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bartfull

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#930098 New Here And Need Help With School Policy

Posted by bartfull on 09 September 2014 - 10:02 AM

There are quite a few folks here who claim they are so sensitive that they can't eat anything from a facility that also processes wheat without getting a celiac reaction.

 

I am sure there are kids with peanut allergies who are just as sensitive. And with the potential for kids at school to trade lunches or desserts, plus the potential for kids to not wash their hands before touching their own food and after touching other kid's food or hands, it is only common sense that they MIGHT react. And with peanut allergies being so deadly in some kids, I can understand and even applaud the rule at this school.

 

Don't we all wish there were rules like that in place for gluten? And although gluten can kill us over the long term, peanuts can kill a highly allergic person instantly. If one mother MIGHT be spared the heartbreak of losing a child due to peanut CC, it is all worth it.

 

IN MY OPINION.


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#930012 How Did You Heal Your Gut? Besides Giving Up Gluten...

Posted by bartfull on 08 September 2014 - 02:47 PM

I don't know if probiotics made me heal faster or not, but I do believe they helped. I still take them every day and probably always will.


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#929456 Get Creative Describing Your Symptoms - Zombie Porcupines!

Posted by bartfull on 03 September 2014 - 02:28 PM

They call me Patty Poopy Pants

And I don't feel so hot

My brain is in a constant fog

My rash itches a lot

 

It's hard to get to sleep at night

Although I'm always tired

My doctor thinks I'm crazy so

It's time that he was fired

 

My feet are swollen every night

My joints all really ache

I get the hiccups every day

I just can't catch a break

 

I need to keep a bathroom near

Except when I'm constipated

The gas pains have me doubled over

No wonder I'm so frustrated

 

The doctor says it's IBS

Or else all in my head

Sometimes I think if I had a gun

That doctor would be dead

 

For years I've suffered needlessly

With nausea and tootin'

When all I really had to do

Was take myself off gluten


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#928274 Safe Wines For Super- Sensitive People?

Posted by bartfull on 23 August 2014 - 01:26 PM

If you read the articles again you will see that the first article says wheat has been PROPOSED as a fining agent. After running their test they decided it would not be a GOOD proposal.

 

The second article says wheat is very rarely used anymore and that wines from those small percentage of wineries who still use it, the wine tests to less than 10 PPM and in most cases, 5 PPM. In order to be labeled gluten-free in this country, (even certified gluten-free foods) any food or drink items must test to 20PPM or less. That would mean there is the POTENTIAL for ANY gluten-free item you buy in the store to have more PPM than any wine you might buy.

 

So if you feel you might react to 10 PPM or less, you should probably avoid all gluten-free foods on the chance that they might have more. It would be best to just stick to whole foods if you are that sensitive.


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#928240 Safe Wines For Super- Sensitive People?

Posted by bartfull on 23 August 2014 - 07:25 AM

If you look up "fining wine", a google search will lead you to many websites from Wiki to wine magazines to wine makers who list potentiial fining agents. Not a single one of them mentions wheat.


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#926219 Are You Happy?

Posted by bartfull on 03 August 2014 - 10:36 AM

I have lost all of my family - mother, father, husband, sister, grandparents of course, and quite a few close friends. I never had kids. I am basically alone in the world.

 

But I moved to the place I have always belonged (but didn't know it) ten years ago. Since then I have been happier than I've ever been in my life. I opened a business and spend my days doing what I love. I have made new and very close friends.

 

I guess we're not supposed to talk religion here, as on most websites, but I will say I am closer to my Lord than I have ever been. That makes me worry a lot less because I know it's all in His hands.

 

And I have the key to happiness. That key is gratitude. You can't be unhappy and be grateful at the same time. I'm gratefull that I had the best family anyone could ever hope to have. A lot of people didn't. I'm grateful for every single thing that ever happened in my life because it made me who I am and brought me to the place I am now.

 

My Dad had very bad asthma that eventually killed him. As his health got worse and worse he found he couldn't do a lot of the things he used to do and love. He said, "Hey, I already had a chance to do those things. Now that I can't do them it frees up time to learn new things." No matter what life throws my way I know that if I can keep that attitude I will always be grateful, and be interested and engaged with life. That will keep me happy until it's time to check out.


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#926106 Don't Know If I Should Leave My Job Or Not!

Posted by bartfull on 02 August 2014 - 11:14 AM

Airborne flour gets breathed in. It gets to the back of your throat where you swallow it. I hate to say it, but I think you should quit.


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#925934 Gluten Free, Going Broke

Posted by bartfull on 31 July 2014 - 03:01 PM

Money's been really tight for me lately. I stopped going to my local health food store (about the only place to find gluten-free foods where I live) and am saving a bundle. I eat whole foods all day and just have ice cream for my treat. For convenience sake I cook in large batches and freeze the leftovers in individual servings. So I'm not having sandwiches or bread of any type. No pizza. I don't even make pancakes or anything else out of gluten-free flour. I eat meat and potatoes and rice and veggies. I have Planter's cocktail peanuts for a snack. And at the end of the day the ice cream is my reward.

 

Sounds boring but I'm not suffering at all. I am saving money and calories. :)


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#925806 Is This Dh? My 4 Year Old Has Had This Rash For 3 Years!

Posted by bartfull on 30 July 2014 - 02:10 PM

Make sure they do the biopsy on CLEAR skin right next to an ACTIVE lesion. If they biopsy the lesion itself it will turn out false negative. And if the lesion is not active it won't do any good either. Read as much as you can on the DH section for more info.


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#925264 Delay Time-- Last Question I Promise

Posted by bartfull on 25 July 2014 - 07:24 AM

Got no answer for you but I wanted to tell you NOT to make it your last question. Answering questions is what this board is all about. I've been here for three years plus, and I still ask questions. :)


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#924235 Most Ridiculous Gluten Comment I've Heard

Posted by bartfull on 17 July 2014 - 03:42 PM

I'm thinking that SOME of these comments might come from people who know a celiac. Their celiac friend may have told them they can't have wheat, rye, barley or SOY, because there really are a lot of us who can't tolerate soy. If so, it's understanable that they thought soy had gluten. I may have confused some people inadvertantly too when I told them I can't have corn. Maybe those of us who have additional intolerances should be more clear when we tell acquaintances what we can't eat.

 

But the one who told Irish there was gluten in water must be a real dunce!


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#923929 Gluten Free Certification Enforcement Aug 2014

Posted by bartfull on 15 July 2014 - 01:52 PM

The best solution then is to continue to eat whole foods, and when a gluten-free treat is in order, buy from the "good guys" we already trust - Udi's, Canyon Bake House, Against the Grain, etc.


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#923455 Confused! About Pans, Utensils, Plates, Etc.

Posted by bartfull on 10 July 2014 - 10:59 AM

Go to the Newbie 101 thread in the coping section. It'll fill you in on that, plus so much more.

 

Welcome to the forum!


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#923196 Store Employee Telling Me I Don't Have Celiac?

Posted by bartfull on 08 July 2014 - 03:45 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=J0RTD7250II

 

 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

(Sorry, I couldn't resist.)


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#923047 Sleep Study

Posted by bartfull on 07 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

No matter what they tell you after the study, if it were ME, I would wait to act on their advice until I had been gluten-free for a few months. I say that because I had terrible insomnia all my life. (A good night was five or six hours, but most nights I got three or four hours! Talk about bags under the eyes!!!)

 

Within three months of being gluten-free, I was sleeping like a baby. Three years later, I still sleep well. The only time I get insomnia now is when I go to a good music show and come home so inspired I stay up playing my guitar for half the night! :lol:


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