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Jestgar

Member Since 13 Jun 2006
Offline Last Active Oct 15 2013 05:40 PM
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#821093 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by Jestgar on 02 September 2012 - 09:36 AM

hm, well, I happened to be near the neighbor's yard this morning, and saw that the apples are starting to fall. It would be such a shame to let his yard get all gooey with fallen apples....
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#819873 I Think I've Been Glutened

Posted by Jestgar on 26 August 2012 - 11:22 AM

Hmm...I AM going to be the old lady of honor at a wedding next month. (Can't call me MAID of honor because I'm no longer a maiden. Can't call me MATRON of honor because I am no longer married. But I AM and old lady! :lol: )

I was the Maid of Dishonor at one friend' wedding. :P
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#819601 Five Guys And Fries

Posted by Jestgar on 24 August 2012 - 05:43 PM

Actually, I would say that reminding someone that they are their own, best safeguard is very supportive. Like Tom, I suspected Ron's extreme negative response to a post was due to a gluten exposure. Taken by itself, Lisa's post is really pretty innocuous. I can't figure out why anyone would see it as anything else, except under the influence of gluten.
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#819080 Just A Little Vent But Advice Would Be Apprciated

Posted by Jestgar on 22 August 2012 - 07:55 AM

Everyone is inconvenient to someone else, one of your inconveniences happens to be food. My bf takes forever to decide things - very inconvenient, and drives me up the wall. Would I dump him because of it? No. Only a lame-@$$ jerk would tell you that what you eat is causing him problems.
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#816477 Being Celiac In America Is Unacceptable!

Posted by Jestgar on 07 August 2012 - 10:05 AM

I have an entirely different take on this.

I think much of what's on the supermarket shelves today should not be labeled "food". I pulled up the ingredients for a couple Oroweat products. Just bread...right? Whole grain goodness...right?

Whole Grain & Flax
Ingredients:
WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, SUGAR, WHOLE FLAXSEED, CRACKED WHEAT, WHEAT GLUTEN, RYE, YEAST, SALT, YELLOW CORN GRITS, SOYBEAN OIL, MOLASSES, EXTRACT OF RAISINS, BROWN RICE, OATS, CALCIUM PROPIONATE (2) (PRESERVATIVE), SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE (4), MENHADEN OIL (3), TRITICALE, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, CALCIUM SULFATE, BARLEY, FLAXSEED, MILLET, MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, SOY PROTEIN, SOY LECITHIN, AZODICARBONAMIDE(1).

Hamburger Buns (8 CT)
Ingredients:
WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, SUGAR, WHEAT GLUTEN, YEAST, WHEAT BRAN, SOYBEAN OIL, SALT, CALCIUM PROPIONATE (PRESERVATIVE), SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, CALCIUM SULFATE (5), MONOGLYCERIDES (6), ASCORBIC ACID (DOUGH CONDITIONER), SOY LECITHIN, AZODICARBONAMIDE, DEGERMED YELLOW CORNMEAL, SESAME SEEDS


Yummy....as long as you ignore all the chemical additives:
(1)
(2)
(3) fish oil
(4) (keeps 'em soft)
(5) - gypsum, drierite
(6)

Doritos? mmmm. Their website doesn't even let you copy the ingredient list.
Cheetos? Zoiks!

Are Pringles food? Or a synthetic conglomerate?
Velveeta?

Anyway, my point is, it's easy for us to focus on gluten, because that's what our issue is, however I think it's just a symptom of our messed up food system. If everything labeled "food" contained only ingredients recognizable as food, I think we'd have a lot less trouble with things like contamination, and hidden gluten.

Climbing off the soap box now.

Carry on.
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#814693 Interesting Observation - Coffee

Posted by Jestgar on 29 July 2012 - 06:04 PM

Interesting. I know when I've eaten something I shouldn't my body holds on to a lot of water. Maybe the coffee was counteracting that for you, and when you changed your diet, your body didn't need the help any more?
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#814282 Losing Hope...

Posted by Jestgar on 27 July 2012 - 04:57 PM

I think you are wise to have both procedures done --if it will make you feel better to have a sense of what "may be going on down there".


The way I see it is if gluten makes you sick, don't eat it! Corn makes me sick as hell and I didn't need some doctor to tell me not to eat it.

Yes to both of these. So many people have posted that their best experiences come when they take charge of their own health care. Decide what you want, and I'm pretty sure most of the people here will cheerlead you all the way through. :)
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#814271 Losing Hope...

Posted by Jestgar on 27 July 2012 - 04:42 PM

I am thinking I should have an endoscopy too since I've learned that that is the only true way to be diagnosed with Celiac (is this true?).

To try to respond to your original question, the answer is "it depends". Are you looking for an MD's diagnosis?, if yes, then, based on comments from forum members, some will diagnose on bloodwork alone, some will not diagnose without an endoscopy, with biopsies, and a few have diagnosed on dietary response.

If you are more looking for the 'second opinion' diagnosis (second to your own, since it can be easy to doubt ourselves), you might consider a naturopath (find a good one) or some other holistic medical practitioner (good one).
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#814268 Losing Hope...

Posted by Jestgar on 27 July 2012 - 04:35 PM

If by calling me "overly passionate", you mean wanting to help a woman who is in the exact same boat as I was for many years--and wanting to help her stop struggling and get the right help from a doctor ?...well, then, then yes, that's what I am.

This is her boat. Telling her what to do has the potential to cause as much harm as good.
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#814267 Losing Hope...

Posted by Jestgar on 27 July 2012 - 04:33 PM

Personally, I would take the advice of ...

Please keep in mind that no one on this forum has medical or nutritional training (that I know of) except as it pertains to their own situation. People are offering their opinions based on their own histories. What any individual says may, or may not, pertain to you.

I realize this is difficult, but this is your own personal journey, following someone else's journey is unlikely to be the most beneficial avenue. Weigh what people are saying, research what seems most relevant to you, and make your own decisions.
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#812848 Wheat Used To Make Barrels

Posted by Jestgar on 22 July 2012 - 03:49 PM

no. it means I've consumed lots and not yet had a problem :rolleyes:
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#812634 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by Jestgar on 21 July 2012 - 07:21 PM

He's an eat-anything kind of guy, although he eats mainly gluten-free with me. He's also 6'2", so he made the "gluten shelf" on top of the cabinets where I couldn't possibly get into his stuff. :rolleyes:

The boat motor is inboard, so the exhaust is wrapped in heat tape to minimize the heat escape into the cabin. He had to tear apart the bed to get at it, and his mattress is in the walkway.

It was fun watching him and the plumber helper lady at HD. They sat on the floor putting together pieces of pipe to try to make something the same size and shape as his exhaust riser, which was one piece of custom bent pipe. The repair has 3 90 degree joint thingies and several pieces of pipe of varying lengths. He had to get one piece custom welded, but we found a guy with the right type of welder (tig welder, if that makes sense to anyone) in his garage. The welder guy also managed to save a flange that's being reused. Total repairs - less than $100, buying the custom piece from the boat manufacturer - ~$400, plus three weeks minimum to wait for them to custom build it.

We is thrifty. Next weekend we're volunteering at a bluegrass festival so's we can get in free. :rolleyes:
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#812556 Some gluten-free Bread May Not Be Gluten Free!

Posted by Jestgar on 21 July 2012 - 03:57 PM

How do you know corn alone does not cause a celiac reaction? If you know that for a fact please publish your research. Until then I prefer to avoid corn until I can check the research of 'the product guy".

http://www.springerlink.com/content/d6723t3n722317x5/?MUD=MP
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#812549 Some gluten-free Bread May Not Be Gluten Free!

Posted by Jestgar on 21 July 2012 - 03:44 PM

Corn alone does not cause a Celiac reaction. Someone with a damaged intestine might react to anything. Corn is high on that 'anything' list, as is soy. casein, and some other things. If you read the posts on this site, you'll find that someone who mentions not feeling well after months of gluten-free gets two main types of advice: 1) check all your products/medicines/pet foods for wheat contamination. and 2) try an elimination diet/food diary/remove common problem proteins.
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#812495 Some gluten-free Bread May Not Be Gluten Free!

Posted by Jestgar on 21 July 2012 - 10:29 AM

I still disagree. You are responsible for your own health, and 50 disclaimers on a product only means that no one will read any of the disclaimers. If you choose to live your life expecting people to take care of you, that is certainly your right, but don't expect everyone to agree with you.

Isn't the GFS the one set up by one guy who wants you to buy all his products?
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