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Hello people....

glad to have found this place.

i am self diagnosed for celiac disease, maybe i have a fool for a patient but i have had too many fools treating me in the past.

Apologies for sounding so negative, but my experiences in the field of health care have not been so positive.

Generaly my health has been good up to about 18 months ago when i slowly began to lose weight with short bouts of symptoms. The reason i am here is i noticed when trying to put weight on by diet, certain things triggered the symptoms. First i went dairy free, well, lactose free milk, and no other dairy products. Felt a little better. But still weight loss and bowel problems kicking up.

i think the thing that decided me was a growing repugnance to wheat. i have always loved bread, but it got to the point i could hardly stomache it while eating it...could not explain this aversion, and i felt full all the time.

So thought i'd try celiac free for awhile and see what happens. Have had varied luck with it and suspect i may be allergic to soy as well.

Am going to try the paleo diet for awhile. It seems healthy enough. In the meantime will be reading and learning here.

Tho the above is wordier, my main reason for being here is to express my appreciation for the people here who generously give of thier time to teach and share and help. This place is a heap of knowledge on the subject and i've learned a lot. Thank you.

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Welcome. :)

Also look into the SCD diet as it has helped MANY in here including me.

Make sure you are 100% gluten-free. No wheat, barley, rye or oats.

Make sure you do not use old scratched teflon pans, cutting boards, wooden spoons, etc. as they can harbor gluten and contaminate you.

Make sure all of your toiletries are gluten-free (toothpaste, lotions, anything that goes on your lips, etc.)

Soy may be a problem, but it may be that you are till getting small amounts of gluten without knowing it and cannot heal fully.

Wishing you well.

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Thanks for the response ShayFL, and the sharing of your knowledge.

Yes, this is a maze for now... learning diet and cooking all over again.

What is a SCD free diet? Everytime i've run across it on these threads it's been abbreviated Am guessing the S is Soy and the D is dairy, but what is the C? Will prolly slap my self in the forehead when i find out. :lol:

Re the other grains you mentioned, am learning to read lables on everything, and i do mean everything. Emphesis is because i cannot believe the things i am finding wheat and wheat products in.

The latest was imitation crab meat. i love it and thought it surely must be safe for me, reading the label was a shock. Gave the whole bulk package to my friend, hope my lip didn't tremble when i did. :(

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It's the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. :)


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So it is NOT soy c? Dairy free diet! :)

Thank you so very much i have it bookmarked. There is quite a bit of information to cover.

For ages i have said modern people do not eat enough tree nuts, tho lately i've had to leave them out of my diet.

After reading the info i will probably be back with questions.

Thank you. :wub:

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I agree, the learning curve for this is rather steep. I try to learn a little something each day. Af first I was overwhelmed!

Also it seems that, as you heal you will be more sensitive to gluten and perhaps other foods. I started out with just getting rid of wheat and then found all sorts of other gluten in my kitchen and that I could not digest soy very well and then out went tomatoes and peppers..... I am still learning just how careful one needs to be. But in spite of all the mistakes, I am feeling better. I hope you will also.

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