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Thanks again everyone for creating such a place for support while we all try to get through our "stuff". It's a comfort to come here and get info, share info, ask questions, get and give hugs, and laugh all along the way.

Wub to everyone!!!! :wub:

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That's interesting. My doctor (holistic) said I started to heal when I broke ties with my mom and step-father and she couldn't believe I told them WHY ... she said that is when I started to heal. I actually took control of my life a little before that .... that was more a result of my taking control of it. I think there is a lot of mental to all this, yet at the same time, the mental part is only so much, part is physical. We're integrated as people ... everything plays a role.

Wow, so true!

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Laura--

Thanks for telling us about miamia--I didn't realize she was going in today. I hope all goes well for her.

I've also been thinking about you. 4 pounds--wow! Are you very uncomfortable? I take it as good news that you're tackling cleaning your room--I know I have to really be in the mood for those things!

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By the way....nobody wants to be a guest at my house....there is NOTHING ironed.....and any bedside flowers would likely be fake cuz I'm just not quite as domestic as some of you. :ph34r:

Rinne...I watch my mom ironing every single night....I dont get it...to this day I dont understand why people iron?? :huh:

I must be missing something because I just dont equate ironing with pleasure. :rolleyes:

Yep, you and me both! :lol::ph34r:

To be robbed of someone without the chance to say goodby would be hard indeed. My husband lost a co-worker in a hit and run earlier this year (he was 35). He left behind a daughter (I think she's around 9) and a son who was about 2-3. It's hard on the spouses, must be terribly hard on children.

Yes, my father, aunt and uncle were killed in a car crash 10 years ago, and it's still hard for me to deal with sometimes...so many things unsaid and unspoken that I wish I'd had the chance to say.

I will need 24-hour care from many humans if something happens to a dingo. :unsure:

I couldn't leave my couch for three days after my Coco died. :(

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Yes, my father, aunt and uncle were killed in a car crash 10 years ago, and it's still hard for me to deal with sometimes...so many things unsaid and unspoken that I wish I'd had the chance to say.

Donna,

I had no idea--I'm so sorry.

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But guess what, you know my GI, whom I love? Well no of course you don't know him :lol: but, I told him that he could refer any bewildered new Celiacs to me, and the second one called today. She is so nice, and so confused, and we are meeting for coffee on Monday, and I think she is more excited than I am. :)

How very "cool"! :lol:

xoxo

Wow, great on the poundages, but sorry you are having some issues!

Will keep miamia in my prayers.

Donna,

I had no idea--I'm so sorry.

Thanks...that was a bad year. My grandmother and two other aunts also died. Horrendous!

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Well, I had an appointment with the nutritionist last night, who went over the results of my saliva test. I am definitely adrenal fatigued, lol. (sorry guys...hormone talk coming) My progesterone level was REALLY low, as was my DHEA. My melatonin level was also low. I'll be taking a bunch of supplements to bring up those levels.

I'm going to adjust the elimination diet just a bit for a little less fruit. Carla, did you say you can only eat 1 or 2 fruits per day? That was for the adrenals wasn't it? My doctor didn't say anything about adjusting the diet except to say that I shouldn't eat more than 1/2 a fruit at a time and never eat it alone.

I have a schedule for my supplements, lol. :lol::ph34r: I am going to type up a spreadsheet now to keep track of it all. :lol::blink:

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:wub: to everyone bye for now

Meredith! Good to see you. Ouch with the sunburn. Can't wait til your stateside again.

I saw the Four Agreements posted on a friends fridge, is anyone familiar with them?

Link

I'm excited about my sauna experience this morning. I feel like the connection is fortuitous, (i.e. yoga class cancelled and massage therapist telling me about infrared sauna) it seems that the more I trust the falling into pillows, the more pillows that appear and the softer they are. :)

And happy me I just figured out how to say :wub: you all.

Thanks for posting the 4 agreements. Enjoy your sauna this morning and yea for more pillows! :)

:wub: back at ya and everyone else.

I've decided to NEVER say I'm going to bed early again....everytime I say it...I stay up later then ever. :ph34r: I am sooooo tired....at least today is Friday. :D

That's true isn't it. I couldn't believe when I checked email you had still been posting so late. I'm tired and I got more sleep than you (although Seth woke up 1/2-1 hour early).

Hi Laura. Yea about the weight. Hae fun organizing/cleaning your room. That tells us you have a bit more energy.

Thanks for the heads up with Miamia.

Yes, my father, aunt and uncle were killed in a car crash 10 years ago, and it's still hard for me to deal with sometimes...so many things unsaid and unspoken that I wish I'd had the chance to say.

That's got to be hard. :( Many people die unexpectedly in life. :(

Maybe we can take it to heart and make sure those we love know it. :)

I have a schedule for my supplements, lol. :lol::ph34r: I am going to type up a spreadsheet now to keep track of it all. :lol::blink:

:lol: Ask Susan to do it. :lol::lol:

She :wub: spreadsheets. :lol::lol:

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One more good laugh for you, Susan:

Rachelville (AP) - A seven-year-old boy was at the center of a Rachelville courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree possible.

The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they also beat him.

After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him. After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the BULLDOGS, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.

OMG......ROFLMAO

Rinne and susie- I think I miay be in with you two, except the ironing of pillowcases. no matter what time of year (I'm in New england) I must have fresh flowers scattered throughout the house in little vases, plenty of candles and incense. My hubby cracks me up because he has NO sense of smell and he thinks it all smells like soap! i could smell like a French trollop and he would smell Dove soap. :P

Imagine magical pillowcases that take away all your worries, lavendar and rose and cedar scented. Uhmmmm :D

prayers and hugs going out to andrea, miamia and Donna and anyone having a hard time right now or lost aloved one at any point. Donna- I lost my best friend when I was 29 to drunk-driving (unfortunately, she was the drunk one...well, that doesn't sound right but it was hard because it was like NOBODY wanted to talk about the fact that she had been drinking and driving. It was like the elephant in the room and i was mad because her family pretended that wasn't what happened). It's hard when you don't get to say goodbye. It's hard either way. :(

I keep in touch with her family though. Her younger sisters especially and her mom.

richard- Yeah! we missed you!!!!

I hope Evie's OK.

Yes- we need a Rachelville compound with a gluten-free chef, a sauna, a whirlpool, horses, dingos, pygmy goats (I'm sorry- I love them...so cute!) where it is always 80, sunny and dry, no mold and Susie's artwork hangs on the wall, the ocean laps gently at the shore and Rachel gets us all on jet skis. Every night when you come back from your busy day of hiking, biking, yoga, ballet lessons with Barishnikov, sitting by the poolor in the hot tub, you get to crawl into a bed with perfectly crisp ironed white sheets and a little lavendar bouquet tied with a purple ribbon as a sea breeze blows throgh the window.

Oh- and it DOES snow in Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Year's Eve. Sorry, I gotta have my Wwhite Christmases. Spouses, children, dingos and all loving creatues welcome.

Andrea- Your children come, but magically, when they take a toy out and get bored with it, it transports itself back to a perfectly organzied shelving system that is scented.

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Yes- we need a Rachelville compound with a gluten-free chef, a sauna, a whirlpool, horses, dingos, pygmy goats (I'm sorry- I love them...so cute!) where it is always 80, sunny and dry, no mold and Susie's artwork hangs on the wall, the ocean laps gently at the shore and Rachel gets us all on jet skis. Every night when you come back from your busy day of hiking, biking, yoga, ballet lessons with Barishnikov, sitting by the poolor in the hot tub, you get to crawl into a bed with perfectly crisp ironed white sheets and a little lavendar bouquet tied with a purple ribbon as a sea breeze blows throgh the window.

Oh- and it DOES snow in Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Year's Eve. Sorry, I gotta have my Wwhite Christmases. Spouses, children, dingos and all loving creatues welcome.

Sounds like my kind of place. :D

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Yes- we need a Rachelville compound with a gluten-free chef, a sauna, a whirlpool, horses, dingos, pygmy goats (I'm sorry- I love them...so cute!) where it is always 80, sunny and dry, no mold and Susie's artwork hangs on the wall, the ocean laps gently at the shore and Rachel gets us all on jet skis. Every night when you come back from your busy day of hiking, biking, yoga, ballet lessons with Barishnikov, sitting by the poolor in the hot tub, you get to crawl into a bed with perfectly crisp ironed white sheets and a little lavendar bouquet tied with a purple ribbon as a sea breeze blows throgh the window.

Oh- and it DOES snow in Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Year's Eve. Sorry, I gotta have my Wwhite Christmases. Spouses, children, dingos and all loving creatues welcome.

Andrea- Your children come, but magically, when they take a toy out and get bored with it, it transports itself back to a perfectly organzied shelving system that is scented.

:blink::blink::blink: Where do I sign up?

Camp Rachelville--you know, there's gotta be some kind of way we can make a retreat for ourselves like this, take turns cooking delicious gluten-free food and ironing pillowcases. It can be done.

It'd make a great movie, too--"the Sisterhood of the Traveling Xanthan Gum" (Well, it sounds better than the Sisterhood of the Traveling Toilets!!!! :ph34r: ) Susan, you could write the screenplay, maybe make an Oprah best-selling book out of the idea!

Or maybe we could hire someone to cook gluten-free for us, like Mollie Katzen or Annalise Roberts! Better yet, Tyler Florence or Jamie Oliver. Sigh.

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I definitely need the Rachelville cliff notes too. And I have done the spreadsheet to keep track of all my supplements, but luckily, as my gut is healing, and I don't need as many.

I saw Dr. F (Chinese medicine doctor) yesterday. I no longer have to take the herbs for the bacterial dysbiosis, just the probiotics. I can tell I have gotten better as I don't get the digestive symptoms I used to. Let's just say that everything is solid! Yeah!!

I asked him if he could use his Vega machine to test me for food intolerances. I think Rachel has used this machine - one hands holds a metal bar, while the other hand is probed while the doctor tests little vials of foods and medicines on a metal plate. Has something to do with electrical fields, and my doctor said to take the food testing results with a grain of salt. What he found was pretty much in line with what my other tests have found, both blood and other muscle testing. And the losers are...gluten, dairy, corn, soy, all nuts, and egg yolks. I already knew about these, except for the egg yolks. I'm not going to stop eating eggs since I eat them almost everyday and don't have any problems with them. The good news was that seeds and beans were ok, so I'll have to start testing them out.

He said he could do this treatment called Bioset and see if that would help with getting me back to eating more foods. Rachel sees someone who uses this kind of treatment, so I thought I'd mention it here. Has anyone tried it and had positive results? Dr. F said that it's about 60% effective. He said that sometimes he can clear most food allergies except for maybe one or two deep seated ones. Gluten seemed to be the first one I was diagnosed with, but at the time I never completely cut it out. So, I'd be over the moon if that was the only thing I couldn't eat!! He explained to me that the Bioset clears the antibodies to the foods out. He said after he does the treatment that I won't be able to eat the offending food for A WEEK :lol: . Piece of cake, I said!! He said I would be a good candidate as my stool test showed that my digestive enzymes were normal and I didn't have any markers of intestinal inflammation. The only negative thing about the Bioset treatment, he said, is the money. He does 8 to 15 acupuncture sessions as the treatment. It sounds pretty easy to me, so I'm signing up.

Susan, sorry to hear you were down. Sounds similar to the brain stuff that happens to me - depression, and vivid dreams dreaming in other languages that I'm not proficient in. The negative brain stuff didn't completely clear up for me until I cut out all offending foods, well, mainly gluten, dairy, and corn. It still comes back sometimes when I eat sugar. I can get like Dr. Jeklly & Mr. Hyde. I explained my symptoms to my acu, and he said - oh yeah, that's leaky gut syndrome. You are absorbing toxins you should be eliminating, and it affects your brain.

I'm going the saliva testing this month too for hormones. I'm getting used to the drool.

Claire

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:blink::blink::blink: Where do I sign up?

Camp Rachelville--you know, there's gotta be some kind of way we can make a retreat for ourselves like this, take turns cooking delicious gluten-free food and ironing pillowcases. It can be done.

Or maybe we could hire someone to cook gluten-free for us, like Mollie Katzen or Annalise Roberts! Better yet, Tyler Florence or Jamie Oliver. Sigh.

Could we at least invite Alton Brown - just to hang out in the kitchen and and offer goofy scientificness about okra? I swear he and I were seperated at birth (probably a good thing)

NO UNI-TASKERS ALLOWED! :o

I'd like to come and bake chocolate chip cookies for you all. Maybe I could trade cookies for a neatly pressed (light on the starch) pillow? (I own an iron, but I'm not sure where we keep it :ph34r::o )

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Could we at least invite Alton Brown - just to hang out in the kitchen and and offer goofy scientificness about okra? I swear he and I were seperated at birth (probably a good thing)

Yes, Alton Brown is a must! :lol:

I definitely need the Rachelville cliff notes too. And I have done the spreadsheet to keep track of all my supplements, but luckily, as my gut is healing, and I don't need as many.

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He said he could do this treatment called Bioset and see if that would help with getting me back to eating more foods. Rachel sees someone who uses this kind of treatment, so I thought I'd mention it here. Has anyone tried it and had positive results? Dr. F said that it's about 60% effective. He said that sometimes he can clear most food allergies except for maybe one or two deep seated ones. Gluten seemed to be the first one I was diagnosed with, but at the time I never completely cut it out. So, I'd be over the moon if that was the only thing I couldn't eat!! He explained to me that the Bioset clears the antibodies to the foods out. He said after he does the treatment that I won't be able to eat the offending food for A WEEK :lol: . Piece of cake, I said!! He said I would be a good candidate as my stool test showed that my digestive enzymes were normal and I didn't have any markers of intestinal inflammation. The only negative thing about the Bioset treatment, he said, is the money. He does 8 to 15 acupuncture sessions as the treatment. It sounds pretty easy to me, so I'm signing up.

Yep, they said I wouldn't always have to take this many, lol. So far I think RAchel is the only one who has done the actual BioSET, but I think a couple of others have done something similar. I'm getting ready to get this done...haven't called yet, but I would be very interested to see what that test would come up with.

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Could we at least invite Alton Brown - just to hang out in the kitchen and and offer goofy scientificness about okra? I swear he and I were seperated at birth (probably a good thing)

NO UNI-TASKERS ALLOWED! :o

pressed (light on the starch) pillow? (I own an iron, but I'm not sure where we keep it :ph34r::o )

Yes! Yes! I love ALton Brown! Even my husband likes Alton Brown (my husband is a chemist, that's gotta be a factor)!

Hey--we need to get Alton Brown to do a show about gluten-free baking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey--we need to get Alton Brown to do a show about gluten-free baking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Definitely!!!

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Yes! Yes! I love ALton Brown! Even my husband likes Alton Brown (my husband is a chemist, that's gotta be a factor)!

Hey--we need to get Alton Brown to do a show about gluten-free baking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I actually e-mail "Good Eats" about doing a gluten-free show. Sadly all I ever got was the "thank you we received your email" email :(

My 2 y.o. LOVES him too. (she thinks we have the same hair :o ) :blink:

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I actually e-mail "Good Eats" about doing a gluten-free show. Sadly all I ever got was the "thank you we received your email" email :(

well, Hell's Bells, let's ALL email him about doing a gluten-free show!!!! He oughta be interested in it, the scientificness and all....

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well, Hell's Bells, let's ALL email him about doing a gluten-free show!!!! He oughta be interested in it, the scientificness and all....

That's JUST WHAT I SAID IN MY EMAIL! :lol:

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:lol: Ask Susan to do it. :lol::lol:

She :wub: spreadsheets. :lol::lol:

gaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!! Andrea :lol::lol::lol:

--"the Sisterhood of the Traveling Xanthan Gum" (Well, it sounds better than the Sisterhood of the Traveling Toilets!!!! :ph34r: ) Susan, you could write the screenplay, maybe make an Oprah best-selling book out of the idea!

Allison :lol::lol::lol: or - - - "Sisterhood of the Resurrecting Villi" ha ha ha ha !!!!

Susan, sorry to hear you were down. Sounds similar to the brain stuff that happens to me - depression, and vivid dreams dreaming in other languages that I'm not proficient in. The negative brain stuff didn't completely clear up for me until I cut out all offending foods, well, mainly gluten, dairy, and corn. It still comes back sometimes when I eat sugar. I can get like Dr. Jeklly & Mr. Hyde. I explained my symptoms to my acu, and he said - oh yeah, that's leaky gut syndrome. You are absorbing toxins you should be eliminating, and it affects your brain.

Claire - sounds like you know what I'm talking about. Yesterday and the night before, I literally went from zero to suicidal in.....not very long. :( It was heinous. I actually took a Klonepin, since I no longer need them for work they are back to being reserved for glutentings - it quiets my brain enormously. Once the D is finished, and my brain is quieted, I am just left with a bad tummy-ache at night.

Your dreams....in unknown languages? wow, that's kind of interesitng. I used to be fluent in French/Italian (and what for? I ask you - - :blink: ) so used to dream in those languages all the time...but not much any more. so that was fun. I spoke perfect French the other night, and Matt Lauer just looked at me, somewhat in horror, I don't know why :lol:

I'd like to come and bake chocolate chip cookies for you all. Maybe I could trade cookies for a neatly pressed (light on the starch) pillow? (I own an iron, but I'm not sure where we keep it :ph34r::o )

RICHARD!!!! yay! You will be COMMANDED To make your cookies. and PLEEEEZ, we don't STARCH the pillowcases, they are scented w/ lavendar water, of course from the lavendar rows and fields that Rinne will be tending in our fair land. :)

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RICHARD!!!! yay! You will be COMMANDED To make your cookies. and PLEEEEZ, we don't STARCH the pillowcases, they are scented w/ lavendar water, of course from the lavendar rows and fields that Rinne will be tending in our fair land. :)

I like flannel pillow cases anyway (Brrrrr cold here). Maybe I could pass on the lavender and have mine scented with something a little "burlier" :huh: Perhaps a hemlock or fir bough under the pillow would be just right for me :P

BTW my life is one big spreadsheet :o:ph34r:

Has anybody seen my mojo?? Haven't been able to find it since I got back from Lake Placid...

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Andrea- Your children come, but magically, when they take a toy out and get bored with it, it transports itself back to a perfectly organzied shelving system that is scented.

Premature post...

This couldnt wait....I'm voting NO on "scented" shelves :blink:

.....or are these self-scenting shelves only in Andreas house?? :unsure:

"Scented" anything scares me. :ph34r:

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Premature post...

This couldnt wait....I'm voting NO on "scented" shelves :blink:

.....or are these self-scenting shelves only in Andreas house?? :unsure:

"Scented" anything scares me. :ph34r:

RACHEL. Remember where we ARE, dear, it's magic.....the scents will be of only the purest and most natural essences, they will not harm you, we are not talking Bounce dryer sheets here. :lol:

Richard....your mojo......oh I don't know. I think I have lost mine as well, the cute idiot at the car who was SO "into me" has never called, what the heck......and hemlock, isn't that quite poisonous? we'll just stick a bick cedar log under your pillow. :)

oh and BTW, my niece has called, and her boyfriend's in town, and they want me and the girlfriend I"m going out to dinner w/ tonight to go to pub tonight.....hmmmmmm....mad scientist scratching chin......am thinking I should be mysterious and not go, they are begging.

Okay just talked to my friend, she says we MUST go, and I am to briefly say hi to the idiot, and go on with my so-called fabulous life...... :lol::lol::lol:

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