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Member Since 02 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 10 2013 08:10 AM

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In Topic: Help For A Family Of New Intolerances

11 November 2013 - 10:26 AM

She has had behavioral problems for years - at one point he said they had her on Abilify, but decided that was a bit strong for a 9 yr old.  They are coming at this from a good place - don't continue to mask the problem...get to the root of it.  She has been very tired and almost depressed for awhile, which is why they had the tests done.  They went through standard pediatrician who specializes in dietary restrictions (which is why I was surprised she didn't run a celiac panel or blood vitamin/mineral tests).  Apparently this Dr is very in demand (they had the blood draw in August and couldn't get a follow up appt to go over results until this past Friday 11/8 - crazy!!)  I of course did not discount the Dr's opinion, but I did explain to him that a lot of this information is subjective and it would be in their best interest to get the celiac panel done now before they make radical changes to her diet (that way they can have the other kids tested if it comes back positive as well).  I was trying my best to help with recipes and food ideas, but I'm allowed dairy (in small amounts) and all my good recipes contain something she can't have.  Mostly need lunch ideas to take to school - poor kid.

In Topic: Low Sugar Diet For Candida Management

04 November 2013 - 12:14 PM

Probiotics are always a good idea IMHO - I have been without mine for a week (I take PB8) and have really noticed a difference.  Ok, so on the candida diet issue.  I realize there are many opinions and everyone's body reacts differently.  So this is what works/doesn't work for me.  I seem to react to any carbs/sugar...no matter if it's gluten-free or not.  Had a "rebel" moment on Friday and inhaled an entire gluten-free pizza bc it was the best thing I've ever had...however, I am now paying the huge price of fatigue, terrible skin issues (my head is one giant sebborhea outbreak), weakness, brain fog, and most likely the beginning yet another yeast infection (get them ALL the time if I don't watch my diet).  Only way for me to keep any of these symptoms at bay is to take my probiotic, and only eat protein/veggies.  Which for me is eggs/bacon or nut bar for breakfast, salad/grilled chicken/leftovers/egg salad/soup/chili/etc for lunch, and dinner is almost always some type of meat with veggie side (roasted broccoli being my obsession).  If I stick to this with no alcohol, I can still keep my two cups of coffee in the morning and the very occasional starch at a restaurant (i.e. mashed potatoes, baked potato, rice, etc)...but only if I do that once or twice a month. My diet was much easier for me to follow when it was just me.  My wonderful bf lives with me now which has changed my eating habits a bit - however, he's helping me get back on track (seriously, where did this glorious man come from?) - he will eat anything I put in front of him and actually prefers my gluten-free stuff most times.  It's hard to adjust to a different way of eating - you will most likely relapse many times.  I just try to remind myself of the consequences before I stuff carbs/sugar in my face...lol.  Doesn't always work, but so far things are getting better. 

In Topic: Rosacea/seborrheic Dermatitis?

31 October 2013 - 06:16 AM

I use an Apple Cider Vinegar/water mixture as a toner for my rosacea and seb derm.  My face isn't nearly as red as it was before.  My seb derm has gotten out of control lately and I'm pretty sure it's candida related (once again).  God forbid I have a glass of wine or a CARB once in awhile.  I notice it the most on my poor scalp, but also have dry itchy patches on my eyelids and right under my eyes.  Diflucan will work for me to clear it up temporarily, but it comes right back - plus that stuff is really hard on your liver.  I've heard that Nystatin is easier on the system - my Gyn won't prescribe it of course because she doesn't believe in systemic yeast issues.  Have an appt with my dermatologist next week - hopefully she has some better answers (although I know the real answer is don't ever ingest a grain, sugar or a drop of wine the rest of your entire life).  Sigh....

In Topic: What's Your Biggest Frustration With gluten-free Baking?

30 October 2013 - 06:02 AM

My biggest frustration is how most things change/go bad so quickly.  I have made some awesome cupcakes, muffins, etc that taste beyond fantastic out of the oven.  But by day two, they are overly moist, falling apart or moldy within a few days.  This has happened so many times, that I just haven't bothered for many months.  And as Wintersong mentioned, all the ingredients are so expensive that it's hard for me to justify baking a batch of muffins that I either have to inhale in one day (delightful yes, but oh the stomachache) or I have to freeze them (never taste the same again after that).  I suppose I'm doing my waistline a favor by not baking, but I do miss the indulgence once in awhile. 

In Topic: Almost Thanksgiving! Best Bread For Stuffing

29 October 2013 - 09:51 AM

Thank you both!  I did the crock pot thing last year, but did not toast first - that must be the magic trick!  I'll try it this weekend perhaps and see if it works!  Def like the crock pot option since the oven is already spoken for all day on Thanksgiving

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