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Dear cmom,

That is wonderful your parents try to help! :) If only more people were understanding! The protocol is exhaustive enough. We certainly do not need anything else complicating our lives. Speaking of, how is your son? Is he doing any better?

Sincerely,

Jin

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Dear Robin,

The sinus issues point to dairy for sure at least. :( If you are Celiac, it is very likely your son is as well.

My parents refuse to accept the fact the disease is genetic, and will not even try to gluten-free diet. Some people will make up any crap just to eat what they want. It blows your mind, doesn't it? :blink:

Sincerely,

Jin

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Keep gluten free snacks around you at all times if possible. I love all kinds of dried fruits, dried mango, sun-dried figs, dates, nuts, seeds. Carry your special treats with you every where you go. Keep you own special gluten free stuff to eat when you get the cravings. That's what I try to do, cause I am most likely to inadvertently eat something with gluten in it, when I'm real hungry and can't find gluten-free food around.

Rice cakes are a real good substitute for bread although they are hard and crumbly which is a pain. But you can put all sorts of spreads on them.

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You know, what the great majority are completely oblivious of is the fact that EVERYONE is affected by gluten.

Those who ridicule you and make fun or try to thwart your efforts are also themselves affected by Gluten. They would never even consider that their Rheumatoid Arthritis, or their Fibromyalgia, or their IBS, or their headaches and Migraines, or their general debility is due to Gluten.

Hybridisation over the centuries has changed the Wheat particularly, from a simple protein structure into the more complex protein (Gluten) grain that the body is unable to process properly. Becoming Celiac is just one 'dis-ease' caused by this problem, which usually doesn

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Dear Genie75,

All of those fruits sound good! :) I have to be careful about dried fruits due to their natural mold content. Stupid yeast! :angry: Having snacks handy is key to getting through this. I make sure to have a stash of treats for emergencies. I always have to keep something in my purse in case I go out, because of my low blood sugar.

Dear AliG,

You hit the nail right on the head! Gluten is dangerous to the neurological system. In fact, dogs should not eat it, either. I read online while doing research about seizures (our Yorkie has them), that this one vet has had a 100 percent success rate of stopping epilepsy upon removing gluten from his patients' diets. For some reason, we are not surprised, are we? :lol:

So many people make up any ridiculous reason to keep eating the junk they eat. My parents both have arthritis, my father has sinus issues, and was an infant that failed to thrive. He also had ulcerative colitis for a number of years as a young adult. My mother spit up formula as an infant, as did I and my brother, as well as my aunt and uncle. She takes an unbelievable amount of pills a day, only to still suffer from colon problems. Migraines also run in her family. My grandmother, aunt, mother, and I get them. Despite this, my parents say that they are fine. I suppose my brother and I got Celiac from a mosquito bite? :rolleyes:

It is so true that we turn to sugar to replace the gluten. I did that, as did so many others on this forum.

Refined sugar is very addictive. Certain chemical properties of it really do cause a reaction like a drug. Natural sugars are definitely much healthier. Pure maple syrup, honey, beet sugar, and date sugar are my favorites to use when I want to treat myself. Being hypoglycemic makes it difficult for me to go low carbohydrate.

Yeast does have a bad reputation. As you mentioned, it is naturally present in the intestines. Normally, in a healthy person, it is helpful. Those of us whose immune systems are fragile are who end up with an overgrowth. I was on at lleast two courses per year of antibiotics for Bronchitis from birth until the age of 17, plus later steroids were added for treating asthma. Luckily, I stopped using those about the time they put me on the Depo-Provera shot. That of course is another factor in the yeast overgrowth. When you have had five ovarian cysts in less than 10 months, there really did not seem to be many options. :(

I have made some headway killing the yeast off. Taking a supplement called FloraStor (Saccharomyces Boulardii Iyo) along with AccuFlora or Acidophillus Pearls has assisted in getting things moving. Dietary changes also went in conjunction with this. Although I still have a ways to go before I am rid of to excess amount of yeast, I no longer have foot odor that smells like vinegar or pickles, and body odor that smelled like onions and garlic even when I had not eaten any. :) I was always so afraid people would smell it on me.

No matter how much I washed and applied deoderant, the horrible odor was still there. When your body is full of toxins, this is typical.

Sincerely,

Jin

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So many people make up any ridiculous reason to keep eating the junk they eat. My parents both have arthritis, my father has sinus issues, and was an infant that failed to thrive. He also had ulcerative colitis for a number of years as a young adult. My mother spit up formula as an infant, as did I and my brother, as well as my aunt and uncle. She takes an unbelievable amount of pills a day, only to still suffer from colon problems. Migraines also run in her family. My grandmother, aunt, mother, and I get them. Despite this, my parents say that they are fine. I suppose my brother and I got Celiac from a mosquito bite? :rolleyes:

It is so true that we turn to sugar to replace the gluten. I did that, as did so many others on this forum.

Refined sugar is very addictive. Certain chemical properties of it really do cause a reaction like a drug. Natural sugars are definitely much healthier. Pure maple syrup, honey, beet sugar, and date sugar are my favorites to use when I want to treat myself. Being hypoglycemic makes it difficult for me to go low carbohydrate.

Yeast does have a bad reputation. As you mentioned, it is naturally present in the intestines. Normally, in a healthy person, it is helpful. Those of us whose immune systems are fragile are who end up with an overgrowth. I was on at lleast two courses per year of antibiotics for Bronchitis from birth until the age of 17, plus later steroids were added for treating asthma. Luckily, I stopped using those about the time they put me on the Depo-Provera shot. That of course is another factor in the yeast overgrowth. When you have had five ovarian cysts in less than 10 months, there really did not seem to be many options. :(

I have made some headway killing the yeast off. Taking a supplement called FloraStor (Saccharomyces Boulardii Iyo) along with AccuFlora or Acidophillus Pearls has assisted in getting things moving. Dietary changes also went in conjunction with this. Although I still have a ways to go before I am rid of to excess amount of yeast, I no longer have foot odor that smells like vinegar or pickles, and body odor that smelled like onions and garlic even when I had not eaten any. :) I was always so afraid people would smell it on me.

No matter how much I washed and applied deoderant, the horrible odor was still there. When your body is full of toxins, this is typical.

Sincerely,

Jin

Hi Jin. You mentioned about being Hypoglycemic. I used to have that problem for years before I became Diabetic.

Hypoglycemia is an indication that the body cannot process sugar properly. The answer is not more sugar but less. Although it would take some work, I am pretty

The liver and pancreas controls the blood sugar level in the body. If it falls too low, the liver releases glycogen to counteract the fall and bring it back up. Between the Gluten consumption and the sugar intake, the liver gets sluggish and doesn't react as quickly as it should, hence the hypos. If you feel that you are becoming a little on the low side your body would cope better with having some protein. It helps to stabilise the blood sugar and avoids the troughs and peaks that carbs cause. If you start the day with a protein breakfast rather than Carb you would find that you do not suffer with the Hypos.

When we eat carbs the sugar level goes up, the Pancreas kicks in to bring it back down. A little while later we get hungry and have more carb, etc. - the cycle continues to repeat itself all day - up and down like a yoyo. It is exhausting to the body and depletes us of energy. By eating protein, that does not happen and blood sugar stays level throughout the day.

Gluten and Sugar are the two most evil things we can put into our body. They are at the root of most, if not all our Western illnesses. If the body is able to function optimally we are far less likely to suffer illness or disease.

What is the point in dropping Gluten only to ingest Sugar instead? People who do that are just exchanging one set of problems for another! I keep seeing posts from people who say, " I was getting better but now I've gone backwards", or "My 'whatever' cleared up but now I've got another symptom". It's like taking backwards steps. We need to get back to basics first. Don't just stop the Gluten, dump the rubbish too! We can start then with a fresh palate, then perhaps find that we can introduce other things back in like a little sugar and Dairy, once our body is back into balance and better able to cope with it.

We can spend a fortune on Pills and potions for Candida. The ONLY thing that will stop it is to stop eating sugar. It will die back to a minimal level and as long as we keep our sugar consumption low, the Candida will live quite happily with all the other flora without becoming a problem. It's job is processing sugar. We eat more sugar - we get more Candida. You want an intestinal fungal overgrowth? Eat loads of sugar. Simple as that.

I hope you can manage somehow to win your parents round. I watched my lovely Mum die a long agonising death due to Gluten Intolerance/undiagnosed Celiac and I would not wish that on anyone. I do hope your parents wake up to the damage it is doing to them and can also adopt a Gluten-free life before its too late.

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Dear AliG,

What you said about hypoglycemia turning into Diabetes is so true! My doctor told me that people will eat all kinds of sugary foods to get their blood sugar up again, and this makes them gain weight and become diabetic. I know how addictive sugar is. I have had a terrible time with it. I am doing better with it than I was, but maybe my blood sugar was not low and the shaking and other horrible symptoms were my body detoxing from it? Withdrawal is not uncommon.

I am going to start the 6 Week Body Makeover soon. They do not allow sugar on it. I think this could not only help me get in better shape, but aid me in getting the yeast back into balance. The past week, I have been more accomodating to the yeast, and that is ending now. Junk in any form is bad.

As you said, primarily basing the diet off of fruits, vegetables, and meats is key to feeling well. That is what I did in the beginning, and felt much better the first couple of months. Then, I did a course of antibiotics, and went back to square one and stayed there. I may also have Lyme, which impairs your body's ability to detox on its own. Reactions to the chemicals in foods may be part of my trouble. That is why simplicity is best.

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. That is so sad. I have warned my parents about Cancer.

Celiac is dangerous, and my mother has terrible stomach issues. She can still have colon problems despite taking four prescriptions and an OTC remedy! This is not normal, but she will not go gluten-free. Dad is even more stubborn than she is.

Sincerely,

Jin

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Hello everyone, sorry i havent been in a while, trying to get ahead in school, since we are going to begin our adventure soon.

Imsohungry, The screen name is a nickname I have had since i was old enough to butcher words...lol My mom used to say hodi jo, and all i could say was bobo, so bobo became the nickname, which evolved into bobohead...

Anyhow my friend introduced me to UTZ potato chips, and i fell in love!!!! they are so delicious, she is aware of the gluten-free lifestyle because she used to babysit someone with autism and they had him on a gluten-free diet. the sniffer is still working, I find that i sit in the bread aisle at wal mart alot...lol it smells sooooo good. and that helps the cravings.

back to the sinus thing, I am dealing with a sinus problem right now, mainly due to the change of weather, we went from below freezing to 60-70 degree weather over night, and my poor body just reacts bad when that happens...I hope everyone is doing wonderful!!!

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You know, I used to sniff things a lot, and now, as time passes, it's getting to where the smell makes me nauseous. I think it's psychosomatic, but at least I'm less sad when walking down the bakery aisle.

My sinuses used to behave badly at the slightest provocation as well, the longer I'm gluten free, the better my body behaves. I also don't have seasonal allergies anymore, maybe a sneeze here or there, but no need for drugs. I am still allergic to cats though..... Humph.

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Dear bobohead,

I was wondering what spawned your nickname! :) Now I know! My nickname was Boogie when I was little. I loved to dance even when I was three! I used to tell my mother as I got older not to call me that, because it made me sound like a booger! :lol:

UTZ are good! I normally get Lay's Stax, but any form of fried food is limited. I had my gallbladder out, and cannot eat much fat without getting sick. UTZ are very natural, and are probably much healthier than the Stax. If you and UTZ decide to get married, let us know! ;)

Sinuses are a major issue for me as well. Some people say dairy is the main cause of this. I have a lot wrong, so who knows? Still, I am going to give going without dairy another go for two months instead of six weeks like the last time. I heard it can take that long for your body to detox from dairy.

Dear JNBunnie1,

I get nauseated smelling a lot of baked goods, too! :o Some of it is due to the yeast. Other times, I think our body knows the gluten makes us ill, and we get a response from smelling it. At least, this is what I figure. Just thinking about eating bread makes me feel bad.

Sincerely,

Jin

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Not long ago while visiting relatives.....one perpetually teased me with all of the foods they were eating that I couldn't have. He thought he was being funny, and really (I hope) meant no harm. When I finally felt I couldn't take it any more I said, "Gee, I don't offer you RAT POISON, do I? It's the same thing here. These foods are poison to me." It was enough to get his attention, get him to think, and get him to stop. Sometimes people just don't understand. How can these yummy, healthy foods be so hurtful? Unless they have to deal with it themselves, they don't get it. By the way.....when I have those cravings and feelings of not fair, I use that analogy for myself. It may as well be rat poison. I never, ever want to be this sick again!

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Dear flourgirl,

My relatives are very cruel with it. They also treat me like a hypochondriac. :angry: It is impossible not to feel hateful toward people who do this. These toxic relationships are best severed. All of that negative energy pulls you down and is hurtful. I love you is a phrase that means nothing and is only three hollow words at times.

Sincerely,

Jin

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Not long ago while visiting relatives.....one perpetually teased me with all of the foods they were eating that I couldn't have. He thought he was being funny, and really (I hope) meant no harm. When I finally felt I couldn't take it any more I said, "Gee, I don't offer you RAT POISON, do I? It's the same thing here. These foods are poison to me." It was enough to get his attention, get him to think, and get him to stop. Sometimes people just don't understand. How can these yummy, healthy foods be so hurtful? Unless they have to deal with it themselves, they don't get it. By the way.....when I have those cravings and feelings of not fair, I use that analogy for myself. It may as well be rat poison. I never, ever want to be this sick again!

That analogy is something I use too. When people questionme about, Oh, such a tiny bit won't hurt. MY response is always, well, how much rat poison would you be willing to eat?

Anytime you have a craving, I have lots of recipes! There's usually someone on the board who can figure out a replacement that's awesome.

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No matter how much I washed and applied deoderant, the horrible odor was still there. When your body is full of toxins, this is typical.

NuGluGirl,

Wow, is that true? I attributed that to hormones!! I am very hormonal person, and while pregnant and pregnant my oder would be sooo strong(which is normal). Definately want to know more. I wash my armpits and they still smell so strong, though not necessarily bad.

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Dear fedora,

Yes, that is true! I was so afraid whenever I went out, that someone would smell me. I have high hormone levels as well. Having a yeast overgrowth really made my feet smell like vinegar or pickles, and underarms had the odor of garlic and/or onions even when I had not eaten any! A reason your body odor may have been so strong while pregnant is because pregnancy hormones can cause yeast to over populate in the body.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

P.S. Fedoras are my favorite hats!

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I'm a chronic sniffer to! But I'm also VERY OCD about even being around gluten, so I try not to get too close when I'm sniffing. I've been gluten free for almost four months, and I'm still sick all the time, every day. It's been a struggle, but I'm almost 100% sure that gluten is not the only thing I cant handle, since right now I'm on an almost only potato diet because everything I eat makes me sick.

But when my boyfriend makes sandwiches or something for his lunches I always lean over his shoulder and just LOOK at them. He thinks I'm totally insane, but is really supportive of everything. He always asks questions about whether certain things are okay or not, and stops eating gluten at least a couple hours before he's going to see me, as well as doesn't eat gluten while I'm around, AND brushes his teeth before I come over. He wont give up his gluten, and I dont expect him to, but he knows that it's been really hard for me to give up so many of my favorite foods, so he tries really hard not to rub it in my face. lol.

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