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heatherjane

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Where would we be without Him? Yes, I belong to Jesus, thank you Lord!

Question for all? How do you see the gluten problems from a Scriptural perspective?

I wish I had more time to comment...maybe later. Gluten or any problem is used to keep us close to Him. Without a problem, we would go astray and that's a scarey place to be. I love my Jesus and want to stay close to Him no matter what comes my way!

Off to see my dd and take her some gluten-free food I made yesterday. We have a long talk today about her recent "proposal" to a wonderful Christian man who is on fire for the Lord!!! AMEN. And...he just starting going gluten-free. God is good!


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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Some folks seem to feel that since wheat is mentioned positively in the Scriptures, it can't be a bad food for us. I have some thoughts on that but wondered what others have to say.


Our children's bodies are sitting on our dinner plates today. Someday they may look in the mirror and judge our choices. If they are able to speak.

Gluten, store milk, soy free, processed food free, nutrient dense diet.

DX gluten syndrome Immunosciences Labs, Enterolab and DQ2 positive, 2004

DX P.A.N.D.A.S Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus

Reacted to Streptomycin age 10 probably had strep as a result of mercury containing

vaccines. Symptoms include severe ADD, tics, etc.

Improvement on clean detox diet, amalgam removal, Root canal/cavitation surgery soon.

Thanks Lord!

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Some folks seem to feel that since wheat is mentioned positively in the Scriptures, it can't be a bad food for us. I have some thoughts on that but wondered what others have to say.

There are other foods in the Bible mentioned positively which some people have negative physical reactions to (fish, milk, etc). I believe that because of the fallen nature of the world we live in, and our imperfect bodies, that it's just one of the issues that we have to deal with in life.

Paul mentioned the "thorn" he had, from which God would not allow relief (2 Cor 12:7-10). Who knows what it was, but Paul encourages me when he quotes Jesus, saying, "My grace is sufficient for you, for for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Praise God that if we truly know Christ, we can have comfort and joy in the difficult times...even if it means no more Pizza Hut.

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There are other foods in the Bible mentioned positively which some people have negative physical reactions to (fish, milk, etc). I believe that because of the fallen nature of the world we live in, and our imperfect bodies, that it's just one of the issues that we have to deal with in life.

Paul mentioned the "thorn" he had, from which God would not allow relief (2 Cor 12:7-10). Who knows what it was, but Paul encourages me when he quotes Jesus, saying, "My grace is sufficient for you, for for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Praise God that if we truly know Christ, we can have comfort and joy in the difficult times...even if it means no more Pizza Hut.

Hey, for all we know, Paul was lactose intolerant or Celiac and had incontinence issues on the road. I'd call THAT a thorn in my side!


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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I LOVE JESUS, I'M A PROUD CHRISTIAN AS WELL :D

And also I want to add a love his father and the holly spirit. This is one of the things I want to do aslo, I WANT TO ATTEND MASS EVERY SUNDAY, my symptoms somtimes refrain me from going to church. I'm a catholic, I think I won't have to comute (I don't know whether this is the right way to say in English), the bread is made with gluten, that's something the catholic church has to fix.

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i am 13,gluten intolerant,and i love Jesus too! it is great to have a group of people who have a lot of good things in common:) by the way for all you out there who cant do communion cause of gluten you can find special gluten free communion. it is just like normal communion but its gluten free. you can take it with you to church and whenever you take communion you can use that. look it up on a search engine:) thanks and God bless

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I'm an atheist.

Welcome, celiac-

I respectfully suggest that you then stick to other threads that might interest you more. This thread is clearly titled and the people posting here have not broken any board rules and have kept the topic to this thread.

Please keep Board Rule #1 in mind when you post. Thanks. :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I never could have made it through all my health issues without God and Jesus. I feel closer now than ever. I have started a really Great Thing. I got the book, "The Purpose Driven Life", and I read one page with my kids every night. They are young so I don't want to overwhelm them. It will take us a year or more to finish it. However, I can tell it is already making an impact on their lives (as well as mine). It's a great book.

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Just looking for celiacs who are brothers / sisters in Christ. It would be awesome to have an even tighter group to turn to for support!

Praise the Lord :) Count me as a fellow gluten intolerant sister :).

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ME TOO!! - I know the Lord has been behind my being able to accept and change my life. Change is a hard thing for me to make and accept. So I know his hand is guiding me.

Doesn't mean I don't find it hard at times, especially when everyone at in my department is ordering out for lunch and I can't join in anymore. One can only order salads so much. :(


Liisa

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Celiac official 3/30/09 mild case - Pre-Type 2 Diabetes - Mother dealing officially w/Celiac since 1992 - severe case at time of DX

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Me too I've never really never known a time when I didn't love Him

Would appreciate some prayers on a distressing personal situation I'm in atm. My daughter who is 23 also loves the Lord and is in Bible College. I can really feel it when people pray for me and I'm sure she's been doing it a lot lately as I've sensed calm amongst the storm

I'm positive she will be in full time ministry , she just has a God aura that draws people to her


Diagnosed Eczema 1964 aged 16 but with what I know now from research am sure it was Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1969 at age 21 but had it from age of 12 many painful episodes over the years( was probably Coeliac all along)

Diagnosed Hashimoto's Disease/Hypothyroid November 1994

Low B12 November 2006

Low B12 (still!) July 2007 Docs are happy with results just above low end of normal..*sigh*....still need to resolve it

Gluten free since October 2006 after failing gluten challenge

Diagnosed Hiatus Hernia and Los Angeles Grade A reflux via endoscopy October 2007

Diagnosed with Coeliac Disease via same endoscopy / biopsy October 2007 (took them long enough!) despite being gluten-free damage still evident although had been taking iron tablets for iron deficiency without realizing they contained gluten. Subsequent blood tests show :Positive Anti-Gliadin IgA EIA antibodies, Positive Endomysial antibodies ,Positive tTG IgA antibodies of 300 ("normal" range 0-15)

Auto-immune disease goes back at least 5 generations in my family (and counting) Mainly Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

Number 1 Son has Type 1 diabetes ..diagnosed March 2007 at age 31, number 2 son aged 24 is A/I disease free so far ,daughter has lichen planus ( similar to psoriasis) diagnosed 2003 at age 17 am now wondering if it is DH but with flippancy of the young she won't get any testing done

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Yep me too. I think his Dad is pretty neat too!

that's great, love it. :)

.....does anybody else kind of chuckle when they're saying the Lord's prayer.... "Give us this day our daily bread...." I always want to say "Give us this day our daily...rice bread." lol


"Spare change and wedgies, for me, are the same. I don't give it unless someone is really asking."

-Demetri Martin

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I love Jesus too! I went many years without relying on him. After being diagnosed with celiac and having other life issues I began to turn to him. It's been a long road but I'm getting back on track. Praise God!


Diagnosed 10/20/08

Positive Bloodwork and Biopsy

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Hello! I am glad I found this board and this topic. I am new to the gluten free life as of about 3 weeks ago and despite having many other food allergies for many years I have found this intolerance to gluten to be challenging and lonely thusfar but have been trusting God and leaning on His strength and wisdom to get through this. Looking forward to getting to know everyone! :)

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Yes and my gluten-free experience has made me an even more spiritual person than before going Gluten-Free!

Instead of thinking why would He do this to me, I thought there has to be a reason this happened to me.

Sometimes bad things have to happen in order for good things to happen = Karma

Now that being gluten-free has given me a clear head, I can fulfill God's purpose for me.

Everything happens for a reason.


March 2008: complete downward spiral during time of ACL reconstructive Knee Surgery (Itchiness, Rash, Swollen throat, Swollen lip, First and only panic attack, sore muscles, depressed, gut feeling that something bad is going to happen, confused, CRAZY, inability to focus, hallucinations)

May 2008: holistic doc recommends Gluten-Free, Caseinfree diet for 6 weeks and symptoms improved

Stayed moderately Gluten-Free for one year, all mental symptoms completely improved! Still physical symptoms plus upset stomach, irregularity and bloating

Present: strict Gluten-free Casein-free diet now that i am educated, feel 100% mentally AND physically! when not attacked

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that's great, love it. :)

.....does anybody else kind of chuckle when they're saying the Lord's prayer.... "Give us this day our daily bread...." I always want to say "Give us this day our daily...rice bread." lol

Haha! I hadn't even thought of that!

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I LOVE JESUS!!! And I'm so glad you do too!

I, too, have longed for Celiac brothers and sisters in Christ as a source of strength and accountability. YAY FOR YOU ALL!

I know that God made me a Celiac for a reason, though I don't fully understand that yet. I know that He did like to teach using parables and is teaching me many lessons about receiving, about the body of Christ, about the true daily bread, and still so much more.

And yes, I do crack up at the Lord's prayer, and then also at references to the weeds and the wheat.

I know that God isn't stingy with giving, and He's glad to give us healing even in our gut when we ask in trust and confidence. I can't pretend I haven't been discouraged when bad goes to worse and more worse, still, with all my GI issues. I'm sure many of you have felt this way. I occasionally get the feeling like there is no help, no end, no hope but I know that's the Enemy speaking. I'm alive. What more can be said? I'm tired of focusing on what I don't have. If my situation never improves, or if things get even worse, seems like there's more reason to be joyful about what things I can enjoy. This is all easier said than done, but as I also said, with brothers and sisters like you for support, things aren't so bad.

Here's to the gluten-free portion of the Body of Christ! Blessings & Healing to you all!!!

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I totally love Jesus too, I was so nervous when I had my appointment for the endoscopy, but when I entered the room I saw a Cross on the wall and then I tough "wow my GI believes in God" so I calmed down very fast and everything was OK.

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I'm not really a Christian in the religious sense, but I still love Jesus. I believe he was an enlightened soul here with an important message for earth. I think of myself as a former Christian, now I don't really have a label for what I am. Some strange mix of Christian (for Jesus' message of love and forgiveness), Buddhist (for the Philosophical aspects and views on suffering and meditation), Gaia/Mother earth religion (sort of the belief that the earth is a living being and that all life is a part of her body, sort of like cells in a bigger body), Wicca, and all sorts of other stuff.. in the end I don't really have a religion though, my views are too complex and my spirituality and relationship with God is too ever changing! That's what I dislike about religion, I feel it's like putting my spirituality in a box and saying "stay" (no offense to any of you guys, I respect different views as long as they respect mine), where as my spirituality is free and exploring. :D

In the end, all I can say for sure is there is definitely more to life than just the physical, and if I have one "belief" that is ever lasting it's that we are all a part of God, and God is love, and love is the only real thing in the universe. :)

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