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Member Since 15 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 05 2014 10:14 AM

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In Topic: Eating Out At Indian Restaurant

05 October 2014 - 10:17 AM

I agree that Indian food is generally one of the safer dining-out choices (and, once you get the hang of blending spices, a great deal of fun to cook at home as well!). @kenlove's list is excellent -- and I'd only add that you can find lots of hidden gems on the menu if you explore. Back before I had to eliminate gluten, I would devour the fried okra at my favorite local place. Seriously, never had okra that taste so wonderful!

In Topic: Negative Lab Tests...and Still Be Gluten Insensitive? What Other Tests?

03 September 2014 - 07:55 PM

Acid reflux (GERD) was what started me on this path. I'd always had digestive issues, but had chalked it up to normal. Alas. After a year or so of every test and medication possible, I was still in agony. Nothing was improving. My doctor suggested (finally!) dairy elimination and celiac testing. The dairy wasn't the issue. The celiac tests were inconclusive -- blood, yes; endoscopy, no -- but a gluten-free diet changed my life. My doctor is in the "celiac is a spectrum" camp, and believes I have it. I know that I am healthy, happy, and gluten free. 

In Topic: New Recipe! Roasted Chickpeas

05 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

i am obsessed with these, too. gah! i adore these so much. now craving.

In Topic: Need A Book Suggestion For Newly Diagnosed Person

20 July 2014 - 08:42 AM

here is a list of some ebooks at amazon. prices really vary. it's hard to filter on just "guides" rather than cookbooks. you can also preview the contents before you buy to see if the book goes in the direction you want. if you're an amazon prime member, some books are free through the kindle lending library (something i *really* need to check out sometime).


http://www.amazon.co...day gluten free

In Topic: What Happens When You Are Glutened? What Do You Do?

14 July 2014 - 09:29 PM

I retreat to my safe food -- mostly chicken and rice. Light veggies. Seriously, I focus on what I know is safe and let my body do its thing. I've heard tales of foods/enzymes/whatever that help clear your system, but I am skeptical. It takes time for your system to clear -- and the amount of time depends on your body.


As for symptoms, we're all different. I swell up immediately, but you may differ. The trick, after avoiding gluten like crazy, is to know the symptoms you have and get through them as best you can. I do my best to avoid gluten -- and I've been amazingly successful, all things considered -- but once I've ingested it, I have to ride it out.


This is an increasingly rare thing for me....