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Happytobefree

Member Since 05 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Mar 01 2014 06:54 PM
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In Topic: Constantly Hungry- Never Full

27 May 2012 - 06:28 AM

I quit the diet. I just cant do it. I was like 2 months in and felt AWFUL. I could barely think, was starving constantly, very low energy, felt like I had mild flu symptoms. I think Im betting off just eating like a normal person.


I had the same thoughts as RiceGuy ( a few posts after this quoted post). From the descrpton of what you were eating, I think you are glutenng yourself. Be aware that once you give your body a break from gluten, you basically give it a chance to stand up for itself. I think that is what you are experiencing. The oats, the protien bar, produce wax, and your old kitchen equipment are all direct or contaminated sources of gluten. You can send your body back to starvation and malnutrition mode and lessen the symptoms, but you will be doing damage overtime. I would listen to your body. If you are not feeling, it's a sign that you are still ingesting gluten. I would encourage you to try again and start yourself off with a few food items that are COMPLETELY gluten-free and have only a few things on the ingredients list to lessen the chance of cross contamination. This site is an awesome guide to gluten-free versions of common food items and, as for fresh produce, I would find frozen gluten-free veggies and try finding a local produce shop that sells uncoated and unsprayed frut and veg. It is an undertaking, I can't deny that, but I, personally have been rewarded by getting my life, mind, and health back in sound condition.

Best of luck to you,

Jessica Enevold

In Topic: Question About Raw Honey

18 April 2012 - 08:41 AM

Hello all! I am new to the forum and was excited to see this topic! For the past 2 weeks I have made gluten free pancakes on Sunday morning and have felt sick afterwards for the entire day. I used 100% pure maple syrup and the gluten free pancake mix. Well, the pancake mix calls for honey. I found it hard to believe that this would make me sick and I feared that maybe my gluten intolerance diagnosis was crap now. I researched online and found that honey can contain maltose. I was floored. I also found out that commercial honey is usually thinned and has syrup added to it. I bought a new pancake mix that does not require honey so I will let you know how it goes! ;)


A little late.

I would be concerned with the pan that was used to make the pancakes. When going gluten-free, I think it is important to consider all the places you have put wheat containing products and the likelihood that residual proteins have remained there.

In Topic: Purposely Glutened

22 November 2011 - 03:14 AM

Wow.

Treat yourself to a gluten-free candy bar or a carton of gluten-free icecream. You can do the same type of unhealthy eating with out the glutening yourself, if it makes you feel better. At the least keep gluten free junk around to pull out in emergencies. You can walk off candy bars but you won't be walking if you keep this up.

- Happytobefree

In Topic: Pineapple Juice?

22 November 2011 - 03:07 AM

SGWhiskers,

I went down the list.
I would question:

Potato- contamination of skin- I tried some sweet potato last night that I scrubbed like mad with veggie wash and tons of agua...alas still a no-go
Thai noodles: cross contamination, I'm not familiar with these
Peas/carrots:cross contamination or additives
Ragu: I'm not familiar with their processing
Fruit: wash all fruit well, the food grade wax used to preserve freshness may gluten (read that I can get source if needed) I use veggie-wash brand. It's gluten free.

I'd say the acidity may have done you in too. Tomato sauce with pineapple. But you know you. If you haven't been sensitive to other acidic foods than it is probably just gluten. A little can go a long way as far as gluten is concerned. I seemed to grow more sensitive as my body healed. I feel great but a little gluten can make me feel quite bad. Be careful of the "certified gluten free" and the "gluten free...processed on equipment that processes wheat" products. While celiac is a disease it is, "gluten-free" is a marketing technique so be careful. Call companies to ensure safety. I've been gluten-free for 4-5 years now; it's work but I'd never go back.

In Topic: Anyone Have These Symptoms?

14 September 2011 - 01:01 PM

Hello,

This reply is a little late. I see that this message was posted in May.

I was searching for symptom posts because I feel what I call "alone with my symptoms" when I have a reaction and have a rough time expressing the way I feel to my husband.

Reading this description is like reading my thoughts about my reactions.

First, I feel very faint and then my brain and body feel as if they are self-destructing from the inside o ut. Then, I have a terrible intestinal reaction that comes in waves for about three days if I stop consumption right away. One day after, most of my major muscle groups ache as if each one had been individually worked to failure (I tell my husband "it's like a train hit me"). The most interference comes from the mood swings, fatigue, and brain fog. Oh yes, and the unrelenting appetite. I am in my second year of college and trying to study through a reaction is very difficult for me.

If any of the things I listed ring a bell, I'm sorry and I hope you are doing well in staying gluten-free. If you have found any methods that help you weather the storm of the reaction, please share if you feel comfortable.

Best of luck to every one!

Jessica Enevold