225 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 19 June 2011 - 04:54 PM

Sirloin steak, baked potato and a huge salad!!! Yum
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#709964 Meltdown!

Posted by on 18 June 2011 - 01:29 PM

It's understandable that you'd have a 'meltdown' it's only been a little while and it's ok. I have my days when I curse Celiac and wish I could just have a slice of bread. I don't because I know the pain and other stuff that will happen. I've always been the 'cook and baker' among my friends and I'll tell you this... as time goes by (7 months now) I have taken that role back... I make gluten free cookies, cakes, pancakes and waffles etc... and none of them can tell the difference. So just take a deep breath and prepare yourself for a learning situation but I'm sure that once you get into this further and get more settled with what you can and can't eat.. you'll be fine.

Hang in there!!
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#709962 Can Celiac Disease Be Intermittent?

Posted by on 18 June 2011 - 01:22 PM

Hi there,
I was diagnosed with Celiac last year and I'm 53 yrs old. I've had intermittent stomach issues all my life, hypoglycemia since I was 6, change to Diabetic at 40, now back to hypoglycemia. I have the genes so my doctors tell me I've had this all my life but in a 'mild' form and on and off. They also said that was a common thing which is why people are not being diagnosed until later in life. The medical field is finally taking note of us and realizing that all their wrong diagnosis were in fact just that "wrong". I don't think that we know enough about it to say that one person's symptoms 'can not be Celiac' and another person's can... My advise to you would be to go gluten free and try it.. stick to whole foods, make your own salad dressings etc... and see if you don't feel better. If you don't after a month then you should look for other answers. I'm not a doctor but just from my life experience I wish I would have tried gluten free a long time ago.. but who knew.

Good Luck and eat the banana!!! :)
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#709925 People Who "bailed" When You Were Sick/crippled With Pain?

Posted by on 18 June 2011 - 09:39 AM

IrishHeart -
I can relate to what you have said here. I've had a similar experience with my family. They don't want to hear about it and don't want to deal with it so now I'm not invited to family get together's because of that 'gluten thing again' :angry: . My immediate family is good (my sons) and my Mother tries but she is stuck in her own little world. I have friends that while they don't understand completely they are trying and that makes me thankful.

I think that those that walk away have other issues that we can't begin to see until something happens. You seem to be a strong woman as I am but even us strong one's can be hurt by other peoples actions... Hang in there
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#708762 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 14 June 2011 - 07:10 PM

I have luscious flank steak marinating in a Thai-inspired lemongrass kaffir lime marinade. We are going to grill to medium rare, slice thinly against the grain and place in cellophone wrappers with cucumber, carrot and radish matchsticks, tiny microgreens from the garden and vermicelli noodles and drizzle with Thai dressing. Celeriac and green apple slaw with apple cider vinaigrette and fried capers. Simply green grapes for dessert.

I bet I'm too late for dinner huh? Wow that sounds good!!
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#708761 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 14 June 2011 - 07:08 PM

I got my brand new waffle baker in the mail today so I made homemade gluten free waffles with my new flour mix I made up and they were wonderful!!! my non gluten free son loved them too.

I will never buy frozen cardboard again!!! Sorry Van's but I only speak the truth LOL
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#707720 Cancer, Chemo, Gluten Ughhh

Posted by on 11 June 2011 - 05:14 AM

The docs office called and said the biopsy came back benign. He isn't satisfied with that result because of what he saw and couldn't get to last Friday. He is referring me to a surgeon to go in and see/remove what he looked at. This has been one wild roller coaster ride. I'm praising God for good results and deal with the next step when it gets here. I'm still in some discomfort from the last procedure but yesterday was able to step down to extra strength Tylenol from the big gun pills.

I thank all of you for your good wishes and prayers.

Fran, I have not been in on this conversation as I missed it but I read all of it from the beginning this morning and felt I had to chime in. Wow.. you are a warrior! I've never had to battle cancer so I can't say I can relate but I can imagine the stress and pain.. and I feel for you. You come across as a woman of power and strength through your words and with the right team (your doctor seems wonderful) you will make it past this obstacle too. I try to look at each new discovery as an obstacle to get around or over. I picture myself on an obstacle course and each hill I have to climb has a name Celiac... Diabetes... and for you Cancer would probably be the biggest challenge and you are doing great. My thoughts are with you, hang in there

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#707417 Kicking In My Sleep

Posted by on 10 June 2011 - 04:24 AM

It used to happen fairly frequently before I went gluten-free but honestly I can't remember it happening since the 1st few weeks gluten-free. I am now 7 months gluten-free and the past 2 nights I've woke myself up kicking my right leg uncontrollably. I'm guessing it's Restless Leg Syndrome. Any ideas? Should I be worried?

I don't know if you need to be worried, it's more annoying than harmful I think. Don't know what causes it. I've had that same thing for my whole life and then was put on strong medication for it but now I'm off of that and doing fine thanks to a new chiropractor in my life. :) I can't contribute mine to gluten but who knows. The gluten seems to have affected everything else!!

Good Luck
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#705943 Need A Little Help With Shopping

Posted by on 05 June 2011 - 10:26 AM

Staples list in my house is as follows: Gluten free and seafood, fish, flax and tree nut allergies.
Basics I have on hand all the time:
basmati rice
brown rice
Tinkyada brown rice pasta - what ever variety suits my fancy
chicken broth
pasta sauce
canned tomatoes
tomato paste
organic eggs
organic milk
Various cheeses
Chobani yogurt plain for cooking and flavored for just eating
Corn chex and Rice Chex
Bob's All Purpose gluten-free Flour (in case I need to make a chocolate cake for something)
Rice flour
Tapioca Starch
Sorghum flour
Corn starch
Gluten Free Soy Sauce
Dijon Mustard
Apple Cider Vinegar
Olive Oil
Rice Crackers for breading and snacking

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables including onions and garlic for general cooking

Meats I buy from a local organic farmer once a year (have a freezer full of beef and chicken)
Spices I buy from a WI Spice vendor that grinds them for me when I order them

Long list but most of it was basics I had before and I just replenish when needed. :) We eat pretty well in this house!! Fresh healthy meals and occasional snacking!!
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#705824 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 04 June 2011 - 07:47 PM

I've been making my own salad dressings and this one is so simple I had to share.

Honey Mustard Dressing

In a small glass bowl

a squeeze of honey (approx 2 tsp?)
a squeeze of dijon mustard (approx 2 tsp)
a glug of olive oil (approx 2 tbsp)

Mix with a small wire whisk a few seconds until it thickens... Enjoy!!

Sorry for the squeeze and glug measurements but I've been experimenting with salad dressings and haven't measured just eyeball it LOL
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#705122 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 02 June 2011 - 06:03 PM

Grilled Cheese Sandwich for my daughter and French Toast for my son . . . because apparently, I'm a freakin' short order cook a loving and caring mother!!! :P :lol: :lol:

LOL I remember the days!!
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