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Member Since 10 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 16 2013 05:53 PM

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Corn And Gluten-Free Slippery Elm?

16 October 2013 - 12:19 PM

This might be a bit out of left field, but can anyone recommend a slippery elm supplement that's corn and gluten free? And preferably dairy and sugar free too..?

Heartburn Help! Advice Please...

16 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

It's been quite a while since I posted here, but I'm back due to a new problem that I need help getting rid of.


Background: I am very gluten intolerant and never had gastro issues of any kind. I'm usually pretty solid in that area. I started juicing at the beginning of the year and was feeling so good on it. So good that I ignored the mild heartburn I'd get from time to time associated with it. Recently however I developed major heartburn problems - stabbing pains in the center of my chest, burning, bloated feeling, sore rib cage by my stomach - which seemed to be related to strawberries (I was having smoothies several times a week with them). I stopped juicing since I knew that was a small problem before, and quit the strawberries too, and did a 14 day course of OTC drugs (opremazole or something like that?). It resolved about 3 weeks ago and I stayed away from juicing and strawberries. I still felt mild issues here and there but seemed ok.


It's back now. Big time. I had a couple of smoothies a few days apart, and bam, I'm back at square 1. I don't see how just 2 smoothies can render me in this condition ~:0/. It seems that so many things are setting it off now (it's been days since I had any strawberries but I'm still having major issues), I just don't even want to eat.


Some questions for the experienced: 


1) I really want to get back to juicing - is this something that often causes gastro issues? I make sure to "chew" my juices before swallowing so I know the right enzymes are getting in there. 


2) Can 2 strawberry smoothies do this, or do you think I have other hidden food issues? I've been a food sensitivity *queen* since going gluten-free...


3) Would appreciate a good course of action. I'm desperate here - I feel like I can't bear to restrict my diet any further. I'm usually gluten, corn, grain, dairy, and sugar free and have dropped down to 97 lbs as a result. I recently gave up on the grain and dairy (despite the reaction I get from the latter) because I am desperate to just eat. :(


I'll be grateful for any advice I can get on how to get better. Thanks!


Elimination Diet - Any Tips, Advice, Recipes?

05 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

I am gearing up to do a strict elimination diet leaving only non nightshade veggies, lamb and turkey, and maybe brown rice (not sure in an part with that one, though I probably should.) This is going to be tough because I really don't like proteins and only eat them because I should. It's really important that I don't lose any weight because I am down to a gaunt 100 lbs and struggle to keep that on to begin with...

I'd really appreciate any advice from anyone who's been there, done that. How to eat during the 3 weeks I do this? Any pitfalls to avoid? I'm dreading this. Maybe there's nothing anyone can tell me, but I thought I'd check in here first...

Help! Need A Flour For Muffins And Have Lots Of Allergies :/

25 November 2012 - 03:42 PM

I'm going crazy trying to find a flour mixture I can use without the concern of:

gluten (obviously!)
sugars /sweeteners

Every time I think I find one, I discover a reason I can't have it (eg I find the brand on my no-corn list...)

Anyone here use a brand they trust? I've eliminated King Arthur's and Bob's Red Mill and a few others and I'm getting frustrated...