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Just wanted to add something else benficial I found that I am relating to the tea. I have tight muscles and connective tissues in my legs and shoulders. My physical therapist keeps telling me I need to find the reason. I get a deep tissue massage 1-2 times a month and every time is painful, to a the point of near tears....not something I look fwd to but understand it is needed. Last Fri was my first massage since drinking the tea.....amazing, seriously amazing, only a little tightness in left calf and right shoulder. I contribute the difference to the tea. No change in my nerve pain or the pain in my low back from my bulging discs but I am not expecting that either.


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Miscarriage, Kidney stones, Anemia, Pneumonia, Migraines, Restless leg, Bone fractures, Blurred/Double vision, Extreme fatigue, Bone & Joint Pain, Thyroid nodule, Celiac diagnosed 2011, Spine and leg bone loss, GERD, Vitamin deficiencies, Malabsorbtion, Neuropathy issues, Ataxia, Raynaud's Syndrome. Currently on diet with limited grain and sugar.

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Well, I finally got around to trying it. I thought it tasted pretty good. I bought loose tea and made it in my french press.

And this morning I woke up to a psoriasis flare! :angry: Probably salicylate related. This really stinks. Every time I find something good for me, I find out it's bad for me.

Being that today is "National Grouch Day", I must say I am in the spirit for it. GRRRR...


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Well, I finally got around to trying it. I thought it tasted pretty good. I bought loose tea and made it in my french press.

And this morning I woke up to a psoriasis flare! :angry: Probably salicylate related. This really stinks. Every time I find something good for me, I find out it's bad for me.

Being that today is "National Grouch Day", I must say I am in the spirit for it. GRRRR...

That stinks :angry:

Hope you are feeling much better very soon!


-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

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Being that today is "National Grouch Day", I must say I am in the spirit for it. GRRRR...

What??? How did I not know this? :o

And I also suffer from inflammation so I will get some nettle tea this week... this board is so helpful :)


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Diagnosed Celiac 4/12 due to DH

Eliminated food molds 1/12

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Being that today is "National Grouch Day", I must say I am in the spirit for it. GRRRR...

Bring it on!

Harumph!


"The three-martini lunch is the epitome of American efficiency. Where else can you get an earful, a bellyful and a snootful at the same time?" ~ Gerald R. Ford

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Bring it on!

Harumph!

I love you, Oscar, you trashy thing you!!!.

Even I feel a tad grouchy today. :unsure: Must be the "weather".


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Here's my unscientific results so far:

I have had 1 cup a day (from tea bags). I was noticing that some stiffness in joints seemed less. Yesterday, I didn't have any. Woke up several times with pain in hips and shoulders. My feet and fingers are stiff this morning.

I'm drinking some right now!


 

 

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For the past week, I have added 2 tablespoons of tart cherry juice concentrate in addition to the tea. Too early, probably, to tell if that is going to have an effect but the tea seems to ease the stiffness a bit.


Patti

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"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I bought some but haven't tried it yet. Will soon.


Me:
Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease


DS2(age 9):
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)


DS1(age 13):
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.

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Tomorrow will be two weeks of drinking a cup per day, some days two. Positive things that I cannot prove are connected to the tea, but I am hopeful.

Accidental glutening symptoms were less severe than in the past. The gluten was from almonds packaged on the same lines as gluten and was obvious within half hour of ingestion. My symptoms are usually severe for five days. This time they were slightly less severe and lasted for 3 or 4.

I have had far more "vertical" time over the past two weeks. I was feeling quite ill one day and skipped the tea - the following day my joint/muscle pain was much worse.

Again, nothing conclusive - but everything promising. Off to drink my morning tea :D


-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)

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I have had a cup a day for 10 days and did not notice any significant reduction in

the joint pain as yet.

I always remain hopeful, however, and will continue. It may kick in eventually!


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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For the past week, I have added 2 tablespoons of tart cherry juice concentrate in addition to the tea. Too early, probably, to tell if that is going to have an effect but the tea seems to ease the stiffness a bit.

Quoting myself, but last night was the first time I could lay down comfortably without my knees/legs aching. This morning, I was able to go outside and rake/spot seed the front lawn. The stairs are easier too today. Compared to just yesterday, I would say my pain/stiffness went from an 8 to a 2.

I think the tart cherry juice is having an effect--my eczema is also calmer today.

If the tea isn't quite cutting it, the juice might be worth a try. I use 2 tablespoons tart cherry juice, club soda, and ice. You can also just take it off the spoon, as you would cough medicine.


Patti

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

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Compared to just yesterday, I would say my pain/stiffness went from an 8 to a 2.

I think the tart cherry juice is having an effect--my eczema is also calmer today.

This is really interesting, Patti! A few years ago, I had my Dad drinking tart cherry juice for gout which developed with his kidney disease as it helps to flush out uric acid (which of course, causes major pain in the joints). A study out of OSHU in Oregon says it helps with inflammation in muscles of runners/athletes--and you are living proof.

Going from a pain level of 8 to a 2 sounds amazing. Thanks for the suggestion.


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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I think the tart cherry juice is having an effect--my eczema is also calmer toda

If the tea isn't quite cutting it, the juice might be worth a try. I use 2 tablespoons tart cherry juice, club soda, and ice. You can also just take it off the spoon, as you would cough medicine.

I think you forgot the vodka in this recipe! :D

Is this something you get at WF?


 

 

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I think you forgot the vodka in this recipe! :D

Is this something you get at WF?

wodka <snort>

You can get it at WF, I got mine at my lil' local health food store. It's quite tasty :)


Patti

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"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I think you forgot the vodka in this recipe! :D

:lol: I'm glad you said it......


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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I can see this statement in my future.

"Really Hon, I'm drinking this tart cherry martini to reduce inflammation!"

Thanks for the idea Patti - I am going to try adding to the tea soon :)


-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)

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"Really Hon, I'm drinking this tart cherry martini to reduce inflammation!"

:lol: Certainly couldn't hurt!


Patti

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"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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.....and if you're bombed, you don't notice the pain as much. :D


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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.....and if you're bombed, you don't notice the pain as much. :D

Tried and true ;)


-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)

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.....and if you're bombed, you don't notice the pain as much. :D

Tsk, tsk, docs do not approve of self-medication you know :PB)


Neroli

"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein

"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson

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Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

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Tsk, tsk, docs do not approve of self-medication you know :PB)

:lol: perhaps not, but do I seem like I give a rat's butt what docs think-- because they've been so helpful up to now...??


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

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:lol: perhaps not, but do I seem like I give a rat's butt what docs think-- because they've been so helpful up to now...??

SUCH lack of respect :rolleyes:


Neroli

"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein

"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson

------------

Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

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