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Hi... I'm just wondering if I'm the only Canadian on here. I've just recently been diagnosed and found this forum and liked what I saw but it seems to be only americans which might be a little difficult for getting specific help, and food, and shopping ideas. I love the help I've already gotten from some of you though, you guys are very helpful!

So just looking for Canadians for more help with shopping, stores, support groups etc...

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Hi Lisa,

You are definitely not the only Canadian here. We have it covered from West coast to the East coast and in between. Where are you ?

There is lots of good info here, although I must admit I am jealous of the Americans for all the food choices they can get.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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There may be fewer of us, but we are here to help.


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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Hi EMSPrincess!

Welcome to the forum! I am in Ontario, just outside of Toronto.....

Where are you?

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."

Orison Swett Marden

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

-- Victor Borge

"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."

Tom Nansbury

"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."

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Yeah, there a bunch of us. I'm not far from Toronto. Welcome!


Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986

Markham, Ontario (borders on Toronto)

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator since 2007

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Hello, I'm also Canadian ... Western Canada near Nelson B.C. Anything we can help with we'll be glad to give you answers to Canadian products and Stores. Previding we have them of course, but with some of us in all the provinces, we should come up with something. :D

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Thanks everyone.. I'm from Peterborough, On.. I looked into the Canadian Celiac Ass., but the chapter in Peterborough doesn't seem very active...

Is there somewhere on here for Canadians??

Anyone from around me any food/restaurant/etc. suggestions.. Thanks again everyone... I'm having a really tough time with this.

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Hi Lisa,

You are definitely not the only Canadian here. We have it covered from West coast to the East coast and in between. Where are you ?

There is lots of good info here, although I must admit I am jealous of the Americans for all the food choices they can get.

I live in North Carolina, USA. But I know how sassy you Canadians can be. Especially when it gets dark early and mints are the only source of entertainment....har,har,har. :ph34r:


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I live in North Carolina, USA. But I know how sassy you Canadians can be. Especially when it gets dark early and mints are the only source of entertainment....har,har,har. :ph34r:

:lol::lol::lol:

Altoids rock! (except Tuesdays at 9 pm)

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."

Orison Swett Marden

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

-- Victor Borge

"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."

Tom Nansbury

"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."

Unknown

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Moon Pies and Dr. Pepper, don't do alot for me here in the land down under. I'm still trying to find out what does :blink::blink: Altoid, wasn't that a figure in greek mythogoly? :rolleyes:

Welcome Canadians, and hugs back to Karen


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I'm a Canadian too! I've posted some information in the Gluten-Free International Room (Outside USA) forum http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showforum=38

If you need any information about gluten free products in Canada, please feel free to ask!


Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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are you a student, EMSPrincess?

are all of you going to the conference in May?


Gluten-free, Vegan

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I'm from Saskatchewan...come on lets find someone from every province :lol:

~lisa~


...Flames vs. Panthers, and Lifehouse, were best experiences OF MY LIFE!!...

...26 years old...

...Look in my forum profile for ways to read my public sports articles...

R.I.P. Uncle Gus (Sept. 21, 1971 - Oct. 2, 2004) ... R.I.P. Baba (Oct. 12, 1911 - Feb. 28, 2006) ... R.I.P. Uncle Lawrence (Aug. 7, 1943 - Jan. 4, 2009)

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Well, I'm not Canadian, but I'm in Canada, about an hours drive north of Toronto.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Hi... I'm just wondering if I'm the only Canadian on here. I've just recently been diagnosed and found this forum and liked what I saw but it seems to be only americans which might be a little difficult for getting specific help, and food, and shopping ideas. I love the help I've already gotten from some of you though, you guys are very helpful!

So just looking for Canadians for more help with shopping, stores, support groups etc...

Hi :lol: I'm also from Canada. PEI to be more exact. Welcome to the family. This sight is excellent and I would not survive without it. Just remember that this board is predominantly USA, and sometimes the information given will not apply to us here in Canada. I found out the hard way :blink:

So stay on board and we look forward to chatting.

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are all of you going to the conference in May?
I would love to go, but if I get a job within the next month or so, I probably won't be able to attend unless I get a job in southern Ontario.

Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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I am also in Calgary.

No wonder I am lacking excitement, I am all out of mints.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Welcome EMS! Another Cdn here. I'm just outside Toronto. If you haven't done so yet, check out Kawartha Bakery - it's close to Peterborough and worth the short drive! There's a bakery that makes fresh bread, cinnamon buns, meat pies, etc. (I buy them at a health food store in Whitby shipped from Lakefied.) ALSO - they have a small restaurant attached to the bakery with many gluten-free options. My son loved the grilled cheese and fries. I don't even remember which dessert he settled on. Enjoy!

http://www.kawarthabakery.com/


Thank you for answering all the questions I never thought to ask.

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I'm from Canada too, Edmonton, and also new to all this. I'm in the process of being diagnosed, just had my biospies on thursday. I had been off of gluten for 4 years prior to the 6 weeks leading up to the test so I've got the hang of eating gluten free but I'm sure I'll have loads of other questions.


Negative Bloodwork November 2002

Gluten-Free November 2002-December 2005 (the healthiest I've ever been)

Gluten Diet December 2005-February 2006

Negative Biopsy February 9th, 2006

Negative Bloodwork February 9th, 2006

Back Gluten-Free February 9th, 2006

~~ Never eating gluten again!

*Diagnosed as being Gluten Intolerant

Dad being tested for Celiac in October

Allergies:

-dairy, eggs, nuts, peanuts, legumes, seafood, and shellfish

-animals, grass, pollen, smoke, etc, and sodium laurel sulfate

Other:

Near Fatal C-Diff infection, August 2005.

Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease April 2006.

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I'm from Ottawa, and yes, I think I'm going to go to the conference. Lots of contacts and info to be picked up there, for sure. Anyone else going?


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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I going to go too!

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."

Orison Swett Marden

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

-- Victor Borge

"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."

Tom Nansbury

"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."

Unknown

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