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So how do we send out an on line search party?

miamia

But maybe Andrea's computer went dead!! :angry: What a horrible thing to happen to an Rville resident!! B)

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Well...I have bad news. :(

I cant call Andrea. Her number was in one of the pm's she sent me and apparantly I deleted the pm. My mailbox got full and I had to delete stuff...I deleted the wrong pm. :(

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Ryan - - I had a bruise that lasted ONE YEAR - - giant goose egg on my lower leg, geez, you think I might have asked the doctor about that? It's just started going away in the last few months....how long have you been gluten-free? takes a while....

Only been gluten-free for about 6 weeks or so, but it was something I just wanted to check on.

Hope everyone os okay today, but real life is intruding. Off to do the house/lawn work as dw is heading to work.

Jeny, welcome to R-Ville

Hope Andrea is okay.

Cheers!!

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Brad and Angelina - - -THAT's who we need........we must get them poisoned wtih excessive gluten somehow until they become sicker than heck....they're outspoken and will crusade for it after their lives have become ruined, narrowing to the confines of their 8,000 sq. foot Malibu home, passed out on the couches, maddox, Shiloh, and Zahara running wild, spinaching their pants...... :lol:

Susan, you crack me up! :D

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:::BEEP:::BEEP:::: this is only a test.... should it have a been a real emergency you would have known because I would have been running to the ER.

<----------wondering how long it would take you to get there with those square wheels of yours. :lol:

:::click:::clack::::click:::::clack

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I took some Dimetapp just a few minutes ago... am going to see if it settles my tummy...

:::BEEP:::BEEP:::: this is only a test.... should it have a been a real emergency you would have known because I would have been running to the ER.

Hi Celia--Hope it does the trick! If it does, and it makes you tired or anything, you could also try Claritan. It has no side effects for me.

I just got home from Home Depot, grocery shopping and CVS. I went fast beacuse it's raining and humid as all get out <_< The weather in R'ville will be nothing like this! Anyway, I finally bought the paint for the walls--Susan, it took me forever to deceide on a color. As he was mixing it, I was still doubting it! :lol: I was so excited about this project, now I want it to be done--and there's so much left to do.

So, no word from Andrea? Rachel, don't feel bad about deleting the wrong PM--I've done that, too. :ph34r:

Hi Ryan--I actually heal faster now. I've been gluten-free since June 05. I used to have bruises that would take forever to go away--so it will most likely get better for you. I think your immune system just has to get used to this new state of affairs! :)

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Special Talents...let's see...I'm going to school for my DVM (that's a vet), I obedience train dogs for fun, I have two kids, Brandon (3) and Shelby (7), and two dogs. The one in the avatar is my 18 week old Lab/Akita, Gunnar and I also have a 2 year old Beagle named Bodhi. I can cook but not today. That's about it really...

Jeny

OH MY GAAAAWWWWD (to quote Celia) WE HAVE A VETERINARIAN IN RACHELVILLE.......I am going to faint......I was hoping he'd be a single very attactive, kind and funny male, but, you'll do just fine Jenny!!!!

couldn't even wait to read past this - - had to reply - - must read the rest of the posts now...

You will need to post, post post!! You only have 5 posts so you will stay a New Member until you reach a certain # of posts. I think the number has changed but I'm sure Patti or Vincent knows the answer. :unsure:

I can't remember who asked about changing this "community member" sentence....but it's under My Controls, go to Edit Profile Information, then Custom Member Title - you can write silly stuff in there....

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GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just got off the phone with Andrea... all's well... her modem went out and wanted me to tell you all that she won't be here until Tuesday or Wednesday... pfffwwww all is well in Rachelville.... :)

Great news!! I'm so relieved. :D

No posts from Andrea till Tues or Weds....thats so sad. :(

Glad she's ok though!

Heres more info on Histamines:

Histamine fact file

Histamine:

• is a neurotransmitter that has an important role in the immune response.

• is concentrated in ‘mast’ cells and when released causes itching, increases the permeability of blood vessels and produces swelling and skin reddening.

• plays a regulatory role in muscle contraction and gastric acid secretion.

• increases vasodilation causing symptoms such as hypotension (decreased blood pressure) and tachycardia (increased pulse rate), and causes constriction of the bronchi in the lungs.

• is made from histidine an amino acid or protein fragment.

• intolerance is due to an excess of histamine, which results in a variety of symptoms.

How to Reduce your Histamine Load

1. Histamine is present in most foods so it’s more a question of reducing your total load of histamine containing foods rather than avoiding it completely. Use the table provided to see if you are eating a lot of high histamine foods that could be eaten less often or avoided altogether.

2. Avoid eating overripe fruits and vegetables as histamine levels rise as these foods ripen.

3. Throw out the left-overs in the fridge and ensure your food is as fresh as possible, as histamine is formed from the bacterial action that takes place as food starts to rot.

4. Take steps, such as increasing water intake, to prevent constipation. Food can start to ferment in the gut and add to the histamine burden in the body.

5. Cut down on additives that, although they don’t contain histamine themselves, can contribute to histamine being released in the body and lead to a ‘pseudo-allergic reaction’.

6. Avoid fermented foods such as cheese, wine, vinegar, fermented sausages, soy sauce and sauerkraut as these naturally contain high levels of histamine.

Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine so supplementing 2000mg per day can be beneficial. Folic acid (particularly in amounts over 200mcg per day) increases histamine levels and therefore should be avoided in those people whose histamine levels are already high.

High Histamine Foods

How to use this table

When considering restricting your diet it is essential to make sure that you are still eating a variety of foods with a minimum of five portions of fruits & vegetables per day. It is also important to remember that the histamine level of foods varies considerably, as does individual sensitivity. The information in this table is based on the histamine-restricted diet used at the Allergy Nutrition Clinic, Vancouver Hospital, Canada.

Meat, Poultry, Fish

All fish and shellfish (unless caught, gutted and cooked within 30 minutes)

Eggs (a small amount in baked products may be tolerated)

Processed, smoked and fermented meats (such as luncheon meat, salami, pepperoni, smoked ham, cured bacon)

Dairy

All types of cheese, yoghurt, buttermilk and kefir.

Fruits

Apricots

Bananas

Cranberries

Cherries

Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit)

Currants

Dates

Loganberries

Pineapple

Prunes

Raisins

Raspberries

Strawberries

Vegetables

Aubergine (eggplant)

Avocados

Olives in vinegar or brine

Pickles, relishes, sauerkraut and other foods containing vinegar

Pumpkin

Red beans

Soy and soy products

Spinach

Tomatoes

Tomato sauces

Ketchup

Seasonings

Anise

Cinnamon

Cloves

Chilli powder

Curry powder

Nutmeg

Other

Tea (black/ green)

Chocolate, cocoa, cola

Alcoholic and ‘de-alcoholised’ drinks

Additives

Colourings such as tartrazine (E102).

Preservatives such as sulphites, benzoates, BHA and BHT.

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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh that is good news, miss Click Clack......I'm so relieved! Dang, she's going to miss so much in our GFPCF (gluten-free paradise cult farm), she will have SO much reading to do....

Patti - horrid weather here and there - we're 112 - - not raining, just so sticky. Rachel likes the heat but there will be NO days hotter than 85 degrees, period, she can just go sit in her own nutty sauna by herself....starting to question the leadership skills and common sense of a President who wants to be OUT in this weather - - completely daft.... :lol:

CELIA - - you kooky train with square wheels - - I hope you feel better......I was reading so fast, did you take Dimetapp? isn't that for colds? I dunno any more.....

the dingos are blessedly asleep after our romp in Dog Park (there were SO many geese there) and then a squirrel chase in the off-limits area :ph34r: ....hotter than hades here and they're just plum tuckered out THANK GOD so they will leave me alone....... :rolleyes:

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GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just got off the phone with Andrea... all's well... her modem went out and wanted me to tell you all that she won't be here until Tuesday or Wednesday... pfffwwww all is well in Rachelville.... :)

That IS good news! I was worried. How in the world did you get her on the phone :blink: ?

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Rachel likes the heat but there will be NO days hotter than 85 degrees, period, she can just go sit in her own nutty sauna by herself....starting to question the leadership skills and common sense of a President who wants to be OUT in this weather - - completely daft.... :lol:

LMAO!

Whatever.... :P

I need the heat....seriously though...it makes me feel better. I feel more symptomatic in the cold. I think it has something to do with the swelling. I notice the more swelling/fluid...the harder it is to stay warm. My mom (complete opposite) seems to always want the a/c on....what is up with that??? :huh: She's like trying to freeze me outta the house! Yesterday I was going in the garage (where its nice and toasty) just to warm up. She told me I could stay in there....and even sleep in there! :blink:

What the heck kind of support is that!

She said...this isnt Rachelville.....you're in Cherylville now and we dont like the heat so you'll have to deal with it.

:angry:

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I can't remember who asked about changing this "community member" sentence....but it's under My Controls, go to Edit Profile Information, then Custom Member Title - you can write silly stuff in there....

Tried that..there wasn't a custom member title button...that's ok though. Glad to hear that Andrea is doing ok.

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Tried that..there wasn't a custom member title button...that's ok though. Glad to hear that Andrea is doing ok.

There wont be till like 25 or 50 posts I forget what tehy have it set here too....

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There wont be till like 25 or 50 posts I forget what tehy have it set here too....

I think for the "custom member title" to appear, you have to have 500 posts. (That's so you can put your own words under your avatar.) Of course many less are needed to go from "New" to "Community Member" to "Advanced Community Member"--those changed a while back, so I'm not sure exactly how many posts you need for those. :blink:

Oh, and Jeny, welcome back--I thought that was you! :D

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There wont be till like 25 or 50 posts I forget what tehy have it set here too....

Yup it's me! Thanks Vincent and Patti..I was so close before I had to change my email.. :blink:

I think for the "custom member title" to appear, you have to have 500 posts. (That's so you can put your own words under your avatar.) Of course many less are needed to go from "New" to "Community Member" to "Advanced Community Member"--those changed a while back, so I'm not sure exactly how many posts you need for those.

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Hi Jeny!!! Welcome! Yes, we need a vet in Rachelville to look after our dingos, auxigro detecting geese and completely organic cows! :P Brush up on farm animals. :lol:

Okay all, so I've been waiting years to hear the words "you have a nice bottom"...I finally heard it today. :D From my mom! :lol::lol::lol: Oh well, at least I heard the words, lol. :lol:

Okay, back to the histamine thing...perhaps I really should have tried to look up the links before I went grocery shopping, lol...

OMG Rachel, the last list you posted....one thing jumped out at me... LOW BLOOD PRESSURE. I have really low blood pressure. In fact, one of my last visits to Dr. R, the nurse tried twice and couldn't even get a reading...finally on the third try she got one and it was something like 90/52. The top number was a little higher when I had my endoscope last week...it was 107/44...the bottom number was pretty low. When I was in the hospital in January the reading got as low as 88/36. The nurse wouldn't even let me raise my arm and I had to have my feet higher than my head... :blink:

I think I really need to commit to testing out the histamine stuff...I can't be around anyone with perfume on.

I bought a book on inflammation today...if any of you recall I saw it last weekend but didn't buy it. It's called "the Inflammation Syndrome", and has got a "complete nutritional program to prevent and reverse heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, allergies, asthma". Now, I'm not expecting all the miracle hype stuff on the cover, but I'm thinking this might go right along with the histamine thing. I'll let you know if it has anything of value in it.

Oh and I'm glad Andrea was found and is okay!

Celia - hope the Dimetapp works!

Hi everyone. :D

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Hi Donna--I'll be interested to hear if the book is worth reading. I know that this is an issue for me, too. Congrats on the nice words re: your bottom! :lol:

Great news about our new Vet, Jeny! I'm bringing my cat to R'ville. We've had him 14 years and he's a member of the family :rolleyes: He's strictly an indoor cat, so no worries about the geese or anything. :)

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Heres more info on Histamines:

Meat, Poultry, Fish

All fish and shellfish (unless caught, gutted and cooked within 30 minutes)

Thanks for posting this info on histamine Rachel :)

I had to laugh about the part where it says avoid/or reduce all fish and shellfish, unless it is caught, gutted and cooked within 30 minutes! I guess we have to add fish catching/fish gutting/fish cooking to the list, following growing our own produce and milking our own cows.......

:lol::lol:

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just got off the phone with Andrea... all's well... her modem went out and wanted me to tell you all that she won't be here until Tuesday or Wednesday... pfffwwww all is well in Rachelville.... :)

So glad to hear she is ok! Thanks Celia for passing this along. Tuesday or Wednesday seems so far away...

Hey, something's amiss in R-ville - - Vincent's right, are there some pages missing? did they get sucked into the VORTEX????

Off to Home Depot - - yes, I'll fill in for Julie as greeter-pro-tem, as needed - - needs her time off to get to pilates and stay healthy and cheerful for all of us....plus time off to fix her hair.... :lol:

:)

Susan, you are a riot. :lol:

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She said...this isnt Rachelville.....you're in Cherylville now and we dont like the heat so you'll have to deal with it.

:angry:

Ha ha :lol:

Nothing like a reality check from your Mum!!!

Seroiusly humid here in London,although it's rained it's sooo sticky and I hate feeling 'sweaty'.

I hate it when your top sticks to your back -eugh.

P.S Ladies don't sweat,they perspire

Guess we'll have to have designated areas with and without air con to meet everyones needs in R-ville! :)

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Okay all, so I've been waiting years to hear the words "you have a nice bottom"...I finally heard it today. :D From my mom! :lol::lol::lol: Oh well, at least I heard the words, lol. :lol:

I bought a book on inflammation today...if any of you recall I saw it last weekend but didn't buy it. It's called "the Inflammation Syndrome", and has got a "complete nutritional program to prevent and reverse heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, allergies, asthma". Now, I'm not expecting all the miracle hype stuff on the cover, but I'm thinking this might go right along with the histamine thing. I'll let you know if it has anything of value in it.

Donna, I am thinking the inflammation and the histamine issue might go hand in hand as well.

"Histamine is an important protein involved in many allergic reactions. Allergies are caused by an immune response to a normally innocuous substance that comes in contact with lymphocytes specific for that substance, or antigen. In many cases, the lymphocyte triggered to respond is a mast cell. For this response to occur, a free-floating IgE (an immunoglobulin associated with allergic response) molecule specific to the antigen must first be attached to cell surface receptors on mast cells. Antigen binding to the mast cell-attached IgE then triggers the mast cell to respond. This response often includes the release of histamine

The release of histamine (hist = because it's made up of histidine residues, amine = because it's a vasoactive amine) causes several allergic symptoms. 1) It contributes to an inflammatory response. 2) It causes constriction of smooth muscle.

Histamine can cause inflammation directly as well as indirectly. Upon release of histamine by an antigen activated mast cell, permeability of vessels near the site is increased. Thus, blood fluids enter the area causing swelling. This is accomplished due to histamine's ability to induce phosphorylation of an intercellular adhesion protein (called (VE)-cadherin) found on vascular endothelial cells. That is why histamine is known as being vasoactive. Gaps between the cells in vascular tissue are created by this phosphorylation, allowing blood fluids to seep out into extracellular space. Indirectly, histamine contributes to inflammation by affecting the functions of other leukocytes in the area. It has been suggested that histamine release triggers the release of cytokines and inflammatory mediator by some neighboring leukocytes. These chemicals in turn increases the inflammatory response. "

Things to associate with Donna- Bumble Bars and a nice bottom :lol::lol::lol:

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<----------wondering how long it would take you to get there with those square wheels of yours. :lol:

:::click:::clack::::click:::::clack

LOL :lol::lol:

Celia, I could (the elephant with the spots that is) try to carry you to the hospital if it gets that far.

Patty -- I hope this gets better. I am trying very hard to stay on the dies tbut it's not easy.

Rachel -- You may be able to send our ever multi-talented geese to adjust the a/c in Cherylville if need be.

Jeny -- Welcome to town! at 25 posts you will be a "community member" and at 75 posts you become an "advanced member"

Gotta run and finish house work now! Not easy with only a two year old as help today!

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OMG Rachel, the last list you posted....one thing jumped out at me... LOW BLOOD PRESSURE. I have really low blood pressure.

LOL..apparantly I missed this in my own post. :unsure:

Now I have to go back and re-read. I have low blood pressure too!!! :o Its not low every time but occassionally it is.

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