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Lady Eowyn

Member Since 18 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 22 2014 07:56 AM

#859714 Eye Discomfort

Posted by on 21 March 2013 - 04:48 AM

With apologies for the spelling - optician - that's better! Not with it this morning  :ph34r:  .......


I had lots done to my teeth as a child. Too many teeth for mouth (including two werewolf style) that came out lower, so had 5 out when about 11 yo then all manner of braces. Also chips came off both front teeth and they are symmetrically (good spelling :rolleyes: ) grooved horizontally with enamel damage.

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#855658 The Song Name Game

Posted by on 24 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

Hotel California - The Eagles




Yay :D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#855341 Cracks/sores At Corners Of Mouth

Posted by on 22 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

Not had these but I always believed it was B vitamin deficiency - B2 especially, I think.

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#853594 I'm Done

Posted by on 13 February 2013 - 03:03 AM

Hi Razzell
I have Vitacoco and Cocofina.
Have never had it before and when I first tasted it thought Eeww! - slightly odd and rather sweet :blink:.
It must be an acquired taste because 24 hours later it was Yum! - give me more :D .
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#853591 Do People With Celiac Absorb Sugar?

Posted by on 13 February 2013 - 02:21 AM

Hi there
Was pleased to find this thread and just wanted to say Me Too! Me Too!
I bought a test meter and strips several years ago (pre-gluten-free) because I thought my blood sugar was getting high then dropping low. Turns out it was low and dropping very low and I could not raise it even with eating loads of sugar/sweets.
I seem to be swinging again lately although I don't have much in the way of sweet things except some fruit and find protein helps.
Since going gluten free I can't eat potatoes or rice and think this may partly be due to carbohydrate levels, can't eat a big quantity of anything at one sitting.
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#853451 I'm Done

Posted by on 12 February 2013 - 04:37 AM

Hi Razzle
Just a small comment ( and yes, I do understand how you feel) - I have in the last week discovered coconut water, sold in health stores. Read a mention of it on this forum.

It's fabulous :) and really seems to knock out cravings with a small glass. I find it quite sweet as well and very hydrating.
Nutrient rich and probably anti-candida too - worth a try.
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#851192 Articles Explaining Why Many Of Us Cross-React With Grains And Soya...thoughts?

Posted by on 30 January 2013 - 04:53 AM

Hi Hannah - and bless that guinea pig :) .
I have strong views about gluten (especially) and other grains.
It's my belief that humans should not eat them as we are not designed to digest them nor are other mammals. This is my own view and not intended to be scientific fact or anything! I think it is important to remove them from a diet particularly if suffering from any long term type ailment. I think celiac is just an individual manifestation of problems with gluten just as any other lifelong condition could be.
With what I know now I would not give gluten to a child of mine (too old for another now :( ) and keep other gluten sources to a minimum for a child that is.

I have read that as a rule of thumb food that cannot be eaten raw/poisonous raw can give problems when cooked. This covers grains, soya, pulses and potatoes which would make you very ill raw but obviously not meat which I believe, humans get most benefit (nutrient wise) when eaten raw. I would hasten to add that I don't eat raw meat :ph34r: or recommend doing that obviously! (with obvious exceptions).

Not sure how I do with pulses as I rarely eat them. Did get stomach ache from lentils not long ago.
Can't eat potatoes, rice, soya or general gluten free flours but have recently bought some coconut flour which I have high hopes for as I am ok with coconut.
I think I might be rambling now so I will go ........ :ph34r: .
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#851008 Gluten Binges... Help

Posted by on 29 January 2013 - 07:12 AM

Hi leehua
Sorry to see you're having problems.
I've had this problem in the past - been down the eating disorder/psychologists road and while this may be helpful generally with problem dealing in life, it had no effect whatsoever on eating problems.
IMHO it is part of the gluten intolerance/starved of nutrients, etc as per the other posts here. It also becomes a pattern that can be tricky to break. However, break it you must so get your fighting spirit out and get organised.

As already mentioned, quality protein is very important especially for breakfast. We always have leftover (make too much deliberately) dinner for breakfast - sort of mini-dinner. Mid morning eggs/nuts/fruit type combination. Lunch soup or salad with protein meat or fish. Often have a piece of fruit late afternoon but have more protein with it if hungry then main dinner meat or fish and veg. If you think this won't cut it, make a big pot of soup (veg) and have a mug of it anytime in between.
Once you break the cycle by giving your body lots of good food you will feel better/stronger and suddenly find yourself on like the opposite cycle - if that makes sense.

Very important - get the binge products out of the house and the good stuff above in.
I still can't have choc in the house. Even gluten free makes me appallingly bad - but I'm still not to be trusted with it :ph34r: and can't have a small bit. The only way is to keep it out of the house.

I also find it helps to find treats for yourself that don't involve food - music, exercise, meeting friends, whatever.
Oh yes, drink plenty of water - I find processed food, choc and of course, gluten are totally dehydrating and I once read somewhere that you can mistakenly think of eating when in fact you are thirsty - so have a glass of water first, just in case!

Anyway, these are things that have helped me.
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#850045 Hair Loss With Dh Rash?

Posted by on 24 January 2013 - 04:04 AM

Just a thought on hair loss.
My hair falls most of the time (last 7ish years approx) but less than it used to when eating gluten. I think soy and processed food make it worse and have had DH on scalp since teens.
Hardly dare put this in print but the last few weeks it is thickening up (holding my breath while writing this!) and have been meaning to post to other hair loss folks that I have a feeling it may be benefiting from taking Vit D - well that's the only thing different.

Also shampoo/conditioner with wheat derivatives makes my hair fall (yes, it does) and of course, makes the DH go beserk. Has taken me a long time to find one that is acceptable to my scalp and makes my hair good condition.
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#841043 Will My Children Be Celiac?

Posted by on 05 December 2012 - 03:03 AM

Just thought I should point out that my paragraph about celiac in Scandinavia is not intended to be a fact.
Personally though, if I had a baby (too old by the way) I would not now give it any gluten and even when older believe that it should present very little of any diet.
Then again - I'm a pretty anti-gluten person.
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#834979 Myths About Gluten In Everyday Non Edible Objects?

Posted by on 07 November 2012 - 08:25 AM

If I handle gluten containing products and touch my DH it certainly has an effect - makes it super sore! Had thought this was part of my celiac and didn't realize this was an additional wheat allergy on top. (I don't mean the DH here, but the external wheat product application). If you can understand this you're doing better than me :wacko: .

As for new people, I'm sure they're not dim-wits. It is nice to read different reactions and make up your own mind - not alone in the struggle.
Probably put my foot in it :ph34r: . (Love the smileys - don't know what they all mean).
Take ERFA (natural thyroid hormone).
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#834926 Myths About Gluten In Everyday Non Edible Objects?

Posted by on 07 November 2012 - 03:32 AM

Have a nasty feeling that gluten is lurking out there - there's plenty of it about.
If celiac, I think that a good level of caution should be exercised and I would avoid non edible products containing gluten.
I might of course, just be neurotic :blink: .
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#834139 Please Help! Some Questions And My Symptoms

Posted by on 03 November 2012 - 08:11 AM

Just wanted to say great answers!
Would like to add that stress sure aggravates my celiac - seems to make me worse.
Also (please note IMHO) gluten is not a good thing for humans and I think a lot of people have varying levels of problems (tolerance) with it. I would recommend gluten free or at least very gluten light to anyone with any kind of long term health issue. I wouldn't give it to animals either.
My hubby kindly gave up gluten to help me :rolleyes: and he no longer snores :D also his psoriatic arthritis that he's had for over 20 years has improved enormously.
Hope these comments aren't inflammatory in any way - just my view.
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