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Super Gluten Man

New Roanoke Va Habitual Gluten Offender

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Hi, since I was reading info on this site for the last couple hours I thought I would say hi. Any SW Virginians out there? Was Buena Vista the school in the other VA post? Ok I have been diagnosed for 2 years, the first 2-4 months total denial or action taken on my part. Then after reading this site about it being all or nothing I quit all gluten and lost 20 to 30 pounds. I was 6'4" at 190 so this wasn't a good thing. Started discovering food that I could eat and gained most of it back. Found Red Bridge beer from anheiser bush but its $9 a six-pack. Found rum to hard to control. Started cheating with my kids home made cup cakes, then some pizza, donuts at work were hard to say no to, on and on.....till...yes another flare up in my lower abdomen, a little blood and a lot of pain. Started X-Mas afternoon. So I said "I will never eat gluten again" (again). There is a lot of stuff on this web site to make you stay off it. Like cancer, sleep problems, thyroid problems, .....Basically a shorter life span. Oh yea I was suppose to take some supplements too (iron for one). I thought I was always just being lazy but now it really looks like my lack of getting nutrients is my problem (like Iron)

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Hi, since I was reading info on this site for the last couple hours I thought I would say hi. Any SW Virginians out there? Was Buena Vista the school in the other VA post? Ok I have been diagnosed for 2 years, the first 2-4 months total denial or action taken on my part. Then after reading this site about it being all or nothing I quit all gluten and lost 20 to 30 pounds. I was 6'4" at 190 so this wasn't a good thing. Started discovering food that I could eat and gained most of it back. Found Red Bridge beer from anheiser bush but its $9 a six-pack. Found rum to hard to control. Started cheating with my kids home made cup cakes, then some pizza, donuts at work were hard to say no to, on and on.....till...yes another flare up in my lower abdomen, a little blood and a lot of pain. Started X-Mas afternoon. So I said "I will never eat gluten again" (again). There is a lot of stuff on this web site to make you stay off it. Like cancer, sleep problems, thyroid problems, .....Basically a shorter life span. Oh yea I was suppose to take some supplements too (iron for one). I thought I was always just being lazy but now it really looks like my lack of getting nutrients is my problem (like Iron)


Amanda

Gluten-free - August 1, 2008

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."

- Carl Jung

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Hi Amanda,

I live in the southwest part of Roanoke. BTW, just found out that the Co-op on Grandin does some gluten-free baking now.

richard

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Hi Amanda,

I live in the southwest part of Roanoke. BTW, just found out that the Co-op on Grandin does some gluten-free baking now.

richard

My parents live in southwest Roanoke too, so I'm definitely familiar with the area! I love the Co-Op. I haven't sampled their baking though, because I am very sensitive to the smallest amount of gluten. Knowing that they cook regular gluteny products there as well is too risky with the way flour gets in the air. I even get sick if I drink coffee at Dunkin Donuts because of how the flour particles get all over everything like the cups. :(

Not that I have any financial resources to do so, but I would love to open up a small gluten-free coffee-shop/cafe/bookstore!


Amanda

Gluten-free - August 1, 2008

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."

- Carl Jung

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I'm not as sensitive as you. I can't tell you their exact precautions, but I know that one of the long-timers there, Cherie, has celiac, so she would know an approximate danger level. She's not the baker, but I imagine she was involved in setting this up.

We're fairly near PH.

richard

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I'm not as sensitive as you. I can't tell you their exact precautions, but I know that one of the long-timers there, Cherie, has celiac, so she would know an approximate danger level. She's not the baker, but I imagine she was involved in setting this up.

We're fairly near PH.

richard

I spoke with Cherie, once, I believe. Nice lady.

I wrote to the co-op and they told me what they do. I decided I couldn't risk it. I'm finally able to eat things I couldn't eat for years (like onions, garlic, other spicy foods), and don't want to lose that again. We almost always stop by the Co-Op when we're in Roanoke though, to purchase ingredients or foods we can't get in Abingdon and/or Earth Fare over in Johnson City, TN.

I know the PH area, more or less. I have a friend that lives close enough to PH to walk to their track when the school isn't using it. It's a pretty area over there. My parents are closer to CS Middle and Bent Mountain, but not far. When I'm up there, it only takes me a few minutes to get to my friend's house.

I really wish there was a Wegman's in reasonable driving distance. We were in PA last year on vacation, and the Wegman's near Scranton was just a treasure trove of gluten-free goodness. :)


Amanda

Gluten-free - August 1, 2008

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."

- Carl Jung

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