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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. I ended up with an upper GI because of symptoms without any blood tests done. I had severe nausea, stomach pain, D, migraines, fatigue and throat pain, I think from the acid reflux. I have had many tests done over the last couple of years but nothing helped. The GI wouldn't diagnose C, even though there was mild villa flattening, so at that point I asked my doc to do the blood tests. My doc also called the lab and disagreed with the GI. He said he was sure it was C but waited until the blood tests came back. So I did the scope first and should have been diagnosed then....
  2. Maybe the eggs? I think you told me on another post you were newly diagnosed? sorry, I can't remember? I am... I had to cut out dairy and eggs. I don't know if it's permanent yet. I'm sure someone else will have ideas...
  3. My inflammation from the blood tests that were run were off the scale high and 50% higher than 2 years ago (I had surgery 2 years ago and they were expected to be high then). It's higher now with no explanation (except Celiac, but I'm sure I had it then too) It's an OTC, not prescription. I talked to my mom about it - she has Rheumatoid arthritis and her meds are stripping it from her body and she is taking 8 or 9 times the amount I am by prescription. But she is monitored. I normally eat lots of green leafy veggies, and nuts like almonds, but dislike fish. I'll eat tuna once in a while. If you know of a source of Omega 3 supplement that's nonfish let me know, that would be great. But I am not getting enough in diet. You don't take it for blood pressure or heart risk, but for inflammation and joints. and because mine was measured low, along with vit d, b and something else I forgot right now.... My doc doesn't recommend placebo medication. My iron and ferritin levels are also a little low. He said do not start taking anything yet. Let wait til you heal some and test it again in 6 months. Thanks for the concern though. thanks edited to show - He did say if it drops anymore, I'll need prescription. Some of the inflammation is coming from damage in esophagus shown in biopsy.
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    Hi! And thanks for all the great advice!! I'm going to get a mandolin. I've decided to give it a try. I've watched the videos on Utube and it really looks like it can do great stuff with lots of different types of veggies! And as soon as it's in the budget - a cuisinart food processor! There is not way my little one will make peanut/almond butter. It did the hummus ok, but didn't really get creamy. It's been fun reading what everyone has to say, and doing the shopping online, dreaming about all the new and exciting dishes I am going to make! The processor I picked out shows a top loading opening that I can add food while it is running and says it will slice. The little one I have has the motor on the top and tends to blend, not slice. I had a set back with unintentional G... really stupid. I opened a new bottle of Omega3/ fish oil. I thought I had read all the labels of everything 3 times... 4 days I took them before I figured out why I kept feeling worse... Anyway, I am still recovering so shopping will have to wait a while. I'll give an update about all the fancy food when I do get to the store and get my new toy! Thanks again!!
  5. Thanks for all the advice. I found one source of soy I thought I had already rooted out! I checked the supplements I have - But doc told me to double the omega 3. So I opened the other bottle I had in back of cabinet. I didn't realize it was a different brand... Duh!! It has soy. And it doesn't say gluten-free. Just when I thought I was so careful and had things figured out. I am my own source of poison. Last 3 of 4 days have been getting worse. I was ready to try and give up food! And it took me 4 days to find this. How could I be so stupid! I was taking 2 per day. I feel like back at day 1. I thought I was reading every label 3 times. guess I missed one I did keep a food diary the first 2 weeks. Guess I'll go back to what I was eating. Banana for breakfast. Carrot, celery, or peapods and hummus for lunch, chicken and zucchini for dinner. And popcorn or apple for snack.... Thanks for the good information from everyone - I appreciate your thoughts. This started out easy and got harder. Not sure why. Maybe because I got too confident.... or because I only started with just a few foods for the first couple weeks.
  6. Tahini

    That's a good question. I've never bought it before. But I'm pretty sure it's just a lot stronger than I thought it would be. It looked like peanut butter, so I put a big finger full in my mouth! lol I know... but it did smell good! On the other hand, my hummus turned out fair. Going to have to play with the recipe. I think I'll roast the garlic next time. And use more lemon juice. On another post, I was asking for advice for food processors so I am looking forward to making peanut and almond butter! That sounds really good. Thanks!
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    Good to know! It's really a slicer I want. I'll give it another try. Thanks!
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    I have to admit I don't remember now - it might have been maltodextrin. I know that may or may not be wheat or can be corn or potato.... Or the ever present natural flavoring.... the tomato paste can says: tomato. The tomato sauce can had 5 or 6 ingredients. At some point in this new journey, I just got burned out checking all the labels. I took soy and gluten out at the same time... I just got tired of looking everything up!!
  9. I had no idea now powerful tahini paste was. I found a paste today to make hummus tomorrow. Opened it tonight. Yucked!! There is a reason the recipe says 2 cans chick peas 2 tbs tahini.... just saying... if you have good recipe, love to hear it. I have been eating every day. Don't have info - no oil!! welcome all recipes.... no soybean oil though.... no dairy.. TY
  10. I was in the store yesterday - the clothes were 50% off! I asked about it... She said summer was over they were bringing in fall clothes... WHAT???? It's still MAY!!! wow - it just stopped raining here!!! Beautiful sunny warm day here! My lettuces are peaking up!
  11. I've always had it about a week before. Sometimes it hurts just to have my own arm brush against them. No idea how long I've had C, but my C symptoms started maybe 3 or 4 years ago. I just got dx. The tenderness lasts a couple days so I don't think it has to do with gluten, but the tenderness has been worse in the last couple years. I don't know if it is related or not.
  12. I'm so glad you have more information! My brother told me pre- diagnosis, if something is bothering you, don't eat it... I didn't tell him it wasn't that easy... I think more information is a good place to start. If you're taking out soy - it's hidden in everything from salad dressing to several tuna brands, to mayo and even dips. If you need some ideas, you can PM me. I've been finding subs for last few weeks.... I'm glad you are feeling a little better!
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    Thanks for all the great info! I was just at the store - got an apple corer/slicer and they had a potato smoosher (is that right term) for 4.99!!! You guys are convincing me to give the mandolin slicer another try.... I can make do with my food processor for a while. I found the ingredients to make hummus! And going to try and make egg free, dairy and soy free ranch dressing too! Now - is the mission going to be a nice food processor for the dips and sauces and salsas?? OR a slicer for all the nice veggies!!??
  14. I may not be the right one to answer - still new at this... But after just over 3 weeks of gluten-free, I was feeling better. Stomach problems were clearing up, more energy, head felt clearer. I even didn't feel so hungry all the time and not sleeping during the day every day. I went for a 30 minute hike with a friend of mine. Was suppose to just be a little walk. It had hills and was more than I had done in months.... I ended up sleeping on and off for the next 2 days. Felt like I used all the new energy I had from going gluten-free..... I hope you feel better and can get some rest.
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    Thank you for the advice! Good advice for the ricer. I guess I just thought it was kind of cool... I won't be canning. I will probably make enough to freeze several servings at a time. I am sure the food processor will be better - can do peanut butter and hummus with it too!! I bought a $20 mandolin slicer. It was a piece of junk. The onion fell apart, the zucchini wouldn't stay on it, and I couldn't get anything to slice or do anything at all. I took it back. What it claims to do it what i want. It was a serious waste of time for me. I was very disappointed. It looked like a great tool - slice dice, etc. I do carrot sticks, celery, zucchini, onion, mushrooms, daikon and apples almost daily. By hand. Now I am going to be dehydrating stuff too. Although mostly meet and some fruits. Can you recommend a good slicer? Thanks!!