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Member Since 12 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 10 2012 08:57 PM

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Gluten Free Meal Ideas

10 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

Hey everyone,

I am struggling to find meal ideas that I will eat, I have Crohn's disorder so I cannot tolerate fatty foods such as dairy and many types of meat, Veal is ok, as is turkey and chicken. I am also intolerant to Gluten (obviously), and Soy.

I usually just eat corn based foods during the day but either too much reliance on corn or too much emotional toxicity is making me intolerant to it as well.

Wondering if anyone has any meal ideas that don't involve all the things I have mentioned, not recipes or anything like that, I don't want to spend all my time during the day cooking. Would love any suggestions.

P.S. Please no suggestions based on eggplant or anything like that as it will not be helpful to me.

Celiac And Bi-Polar Disorder (Or Serotonin Syndrome)

09 January 2012 - 03:31 PM

Hey all,

I felt like I should post this somewhere just in case it helps even one person to not have to figure it out the way I did. Please read if you have the two.

People with bipolar disorder have a chemical imbalance with the neurotransmitter "Serotonin", Serotonin is responsible in the brain for controlling many things such as mood, sleep and sexual desire, it is widely recognised as your 'mood stabilising chemical". Celiac disease (as you should know) is an autoimmune disease in which the body temporarily destroys it's own ability to absorb nutrients.

Because Celiac disease destroys the Villi which take up nutrients to our body and brain it destroys our ability to absorb 'L-tryptophan' which our body uses to make serotonin and keep us stabilised. This would not be that great a problem for most people but people with a chemical imbalance already may become very temperamental due to greater lack of serotonin that normal.

Also when the body attacks itself it is stressing itself and therefore produces 'epinephrine' (adrenaline) and norpinephrine (noradrenaline) which also diminishes our ability to produce serotonin and puts major stress on the body if done regularly. Bipolar disorder also normally puts increased stress on the adrenal gland and receptors.

A typical treatment for this event is to try taking pure L-tryptophan (which is bio-synthesized into serotonin) as a supplement to help replace diminished serotonin, but too much serotonin is not a good thing either so if you do choose to try this do your research and start low. Also people without bipolar who feel that they get depressed or angry a lot more after eating gluten can try this method too.

Sorry if it's a bit 'all over the place' my ADD makes it very hard to process or write my thoughts in any rational way or even stay concentrated for too long, but I really hope this helps someone :)

Peace out!

Oh So Over It All

08 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

Hey everyone,

I haven't posted here for ages but I need to at least share my feelings with someone who might actually understand where I'm coming from.

I was diagnosed with gluten allergy like a year ago (after nearly dying) and at first it was easy, I thought once I had explained things to people they wouldn't ask me 538 random stupid questions about my intolerance's (which are the last fuc*ing thing in the whole world I would ever want to talk about) and half of them are "can you eat this, can you eat that" and people even ask me if I can eat specific brands of products as if to imply that I know every ingredient in them off the top of my fuc*ing head for hells sake. I no longer go anywhere or do anything involving food and refuse to go camping or on serious offroading trips (my two favourite past times) or anything like that with people for serious fear of cross contamination or just getting sick in the bush.

Last week I told my sister that she can't cut cheese on the same board she has bread on and when I asked her what she thought would happen she just snapped at me and said sarcastically "you'll die"..... Fu*kwit.

Also last night when I was not feeling well and had diarrhea my great Auntie decides to tell me "but you haven't eaten anything bad for you" like she would fuc*ing well know.

The worst part about all this I feel, is that it is not gluten or any other things I'm allergic/intolerant too that causes this, it is the fact that gluten and other things are used unnecessarily in a lot of products and that because of this factories that process no wheat still have cross contamination all over them and then get away with it because their products contain <20ppm gluten which still affects some of us a LOT!

Sorry about the length and rude words but I don't really care right now. Thanks for reading I guess :)

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