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mommida

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#913153 Ballpark Update 2014

Posted by mommida on 19 April 2014 - 08:51 AM

Looked up gluten free at Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers) and as usual the Windsor Star newspaper (Canada) ran the story from last summer about gluten free options!

 

It is still advised to call ahead 313-471-2230 for dining options.  (I would go to the web site first)


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#906845 Suddenly Have Gluten Sensitivity?

Posted by mommida on 22 February 2014 - 10:51 AM

A gluten free diet has been shown in some studies to be helpful for auto-immune diseases.  (In basic terms..  the gluten protein chain is more complex,  choosing a simple diet is easier for an already stressed body~ so eliminating extra stress in the gut enables the body to be healthier.  The usual suspects for food intolerance/allergies are well known as the top 8 allergen list) 

 

I have known an MS sufferer who went on the gluten free diet as a last line of defense (she could no longer afford her medications).  She has had an amazing turnaround in her health.  She has also decided to avoid sugar among other allergens.  Her doctor now really stresses to patients that changing their diet is part of treatment plan that works.

 

If you have had testing for Celiac/intolerance completed you can start the diet.  Welcome to the board!  Any questions feel free to ask.  Peruse old posts by all means, but if you need to ask questions, it might be best to start a new thread.


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#896586 Lewey Body Disease (My Mom Just Was Diagnosed With It)

Posted by mommida on 20 November 2013 - 08:10 AM

Wow D.

I'm sorry to hear about your mom's diagnoses.  Do you know any common genes involved with Lewey?  When we discuss genes associated with Celiac here, we are using a very shortened abbreviation of the HLA strand.  We do have some very infromed members of the forum, but quite a few members are MIA!!?

 

As a side note note...  Someone I know was working with some Alzheimer patients and closed head injuries.  I asked if it would be helpful for a "memory board" for the patient.  (Stole the idea from 50 first dates movie)  I would hate to wake up every morning and not be "in the know" for my life.  I don't know if these people awake with a moment of time memory.  Like a mother thinking her child is 2 years old and freaking out they are unattended.

 

Maybe this is something you work on with your mother to pick and choose pictures, write out tidbits of information.  She may want to "confess" certain things.  (My grandfather would slip into coherance and talk about being scared to death the Natzi's were trying to take him to be a translater because he could speak 7 languages.  He was very young, Too young to be a soldier.)  I think sometimes those fears need to be known and much easier to calm the person from becoming combative.


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#889296 2 Year Old Screaming At Food, Please Help Us!

Posted by mommida on 22 September 2013 - 05:00 AM

We used sign language too.  It was before we knew about Celiac and it was for my kids to bond.  My son was 3 1/2 when my daughter was born.  I am told it was not 100% accurate, but it worked.  It was from some books and kid videos.

 

Now that my son needs to take a second language, he is taking sign language.  He is trying to go for a 4 year certification and is considering being an interpreter. ;)


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#888914 2 Year Old Screaming At Food, Please Help Us!

Posted by mommida on 18 September 2013 - 12:39 PM

Let toddlers make a choice (that you are comfortable with) when ever you can.  This is the time of life when they are so egocentric/trying to be little control freaks.

 

Remember this is a hard time for a little one to verbally communicate with you. 


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#888253 Wheat Bran - Try It - It's Great!

Posted by mommida on 12 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

Sadly the worst........ "The doctor said so."


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#888125 Ive Developed A Lovely "light Golden Tan" To My Skin. Whats Happening?

Posted by mommida on 11 September 2013 - 02:06 PM

jaundice would have the yellowing of the eyes.

In Addison's there is a build up of Potassium.  This causes the body to not store sodium.  There is usually salt cravings involved.  (ie this can be a craving for salty things like pickles, bacon, or just plain table salt.  But who doesn't crave bacon!!?)


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#888108 Wheat Bran - Try It - It's Great!

Posted by mommida on 11 September 2013 - 11:00 AM

Don't let a troll get you this upset.


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#887924 Ive Developed A Lovely "light Golden Tan" To My Skin. Whats Happening?

Posted by mommida on 10 September 2013 - 07:28 AM

"hyperpigmenation or bronzing of skin (melasma suprenale)"  ((This is taken from an article on Schmidt's Syndrome: Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome 2))  used this reference for spelling and closet article that had a link to Addison's (second Addison's I would think)  By the way Schmidt's syndrome is an autoimmune polyendocrine disorder that causes adrenal insufficiency along with thyroid disease, diabetes, or gonadal failure.

 

Most links in a quick look up suggest this would be an adrenal gland or an endocrine tissue issue.  That means you should get a refferal to an Endocronologist Dr.

 

I just happen to be a "research junkie"


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#887569 How Much Sooner Could You Have Been Diagnosed If The Dentist Knew About Ename...

Posted by mommida on 07 September 2013 - 08:53 AM

I remember the dentist commenting on "gum boils" when I was about 4.  The dentist was quite upset and warned my parents that something was a miss. Cavaties from missing enamel.   I really was not that symptomatic as a child.  I didn't look that thin because of belly bloating. 


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#883202 Got Results Back Its Not Lupus

Posted by mommida on 06 August 2013 - 01:44 PM

I'm glad to hear that it is not Lupus.

 

There is enough evidence to show that gluten is "more complex" for the human digestive track and that auto-immune disorders do better on a gluten free diet.When your testing is complete, try a gluten free diet.  If you feel better not eating gluten, then don't eat it.  Your body's reaction is a "scientific" proof.  (You will unfortunately have an accidental glutening that may prove this.)


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#877948 Aghhh A Hang Out Huh?

Posted by mommida on 03 July 2013 - 06:39 AM

I just a heard a cleaning tip for cleaning up after basement floods.....  Old fashioned (non cream) 30 volume hair peroxide.  Mix 1/4 part peroxide to 3/4 water in a spray bottle.  Wear gloves and mist onto the moistened areas.  Leave the area for a while.  Come back and wipe off.  Supposed to be as effective as bleach for stopping mold growth, without the nasty bleach fumes.

 

If law prohibits you from buying this product, ask a hairdresser to help you.  (Really, hairdressers really don't like using this old fashion developer.  Rarely have it in salons now days, so believe the person if they tell you they don't have it.)

 

I heard this from a person that was plagued with basement floods.  She has had to replace basement walls and such from mold growth after floods, and now swears by this treatment.


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#877944 Alopecia

Posted by mommida on 03 July 2013 - 06:00 AM

I had eyeshadow available to try out what shade of color would look best.  Really use the products designed for this special purpose.  I have heard about Joan River's products (QVC does great promotion for products).  There are other products that are color fibers shaped like miniature feathers or pipe cleaners to clump and grab onto natural hair.

 

As for color...  I liked the look of 1/2 to 1 shade darker on the scalp.  Hair color does fade naturally, so a persons ends are naturally lighter. (or a perfect match)  Problem is there are 9 shades of hair.  Levels 1-3 are not discernable to the naked eye.  Your color choices for these products are usually about 5 shades.

 

Permanent hair colors have different strength.  As a rule the cream colorants (brushed on the hair) are used for full coverage; gel (from the bottle ~ but some hairdressers do use a brush) for more of a translucent coverage.

 

If you want to change your natural color, please stay within 2 shades of your natural level.  The more contrast to your skin tone~ the older you will look.  As a rule when that grey hair starts creaping in the skin has gotten lighter too. 


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#875809 Dunkin Donuts gluten-free?!

Posted by mommida on 21 June 2013 - 08:22 AM

I will try them!  Dedicated lines and that they are "made for those with diet restrictions" means they are taking the time to make Celiac friendly products.

 

Celiac Specialties of Rochester, MI makes an excellent glazed donut.  They do have on-line sales from their website.(If you really want a great donut and have the $.)  They do contain eggs.


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#872638 Does My 9 Year Old Have To Be Scoped After Testing Positive On A Celiac Panel

Posted by mommida on 04 June 2013 - 05:21 PM

Well my daughter has Celiac and Eosinophilic Esophagitis.  The EE needs to be diagnosed with and endoscopy with biopsy too.  H. Ployri infection, parasites, congenital defect, amount oof Celiac damage, and other disorders can be ruled in or out.

 

It is important to know what you are dealing with and if any types of medications might help heal your child.


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