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Austin Guy

Member Since 11 May 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 02 2014 01:14 PM
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#918801 Girlfriend Making Me Sick And Dont Know Why

Posted by Austin Guy on 02 June 2014 - 01:14 PM

I can't remember the university, but there was a study done about how long allergens transfer via saliva after eating.  It was determined that someone kissing a person who ate something the other person is allergic to can remain in saliva for over 4 hours after eating, flossing and brushing teeth.  So gluten may be transferring to you when you kiss your girlfriend.  Is it practical to ask somone not to eat for 5 hours before seeing you?  Don't know.


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#759369 Finally Found The Culprit

Posted by Austin Guy on 23 December 2011 - 11:54 AM

I've been feeling unwell for a few weeks and trying to find the cause has been killing me, but I think I finally have it. I reread labels on all supplements. The Spring Valley Vitamin E I started on a little while does not list soy as an ingredient, but it is not mentioned along with the things it is free of: gluten, salt, sugar, artificial color or flavor, starch, wheat or lactose.

That got me suspicious so I went to the manufacturerís website and found that it contains soybean oil, but because the U.S. labeling laws donít consider that to be an allergin, they donít have to disclose it. What a load of garbage!

I have a feeling that I will feel a lot better tomorrow when I get it all out of my system. I'm 7 months into being free of gluten, soy and a host of other things and I am still learning the hard way.
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#747601 Why Aren't Doctors Up To Speed?

Posted by Austin Guy on 14 November 2011 - 04:09 PM

There is also a vacuum regarding knowledge of celiac and other food intolerances in the psychiatric field. I was treated for ADD, depression and anxiety and nobody ever asked a question that could have suggested gluten. They are unbelievably uninformed.
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#737162 Horrible Fatigue And Other Problems

Posted by Austin Guy on 08 October 2011 - 01:16 PM

A family friend who is a nurse suggested it may be as simple as low blood sugar. She suggested this as opposed to thyroid as I am OK in the morning and decline in the afternoon. My diet has been animal protein and complex carbs with various vitamins and other supplements. Perhaps it is as simple of not getting enough carbs so I started taking honey several times during the afternoon and have felt better today. Coffee has been minimized also because I haven't felt the need. Wishful thinking or placebo? Time will tell. I'll start keeping fruit juice on hand and will try to maintain a steady level of blood sugar and see if that works.
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#722935 On The Subject Of Memory Problems

Posted by Austin Guy on 15 August 2011 - 06:13 AM

True story (not one word of exaggeration):

Before going gluten-free, I was known as the queen of lists. I made lists of things I needed to remember and carried these lists and consulted them all the time. If something wasn't written down on one of my lists, then it got forgotten.

After going completely gluten-free, my memory improved so much that now, one of my many nick-names is 'elephant brain.' Honestly. I've got a super-sharp memory. Unless I get glutened, in which case it feels like my brain is filled with cotton, and I can't remember my own phone number. It takes a good 3-4 days for the brain fog to lift after a glutening. Then I go right back to elephant brain.


I hear you about lists. I had lists all over the place and even a master list for my lists. My wife gave me a notepad one Christmas with a drawing of Santa on it and the quote on it was: "I made a list, checked it twice and forgot it!"
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#722541 On The Subject Of Memory Problems

Posted by Austin Guy on 13 August 2011 - 09:24 AM

When I get glutened my short-term memory is terrible. Very ADD-like. I can look at a phone number, turn away and not remember any part of it. I think of something I need downstairs and when I get down the stairs I have no idea why I'm there.

This is almost completely eliminated when off gluten.
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#722109 Hair Getting Less Grey After Gluten Free

Posted by Austin Guy on 11 August 2011 - 12:11 PM

Very cool little benefit. I've been gluten free just since early May and wonder what other benefits I will start seeing over the next year or so.
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#721916 Hair Getting Less Grey After Gluten Free

Posted by Austin Guy on 10 August 2011 - 02:42 PM

OK, this seems strange. I'm a 53 year old man who has used Grecian Formula for around 5 years. The strange thing is that I have not used it in a few weeks and my hair seems to be trending back to a more brown shade anyway. Anyone experience hair color restoration after going gluten free?
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#712833 Odd Benefits Of Going Gluten Free

Posted by Austin Guy on 29 June 2011 - 05:39 AM

Within 48 hours of going gluten free 7 weeks ago acne on my back vanished. I used to get it every summer and one problem was that it itched a lot. I would scratch and bleed and stain shirts, sheets, etc. I've noticed that my skin in an overall sense is better as well. Not as dry, no blemishes and my face actually looks younger. Pretty amazing!
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#705018 Well Water Making Me Sick

Posted by Austin Guy on 02 June 2011 - 12:06 PM

Lots of good thoughts in here. The bacteria thing might be good to check out.
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#702238 Job Interview Concern

Posted by Austin Guy on 25 May 2011 - 09:23 AM

As a person with HR experience, a potential employer cannot discriminate against anyone with a condition. It is absolutely fine to bring up your Celiac if you are comfortable with that. Call the restaurant in advance and ask about gluten free meals. Then order one at lunch and have a good interview.
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