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pianoland

Member Since 29 May 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 25 2013 05:50 PM
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#859449 Planter's Honey Roasted Peanuts

Posted by pianoland on 19 March 2013 - 06:40 PM

I've also reacted to Wegman's corn pasta (not consistently though) but don't react to corn tortillas/chips. I tried googling to see if anyone had issues with their corn pasta but didn't find any good info.

 

As for the peanuts, it could be cross contamination.


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#804373 My Story

Posted by pianoland on 18 June 2012 - 01:31 PM

Your story really affected me because the start of it is eerily similar to mine. I got mono my senior year of high school and going into college was always tired and had GI issues. Luckily I was diagnosed last summer, only about a year into my symptoms.

You will see your energy improve so much on a gluten-free diet. You'll be amazed.
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#799262 Can't Put On Weight

Posted by pianoland on 29 May 2012 - 07:17 PM

As someone who also struggled with keeping my weight on... PROTEIN is your new best friend. Fresh meat, fish, eggs, nuts. I'm not sure if you eat dairy but milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. Larabars are a great source of protein for a packaged snack. Stay away from soy for a while!
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#799255 Almost One Year Gluten-Free!

Posted by pianoland on 29 May 2012 - 06:46 PM

My diagnosis with celiac has been a life-changer. My senior year of high school I was always sick with you-name-it: incurable sinus infections, bronchitis, hand foot mouth virus, eczema breakout, and eventually mono which seemed to be the breaking point. I couldn't fight any illness. Continuing into my freshman year of college I was having terrible stomach pain and diarrhea every single night. And you know what...I thought it was normal. I blamed it on the lousy dining hall food and stress.

My first summer home from college something hit me: I'm eating "healthy" (my normal diet full of pasta and bread) but I'm still not feeling right. In mid-July I finally went to my family doctor, thinking it would be inconclusive. It was the first time I heard of celiac disease, but my doctor insisted on testing me for it. After reading about celiac, I knew this was it. I wasn't surprised when I got the call after a few days that I had tested positive.

Almost one year of being gluten free and I am the healthiest I've been since I can remember. My digestion is normal. I can actually fight off a cold now. Simply the amount of energy I had after changing my diet was incredible. I'm forever grateful to my doctor.

I think it was hard for my parents to realize I would have to live this way the rest of my life. But to me, it was so easy because I immediately felt the benefits of the diet. The cure is to change what I eat, how simple is that! Yeah it's a little inconvenient at times. But you know what? People are generally accommodating, restaurants have made huge strides, and grocery stores have aisles full of delicious gluten-free foods.

Anyway, I really want to reach out to the celiac community because in a year I have learned a lot, which hopefully I can share through my posts. It's nice to know that we're not in this alone.
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