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Pauliewog

Member Since 10 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 11 2014 11:19 PM
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#929730 My Hair Is A Mess From Gluten-Free Conditioners!

Posted by Pauliewog on 05 September 2014 - 03:59 PM

Have you tried argan oil? It is pure oil and can make your hair very soft and smooth. Key is to get the right amount. I put just a drop or two on my palms then rub it into my hands then onto my hair. If you get too much you'll end up very greasy looking!


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#929369 Flying And Travelling With Celiac And Hotels, Etc

Posted by Pauliewog on 03 September 2014 - 06:13 AM

I have an app on my iphone for cards. It has a pull down menu and you can choose a various languages. It's called gluten-free Restaurant Cards. Swedish is on there.


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#876075 Xanthan Gum: Do I Need It?

Posted by Pauliewog on 23 June 2013 - 05:11 AM

Just an update. I made the cobbler that I linked to above. It was a) very easy, and B) very good! Although, I think you could use less sugar and still have a great dessert. I found my flour was Arrowhead Mills gluten-free and I used it just as called for in the recipe. It worked fine. Anything cooked in that much butter and sugar must be good! I haven't had any sort of baked dessert in ages so it was a yummy splurge!


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#845533 Help--Recently Diagnosed--Mostly Vegetarian Eater......gluten Free Diet Panic

Posted by Pauliewog on 29 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

I started eating gluten free as a vegetarian in Feb. I found I was always hungry and never really felt "good." On the forum I read about the Paleo/Primal diets and started looking into that. Now, 10 months later, I am eating meats and feeling great! I am not happy to eat meat but I do (a lot of eggs and fish, some chicken, occasional pork/beef). I think one thing that has helped a lot is upping my fat. I now cook things in "real" butter. I have started eating full fat yogurt off and on. I also add coconut cream to my coffee. This I think has helped me feel full. As an example, today for breakfast I had eggplant cooked in butter topped with cheese and two eggs along with the coffee/coconut cream. Meals like this help me feel full. Lunch was okra cooked in butter, salmon and a handful of olives. For a snack I'll eat an apple with peanut butter.

You can eat lots of sweet potatoes (make oven fries or fry them), regular potatoes (butter/sour cream), avocados.... If you are fine with corn then get fresh corn tortillas and make fajitas (with or without meat).

As stated, avoid eating out. It is an adjustment but you just have to make sure all meals are prepared. I just returned from a 14 day trip to California and I ONLY ate out once and that was fries at In-N-Out because I was too afraid of getting sick in restaurants. I cooked all my meals at my hotel or in friend's homes. Better than spending a day of vacation sick!
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#824256 Losing Hope

Posted by Pauliewog on 18 September 2012 - 08:27 PM

I'm also by no means an expert here, but like you, I have been gluten-free since Feb. this year. Tested negative for Celiac but reacted severely to two gluten challenges. Right now I am feeling awesome and I hate to admit it but it is no doubt to eating meat. A month ago I decided to start following the paleo/primal diet. I have been a vegetarian for many years so this was not something I really wanted to do. However, I do feel much much better. I basically eat some sort of protein (egg, fish, chicken, etc) at every meal with vegetables. I just finished lunch which was salmon with raw cucumber and carrot in a peanut dipping sauce I made. I am not eating any other grains (I want to lose weight!). Just following my protein/veggie route I feel much better. I also have much less stress in the kitchen because it is easy to eat this way. I think the nourishment to my body as well as relieving stress over "what am I going to eat" has really helped me.

Also, I am in the middle of reading the book Wheat Belly. He talks a lot about the adverse effects of sugars. I can't help but think the fruit is doing more harm than good to your healing. Try some proteins and see how you feel.
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#795847 My Mango Dilemma

Posted by Pauliewog on 15 May 2012 - 06:06 PM

Mango salsa!
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#791300 Serious Relief From Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Pauliewog on 27 April 2012 - 12:36 AM

My body's response to gluten is like your daughter's. I have some ACV (Bragg's, I believe). I will definitely try it next time. Of course I am working hard to not have a "next time!!!"
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#776924 Yeah, But Yours Wasn't Real

Posted by Pauliewog on 27 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

I am sitting here eating my own lunch as I read these posts. I made myself a Thai salad. One thing I love about eating gluten free is that all my food is "real." Nothing I ate was processed. My rice noodles were the only thing I didn't make myself and according to the bag are made from "rice and water." And, if I don't say so myself, it was delicious.

As to the Mac and Cheese, here are the ingredients from the Kraft page. It seems to me it is a meal more of chemicals than of "real" food. You could point that out next time if someone makes a comment!!!!!!

Ingredients: ENRICHED MACARONI PRODUCT (WHEAT FLOUR, GLYCEROL MONOSTEARATE, NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE [IRON], THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID); CHEESE SAUCE MIX (WHEY, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, MALTODEXTRIN, PALM OIL, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, SALT, MILKFAT, MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, CALCIUM CARBONATE, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES, SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, CITRIC ACID, GUAR GUM, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, LACTIC ACID, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, MILK, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, APOCAROTENAL [COLOR] ENZYMES, CHEESE CULTURE, NATURAL FLAVOR). CONTAINS: WHEAT, MILK.
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