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Member Since 23 Oct 2013
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In Topic: Just Want To Share This Small Victory!

Yesterday, 08:04 AM

GottaSki - That's great! I was really happy that I managed to stay over and take care of him and somehow not end up sick too. I didn't take any medications, either. I have had at least 2 nasty bugs since getting diagnosed with celiac disease. The first one was actually around Halloween of last year (after 4 months of being diagnosed) I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I started getting sick right after getting glutened. I went to the doctor, and found out I had severe bronchitis that was transforming into pneumonia. The second time, I got a nasty cold from my sister. That was in early July of this year, over a year after being gluten free...BUT, I had just gotten back from vacation with my boyfriend and I had eaten terribly that week. (I ate gluten free, but I also had a lot of dairy that week...and even though I tried to be careful with soy, I forgot to check the meal I had at Margaritaville - it was cooked in soy oil. I think soy oil is fine for people with soy allergies, but I still try to avoid it 100%. I didn't get sick from the soy, but still) I also did not pay any attention to histamine levels in food. 


So I definitely figured I needed to give credit to this new strict diet I'm on for me not catching his cold. I feel like my immune system is finally getting stronger. It has only been about 3 months since I have gotten sick, but I feel line in any normal circumstances I would have caught his cold. There were a few moments where I started to feel sick, but then it went away on its own quickly...without any medication. I'm so proud of my immune system :') Lol!


squirmingitch - No worries! My diet is insanely strict, I can't expect anyone to remember all of my current restrictions. I plan on staying on it for at least 3 months (I read somewhere that if you go grain free you should do it for at least 3 months) and we'll see how it goes. I would love to be more creative with my salads (and food in general) but I want to get better. My boyfriend was so worried at first, thinking that I was eliminating food for no reason...until he saw how after 3 days of eliminating legumes it looked like I dropped significant weight. No....the bloating just went down. I think that was what made him realize I'm not doing this to starve myself, I am trying to heal. 


What kind of dressing do you use? I can't have "regular" vinegar (Balsamic, etc) so for the longest time I didn't eat salads. I used to order a grilled chicken salad from a restaurant near where I worked...I would squeeze lemon juice on it and top it with olive oil. It was really good, but I had to stop ordering it because I didn't know what seasonings they used on the chicken, or if they were careful about CC. After that, I stopped eating salads. Lemon and olive oil didn't really taste right on any other salad. ACV doesn't give me any symptoms like other vinegar does, and it tastes even better! It is also the only vinegar that apparently fights candida instead of feeding it. Woohoo! 

In Topic: Just Want To Share This Small Victory!

23 October 2014 - 09:26 PM

It is soooo good! What is in a typical chef's salad? It has meat usually, right? I'm odd - I don't like meat except for grilled chicken...and turkey sometimes. I would love to add cheese to it, but my diet is super strict..no cheese right now :'(  (Dairy free and low histamine version of the SCD diet) 


Ideally, I would add chickpeas, tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, and cottage cheese. Maybe grilled chicken...but I usually eat that with grilled vegetables.


Sigh. Someday! 

In Topic: Gluten And Soy Free Cooking Spray?

18 October 2014 - 05:00 PM

Oh wow! I'll have to look into it. I viewed the website and for some reason it doesn't list the ingredients. Grr! But hopefully it will be easy to find in a store. Thank you!

In Topic: Is This A Huge Issue?

17 October 2014 - 08:06 AM

Oh no :\ I'm sorry to hear that. Have you figured out why you still have inflammation? Are you getting cross contamination somewhere, etc?

In Topic: Is This A Huge Issue?

17 October 2014 - 07:22 AM

Cara in Boston - Good points! It does say I am officially diagnosed in my records, so I don't need to worry about that! But that is good to know. I've talked to my parents and sister about getting tested, all 3 refuse. None of them have health issues to my extent, but they all have asthma...my mom has candida, my dad's allergies are getting worse and worse, etc etc. I can't make them do anything they want to do. Perhaps if my doctor encouraged them to get tested they would (since my parents go to the same doctor I do) but he hasn't. He is not a GI, just a PCP, so he doesn't really know too much about celiac disease.I think they're being ridiculous, it's a simple blood test. But I can't make them do it. And I don't have kids, and I'm not planning to have kids - but if I ever do I will be very diligent about it, of course. I don't want them going through what I did growing up.


Egger - Yeah? How was that? I wanted to have that done instead of a traditional endoscopy, but I of course didn't want to start eating gluten again. My PCP was the one who diagnosed me and he doesn't think it's necessary regardless. I plan on going to see a GI/celiac specialist, and I will talk this over with him. It also depends on if it will be covered by health insurance, of course...but it does seem preferable over the standard method! I did not start a gluten free diet all that recently, I was diagnosed over a year ago now! That's why I was so against doing any sort of gluten challenge. I've come too far.