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 " I got rid of most of my cookbooks when I did my last Spring cleaning."

 

Why in the world would someone who loves to cook get rid of most of their cookbooks?!

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I am not trying to slam anyone but it does come across as insulting to me when posting in an other food intolerance forum to have someone say... Anyone can eat this! And I just still don't see where I was coming across as wanting advice but maybe I'm just clueless.

 

Perhaps slam was not descriptive enough....what I meant was dismissive, contrary and without any positive acknowledgement for the time or thought that went into answering you.

 

Now imagine how many of the words that you have used might be misconstrued.

 

Thank you.

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 " I got rid of most of my cookbooks when I did my last Spring cleaning."

 

Why in the world would someone who loves to cook get rid of most of their cookbooks?!

That was my thought, also.

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Julie- 

 

I have moved this topic from other intolerance to the gab/chat forum as you have repeatedly told us this is not a matter of your food intolerances...simply a need to voice the frustrations caused by your foot injury.

 

Take care...I hope you are back on your feet soon.

 

-Lisa

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Wow!  I don't mean to be rude, but Wow!  I've wasted too much time reading this that I will never get back.  

 

I wasn't going to comment on this thread, but I think I will.  I'm also recovering from an injury.  Dietary restrictions were one of the things I worried most about when my injury and subsequent rehab occurred.  Luckily, my husband and friends came to the rescue.  After the first round of dishes showed up from friends and neighbors, we had to explain to them about my celiac and dairy problem.  Those that have continued to help us out, know how important it is for me to eat gluten free and avoid contamination issues.  I trusted them to provide gluten-free dishes, and I have been lucky so far.  I don't have any problem asking someone to pick up something for me at the grocery store if they are on their way, and they know that we would do the same for them.  

 

It's a good thing I was able to get someone to open and shut the blinds for me, as I would not be comfortable all day in a room if I couldn't see outside.  It takes a little ingenuity to overcome obstacles.

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Julie,

Why not take the meaning of "topic" and "blog" literally and vent your aggravation in your blog where people are more likely to offer well-wishes rather than suggestions? That way, a bunch of time & energy isn't spent on someone who just wants to vent (and not wanting suggestions). These people who have a lot of good advice can then give their time and energy to people who need it and want it. It's a win/win/win: you get to vent, others get advice they could use and people get to help someone who seeks it.

When you think about it, the topic section technically supports discussion and the blog section doesn't. I believe it's set-up this way for a reason.

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a subject of conversation or discussion: to provide a topic for discussion.

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the subject or theme of a discourse or of one of its parts.

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I am not trying to slam anyone but it does come across as insulting to me when posting in an other food intolerance forum to have someone say... Anyone can eat this! And I just still don't see where I was coming across as wanting advice but maybe I'm just clueless.

But you are on the Celiac Forum! Not a multiple food intolerance forum. The " other food Intolerance" section is for people with a gluten issue, to use for help with other foods they might have an issue with. Of course it is assumed you or a family member are gluten intolerant in some fashion. People made suggestions to help you because this is a discussion forum. I think the idea of using the blog section is an excellent one.

However, I feel a bit like you are taunting us with your gluten foods. You know darn well that a gluten-free soft pretzel isn't as good as a gluteny one. And a good frozen one is a lovely convenience food we gluten intolerant folks would love to find. Perhaps you have been playing with us all along - asking for help and negating everything others say?

I am sorry if you are really ill/ injured and your wound was infected and not healing properly. My understanding is that trouble healing is a part of diabetes and that is rough.

Edited to fix my atrocious typing but not my even worse grammar ( sorry)

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" I got rid of most of my cookbooks when I did my last Spring

Why in the world would someone who loves to cook get rid of most of their cookbooks?!

Much easier to get recipes online now, if I need them. I'm 54 and have been cooking and baking since I was 8. Can pretty much make any cooked dishes and some baked things with no recipes. Some candies and baked things are exceptions but as a diabetic I no longer do these unless perhaps someone requests me to. I used to do tons of chocolates and baked goods. I mainly only kept books that I found interesting, but realty can't remember the last time I looked at one.

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Much easier to get recipes online now, if I need them. I'm 54 and have been cooking and baking since I was 8. Can pretty much make any cooked dishes and some baked things with no recipes. Some candies and baked things are exceptions but as a diabetic I no longer do these unless perhaps someone requests me to. I used to do tons of chocolates and baked goods. I mainly only kept books that I found interesting, but realty can't remember the last time I looked at one.

I can understand that! I have cookbooks and only use 1 recipe out of them. I copy the recipe and put it in a sheet protector and stick it in a binder. Much easier to find the recipe than trying to remember which book it's in. For a while, I had a bad grocery store check- out cookbook habit. I must have 30 of those little things.

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But you are on the Celiac Forum! Not a multiple food intolerance forum. The " other food Intolerance" section is for people with a gluten issue, to use for help with other foods they might have an issue with. Of course it is assumed you or a family member are gluten intolerant in some fashion. People made suggestions to help you because this is a discussion forum. I think the idea of using the blog section is an excellent one.

However, I feel a bit like you are taunting us with your gluten foods. You know darn well that a gluten-free soft pretzel isn't as good as a gluteny one. And a good frozen one is a lovely convenience food we gluten intolerant folks would love to find. Perhaps you have been playing with us all along - asking for help and negating everything others say?

I am sorry if you are really ill/ injured and your wound was infected and not healing properly. My understanding is that trouble healing is a part of diabetes and that is rough.

Edited to fix my atrocious typing but not my even worse grammar ( sorry)

Yes this is a celiac website and when I first came here, daughter had gluten issues. My mom has wheat issues because of arthritis. This particular category is for other food intolerances which we do have. I do not discuss wheat here, even though I can eat it. I also do not discuss celiac as we do not have it. But I have cooked and baked many wheat and gluten free things. I do think I can be of help there but perhaps when I have my computer. As for the gluten-free pretzels, they are available online, frozen and I see countless recipes.

I have been posting here for about 9 years and have some friends here. I am not here to upset anyone. I am sorry if people are taking it that way.

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Perhaps slam was not descriptive enough....what I meant was dismissive, contrary and without any positive acknowledgement for the time or thought that went into answering you.

 

Now imagine how many of the words that you have used might be misconstrued.

 

Thank you.

Sorry. Again, I do not get it. Please point out where I asked for help? I could be wrong but to me, it is not help unless it is specific to what was asked for.

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Sorry. Again, I do not get it. Please point out where I asked for help? I could be wrong but to me, it is not help unless it is specific to what was asked for.

 

No thank you.  I have no desire to say more than I have.

 

I agree with CaliSparrow...if you had posted this topic in a blog or even presented as a frustrated rant in Gab/Chat I never would have posted...and I suspect this is true for many that have as well.  

 

The above is stated as my opinion and a description of my actions only...if anyone is offended please dismiss my input.

 

Thank you.

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Julie,

I am concerned about your wound healing. I am diabetic, a newbie for sure, but I eat to my meter. You mentioned Mexican food. I love it, but I can now only eat the meat and salad fixings. Rice, beans and corn definitely spike my blood sugar level for hours. I urge you to do more research on a very low carb, high fat diet at least until you are healed and your blood sugar is in control. It is not for all diabetics as each person is different, but when faced with a missing limb, I would do it (and doing it now). You can not count on meds or most doctors ( as you have pointed out) to care. Plus, your stomach not emptying is a big problem controlling your blood sugar.

Please read Blood Sugar 101 and learn to take care of your diabetes! Your family needs you!

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Sorry. Again, I do not get it. Please point out where I asked for help? I could be wrong but to me, it is not help unless it is specific to what was asked for.

By its very nature, this is a discussion/ help forum. Therefore, people assume a poster would want a bit of advice that might help them. Looking back at many of your previous threads, I see that advice/ help was not really your reason for posting any of them. I should have known better but newer posters haven't seen these previous threads. Perhaps the blog section is really more what you want? Or a good diabetes forum to get help with your wound healing problems?

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I hope your foot heals sooner rather than later Julie.  From what I understand, healing is slow for people if their blood sugar is out of whack/high.  So, hopefully you will get it back to a normal range and keep it there for a while.  I am kind of surprised you are drinking soda.  Sugarfee soda is better than regular soda for diabetics, but it's not a great thing to drink for other reasons.

 

This forum has helpful people and info for diabetics.  They have a chat section to get answers to questions also.

 

http://www.diabetesforum.com/

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I hope your foot heals sooner rather than later Julie.  From what I understand, healing is slow for people if their blood sugar is out of whack/high.  So, hopefully you will get it back to a normal range and keep it there for a while.  I am kind of surprised you are drinking soda.  Sugarfee soda is better than regular soda for diabetics, but it's not a great thing to drink for other reasons.

 

This forum has helpful people and info for diabetics.  They have a chat section to get answers to questions also.

 

http://www.diabetesforum.com/

This is a really good forum!

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I'm not going to argue with you. I liked this forum because I found the people to be tolerant here. Unlike the various food allergy forums, people here did not challenge me or tell me that our tests were not valid. Or that there is no such thing as Igg allergies aka intolerances which is what we have. Initially we had blood tests done. They were out of our means to pay for them. My mom paid. She is not in a position to do that now. I resorted to a hair test this last time. Something was still making us sick and we didn't know what. Turned out there were spices and herbs among other things. We changed our diets again and I had to get rid of cosmetics and various toiletries like toothpaste. I have had very little illness since then.

Note that I am not recommending that people get this test done. It is controversial, but I believe that it worked for us. I will mention the test if people are interested. I am not a Dr. or even a health care person.

What I do know is that Igg allergies or intolerances can change over time. Some people are able to do the rotation diet. This is what one girl I know of has to do, but it wasn't working for her as she was always sick. She came to me for help. Her mom and I were friends but we didn't see eye to eye on this issue. Because she had two kids and a husband plus herself, all with differing intolerances, she merely tried to keep rotating the foods rather than total avoidance.

That would not work for us. We do total avoidance. And we have been told when we go outgrow something, if we choose to add it back into the diet, not to eat it too often. Perhaps twice a week and not on consecutive days.

You may not believe in any if this and that's your right. But I do believe. More and more research is turning up new information on Igg problems and some studies indicate that they are in fact true allergies. But bottom line as our allergist told us,.. If it makes you sick, don't eat it! I know that I have issues with garlic. No testing has turned up a thing with garlic for me. Oh well. Still not gonna eat it. And I'm also not going to debate this stuff or attempt to prove it to anyone.

 

 

(1) I am a celiac advocate. I do my best to provide honest, truthful and valid information based on CURRENT research.

(2) There are no valid tests for gluten intolerance. Check Pub Med. Check Celiac research center info. Check Science-based medicine articles. 

(3) IgG is NOT the same as IgE-mediated food allergies. They are not the same mechanism in the body. That is just the truth.

 

Read this, please, before you continue to believe in testing that has absolutely no validity.

 

http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/igg-food-intolerance-tests-what-does-the-science-say/

 

Or not--it's your call. It's your life. I can't make you see what I am saying. 

 

I am not arguing with you either, Julie, but there's no way I am going to let any new member searching for valid info read that "hair analysis is a valid test for gluten intolerance" without speaking up and saying "No, it  isn't. "

 

It seems no matter what anyone says to you, we're wrong. 

Good luck. I do hope your wound heals and you get back on your feet so you can cook once more.

Best wishes to you. 

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Julie- 

 

I have moved this topic from other intolerance to the gab/chat forum as you have repeatedly told us this is not a matter of your food intolerances...simply a need to voice the frustrations caused by your foot injury.

 

Take care...I hope you are back on your feet soon.

 

-Lisa

I did? No. In fact I said it was a matter of that. If it wasn't then I could just send out for pizza or Chinese or eat convenience foods. Whatever. I feel like people just want to argue with me and that sure as heck isn't making me feel any better.

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Julie,

I am concerned about your wound healing. I am diabetic, a newbie for sure, but I eat to my meter. You mentioned Mexican food. I love it, but I can now only eat the meat and salad fixings. Rice, beans and corn definitely spike my blood sugar level for hours. I urge you to do more research on a very low carb, high fat diet at least until you are healed and your blood sugar is in control. It is not for all diabetics as each person is different, but when faced with a missing limb, I would do it (and doing it now). You can not count on meds or most doctors ( as you have pointed out) to care. Plus, your stomach not emptying is a big problem controlling your blood sugar.

Please read Blood Sugar 101 and learn to take care of your diabetes! Your family needs you!

I take it you don't have gastroparesis. Low carb is the last thing you want to eat. Unless you enjoy puking your guts out which is what I did yesterday. DR. Insists that I eat extra protein and does not care that it is making me sick. But when I puke, up come all of my meds.

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(1) I am a celiac advocate. I do my best to provide honest, truthful and valid information based on CURRENT research.

(2) There are no valid tests for gluten intolerance. Check Pub Med. Check Celiac research center info. Check Science-based medicine articles. 

(3) IgG is NOT the same as IgE-mediated food allergies. They are not the same mechanism in the body. That is just the truth.

 

Read this, please, before you continue to believe in testing that has absolutely no validity.

 

http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/igg-food-intolerance-tests-what-does-the-science-say/

 

Or not--it's your call. It's your life. I can't make you see what I am saying. 

 

I am not arguing with you either, Julie, but there's no way I am going to let any new member searching for valid info read that "hair analysis is a valid test for gluten intolerance" without speaking up and saying "No, it  isn't. "

 

It seems no matter what anyone says to you, we're wrong. 

Good luck. I do hope your wound heals and you get back on your feet so you can cook once more.

Best wishes to you. 

Again, what we have is not celiac. People have to avoid gluten for different reasons. Anyway... Out of this thread now. This unpleasantness is beyond belief! Pretty much everything I have said has been sniped at or questioned. I don't need this!

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Julie- 

 

I have moved this topic from other intolerance to the gab/chat forum as you have repeatedly told us this is not a matter of your food intolerances...simply a need to voice the frustrations caused by your foot injury.

 

Take care...I hope you are back on your feet soon.

 

-Lisa

I did? No. In fact I said it was a matter of that. If it wasn't then I could just send out for pizza or Chinese or eat convenience foods. Whatever. I feel like people just want to argue with me and that sure as heck isn't making me feel any better.

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I hope your foot heals sooner rather than later Julie.  From what I understand, healing is slow for people if their blood sugar is out of whack/high.  So, hopefully you will get it back to a normal range and keep it there for a while.  I am kind of surprised you are drinking soda.  Sugarfee soda is better than regular soda for diabetics, but it's not a great thing to drink for other reasons.

 

This forum has helpful people and info for diabetics.  They have a chat section to get answers to questions also.

 

http://www.diabetesforum.com/

And where did I say that I drank regular soda? I never have. Also don't like diabetes forums, thanks. Been diabetic now for about 14 years so I'm no clueless newbie.

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I did? No. In fact I said it was a matter of that.

 

Yes, you did.  Please see the examples below:

 

 

 

We're all eating. That's not the problem. I just want to cook!

 

 

Did I ask for help? No. I was just venting.

 

 

I just re-read my post to see if it was in some way unclear. In no way did I ask for help. And I ended it by saying that I guess this is mainly a rant.

 

 

Keep in mind that in no way did I ask for suggestions of foods to eat here. It always baffles me as to why people would assume this.

I am just annoyed at my inability to cook!

 

 I just still wish I could cook. I love to cook!

 

 

Sorry. Again, I do not get it. Please point out where I asked for help? I could be wrong but to me, it is not help unless it is specific to what was asked for.

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Again, what we have is not celiac. People have to avoid gluten for different reasons. Anyway... Out of this thread now. This unpleasantness is beyond belief! Pretty much everything I have said has been sniped at or questioned. I don't need this!

We all know people avoid gluten for different reasons.

That is NOT the subject I was discussing with you.  You are unwilling to discuss the topic of proper diagnostic methods, so you  are now turning this into a "you are being mean to me".  That is just avoidance, and an attempt to change the subject so,  I will just say this to you: believe what you want.  

 

You are still refusing to look at the science behind "gluten intolerance testing". So be it. Can't say we did not try to help.

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