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Member Since 28 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 07 2012 02:41 PM

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In Topic: Was This A Bad Idea?

31 October 2012 - 06:17 AM

Last night for dinner I was roasting some vegetables on (my own) baking sheet and the rest of my family was baking chicken which was breaded with french's fried onions (which contain wheat) on another baking sheet. I didn't really think much about it at the time but today I was feeling a little off. Could it have been from baking my food in the same oven at the same time as gluten containing food even if it didn't touch? And if this was a bad idea do you think the reaction will stay pretty minor? Thanks for any help : )

When I do something like I take tin foil and cover mind up just to be on the safe side.

In Topic: Hair Loss - Help

28 October 2012 - 10:59 AM

I thought I posted on this yesterday but I guess it got lost with the forum changes. Anyway...

I'm about 4 months into the gluten-free diet. At 2 months, I noticed that I was getting some new growth, which was very welcome because my hair has been steadily thinning for over a decade. Unfortunately at around that same time, I had some sort of autoimmune attack, possibly from my undertreated Hashimotos or another autoimmune problem (lupus suspected) that is yet undiagnosed, and my hair loss increased dramatically; I'm talking a dozen hair balls in the shower alone. My hair thinned noticeably at the front and I have some very thin spots at the back of my head which I can luckily mostly cover with longer hair. The AI attack is mostly subsiding so my hair loss has slowed again, and I do still have the short spikes of regrowth sticking out of my head... Attractive. LOL My husband gave me some looks of sympathy when I asked him to check it for me. :(

My question is: Does anyone have tips or ideas to encourage hair regrowth, and to prevent or slow those periods when my body wants to ... shed?

I currently take biotin on top of B12 (my B levels are good). I also supplement with omega 3 fish oil, cod liver oil and evening primrose oil 2 to 3 times a day. As far as I know, only my D levels are a bit low and they are just on the low side of normal, the rest of my blood levels are really good for a celiac... or even a non-celiac. I take a lot of other vits and supplements but these are the only ones I know of related to hair.

I don't use any special lotions or shampoos but I'm willing to try some... I'm willing to try almost anything. My hair is getting very thin; my pony tail is smaller than a dime. If I was a guy, and it got much thinner, I would be thinking about shaving it off just so I wouldn't have to deal with it.... my husband wouldn't appreciate that look and to be honest, I'm to vain to do that.

Any help would be appreciated. :)

Know just what you mean I had a big bald spot right on top of my head and two big sore that wouldn't heal on my arm, I was told it was cause of the lupus and the sun. But now that I have gone gluten free my hair is coming back and my sore are all gone. I also have a flat top. At least now when I comb my hair I am not picking it up from all the place.
I went gluten free May 16 so it may just take some time.

In Topic: Inflated Guts..

25 October 2012 - 01:41 PM

Have you tried a stool softener? It may just take loosening things up in order for the gas inside the instestines to find a way out. It's not an immediate answer because they take time to work, but a suggestion nonetheless. Hope you pain subsides soon!

Yes I have been taking stool softener but only one a nite maybe I should take two. But then again I am taking wal-mart, is there a better one?


In Topic: Spaghetti Sauces Home Made

25 October 2012 - 05:50 AM

I'm sharing this only because it was shared with me. Love2travel shared this with me when I was desperate. I love how super easy it is too. Cook some veggies, throw some meat at it, add everything else. Then just leave it alone. I did also find youtube videos of him making the sauce, because who doesn't need a little Mario Batali in their lives?


Now that is diff.....I printed it out and we will give it a try...Thanks so much.

In Topic: Inflated Guts..

25 October 2012 - 05:46 AM

For 3 days now I have been C and bloating and my belly is hard as a rock, I get up in the morning and go a little bit but that doesn't help. I have tried everything to go but nothing is working.

May 16 I went gluten free did have some messed up and got gluten a couple of time got throuth that but now this I have never had it this bad. I just don't know what to do...

I am new to all this and still learning, and I have learn alot off of this site keep up the good work.

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