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Member Since 12 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active May 21 2013 09:46 AM

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In Topic: Cross Reacting Diet?

19 May 2013 - 10:02 AM

Thank you both. It's good to get advice from some real experts because I have a feeling my doctor would just be sympathetic but quite useless.


I like avocados and nuts, so I'll try having more of them. I'm in the UK and coconut milk, as far as I know, comes in tins with additives and sometimes thickened. Not sure if this is what you have in mind, but I will have a closer look when I'm in the shops.


Part of the problem is that I have been fine since I started the gluten-free diet a couple of years ago. I have got glutened a few times by processed food but it goes in a few days. So this is something new and I have to adapt to it. Perhaps I need to get more organised, as you say, and keep a track of what I'm eating, and also do an elimination diet.

In Topic: Can't Put On Weight

19 May 2013 - 04:22 AM

OMG, There is many of us :'''),


Thank you Koko_girl for raising this topic, it makes us feel like we belong somewhere,


I have discover my gluten/Diary intolerance about 6 months ago and since then, I've been on a gluten/diary-free diet.


my doctor said that in the path of 6 to 12 months i will be starting to notice some weight gain :''), but unfourtently non of that happened,


am 39-40 Kg and 164cm, which is extremly under weight, and i've been under weight my whole life.


the doctor said that due to my gluten intolerance my food habits was very bad since childhood, because whenever i eat food i feel bad so i avoid eating,


she said its a habit thing that should change with time,


i guess it could help to count your calories intake daily and make sure that you get more calories than ur BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) by 500 cals at least.


also, try healthy food suplements like Opticomplete from Optinutrition, you can order it from www.Windhawk.com since its not avaliable in UAE. it has almost 1500 cals a scoop with vitamens and minerals. you just need to double check if it is Gluten free


Gud luck all :''') <3

I'm so grateful too for this thread. It's such a relief to be able to talk about being underweight.


 I've always been thin (but then I may have always had celiacs!) and can't put weight on. I'm really struggling at the moment, feeling glutened but not knowing what is causing it (I am strictly gluten free). I am just hoping I feel better soon because the thought of going on an elimination diet does not fill me with joy!

In Topic: Cross Reacting Diet?

19 May 2013 - 02:35 AM

OK, thanks guys. I've always felt pretty positive about having celiacs - you just gotta avoid the gluten and you're fine - but it's obviously not that simple.


I've also remembered that I've been taking high strength Vit C the last few days to avoid catching a bug that my family has. I know Vit C can upset the stomach if you take too much, so maybe that hasn't helped either.

In Topic: What Are Ok Calcium Levels?

06 July 2012 - 10:52 AM

don't know the ranges in europe...looked up AdCal, all it is is extra strength Tums with a very small (read:barely worth the bother of) amount of Vit D3, made by a pharmaceutical company! 750mg Ca++ and 200 IU of D3. and if you are sensitive to soy, you should not take. Albumin is a protein in the blood, do you commonly suffer from swelling? are you protein malnoursished, do you have kidney disease?
good luck

Hi frieze,

No, I'm not aware of any kidney/swelling/protein problems. I guess my concern is really about trying to understand what the optimum levels of calcium in the blood should be. I was told mine were OK (in which case it would make sense to reduce or stop the Adcal) but looking online my levels of calcium seem a little on the low side (in which case I should keep taking it). So that's what I'm confused about :unsure:

In Topic: What Are Ok Calcium Levels?

05 July 2012 - 10:08 AM

Hi, thanks for your replies. It is a gamble stopping the Adcal but my assumption is that as my gut heals it will be absorbing nutrients better and I may not need it. Presumably the advice from the Dexa scan clinic to stop the Adcal when my calcium levels were OK, was because there are increased risks of other health problems from taking Adcal.


So, I dunno. I wish I had a doctor who was a bit more clued up and motivated!!

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