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Member Since 09 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 07 2014 09:04 AM

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In Topic: Sugar Causing Symptoms?

06 June 2014 - 03:50 PM

If you have gut inflammation or leaky gut, sugars, starches, or carbs can cause symptoms. The gut and brain are very closely connected. That's why we get brain fog from something our gut doesn't like. Are you familiar with the SCD diet? There's a lot of information on their site about this stuff and food recommendations. Even if you're not on the diet, it's helpful reading. You may know about it already but if not here's a link:




I'm assuming that if one has Celiac, then by definition they are dealing with intestinal permeability unless they got their number down to zero. But why would carbs cause problems for my brain when fat and/or protein would not? What's the reasoning or cause behind that? I have read about the specific carbohydrate diet before but I'm rusty so I'll read up on it.

In Topic: Is There Anything Safe To Eat At Ice Cream Or Frozen Yogurt Shops?

06 June 2014 - 10:40 AM

The day after my diagnosis I was feeling pretty down in the dumps so DH took me to Marble Slab and I talked with the employee in there and he knew what Celiac was and said that someone who has Celiac works there. I was relieved and it greatly improved my mood. He said all the ice cream that doesn't contain cake is gluten-free. But I didn't think about the scooper, which would be cross-contaminated because it also scoops the ice cream that does have cake in it.


But they had a gluten-free cookie too, so I got that along with the ice cream. I probably did get a trace amount of gluten from cross-contamination from eating there, though. To avoid all cross-contamination you probably need to purchase gluten-free ice cream at a grocery store or make it at home.

In Topic: Wraps

06 June 2014 - 10:36 AM

I went to the Mission website and yep like another poster said those tortillas are gluten-free and on dedicated gluten-free lines. But I'm with you on the veggie wrap--I miss the green spinach wrap.

In Topic: Any Other Sugar Avoiders? Combining gluten-free With Sugar Free.

06 June 2014 - 10:21 AM

Last year, in response to some health issues, I decided to try to go sugar free (including honey, maple syrup, etc. in addition to regular white sugar) for a period of time.


Now I do use some things with very small amounts of sweetener, but I do severely limit them. The health difference is amazing! I don't get sick all the time anymore and I can breathe so much better. My chronic sinusitis is going away.


The difference is like night and day.


I would like to learn how to bake better though. Before starting to be more careful about sugar intake, I was big into baking things. Now I hardly ever bake. Does anybody have some good tried and true no sugar gluten-free recipes?


Well, I have two books that I use to bake gluten-free and sugar-free from. I suggest you check them out; they have definitely helped me. There is an adjustment period though, as these things will NOT taste like conventional foods. But to me they're pretty good. I've modified some things too. The two books I own and have used so far are:


The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking

The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook


I noticed that now there are even more books like these out there since the time I purchased them but these are a good start. You'll need to invest in almond flour and a sugar substitute.

In Topic: Sugar Causing Symptoms?

06 June 2014 - 10:16 AM

Here's what eating white sugar, brown sugar, potatoes, rice, etc does to me:


• Depression

• Anxiety
• Brain Fog
• Inabilty to concentrate or think straight
• Fatigue
• Hypoglycemia symptoms
• Irritability, poor mood, crashing
• Bloating, water retention, and increased flatulence


I don't know why or how that happens because I was tested for pre-diabetes and diabetes and I'm negative on both. I have hyperinsulinemia though (chronic high insulin blood levels) so maybe it has to do with that. Perhaps sugar and starch is impacting my brain severely. I always feel better going low-carb. Maybe someone here knows more about how sugar impacts these things. have you tried a low-carb diet? I bake with almond flour exclusively now and use sugar substitutes.