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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Symptom Check

    This is so helpful, thanks for the question! stomach cramping and lots of belly music bloated like a beached whale Intestinal cramping fatigue Nausea the next morning with lots of D that makes me feel wiped out very anxious,weepy, and crabby with a dose of helplessness sometimes (I have a tendency to think the worst and go to a fear place when it all starts) My feet are warm and My hands also get cold and clammy-yuk! Sometimes a headache will follow Loss of appetite and/or fear of food develops Joint and muscle pain
  3. I have been facinated by food since I was 12 and asked for my first mixer. Going to one of the best culianary schools fulfilled a huge dream for me. I have been a private freelance chef for the past 10 years working on yachts, estates, and travelling with clients. Most recently I held a position for a gentleman as his personal assistant/ chef and kinda maintained his world. He had a bunch of houses all over. I found out 7/06 that I had celiac's and despite taking great measures to protect myself from cc, I couldn't. I had to give up my position and look for other work. I have taken June and July off completely to try and heal. I have had a lot of digestional issues and fatigue. I am hoping to find a client who has celiac's or some other food allergy or maybe working with people to help them help themselves with this frustrating diet. Any ideas would be great! I LOVE cooking, food and eating or at least I used to. I feel like my life used to revolve around food and eating out. Going to new restaurants was literally my favorite hobby. Now I am the chef who became afraid of food! Oh, the irony is rich. If my culinary school professors could see me now. I hope my passion for food will return when I am ready to use it.....and I hope that is sooner than later! Having worked a crappy job or two in my time or having just been unfulfilled with what I was doing, I am a firm believer in, "LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO NOT LOVE WHAT YOU DO!" Make better choices. "TO LOVE WHAT YOU DO AND FEEL THAT IT MATTERS-WHAT COULD BE MORE FUN?"---K.Graham
  4. New Celiac- Am I On Right Track

    I have been gluten-free for a year now and I am still "healing" the doctors say. Aloe Vera Juice (where only the whole leaf is used) has been a life saver. I take one ounce in the morning in juice followed by 8oz of water and the same in the evening before I eat dinner. It seems to soothe my stomach and lessen the cramping in my intestines when I eat. I too love Lara Bars! They are awesome. I have recently tried mochi, a Japanese snack made from pounded brown rice, that you bake in the oven. I can be found in health food stores or Asian markets. It comes in a thick sheet that you can cut into 1-2 inch pieces. After you bake them for a few minutes you can remove them and stuff with whatever you like. Apple sauce and cinnamon, chocolate pieces, nut butter of choice, fresh berries or jam, or completely bake them and use them as carriers for a dip of choice. You make them and then eat them almost immiediately. I also bake mochi and use it as a "dumpling" in just gluten-free (Whole Foods' Organic Chix Broth is great) chicken broth if I am feeling sensitive or need a quick meal. Good luck and happy eating-
  5. Any Fellow Cd's In Nc

    Dear Lisa B., I am celiac in Wilmington, NC. Have you heard of any fellow celiacs in this area. I have only been gluten free since Aug 2006 and really haven't found anyone to relate to. Thanks for your help! Have a Happy 4th! Mary Katherine Talley