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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




: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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#921922 Wine ... Gluten Free?

Posted by bartfull on 28 June 2014 - 10:40 AM

I drink LOTS of coffee every day. Coffee is safe. There are some FLAVORED coffees that have gluten, but plain old coffee is safe as kttens.


Red wine is safe too. I personally get horrible stomach cramps from it, but it is not because of gluten. There is something else, maybe tannins, that causes my problems.

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#921825 Eating Gluten Free With Friends Visiting

Posted by bartfull on 27 June 2014 - 12:53 PM

You've gotten a lot of great suggestions here. I'd like to add another: explain your illness to your friends, and if they are truly friends they should be happy to eat at any restaurant of your chosing, especially since it's your birthday.

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#921449 Dad Brought Home A Bag Of Wheat Gluten, Now I've Given Up.

Posted by bartfull on 24 June 2014 - 10:21 AM

It's yard sale season. If you can't afford to buy all of the things folks have suggested, see if you can find a hot plate/burner at a yard sale. You might be able to get one for five bucks or so. Just ask them if you can plug it in first to make sure it works, and examine the cord to make sure there is no fraying.


With that alone and a pan to cook in, you can make yourself some nice meals. If you can find a double burner that would be even better. Meat in one pan, some rice in another. Add some veggies to the rice and they will heat up nicely. Keep your food and condiments in a plastic tote in the communal fridge. Put your name on it so no one will get into it.


I'm sorry you are going through this. (((((HUGS))))) to you.

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#912023 Genetic Factors And Triggers

Posted by bartfull on 09 April 2014 - 02:30 PM

Hi all! :)


I don't want to get into the middle of a disagreement, but I will say that I read here on this site, that not everyone who tests positive for celiac tests positive for the genes. I know I have read it from several different posters over the years. I looked it up and the first one I found was from back in 2011.




You'll notice in the sixth post, there is a quote from Dr. F. made in 2009 in which he says ALMOST 100% of people with celiac have a gene for celiac. Now, that was a long time ago and the research may now show that EVERYBODY with celiac has one or more of the genes, but I DO understand why some folks question that since there have been so many posts right here (including this one that quotes Dr. F.) on our favorite website that say otherwise.


I guess the moral of the story is, we are still learning every day and what research shows to be true today may be disproven by the research of tomorrow.


And we shouldn't be getting mad at each other over it. (I haven't been glutened in a long time and my grouchiness is in remission. It has been replaced by a "group hug" condition.)


Love you guys. All of you. :wub:

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