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GC1

Member Since 05 Oct 2005
Offline Last Active Jul 28 2007 09:18 PM
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In Topic: Celiac Disease, A Hidden Epidemic, By Green & Jones

18 April 2006 - 06:46 PM

Well thanks everyone... guess I'll give it a try. Gotta be careful these days, so many people trying to get rich with bogus "anything that sells"... especially these book clubs, they will literally sell anything......... thanks again!

GC

In Topic: Low Blood Pressure

24 February 2006 - 10:27 PM

It's been normal for me... the worst was noted during a doctor visit when I was a kid; 80/40--at which point my poor mom almost fainted when told this was low, but not unexpected in children with asthma. I now know it had far less to do with asthma, and much more to do with Celiac. Never understood why I was so skinny, 'cause I ate fairly good as I got older... and I missed my teenage "growing phase", being as big at 10 yrs old as I am now. The Celiac really robs your body of the nutrition to function and grow as 'normal' people do..... About a year ago, during having a tooth pulled, my blood presure was actually on the high side... likely from storing too much glucose/fat, but it's now returning to normal after being gluten-free 6 months.
BTW... being dizzy/light headed was normal as a skinny kid, and as an over-weight adult.

GC

In Topic: Irregular Heartbeat

20 February 2006 - 10:13 PM

Cindy... the label tells the name of the artificial sweetener--it's been yrs, and I can't remember the name of the junk they use now. Look at the label and do a Google search... that'll scare you away from diet! She died from cancer, a tumor, or smething... the better-half can't remember, and she's the one who told me about it. She was only about 25 yrs old, but drank around 3-4 cans a day.
I'm a hillbilly from rural North Carolina, so we always just called it cola, soft drinks, or the name brand--it's the better-half that calls it 'pop'... she's from N.Y., and they say "pop". Rubbed off on me; it sounds odd, so I naturally like the term!
BTW, this is how I've come to look at it; if one consumes calories from potatoes, carrots, squash, and/or a number of other foods, then reducing that can allow for a little "sugar" from something you drink... it's [mostly] the same to the body.

GC

In Topic: Irregular Heartbeat

20 February 2006 - 02:56 PM

I have been gluten free for about 9 months. Just the past couple of weeks I have noticed my heart beating faster than usual at times. I am addicted to Diet Coke - I figure there are a lot worse things that I could be addicted to. At least it is not on the "Can Not Have" list. I have self diagnososed myself as drinking too much caffeine. I feel that by being Diabetic and having Celiac, I am entitled to have one bad habit. If It keeps up, I guess I will try to cut down on the caffeine (I now drink 5-6 cans a day). If that doesn't help, I guess I will have to contact the doctor.

Cindy



Cindy, yrs ago I did the 'diet pop thing' trying to loose weight, and it almost killed me [literally]. I didn't understand at the time, because of always feeling crappy, but it was the diet drinks. It got to a point where my face hurt like I'd stuck it in a microwave over or something similar....... I'd been on political discussion/news groups for yrs, and we told each other (other) important news we heard of, that wasn't in the mainstream media, medical system, etc. Right at the time of this problem, someone posted about diet foods, and how harmful they are. I'd already stopped drinking pop, but wasn't sure why it bothered me so much... those chemicals in diet stuff damages the body on a cellular level, and causes far more deaths than the media/doctors/etc even hint of. After all this, we learned of a young woman just down the road that had died, and they found out it was from diet pop!....... We never touch it anymore, we just make flavored drinks with very little sugar... you get used to it within a few months.

GC

In Topic: Binge Eating - gluten-free Just Over 3 Weeks

20 February 2006 - 02:27 PM

Hopefully you won't have an extreme appetite for 4 months as I did, but relax it's likely just your body (attempting to) repairing damage from partial 'nutritional starvation'... though it would be a good idea to eat [during this time] the highest quality food you can--that's acceptable to your individual system. A recently gluten-free Celiac will likely repair bones, muscle, organs, even hair, gums, teeth, nails, etc....... The hardest part is trying to avoid candy, ice cream, and all the more enjoyable cravings... sure was for me.

GC