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Member Since 21 Apr 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 14 2006 07:11 AM

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Good News For Malnourished And Underweight.

15 May 2006 - 08:17 AM

:D I was in Whole Foods yesterday and stumbled upon a product called Vega. While it claims to be so nutritionally complete, I feel it could benefit some of us malnourished and underweight people who might use it as an added meal/nourishment basis. Or for those days when we've been glutened, or for those days when we're sick, etc. This stuff is virtually made for person's like ourselves as it is very alkaline and conducive to healthy gut flora - something that is typically very compromised in celiac persons. Its definitely worth checking out. www.myvega.com. I tried the chocolate and it was yummy! :P

Here's a quick clip regarding their drink mix (from their website):

With just 240 calories and 7g of net carbs per serving (natural flavor), Vega is an excellent choice for those on a calorie-reduced diet. High in fiber, protein and essential fats, Vega is naturally filling and satisfying, helping to suppress appetite and cravings.

Easily digested, alkaline and great-tasting, Vega is clean and green, containing no animal products, corn, dairy, egg, fillers, gluten, soy, sugar, wheat or yeast. Absolutely no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners and GMO and pesticide-free.

Vega is available in wholesome and delicious Natural, Berry and Chocolate flavors, in three sizes: individual 20g Snack Packs, small bottles containing 7-8 servings and large bottles containing 15-17 servings. One serving of Vega is a complete meal, exceeding all meal replacement requirements, but people with smaller appetites may find half a serving sufficiently satiating.

Celiac And Candidas, Leaky Gut, Ibs, Etc.

03 May 2006 - 07:22 AM

I've been doing alot of online researching. According to the more alternative sources, Celiac can be related to candidas, leaky gut, and IBS. WOW, where does one begin.

In addition to celiac and lactose intolerance, I have psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. According to the information I find on these above mentioned diseases, they're all connected through candidas (and parasites according to some websites). Does anyone out there display symptoms of candidas in addition to celiac?

I have been on probiotics and enzymes for some time now and have recently added a parasite cleanse. Minor changes so far with regard to improved digestion, energy and clearer thinking. (Personally, I feel that my digestion is so poor that I don't digest ANYTHING well unless I am taking enzymes and probiotics on a regular basis).

Does anyone out there have any experience with any of this?

Have Symptoms But Tested Negative?

03 May 2006 - 05:34 AM

Two years ago, I was tested through endoscopic and blood work for celiac disease. At the time of testing I had been gluten free for a year. Both the endoscopic and blood work came out negative. However, I have very strong reactions to gluten. In fact, it is my third day in a row of intense headaches, stomach ache, nauseau, brain fog and fatigue after accidental consumption of product that contained soy sauce. After my endoscopic procedure my Dr. said I had dysbiosis and that I should simply take probiotics (which I do take). WOW! If only my body agreed with what the tests and the Dr. said. I'm confused, is it common to test negative when symptoms are so positive?

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