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julissa

Member Since 03 Dec 2012
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#936293 Do You Use Plates At Other People's Houses?

Posted by julissa on 07 December 2014 - 06:37 AM

I really at heart don't want to be fanatical, but I don't. If I am bringing my own food, which I do wherever I go, I put a paper plate in with my meal. plastic silverware too. I know it can seem extreme, but it puts me at ease. and I feel if I am at ease, over stressing about unknown factors, then it's all good. no one anywhere has ever said a word. 

 

if I am at someone's house and there was something that seemed completely safe, i probably would use a napkin over a plate. but that's just me. 


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#936213 L Glutamine Gives Me Diarrhea, I Swear My Body Is Anomaly Just Info For Othe...

Posted by julissa on 05 December 2014 - 03:00 PM

this is interesting, my doctor suggested I get some of this as I was telling him I am exhausted some days. I did get some marked gluten, dairy, and soy free  but haven't tried it yet. it's really hard for me to try new things, I'm always afraid of getting sick. 

 

I hope you're feeling better! 


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#935947 How Much Can One Person Take? I've Reached My Limit...

Posted by julissa on 02 December 2014 - 06:57 PM

YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so happy to hear this wonderful news, major congrats  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D 


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#935102 Why Did You Go Soy Free?

Posted by julissa on 17 November 2014 - 09:16 AM

soy is in everything processed for the most part. I found the only way to control it all is to eat whole real foods like my grandmother would recognize. the processed prepared stuff had to go. 


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#934438 My Life Just Got 100% Easier

Posted by julissa on 08 November 2014 - 07:03 AM

my latest project was experimenting with apple chips. beyond great success. I sliced them up, sprinkled a tiny amount of cinnamon/sugar and they were awesome. my daughter took them all home and asked me to make more. she's not celiac, she just loved them. i have another load going now and also some banana chips too.  I have  bought these types of chips, but they're expensive, and I know exactly what's in mine. 

 

this thing is awesome  :)


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#933999 My Life Just Got 100% Easier

Posted by julissa on 02 November 2014 - 11:08 AM

w8in4dave, I have a vacuum sealer and it's awesome for this. 

 

I love the idea of a small teapot! 


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#933963 My Life Just Got 100% Easier

Posted by julissa on 02 November 2014 - 05:41 AM

I use parchment paper I got in the dollar store for the liquidy items. and on that note, not sure if I already posted, I actually put almond milk on a parchment paper sheet with folded up edges to make it available to take out to use in iced coffee. it turned it into a powder!!!!!   little things I am figuring out just by puttering around with it. 

 

jerky is something I haven't tried yet, but I have lots of ideas for it. 

 

the person who gave me this idea was hugged much by me, I completely understand.   


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#900472 One Year In With Celiac 8-Yo Daughter. Feeling So Sad.

Posted by julissa on 22 December 2013 - 11:30 AM

this is such a great thread and so what I needed to see right now. I have now been gluten, dairy and soy free for one year. I have gone through lots of learning over the past year, and now have settled into my reality. like what has already been said, I miss the days of spontaneous living, just heading out the door for the day, planning a weekend, etc. I now don't eat anything if I didn't make it. I have gone through too much being sick this past year, and part of my learning curve is that I am super super sensitive. adding the dairy and soy to the mix, well, eating out or grabbing a quick bite somewhere is just not something I do anymore. I sometimes get angry, really missing my old life, but I have adapted. like you have said, I  have things I can grab quick and have on hand to be out. I keep food in my car, you never know when your plans will change.

 

I no longer stay home declining social settings, I go to restaurants and bring my food. I don't ask, I don't talk to the waiter about it. when others order, I just order a drink, I mention nothing, then whip out my food when others are served. no one anywhere has ever said  a word. this is my reality.

 

I feel wonderful, my body has just adjusted itself to a healthy weight, so all in all I am happy. every now and then a little pity party rears it's head, and just remind myself that there are many who would trade medical conditions with me.


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#871347 The New Celiac Drug Is Out There

Posted by julissa on 29 May 2013 - 04:37 AM

I was so relieved to finally know what was making me sick after so long trying to get answers, that I went gluten free joyfully, and still am joyful about it.

 

I too miss spontaneity and being able to eat out confidently. I eat out rarely and it's always a crap shoot for me. I usually feel it's not worth it. 


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#871094 The New Celiac Drug Is Out There

Posted by julissa on 28 May 2013 - 04:14 AM

ABQ, I never see posts as condescension, I see them as giving hope once you are in it longer and longer.


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#870471 Gi And Allergist Appointments- Suggestions?

Posted by julissa on 24 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

after my diagnosis I still had stomach issues, although thankfully at a much lower level, so I went to an allergist. I had some idea of what was bothering me, so she did food testing for that plus other common problem foods. she found a dairy and soy allergy, so I cut those out right away.

 

do you have an idea of what foods may be problematic for your daughter?


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#868837 6 Months Into My Gluten Free Life

Posted by julissa on 15 May 2013 - 04:45 AM

I wanted to share that there is light at the end of the tunnel for anyone still suffering. hang in there. I had different symptoms ranging from nausea, extreme heartburn and horrible dizziness with brain fog.

 

now, gluten, dairy and soy free 6 months later, I am living my life without being afraid to make plans for fear of being too sick to go anywhere.

 

I also noticed another thing I had cleared up, and didn't ever associate this with my issues, my eyes are a lot clearer. there had been days when after watching tv for a while, or being at the computer for a while, my eyes got all out of focus and I couldn't drive. I just noticed that doesn't happen anymore, so happy I got to the bottom of all this.

 

and thanks to everyone here, and all the great info I never would have known if it weren't for this forum :)

 


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#862282 Celiac Vs. Gluten Intolerance

Posted by julissa on 07 April 2013 - 06:06 AM

this is a great thread. I agree it does not matter to us if we have a confirmed diagnosis. we know our bodies and that's what counts.


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#861182 Refills And New Manufacturers

Posted by julissa on 30 March 2013 - 05:31 AM

A few weeks ago I got a prescription and took it to my Walgreens on the corner that I had been using for years. I asked the pharmacist to check on gluten-free status since it was something new to me. he wouldn't check, told me it was crazy since no meds had gluten. he told me I would have to get the meds then check myself.

 

I couldn't speak.

 

I asked for my prescription back and took it to a little mom and pop pharmacy that still exists in my town. they were happy to check and now I only go there.


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#857783 Am I Just A Wuss? (Staying Home After Gluten/soy/whateverings)

Posted by julissa on 10 March 2013 - 09:33 AM

Gemini, thanks, I do intend to keep working at it :)

 

Cavernio, I strongly disagree here, socializing may revolve around eating out, at work, with friends, wherever, but just because eating out is so common to our lives, doesn't mean we have to. I take a cooler wherever I go. I go to certain restaurants with my food, I refuse to eat something that may get me sick. people I am with totally understand and help me with choosing places, etc.  other restaurants that I wouldn't take food to, I just don't go.

 

people ask me if just a little would hurt, how sick could I possibly get. I ask them how sick they could possibly get eating rat poison.

 

I am also done here. 


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