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Member Since 26 Jun 2011
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#878210 Hi Everyone, I'm Back!

Posted by on 04 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

Yeah haha, highlight of my year so far has been seeing Black Sabbath.  The siren began at the start of War Pigs, the lights were out, then suddenly the stage lights up and there he is, Ozzy Osbourne in the flesh, right there in front of us.  We were in the mosh pit near the side barrier.  It was an incredible moment, one that will be difficult to surpass.


And yes, the roo took out most of the engine because I caught it as it was crouched and ready to bouce upwards.  It was rather unfortunate.  Again, we were ok.  I cleaned everything of value out of the car and left the rest where it was.  Insurance paid out so I only had to take out a $6000 loan for the new (used) car.  It's a fantastic road tripping one, the new one.  A Ssangyong Stavic, '05 model, turbo diesel.

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#827085 Outgrowing Celiac

Posted by on 03 October 2012 - 05:36 AM

No, it cannot be outgrown. It does not go away. Some allergies may, asthma possibly can, but not Coeliac Disease, not diabetes either. I encounter this with my daughter's Autism too, people telling me they knew someone was "a little bit autistic" as a child who outgrew it. No, they may have learnt to manage it, but it never goes away. Some things are for life. People need to keep up with the current research.
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#820986 Celiac: The Trendy Disease For Rich White People - Science 2.0

Posted by on 01 September 2012 - 06:13 PM

From everything I have read, and information from doctors and dieticians, there is really no harm in following a gluten free diet, which is why I decided to make the whole house gluten free instead of making different things for the 2 of us.

On the other hand, gluten is not harmful to those who can tolerate it, and there is no sense in following a gluten free diet for health reasons if a person can tolerate it. I just do it because it eliminates the risk of cross contamination, and means that I only have to make one lot of everything, instead of 2 lots of everything when only 2 of us live here.

I run a local fb group for people in our community, and someone posted a link to a business she is starting up which is making all gluten free goods. It started in a different town 4 hours away and has really taken off, so she is starting it up here. She wanted to guage support for such a business, and was surprised at the amount of people who are interested, and I have already ordered 1 dozen cupcakes from her to pick up in 2 weeks time. She does them vegan as well, but only by order, but everything is gluten free. One of the comments was asking why the government allows gluten in foods when it's proven to be harmful to people, and they can simply take it out. I had to then tactfully explain what gluten was, and that it was not harmful to everyone, only those who cannot tolerate it. Like lactose, only a small portion of the shelf/fridge is set aside for lactose free because the majority of the population don't require it, so more space is set up for regular milk which is not harmful to the majority of people.
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#736021 Jail/prison

Posted by on 03 October 2011 - 03:53 PM

Note to self: "Stay out of prison."

Yeah exactly.
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#733133 In Defense Of 20 Parts Per Million

Posted by on 22 September 2011 - 05:49 PM

We don't have 2 working parents here but I'm a sole parent who works a lot of hours each week with very little time off. We have a lot in our freezer that was made from scratch. Much of that was from our own back yard too. I have a chickpea curry in the slow cooker now that will make a lot of meals to freeze. The carrots, pumpkin, capsicum, potatoes, zucchini, silverbeet, and onion were all grown in either our backyard or our friend's backyard. We have banana bread in the oven at the moment too made from bananas grown in my brother's yard. Yes it's a lot of work, and a lot of time in the kitchen, but I've always been this way even before we found out that my LO can't have gluten. It's better for us, better for the environment, and a whole lot cheaper too. I think you can trust them if you want to and you can make all the excuses in the world about why you have to buy processed food, or you can read the label then make up your mind about it rather than trust it then be angry that it's not to you needs. We also have zucchini and silverbeet slice in the oven for lunch that will make enough to freeze for another day too. When I'm not at work I'm in the garden or the kitchen. We travel a lot too :)
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#731558 Natural Flavors

Posted by on 18 September 2011 - 12:48 AM

This poster is in Australia. Additives listed by code numbers are on labels there, and in Europe, but not in North America.

Yeah sorry I'm in Australia. Is there maybe a way like that to work it out in America?
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#729914 How Long Did It Take?

Posted by on 13 September 2011 - 03:51 AM

Have a whole gluten-free chocolate cake. If you make it at home you won't be able to tell them apart like you can with the bought type.
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#724196 Harry Potter

Posted by on 20 August 2011 - 04:57 AM

We have the books to finish but we've seen all the movies now. They were fantastic. I love them all. We aim to own all the movies as well as all the books.

The next adventure we will embark on is Pirates of the Carribean.
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#723800 8-Year Old With Celiac Disease .. No Idea Where To Go Next

Posted by on 18 August 2011 - 03:25 PM

My 8yo was diagnosed by blood test and I took her off gluten from then without anything else happening. I wouldn't agree to anything invasive for her because the end reult is the same = a gluten free diet for life.
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#723374 What If A Gluten Free Diet Is Not Strictly Followed?

Posted by on 16 August 2011 - 07:17 PM

I know it's more extreme but I think of it a little like a smoker who has cancer but won't stop. You know he has 2 options. He can live a gluten free lifestyle with many more happy years ahead of him or he can fail to take it seriously and risk cutting his life short.
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#722185 If + Blood Test Why Biopsy? Son Was +

Posted by on 11 August 2011 - 05:15 PM

I chose not to have the biopsy for my LO who was 7 at the time. A positive is a positive. After 6 months off it the reaction to cross contamination affect on her was unbelieveable! I'm happy with my choice but it's up to you really.
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#722181 On The Topic Of Buying Fruit/veggies

Posted by on 11 August 2011 - 04:53 PM

My coeliac child is only 8 so has never had wine or beer or anything else like it before in her life lol. I won't even let her drink the last of my coffee at her age let alone alcohol so I wouldn't know if it would affect her or not. I do know that it doesn't take much for her to be sick from cross contamination so I'm very careful with everything.
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#721358 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 07 August 2011 - 02:14 PM

Not sure what we're having tonight but tomorrow night it's my little girl's birthday so her choice is lentil rissoles with mashed potato, roast sweet potato, pumpkin and carrot and steame broccoli and zucchini so that's for tomorrow night. I think maybe a salad or something tonight, not sure yet.
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#720818 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 04 August 2011 - 02:12 PM

Lentil pasta in the slow cooker.
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#720596 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 03 August 2011 - 03:21 PM

I think roast veg with bean patties for us but I'll see how I feel by then :/ not up to anything at the moment haha.
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