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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Luke's Mom, I want to tell you about a wonderful recipe for cupcakes, etc. They are made with coconut flour, which has been dificult to locate. I had to buy it online from Bob's Red Mill, and it is rather expensive, but............let me tell you, I really think I am eating the real thing when I make them, and it is not as expensive as it seems as smaller amounts of coconut flour are called for in comparision to other flours. It is very high in fiber and low in sugar also, which is a plus. Your little guy will love these. The recipe for the cupcakes is: 3T butter, melted 3 eggs 1/3 C sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp vanilla 1/4 C sifted coconut flour 1/4 tsp baking powder bake 15 min at 400 degrees Just mix up the ingredients and put in a muffin tin. They stick really bad so oil it well. Good luck, I hope he likes these as much as my son and I have. There is a whole recipe book that I checked out from the library, so far I have only liked these, I did not like the bread or the corn muffins. I want to try the pie crust, I think the flour is only good for sweets. Let me know if you want the name of the book, I'll try to find it.
  2. Sue, It sounds like you really love this man. Why not hold off on the verdict. Watch him from afar for a year or two, listen to what people say who spend time with him to see if he has changed. I really do believe that the disease messes with a person's head. I definately agree you shouldn't trust words or promises though. Sorry for your pain, Lori
  3. Laura, From your first post, I can see that we have a lot in common. I am also 43 and also have the thyroid issues, Hasimoto's. I have been having many health issues lately, constant bladder infections, I've always had sinus infections every several months since I was about 25, and IBS, which just means they don't know what's wrong with your bowels, but something clearly is. Everything just seemed to crash down around me the last year, and since my boys both have Celiac disease, they convinced me to try it. Why I didn't consider it long ago, I don't know, as my name says, I've been in denial. I miss eating everything so much, but with the migraines and sort of depressed feeling I have when I have challenged it, I am staying gluten free. If you plan on getting off of gluten, and you truly have celiac disease, I don't think you'll want to go back. One wonderful side effect I have noticed is that I get up in the morning easily. For my whole life, I had difficulty arising from bed and felt fuzzy for hours afterward. Now I just pop up out of bed and feel alive straight off. I've always been ashamed of my self for not being able to get up when I should and truthfully getting up was painful, hard to describe. If this was my one and only benefit, it would be worth it. I'm almost four months into this with at least 3-4 challenges. It is a lot more slow going than I imaginged and also, eating gluten sets me back a lot farther than I would have thought. I don't feel right again for several weeks. I also wonder if the infections will go away, so far I have not had any. Has anyone tried making cupcakes with coconut flour? OH M G__!, they are to die for. The flour is not available at any stores that I have been able to find, but I ordered it from Bob's Red Mill. The recipe is in Cooking With Coconut Flour by Bruce Fife on page 102. The flour is also very expensive, but worth it to me. With icing, you would swear you are eating wheat and it is the only thing that has got me through this.
  4. Anyone Know About On The Border?

    My two sons and I who both have celiac disease also ate at On the Border yesterday. So far I haven't had any problems, the waiter brought us corn tortillas which were very good and we had fajitas.
  5. I think that the assertion is that celiac disease may cause or make worse some mental problems, such as anxiety, unstable temperment, depression, and ADHD, etc.
  6. My son grew up with ADHD, anger issues, just off the wall mental outbursts that really didn't seem consistent with any outside issues. He is 23 now, and realized he had celiac disease about 3 years ago (mainly due to skin rashes and the fact that his brother had it, he agreed to try it) He will not touch gluten and has actually had some serious problems due to accidental ingestion while drinking. He describes that it makes him feel angry and his brain feels "fuzzy". From my stand point, he seems very irritable and impulsive when he deviates. (He accidentally ate a cereal for a week not knowing it had gluten and he was a different person.) Anyway, I've since wondered if his problems growing up were caused by celiacs. He swears by staying off of it and seems much more stable at this time in his life than he ever has.
  7. Brain Fog?

    Hello, I'm not sure how to do this. I have been having tons of health problems in the last year and since my two sons have celiacs, they convinced me to consider that I may have it also. I have been off of gluten for about four months, but have challenged it several times, about 3 weeks in, then every month or so. I have some questions because I am still not convinced that I have it. Does it cause migraines in anyone else? Does it cause (how can I put this nicely?) an itchy rectum? And most mysterious to me, can your symtoms be delayed by several days? I expected an immediate reaction after eating off the diet, but don't have a reaction until about day 2 or 3 after I've eaten it. Another thing I have had, but it has gotten significantly better with vitamins, is little muscle jerks. Which leads to another problem I'm struggling with, gluten free supplements. With my last big reaction, I cannot think of anything I may have ingested, but the vitamins are questionable. I'm having trouble finding info about their status. I hate this!