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mommida

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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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#860057 Just A Warning About Perdue Chicken

Posted by mommida on 22 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

Hmmm   Troll?


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#857341 Alternative For Mayonnaise?

Posted by mommida on 07 March 2013 - 04:17 AM

hummus is a good option for replacing mayo on sandwiches and such.  Greek yogurt can be used to replace mayo for recipes like chicken salad.

 

There is also some replacements products buy Smart Balance (or Earth Balance) but I have never found them at my grocery store.

 

If your gut is damaged it could be a difficulty with the fat malabsorbtion, and that can get better as your gut heals.  If it is another food intolerance/allergy mayo has eggs in it and most of the time soy too.


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#855748 18M Old - With Genetics Against Her

Posted by mommida on 25 February 2013 - 08:29 AM

For  a 2 year old removing gluten follow this law.  You must have gluten free snacks and treats with you at all times!  Children are offered candy all the time.  Explain "that will make your tummy hurt" but mommy has your safe snacks here.  You pull out 2 safe snacks and let your child choose.  Being 2 is about becoming more independant, let your little one have this control over safe snack choice.  


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#854958 Living Normally While Battling Celiac Is Like:

Posted by mommida on 20 February 2013 - 07:31 AM

Everyone has a story that has lead them here.  You have a story that is still being written.  Later, maybe, they will publish the memoirs.

 

I'll turn mine into some what of a small movie clip.  (Imagine me as some glorious hot chick.) :D

 

Roll footage...  Plugged into The Matrix.  My imaginary life track is ... glitched.  :(  I'm stuck in the bathroom.  If I'm not in the bathroom, I'm looking for the next bathroom.  I have decided this is not right and unplugged from the Matrix. "Psst!"  To the body next to me,  "Mine's broken."  No response....   So off I go in a strange land. I have to feed myself not relying on SAD (standard american diet)

 

I have turned into some what of a Super hero.  A secret identity :ph34r: (here on the forum), an arch enemy :rolleyes: (gluten), doing good deeds :) , and other super human feats :wub: disquised as a normal mom.  (Insert theme song.)  Wonder Women has nothing on me!  Except maybe that magic lasso of truth!!? <_< Note to self~ get some James Bond gadgets.  Those could come in handy. :P


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#853868 Secret Deodorant

Posted by mommida on 14 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

coffee spit on keyboard! :D I thought I heard some rustling earlier. :ph34r:
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#852268 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Sequel

Posted by mommida on 04 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

I have already lectured my kids on this.
Future directive order to kids. On searching for the future spouse please take a look at an only child who has been orphaned. (No in-laws to deal with.)
.. and elope, and wait to have children for when you are prepared to provide for them.
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#850107 How Important Is A Biopsy For My Almost 2 Year Old?

Posted by mommida on 24 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

The genetic test is not an end all, be all. It will add to the evidence for Celiac diagnoses (hopefully). In our case we found out my daughter has 2 Celiac genes. May explain the high sensitivity level. (May also give future medical information to the fact that she has Celiac and Eosinophilic Esophagitus. There is now a proven connection to these disorders.)

In a perfect world, you would not need a doctor's note. You may run into ignorant people that "just DON'T get it", and have to fight for your child's rights. Hopefully in time ignorance will be replaced with knowledge, but in the time being it would be best if you can get "official diagnoses and doctor's note".

From past experience, a gluten challenge can be dangerous. (my daughter was hospitalized for dehydration trying to eat gluten for the blood draw at 15 months. The endoscopy was not done because she was too sick. Flash forward, The same ped. endo. that diagnosed her "probable celiac and EE" did a follow up scope to monitor the damage of EE because food was stuck in her throat. UNDIAGNOSED her Celiac because he couldn't find any Celiac damage in her intestines!!!? She was 9 years old at the time and hasn't been eating gluten since she was diagnosed when she was 16 months old!!!?

So choose a pediatric Gastroenterologist wisely. You have to realize that a doctor's note of diagnoses is VERY important sometimes. (Being undiagnosed could mean she as an adult won't be able to write off allergenic foods as an expense, or so other such nonsense.) I should also explain she is very sensitive and once she starts vomitting she usually needs medical attention for dehydration. (Theurgent care in our area now treats her was anti-nausea injections)
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#849114 Son With Conflicting Test Results, Unsure What To Do Next

Posted by mommida on 18 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

My daughter has both Celaic and Eosinophilic Esophagitus. There is a connection between the two.

She was just too sick to get the endoscopy when she was diagnosed with "probable" Celiac (blood panel and genetic test). She was 15 months old and was hospitalized for dehydration trying to eat gluten for the testing. She was hospitalized on average once a year for dehydration, she just went into a vommitting cycle. Things seemed fine gluten free until she was 6 and then gluten symptoms started again, but much worse. She had the endoscopy with biopsy to diagnose the Eosinophilic Esophagitus when she was 6 years old.

We will never know if if she had both conditions from the start.
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#848934 Son With Conflicting Test Results, Unsure What To Do Next

Posted by mommida on 17 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

This is just my 2 cents in the pot now..

2 positive blood tests, at different blood draw times / labs, and a family history definately Celiac needing to be on a gluten free diet.

An endoscopy at this point *may* give you a report on the amount of damage that has occurred before changing the diet. This can be a "baseline" reading if it ever needs to be determined that a gluten free diet is effective for treating this case of Celiac. It can also rule out or diagnose any other illness/disease or congenital malformation or injury.
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#844268 Off Gluten For 1.5 Years, But Having An Endoscopy For Nausea Next Month. Dr W...

Posted by mommida on 20 December 2012 - 09:33 AM

What Cara said! I will add the warning that gluten challenges can be dangerous too. My daughter was about 15 months old and the wait time for seeing the ped. gastro. was over 3 months. I took her off gluten. The doc said put her back on gluten. So after 2 weeks on gluten the blood draw was done and she had to go in the hospital on an IV for 4 days for the dehydration from the gluten challenge.

Age and overall health of a patient makes a HUGE difference, but gluten challenges for Celiacs can be very dangerous.
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#844253 Off Gluten For 1.5 Years, But Having An Endoscopy For Nausea Next Month. Dr W...

Posted by mommida on 20 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

I think it is reasonable to assume you are strictly gluten free. You probably have missed the window for a Celiac diagnoses, unless you have a rare case of Celiac which does not completely heal on a gluten free diet.
Gene testing could be used to determine if you have some of the known Celiac genes. Remember not all Celiac genes are identified and genetic testing can be inaccurate too.

There are many different things that can present with the same gut symptoms. Gluten can also be a "trigger" for Eosinophilic Esophagitus another auto immune disease. The symptoms are very similar to Celiac Disease. (In fact I thought my daughter must have been having gluten from somewhere causing the symptoms. She was diagnosed "probable Celiac" when she was 17 months old and then with EE when she was 6.)

You have enough making you sick right now to have the endoscope with biopsy. You will probably not get a Celiac diagnoses, but hopefully find out if there is another related illness.

An endoscopy with biopsy will not diagnose a gallbladder issue.
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#833770 Frankenstorm!

Posted by mommida on 01 November 2012 - 07:46 AM

That is the point, Michigan has had some residual weather from a very strong hurricane before. I think about every 7 years we get some rainy weather from winding down cyclones. This storm was soo big we had the rain, wind, and cold BEFORE Sandy even made landfall. This was the first time we had to listen to wind all night long and wonder if the house construction is safe enough. The house was freezing cold that wind whipped up through every crevice it could into the house. Better than the alternative of a neighbor's window somehow had too much of a vacuum seal and popped outward.

I know the it is a mere comparison for the states directly in line with the storm (practically the whole coast line of the continent) This is just to let others know how freakishly widespread this storm reached. If you can send any help to the areas devastated from this storm, please don't hesitate!
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