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Hey--I'm Canadian! (although I do have American citizenship too . . . but was born and raised in Canada). I'm living in Toronto right now.


positive tTG and antigliadin blood tests for celiac (summer 2006)

positive dietary response

environmental and food allergies.

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Hi Helena :).... welcome!


Gluten-free, Vegan

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Hi

I'm canadian too- from toronto! recently moved to boston, but miss toronto

Jess


Diagnosed in March 2006 after being in the hospital due to pancreatitis due to undiagnosed celiac

years of being told i had IBS, taking numerous IBS medications (since the age of fifteen)

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Hi!

Another Canadian here...from Ottawa!

Other than the expense, I never really have difficulty finding food that I can eat. I usually go to the Natural Food Pantry, either in the market, or in Billings Bridge. They usually have good stuff there. Loblaws natural food section also carries good stuff that is gluten-free/CF, etc. Oh, while on the topic, I found some imitation cheese slices that are: gluten free/lactose free/soy free/caesin free at the Natural Food Pantry in Billings. Anyone else found/tried them? I ate a slice yesterday and nearly gagged. boo :(

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welcome to the site everyone. so gald to see we are not alone. :D


Kareena

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Another newbie and another Canadian (Guelph, ON). Glad to see there are quite a few of us here - helps esp. with finding info about stores, product brands that are different from our American friends'.

I have already found a wealth of information and support offered within this forum, and see it as a valuable tool to helping me start the path to wellness. :)

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Hi!

Another Canadian here...from Ottawa!

Other than the expense, I never really have difficulty finding food that I can eat. I usually go to the Natural Food Pantry, either in the market, or in Billings Bridge. They usually have good stuff there. Loblaws natural food section also carries good stuff that is gluten-free/CF, etc. Oh, while on the topic, I found some imitation cheese slices that are: gluten free/lactose free/soy free/caesin free at the Natural Food Pantry in Billings. Anyone else found/tried them? I ate a slice yesterday and nearly gagged. boo :(

Here in the Maritimes we have Superstore and they carry a great gluten free rice cheese. I buy the mozarella flavoured one. The company brand name is Galaxy Nutritional Foods. It comes in 227 g. block. and is found in the organic dairy cooler. Great in grilled cheese sandwiches using Kinnikinnick Sunflower and Flax seed Rice bread. I use olive oil in the pan and grill the bread on med to low so that the cheese melts and the bread turns out a nice golden colour. Also a good pizza cheese.

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Another Canuck from Brooklin, Ontario :D

I'm not too far - Bowmanville here......

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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Two of my favourite places! Brooklin and Bowmanville... :)


Gluten-free, Vegan

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Hi, I am from Nova Scotia. Any more maritimers out there???????????
I am originally from Prince Edward Island, but I am now living in Alberta.

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 noticed this thread hasn't actually been posted for a while but I thought I would say hi anyways. I'm from Saskatchewan, Canada and I was just diagnosed this morning with Celiac Disease. I was online doing a bit of research (I won't be seeing a nutritionist for at least three months unless I admit myself into the hospital, and that just ain't gonna happen) to see what I can do for myself, what to avoid and so on, when I came across this site. It's been very informative and has helped with how incredibly overwhelmed I feel at the moment. I was out shopping with my mom this afternoon trying to find some food that I can eat, and it just become so clear to me how different my life has to be from now on. I'm an admitted Diet Coke junkie and I've read a few posts about how Diet Coke has gluten in the caramel coloring..yikes! Such a lifestyle adjustment. Anyways, good to say hi. Talk to you all later!

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[Welcome, I am Canadian also (Toronto). Double check the caramel issue. I believe diet coke is o.k because caramel in Canada/U.S is gluten free or must be labelled with gluten if it is in the product. Let us know how it goes.

quote name='Rachiebaby' date='Dec 4 2006, 08:22 PM' post='242493']

I noticed this thread hasn't actually been posted for a while but I thought I would say hi anyways. I'm from Saskatchewan, Canada and I was just diagnosed this morning with Celiac Disease. I was online doing a bit of research (I won't be seeing a nutritionist for at least three months unless I admit myself into the hospital, and that just ain't gonna happen) to see what I can do for myself, what to avoid and so on, when I came across this site. It's been very informative and has helped with how incredibly overwhelmed I feel at the moment. I was out shopping with my mom this afternoon trying to find some food that I can eat, and it just become so clear to me how different my life has to be from now on. I'm an admitted Diet Coke junkie and I've read a few posts about how Diet Coke has gluten in the caramel coloring..yikes! Such a lifestyle adjustment. Anyways, good to say hi. Talk to you all later!

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I noticed this thread hasn't actually been posted for a while but I thought I would say hi anyways. I'm from Saskatchewan, Canada and I was just diagnosed this morning with Celiac Disease. I was online doing a bit of research (I won't be seeing a nutritionist for at least three months unless I admit myself into the hospital, and that just ain't gonna happen) to see what I can do for myself, what to avoid and so on, when I came across this site. It's been very informative and has helped with how incredibly overwhelmed I feel at the moment. I was out shopping with my mom this afternoon trying to find some food that I can eat, and it just become so clear to me how different my life has to be from now on. I'm an admitted Diet Coke junkie and I've read a few posts about how Diet Coke has gluten in the caramel coloring..yikes! Such a lifestyle adjustment. Anyways, good to say hi. Talk to you all later!

From what I have read on this site. You'll probably find more information here than from a nutritionist, unless they specialize in celiac disease.


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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Canadian too--Brooklin, Ontario--I think there is a bakery in Lakefield that sells gluten-free products :) Email me if I can be of any help. L.A.


Best RX? Ice Cream!

Positive Blood Test 2000

Negative Biopsy 2000

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I'm not too far - Bowmanville here......

Karen

Hey: We need to grab Lorka and head out to Wendy's for Chilli and a frosty :)


Best RX? Ice Cream!

Positive Blood Test 2000

Negative Biopsy 2000

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Hey: We need to grab Lorka and head out to Wendy's for Chilli and a frosty :)

Hey! I'm game! B)


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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I feel so loved!


Gluten-free, Vegan

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Hey! I'm game! B)

We should try for the New Year--email me. L.A.


Best RX? Ice Cream!

Positive Blood Test 2000

Negative Biopsy 2000

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As long as I have 24 hours notice so I can fast!

Also, we have to try to get Ursula in on this!

Hugs.

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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As long as I have 24 hours notice so I can fast!

Also, we have to try to get Ursula in on this!

Hugs.

Karen

OMG--a girls night out at Wendy's! :P Where's Ursula from?

L.A.


Best RX? Ice Cream!

Positive Blood Test 2000

Negative Biopsy 2000

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I am a Canadian currently in Thunder Bay - the Land of the Sleeping Giant. I was diagnosed approx. 2 months ago from a suggested colonoscopy by my oncologist. Since then I have been experimenting and have come up with some neat alternatives to my old recipes. In order for me to cope I had to gain control over the disease and not the other way around. Sometimes it is a struggle with whose controlling who....but I think I am winning so far.....I have only been at it 2 months but it feels good.

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Hi, I am living in Brantford, Ontario. (We've tried moving to Alberta and New Brunswick but both didn't work out due to job issues. Too bad. I don't like Ontario.)

Just found out that there is a Whole Foods in Oakville which is about 45 minutes from here. Yeah!! I can't wait to go and check it out. Meanwhile, I am finding more and more places that sell gluten free. One of the Zehrs here in Brantford just added a whole section. I made sure I personally thanked the manager.

And if you are ever in Brantford and need a restaurant to go to on a Friday or Saturday night, my daughter (who is in University so only works part time -- Friday and Saturdays) works at Moose Winooskis so anytime anyone comes in with gluten intolerance/celiac, the other staff call my daughter over and say "There's someone here who has what your Mom has." My daughter is very knowledgeable about the gluten free diet (also casein free) and she will make sure you get taken care of. :)

Marlene

Gluten free since July 1, 2006

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