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rmmadden

If You Could Eat Whatever You Wanted And

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So it got me to thinking (Can you smell the smoke?).......What if you were granted a wish and could eat whatever you wanted for one day with no side effects? What would your top three choices be?

Let's hope this miracle gluten-free pill that is rumored to be in the works become a reality so we can go back to enjoying some old favorites.

Thanks For Playing!

Cleveland Bob  B)

P.S. GO TRIBE!!!!!!!!

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It's been 9 years so I'm having a hard time remembering but what I do miss is:

1) Alex'x Pizza (local restaurant that is a tradition with the university here)

2) MY apple pie (my hubby thinks it's the best)

3) King's Hawaiian bread, rolls, whatever


gluten-free since Oct 1996

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1. Papa John's Pizza with ranch dipping sauce for the crusts

2. Chocolate Chip Bagel with loads of cream cheese from Irving's, a bagel shop at my alma mater, Penn State

3. my mom's homemade birthday cakes.....at least I can still have her homemade icing! :)

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Here goes:

1) A Whopper from Burger King

2) Chinese food (I miss my Szchewan food!!!!!) I used to use 1/2 a bottle of

soy sauce on my chinese food!

3) Black Forest cake.

yum............

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."

Orison Swett Marden

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

-- Victor Borge

"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."

Tom Nansbury

"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."

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IF I WERE NOT CASEIN AND SOY AS WELL AS GLUTEN INTOLERANT I WOULD EAT: yogurt, ice cream, cheesecake, carrot cake with real cream cheese frosting, oh heck, REAL CHEESE ANYTHING; butter on all my vegies and breads; ANY milk chocolate candy, fudge, chocolate truffles; real milk on cereal (those nut/rice milks are awful :blink: ), LATTES (nut/rice/potato milks fall apart in coffee) and milkshakes; all those oriental recipes with SOY sauce. Obviously I don't miss anything with gluten. I envy all of you who can still eat soy and dairy but complain about all the gluten products you miss. I miss dairy the most. :(

OOPS! I missed the 3 things requirement. :o How about anything with real milk, real cheese or real butter??? :lol:

BURDEE


Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.

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*sniff, sniff*

beer, bagels, pizza

plus my mom's sourdough bread.

:(

i was the Bread Queen!!!!

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me too!!! I love bread!

I miss

real pizza, I love ya, chebe, but I'd kill for a papa john's pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, and green onions.

aunt anne's pretzels, especially the cinnamon ones!

chinese food

Panera bread- any sandwich

:(

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I'm in the who cares about gluten, I miss dairy camp!

I'd eat chocolate bon bons... belgian ones... <drool>

Ice cream

Muesli with milk

Actually, as long as it's low lactose, I do eat some ice cream in the holidays. I get tired and gassy but if I don't have to work...

Pauliina

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I believe I was the bread queen. I used to make the most delicious braided Challah breads and a round country loaf with a crusty outside... I am drooling here!! That's my first and foremost wish!! Bread and butter!!!

Second I'd choose Pizza Hut's Stuffed Crust pizza with pepperoni and pineapple... and beer (that's ONE food!!)

Lastly, real chocolate cake... made with flour... light and fluffy... with chocolate frosting!!


luvs2eat

Living in the beautiful Ozark mountains in Arkansas

positive blood tests and later, positive biopsy

diagnosed 8/5/02, gluten-free (after lots of mistakes!) since that day

Dairy free since July 2010 and NOT happy about it!!

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bisquick!! it made the best dumplings :)


~~~~~~~

Jen

Indianapolis, IN

gluten-free since Feb 2005

dairy-free

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Chinese buffet! What a great idea, since it encompasses a lot of things I miss (alas, crab rangoon, I hardly knew ye)

Bagels

Chocolate chip cookie dough


Mom of 3

Diagnosed celiac August 2004

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OH-and cream of wheat with brown sugar :)


~~~~~~~

Jen

Indianapolis, IN

gluten-free since Feb 2005

dairy-free

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How do I only choose 3???!!!!

Ok first things first

1) Fried Grouper Sandwich from Frenchy's Cafe on Clearwater Beach

2) PIZZA

3) Gyro's


Melissa

gluten free since 10/04

Tampa Bay, FL

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Oh My I miss so much. I have had food allergies and migraines a while now, so even before the doctor suspected celiac disease, things like dairy have been out for years and soy and foods with MSG are too now!!!! And so many things have MSG hidden in them. I had to cut out Chinese food years ago b/c of status migraines, oh I miss it!!!! I still kept getting migraines till I cut out MSG this year.

I miss beer and pizza!!!!!!! Cookies at XMAS will be hard. I love biscuits and stuff too. Just the smell of homemade stuff baking. Oh I miss that. Walking in a bakery. OH, sigh. Going out to eat, what a nightmare that is now. Not something you can do casually any more now. Miss it. But not worth getting sicker over!!!!!

Chicken and dumplings, yum. Well I better quit now. I miss so much. I always ate in moderation but had a little bit of a sweet tooth. I mean some of the best bonding moments with family were with coffee and sweets!!!!!! And family dinners.

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I have to answer this one in this way:

Since I first discovered that gluten had been harming me, foods with gluten in them no longer even registered in my brain as 'food'...they only register now as 'poison for me, food for non-Celiacs'...so, I do NOT miss gluten-containing foods at all -

BUT, guys still register as guys, especially cute ones ;-)

So.... I truly only am 'bothered' that I have to remember to not kiss a guy that might have just eaten or drank something with gluten in it....

Otherwise, I TRULY do not 'want' anything that is not gluten-free.

So, I would have to choose the only thing I miss...

Being able to kiss without thinking about gluten first!

Gina


"Get busy living

or get busy dying."

From: The Shawshank Redemption

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gluten-free since Jan 1 '05

Positive response to diet within days, felt 'alive again' within 2 weeks

Feb 22 '05:

Diagnosed "Celiac Sprue, and IBS" by a GI doc, Dr. David Lin of Danville, CA

via blood testing 53 days after I began the gluten-free diet on my own:

Test results at 53 days POST going gluten-free were:

Gliadin AB IgA = 29.9

Since 30+ = positive for Celiac Disease when ingesting gluten, my doc

diagnosed me with Celiac Sprue then and there.

Gliadin AB IgG was 5.6 at that point

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Endoscopy with biopsies, AND colonoscopy with biopsies were done,

only to rule out other possible GI problems (especially intestinal

lymphoma) - My doctor told me the results indicated "no current damage

found" - and that as long as I stay gluten-free, I don't need another

biopsy for ten years.

Follow-up blood testing was done about one year later, by the same

Gastro doc, in Nov '05:

Gliadin AB IgA =26, Gliadin AB IgG <1

Blood testing done again by him, 5 months later (March '06)

He then told me my tests results were back to normal, and "Keep up the

good work! You can't argue with success!" :-)

I now see him one time per year for routine testing to make sure I am

staying gluten-free.

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

ADDTIONALLY:

I was also diagnosed as positive for antibodies and autoimmune

response to gliadin by Enterolab, via stool specimen taken 56 days

gluten-free

and I have one of the two genes that 'cause' Celiac Disease:

"HLA-DQ8," via Enterolabs cheek cell test kit

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I began a COMPLETE 'Gluten-free Casein-free' diet in Nov '05, due to:

"positive" for casein antibodies from Enterolab (in Feb '05)

and

"positive" for casein IgG (Elisa) via York Labs' finger-prick blood

test, Sept '05

and continued 'stomach pains,' although nothing compared to before

going gluten-free....

UPDATE: ALL remaining symptoms disappeared within weeks of going gluten-free&CF!

**********************

My PAST illnesses I believe are attributable to Untreated Celiac Disease:

Recurrent ear and throat infections in childhood

Frequent childhood stomach aches, underweight, picky eater

Tooth enamel problems/excessive cavities in childhood

Diagnosed in 20's with non-allergic rhinitis

Two spontaneous abortions (childless)

IBS diagnosis at age 28 (all better post going gluten-free and casein-free)

["Horrible" digestive problems from ages 32-47 - excess gas,

diarrhea gone post gluten-free!]

Reflux diagnosis at age 35 ('reflux' gone post gluten-free)

ADHD diagnosis at age 38 and at age 48 (not as bad with Gluten-free Casein-free diet)

Broke elbow in 2 places, age 39

Osteopenia diagnosed at age 44 (bone scan revealed thinning of spine -

taking Calcium and Vit D now)

Fibromyalgia diagnosis at age 40 (fatigue and pain all gone post gluten-free!)

Minor depression with anxiety diagnosed at age 42 (taking Paxil)

Skin cancer - squamous at age 43 and pre-melanoma at age 45

Adult acne (this, too, went away, but only after going dairy-free)

Topical dermatitis (so bad I needed steroid shots) diagnosed at age 46

(That's gone now, too!)

Excessive bruising of skin began at age 45:

I was told by derm doc AND family physician "That's just thin, aging

skin, nothing you can do about that" (GUESS WHAT?! ...NO unusual

bruising POST going gluten-free! I can now wear skirts and shorts

again!)

SO many years of being sick...

Hopefully, others will benefit from Science, and the increasing media

attention being given to Celiac Disease and gluten-based illnesses,

and will not have to go through what I, and others on here, have had

to go through.

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There would be so many things. I would start out with a big fat dount, then move on to fish and chips with french bread, fried chicken, pasta, pizza and a hamburger, those would just be my entrees, then I would eat stuffed pork chops with coated french fries and top that off with oreo's, choclate cake and cheescake! :D

dream on I guess.


Nostaglia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days!!!!

" 15 years of it's stress!"

"blood work show's a disease called celiac,

but it can't be that because it's rare!"

Diagnosed via blood and biopsy 2003

Not a medical professional just a silly celiac

offering support, my

experience and advice

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1. Newcastle Brown Ale

2. Guiness Stout

3. Two-Hearted Ale

I was becoming such a good beer snob and being a wine snob is a lot harder to do. :lol:

Other than that I don't miss anything derived from grains at all.


If all the world is indeed a stage and we are merely players then will someone give me the script because I have no f!@#$%^ clue as to what is going on!

What does not kill you makes you stronger.

Nobody cares about losers and quitters never win. If you fail with the cowards then what's the message you send?

Can't get it right, no matter what I do. Might as well be me and keep fu@$ing up for you. - Brian Thomas (Halloween, the greatest metal band ever!)

Ian Moore. Self diagnosed at 36 because the doctors were clueless.

Started low-carb diet early 2004, felt better but not totally gluten-free. Went 100% gluten-free early 2005 and life has never been better.

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Pizza, quiche, croissants, au gratin potatoes with gruyere cheese, cheese fondue with incredible French Bread, cheesecake. I also miss dairy more than gluten.


Every day is a blessing.

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Guest BERNESES

A good micro-brew while sitting around a campfire and the convenience of just picking up a slice of pizza or a falafel wrap. I can make those myself but I miss the convenience. Oh- and McDonald's french fries. I'm too sensitive to chance it.

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Butter pecan pie and McDonald's!


Diagnosed by my doctor on the basis of symptoms only (May 2005). My symptoms include:

-amenorhea (all my life)

-high prolactin levels

-major bloating ("Are you pregnant?")

-swollen ankles

-possible DH: had the rash on my elbows and scalp (gone now)

-joint pain

-childhood arthritis

-all dairy allergy

-dry skin

-fat in stool sample (no connection was made at the time...I was being tested for something else...When the doctor told me of the fat I replied by saying: "I eat alot of olive oil". DUH!!!!)

-mother is allergic to wheat

-ravenous appetite: I eat for 5 people

-light coloured stool

-pass stool 7 times a day sometimes

-hemorrhoids

-get the hiccups alot (not sure if this is related)

-some reflux

I'm sure there are more that I don't recall at the moment. SIGH.

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If I knew I wouldn't be in pain, and it wouldn't cause damage, I could totally sit down and eat a whole entire loaf of fresh baked sourdough bread....Mmmmmmm.

That is the main thing that I have not been able to make a gluten-free replacement that tastes ANYTHING like the real thing...And please don't try to give me any recipes. I am an idiot when it comes to making yeast breads. :blink:

After I ate the bread, then I might go out for chinese. After that maybe stop by a pizza place on the way home! :D


~West Coast-Central California~

Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children

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Guest Viola

I don't know what Chubby Hubby is, but I thought I read somewhere that Ben & Jerry's was gluten free :o:rolleyes: This is ice-cream we are talking about ? :unsure:

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Guest BERNESES

Hi Viola! It is ice cream but it has pretzels in it. It's vanilla ice cream with peanut butter and fudge swirls and chocolate covered, peanut butter filled pretzels. I'm drooling!

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Guest Viola

Oh yummm, that sounds wonderfully sinful :P I've been gluten free for over 16 years, so I've never tasted that one. But I just had some ROLO ice cream over a sliced banana so I can live with that :rolleyes:

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Eat out...period.


Diagnosed by my doctor on the basis of symptoms only (May 2005). My symptoms include:

-amenorhea (all my life)

-high prolactin levels

-major bloating ("Are you pregnant?")

-swollen ankles

-possible DH: had the rash on my elbows and scalp (gone now)

-joint pain

-childhood arthritis

-all dairy allergy

-dry skin

-fat in stool sample (no connection was made at the time...I was being tested for something else...When the doctor told me of the fat I replied by saying: "I eat alot of olive oil". DUH!!!!)

-mother is allergic to wheat

-ravenous appetite: I eat for 5 people

-light coloured stool

-pass stool 7 times a day sometimes

-hemorrhoids

-get the hiccups alot (not sure if this is related)

-some reflux

I'm sure there are more that I don't recall at the moment. SIGH.

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