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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. :) A great book by a dear Author and lifelong friend. <3

  2. For any of my friends who didn't know. My 4th Historical Book has been released. Check it out on Amazon or #kindleunlimited.


  3. Bioplasma Cell Salts

    Copied from website - Different than sodium. Each of the twelve cell salts are thought to be helpful for many conditions, but the following information covers the main uses of these remedies. Calc Fluor is used for bones, teeth, blood vessels, and connective tissue. It can be used in treating hemorrhoids, fibroids, varicose veins, swollen glands, and weak ligaments and tendons. Calc Phos is also used for bone tissues, restoring strength after illness, and for muscle cramps and spasms. It can also be used in osteoporosis, broken bones, poor development of bones or teeth, hiatal hernias, uterine prolapse, and chronic infections. Calc Sulph is used for wound healing, building new tissues, and to help the liver detoxify the blood. It is also used in superficial burns, acne, ulcers, boils, abscesses, mucus membrane inflammation, bronchitis, sinusitis, and pinkeye. Ferr Phos helps the blood carry oxygen, strengthen the blood vessels, and fight infections. It is used in low-grade fevers, bruises, trauma, excessive nosebleeds, and anemia (especially during pregnancy), bleeding ulcers, irregular menses, toothaches, and inflamed gums. Kali Mur is contained in muscles, nerve, brain, and blood cells. It is used with to treat closed eustachian tubes, laryngitis, pleurisy, dry eczema, diarrhea, vaginal discharge, dry coughs, and can help thin mucus. Kali Phos regulates and regenerates the nervous system. It is used in fatigue, stress, exhaustion, vertigo, spasms, numbness, depression, nervous headaches, skin eruptions, stress-induced high blood pressure, numbness, and anxiety. Kali Sulph carries oxygen to the cells. It is also used with chronic ear infections, skin problems, joint or nerve pain, and chronic thick mucus. Mag Phos is found in the blood, bones, teeth, spine, nerves, and brain. It is used with muscle spasms and cramps, sudden loss of energy, back pain, pre-menstrual cramps, irritability, teething pain, and heart arrythmias. Nat Mur helps with the proper distribution of water in the body and corrects excessive dryness or moisture anywhere in the body. It is used with wet eczema, dry mouth, tinnitus, cataracts, diarrhea, blisters, fever, hayfever, and swelling. Nat Phos regulates the acid-base balance and the assimilation of fats. It can help with heartburn, arthritis, poor digestion, acid stomachaches, gall and kidney stones, excess perspiration, morning sickness, and fibromyalgia. Nat Sulph removes excess water from the cells and the connective tissue and improves liver function. It is used in diabetes, enuresis, poor appetite, jaundice, swelling, influenza, and poor digestion. Silica is found in connective tissues, bones, hair, teeth, nails, and nerve cells. It is used to improve kidney function, exhaustion, adrenal weakness, poor absorption of nutrients, and patients who are easily chilled.
  4. Thanks, stole to share on facebook... you rock.
  5. We have been having a heatwave in Michigan- no rain and over 90 degrees for 2 months. I have been struggling getting my guts back in a harmonious balance, during my female cycle it always makes my guts a mess, no matter what I eat. Sometimes when it's in a bad cycle it wants to stay there. On my regime, lots of peppermint tea. Good vitamins that I can take, lots of fiber and tons of water. Started taking Bioplasma again , had forgotten about cell salts. Within a few hours of taking the Bioplasma it helped me with the weakness and the headache from the days of D. Just sharing. I gave it to my kid and my hubby, since we are sweating so much because of the heat wave it works better than Gatorade which is a lot of sugar and food dye. Bioplasma cell salts... who knew
  6. Potassium Supplementation

    Thanks everyone for sharing... Learning from others is such a benefit here.
  7. It takes time for your body to heal and cross contamination is a VERY big deal I have learned. Your intestines are trying so hard to heal and even the smallest crumb will trigger a reaction. I avoided Dairy for a long time to help the healing process too. Dairy if hard for your damaged villi to digest, especially if your guts are very damaged. You are probably detoxing from the wheat too. You are early in the process and packing a lunch is a good thing to do. Restaurants are dangerous places for us Celiacs and they don't understand how militant we have to be to keep it away. I have found strong peppermint tea to be helpful. Peppermint oil pills from the healthfood store can help with some of the 'hot belly' I would get. Keep your diet simple for a while and keep track of what bothers you and what doesn't. You may discover a certain thing that triggers that makes no sense. I cannot have any citrus fruits at all. NOT ONE SIP! or 5/6 days of terrible gut pain. It's tricky trying to heal something you use every day. You can't tell your intestines to go on best rest, it is a useful part of your body that has to heal and work at the same time. hang in there... We have all gone through this too.
  8. Mineral Deficient

    I was diagnosed in 10/2010 Still healing, quit dairy for a long time and hadn't had any problems with it for a few months. It's fun cause our dogs are gluten free now too and so much healthier. My older dogs were having seizures and hasn't had any since we switched to 'Taste of the Wild' brand. I was the kind that gained weight while I was still undiagnosed and starving. I have been steadily losing weight and wondering if any of the fat I am losing was storing gluten. I have heard that can happen with leaky gut... Not sure if it's true. I am hyper viligant about all the extras, but fruit like apples peaches pears, etc just kill me. No citrus of any kind, not even a sip or horrible D for days. It's funny cause the last two days of taking 1000mg mg mag/cal/D in 250mg increments has actually helped my D. Just trying to be smart and write everything down. thanks for the support!
  9. Mineral Deficient

    Had a rough patch and really struggling to keep eating when my guts are killing me. 5 days of D and now slightly afraid to eat. All my safe foods are bothering my delicate system. My legs are crampy at night and now the extreme headaches have started up. I started taking Magnesium and Calcium and it's slowly helping. I am starting to think I need to head back to the doctor. Worried about anemia and mineral deficiencies. Most multiple vitamins make me sick and really hurt once they are slightly digested. So tired of the IBS label that explains nothing. The sublinguals cost so much that I opt out of them too often because the cost of my groceries is so high, my budget is toast. I know that I just need to be patient but being able to share my issues somewhere does make me feel better. Now to find the energy to cook something...
  10. Support Groups In Michigan

    Live in SW lower Michigan and also not finding anything close.
  11. Do You Think Everyone Has Celiacs?

    I hope I don't do that but I have studied a lot about health. I find that people seem to find me. I talk about eating gluten free on facebook a lot and now get messages from people asking questions. I always send them to good places to get info and tell them to get educated. Celiac has a myriad of symptoms so it can be a good thing for more people to look into it if they are struggling with their health. There is always a balance with being healthy. No one has all the answers. Doctors who do all the schooling and make the Big Bucks still only call what they do "PRACTICING" I got myself checked completely on a whim of my Mother-In-Law. Who casually mentioned a friend who had it and ... my agony better because of a casual conversation. It is worth it, just to educate one person at a time.
  12. Thanks for sharing that. I could use a cookie today. Looks simple.
  13. Had some gluten-free pizza. It was pretty good.

  14. I just shared a piece of gluten-free chocolate cake with her. It was a great recipe. So glad to see that she liked it. Just wanting her to know it can be done.