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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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JerryK    5

Ok, this may sound like bragging and maybe I am, but I feel great.

It's been a month now that I've been 99% gluten-free, except for the late evening cookies and

the accidental glutening on the cruise ship.

I feel really good.

-I'm no longer bloated and going to the bathroom 8 times per day.

-I can go on a nice long 6 mile run and not worry about it.

-I have a ton of energy, especially for almost being 47 :blink:

-I'm in a much better mood...the difference between night and day. I basically feel

quite happy to be alive, which is..you know...better than I've felt in about 6 years.

-My chronic heartburn has lessened substantially, I still get it, but it's not killing me anymore.

j

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jerseyangel    409

Really Jerry, that's so good to hear! :D

Aren't you glad you took the bull by the horns, listened to your body and did what you had to do?

Rock on B)

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missy'smom    78

Don't feel like you're bragging. Feeling great for us is something to celebrate. Congratulations! It's a whole new world.

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Lisa    457
Ok, this may sound like bragging and maybe I am, but I feel great.

It's been a month now that I've been 99% gluten-free, except for the late evening cookies and

the accidental glutening on the cruise ship.

I feel really good.

-I'm no longer bloated and going to the bathroom 8 times per day.

-I can go on a nice long 6 mile run and not worry about it.

-I have a ton of energy, especially for almost being 47 :blink:

-I'm in a much better mood...the difference between night and day. I basically feel

quite happy to be alive, which is..you know...better than I've felt in about 6 years.

-My chronic heartburn has lessened substantially, I still get it, but it's not killing me anymore.

j

WELL DUH!!!!! Now go get that hard-headed brother of yours. Hard-headedness is definately a genetic link. ;)

Glad that you're feeling well Jerry. :D

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JNBunnie1    164
Ok, this may sound like bragging and maybe I am, but I feel great.

It's been a month now that I've been 99% gluten-free, except for the late evening cookies and

the accidental glutening on the cruise ship.

I feel really good.

-I'm no longer bloated and going to the bathroom 8 times per day.

-I can go on a nice long 6 mile run and not worry about it.

-I have a ton of energy, especially for almost being 47 :blink:

-I'm in a much better mood...the difference between night and day. I basically feel

quite happy to be alive, which is..you know...better than I've felt in about 6 years.

-My chronic heartburn has lessened substantially, I still get it, but it's not killing me anymore.

j

Think of it this way Jerry. There are more nerve endings in your gut than there are in your brain. Your gut is responsible

for creating more then half of the hormones that keep you functioning every day. And NOW your gut is no longer

being attacked on a daily basis, it's healing. OF COURSE you feel better! Yay for you!!!

You know what? I feel better than I ever did before too!

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JNBunnie1    164

Oh, and the heartburn could still be dietary, I usually hear people recommending to cut out starchy/sugary foods for a while

and also caffeine? Or at least coffee, because it's so acidic and oily. Never had it, just an idea.

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Mtndog    18

That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See- now we can say "Told you so!"

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katecopsey    1

It's been a month now that I've been 99% gluten-free, except for the late evening cookies and

the accidental glutening on the cruise ship.

Congrats on the 99%! I am confused about the late evening cookies though. Ditch the cookies. Accidents and oopsies are one thing, but keeping tempting cookies is not compliant with the diet.

Low gluten, almost gluten free are not as beneficial as gluten free.

Kate

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Guhlia    2

Jerry, that's awesome that you feel so much better. If you want good (gluten free) cookies, try Kinnikinnick's K-toos. They're just like Oreos, but they won't make you sick. They also make a kick butt ginger snap. Perhaps that will help keep you from cheating.

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NoGluGirl    5

Dear JerryK,

Congratulations! ;) We are so proud of you! Stay away from the gluten cookies, though. They hurt you. I love cookies, too. They are the only sweet besides chocolate I have difficulty resisting. I would be more than happy to give you a recipe that your wife could make them for you. My specialty is cookies. Chocolate Chip are my favorite. I am going to make some this week.

I know how you feel with the heartburn. I have to take Prilosec OTC twice daily. Now I can actually skip a dose occaisionally and only take one. Before going gluten free, that was a different story. I had such bad reflux, I was practically sleeping sitting straight up, and taking two Prilosecs, and avoiding chocolate, tomatoes, citrus, etc. and it just was unbearable.

NoGluGirl's Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 Cups sweet rice flour

1/2 Cup each light brown sugar and granulated sugar

1/3 Cup each Smart Balance Margerine and Crisco Vegetable Shortening

1 egg

1/4 cup milk or soymilk such as Wal-Mart's Great Value

1 teaspoon each Durkee Vanilla Extract, salt, Arm and Hammer baking soda, and baking powder

1 1/2 cups Hershey milk chocolate chips or Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chips

1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

2. Spray cookie sheet with PAM (remember NOT PAM for baking, it has flour. Original and the others are safe.)

3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons full on baking sheet two inches apart. (Cookie scoops work well also.)

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on whether you want chewy or slightly crispy cookies.

5. Remove from oven. Allow to set 3 to 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack or plate with spatula.

6. After that, taste one of those babies! Fresh hot chocolate chip cookies are so good right out of the oven! Repeat until dough is used up.

Jerry, you are special. You are the only person I have EVER shared my secret recipe with. Please keep away from the gluteny goodies. Remember, gluten = poison. Please don't poop to death, we would all miss you! :P

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Mtndog    18
6. After that, taste one of those babies! Fresh hot chocolate chip cookies are so good right out of the oven! Repeat until dough is used up.

This is my favorite part of the recipe- eat out of bowl until dough is used up!

Please keep away from the gluteny goodies. Remember, gluten = poison. Please don't poop to death, we would all miss you! :P

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: AGREED! Pooping to death=bad.

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johnsoniu    1
-I can go on a nice long 6 mile run and not worry about it.

j

Yes, but weren't those runs more challenging when you had to plot out a course that included an easily accessible restroom every quarter mile ;)

Congrats dude, keep up the good work!! B)

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JerryK    5
Yes, but weren't those runs more challenging when you had to plot out a course that included an easily accessible restroom every quarter mile ;)

Congrats dude, keep up the good work!! B)

Actually on numerous occasions it was a strategically placed wooded vacant lot or something. Not that I'm particularly proud of this <_<

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JerryK    5

Hey second day in a row....I feel lovely. Hopefully it's a trend!

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Jestgar    715

:lol: :lol:

You are so funny. You practically had to be dragged kicking and screaming into a gluten-free diet and now, see how nice it is?

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JerryK    5
:lol: :lol:

You are so funny. You practically had to be dragged kicking and screaming into a gluten-free diet and now, see how nice it is?

It's sooo bizarre, even work seems to stress me out less...

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NoGluGirl    5
It's sooo bizarre, even work seems to stress me out less...

Dear JerryK,

That is not too surprising, actually. Anxiety disorders are even linked to gluten. It may be some of my mother's trouble. This affects you on so many levels, and the changes the diet brings are often surprising. You never realize how psychologically and physically tortured you can be by food sensitivities or Celiac. Way to go! Keep up the good work! :)

Dear Mtndog,

:lol: Yep, pooping to death is bad! As far as the cookies go, I love to get them fresh baked right out of the oven! They are so good! I usually eat four at a time, which is not healthy! However, I have a low fat recipe that is so good, and my best friend gave me the idea. I just replace the shortening and the margerine with an 8oz. container of Cool Whip Free, and use Splenda for baking instead of the granulated sugar, and they are great! My best friend taught me how to make these great cookies several years ago where you take any cake mix and add 1 egg and the Cool Whip, then roll it in a ball with 2 teaspoons, roll in some confectioner's sugar, then bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, and they are so good! Since Cool Whip is low in fat, that makes it better! You get to eat more! :P

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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sfm    1
Oh, and the heartburn could still be dietary, I usually hear people recommending to cut out starchy/sugary foods for a while

and also caffeine? Or at least coffee, because it's so acidic and oily. Never had it, just an idea.

I had to eventually eliminate coffee - but can still have a chai latte at Starbucks (with soy - I also have casein sensitivity), and that seems to be okay (Thank god for still being able to have caffeine in some form).

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