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NorthernElf

Member Since 14 Apr 2006
Offline Last Active Dec 08 2014 07:06 PM
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In Topic: Celiac Caused By Virus?

04 December 2013 - 05:29 AM

I had a bit of a finicky tummy all my life, but it was a virus about 12 years ago that took me down for over a week - couldn't keep a thing in - that made it impossible for me to handle any gluten at all. I lost 5 pounds I didn't have to lose & needed IV fluids and a shot to stop my stomach from spasming at the end of that week. It was horrible. It took me a year to figure out gluten was an issue - lots of ups & down with stomach 'illness' and denial.

 

Did the virus cause it ?

 

Most info on celiac says it can be triggered by a stressor - pregnancy, life stress, a virus, etc. That's not saying the virus caused it, rather the extreme stress the body is under due to the virus turns on some gene that is celiac disease.

 

How about another example - someone's parent dies - extreme stress - they develop celiac disease. Turn that around and say that a parent dying causes celiac disease. Not exactly ! One would have to have the celiac gene AND conditions would be just right to turn it on.


In Topic: Amazon <dot> Ca

02 November 2013 - 07:12 AM

I'm guessing most of you are in the US....it's new in Canada. I actually have ordered through US to a US address before with great success.

 

Saw it on the news that it had come to Canada and got so excited - finally can order online (never had groceries at Amazon here period, let alone gluten-free stuff). The news clip did say it was crazy expensive....and it sure is! Maybe it'll change at some point.

 

I haven't looked up the membership type deal but $25 or $80 - it's  not worth it. We have some decent shopping where I live, it just would have been nice to access brands we don't have. As I said, I was prepared to spend $133..........but not over $200........not $80 shipping.


In Topic: Do You Think We Get Glutened On The Shared Equipment?

14 September 2013 - 06:49 AM

I don't anymore...really hate getting sick ! Maybe I'm just sensitive but it's so not worth it.


In Topic: Hemorrhoids - When To Worry?

04 September 2013 - 06:31 AM

Alright, you guys are a bad influence....um, have you tried the Enjoy Life 'Chocolate' chunks ? Mmmmm....,. :)


In Topic: Hemorrhoids - When To Worry?

01 September 2013 - 07:51 AM

I agree it's probably a fissure. My whole journey here started with an extreme virus that 'purged' my body for a week, couldn't keep anything in and it was downhill from there. :huh: Anyway, that lead to hemorrhoid surgery as one prolapsed (don't EVER want to go through that again - prolapse was painful). Since then (10+ years or so) I have a fissure that acts up once in awhile (and couldn't eat gluten). I have had a colonoscopy then & four years ago because blood is always a big warning sign but all is well...it's just a fissure. Most of the time, no problem. I do find certain foods irritate it. Chocolate is a no go for me....and probably most dairy (I avoid it anyway). I don't know how that works but chocolate will bring the fissure 'back'...and the blood. Ok, I know it's sorta always there but it hides ! I don't want to irritate it!

 

Enjoy Life makes dairy free, gluten free 'chocolate' chips - I use those in my gluten-free cookies with no problems. I think chocolate is sorta concentrated dairy (?).

:mellow:

Try diet changes & see if it helps.