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desperateforhealth

Member Since 23 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 19 2012 05:36 AM
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Topics I've Started

Am I Having A Really Delayed Reaction To Dairy?

18 October 2012 - 12:31 AM

I went gluten-free back in January. I also quit dairy at the time, but starting about a month ago, I started eating cheese again because it seems like it's not been affecting me in a noticeable way. However, I have been having a lot more stomach problems since coming to college regardless of my strictly gluten-free lifestyle (I live in an apartment and prepare my own food so no problem there), so it's really hard to say whether the cheese is making it worse.

Last weekend I went home for the first time and ate a LOT of cheese. I mean a lot. I was at friends' houses all weekend and somehow they had every kind of wonderful cheese that I hadn't had in 10 months and I gorged on it. And there seemed to be no effect! I continued to happily eat small bits of cheese this week without much of a second thought. Until tonight I woke up in the middle of the night with a bad upset stomach (or rather, intestines), and now I am left wondering and worrying. (also I wanted to add that I had bad gas for 24 hours prior to this)

Is it possible that my intestines are only now reacting to cheese I ate during the weekend, or the small amounts during the week? I have a fast metabolism, I would be surprised if food from 5-6 days ago was still in my system.

All feedback is greatly appreciated, I have never understood completely how the dairy side of this works, because I know it is sometimes a matter of lactose and sometimes the casein acting like gluten.

Thank you!

Datu Puti Soy Sauce? Kraft Honey Dijon Vinaigrette? What Went Wrong?

21 June 2012 - 07:01 PM

Everything with my stomach was going so well. Hadn't had a problem in several weeks and I felt great. Then, last Thursday, a week ago now, my mom used to soy sauce that didn't LIST wheat as an ingredient, but it also didn't say it was gluten-free or have any information on the internet. But I got reckless and ate it anyway, and then a few hours later I was having major stomach problems, which persisted until Sunday and then went away for a few days, only to reappear this afternoon.

Is anyone familiar with this Datu Puti Soy Sauce? I doubt anyone will be, it's obscure and shipped directly from Vietnam. I can't believe how stupid I was, I let my mom talk me into it because it was cheaper than my normal stuff and she does the grocery shopping.

Now the only other possibility is the Kraft Honey Dijon Vinaigrette on some salad right before the dish involving soy sauce. I just don't think it could be anything else, I am very careful. I've never actually been knowingly glutened before so I am not sure exactly what it is like.

I've been gluten-free for six months and not super sensitive or anything.

Do you think today's symptoms were from last week's potential glutening or something else? The only even potentially strange thing I ate today was some breakfast sausage.

Thanks so much for your time!

Cheapest Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate?

10 May 2012 - 02:11 PM

Guys... when I first went gluten- and dairy-free, I went without chocolate for three months, not realizing that there are plenty of chocolates out there that don't have milk fat/other milk ingredients. Miraculously my mom had some Ghirardelli chocolate chips that she had bought on sale, so I euphorically started eating chocolate again

Weeeeell, I have now worked my way through two bags of these chips (originally $9 a bag), and if I have any hope of enjoying chocolate WITHOUT going broke, I need a cheaper brand.

Do you guys know of any types of dark chocolate (w/o dairy) that are more affordable? I am pretty desperate. I just want some chocolate, doesn't matter how dark... I need my chocolate.

Thanks for your time!

Does "milk Fat" Always Mean Casein?

21 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

What does "milk fat" indicate, exactly? Does it always contain casein/whey? Sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm just hopeful that there is some chance milk fat does not contain casein and whey.

Products With Oat Kernel Extract?

09 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

I am an adolescent, so I still have the normal troubles with mild acne. I've been using the same AcneFree Sensitive Skin regimen for many years (company claims it's gluten-free), and the face wash contains Oat Kernel Extract, which is listed as a product to avoid if you are avoiding gluten, but does it really contain any gluten? My blood test for celiac came back negative, but I do believe I am gluten sensitive/intolerant, and I have been gluten free for almost three months with some results but not complete recovery. Am I possibly not getting completely better (lingering GI symptoms) because of this Oat Kernel Extract, or am I being ridiculous? I don't have any unusual skin conditions, and I don't consider myself exceptionally sensitive to gluten. I hesitate to quit using it just to find out because it works satisfyingly well for my acne and finding another regimen would be so much trouble.

Oh, and I stopped eating oats when I quit gluten, so I'm not sure whether they bother me.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.