• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.
  • Celiac.com Sponsor:
    Celiac.com Sponsor:

Newb From Sd
0

6 posts in this topic

Hi everyone!

I've been haunting the forum the last couple of months, ever since I realized I needed to go gluten free. I'm finally jumping in and hoping to join the conversation. I live in the Black Hills of SD. My health has been going down the tubes the last few years and when I finally reached my breaking point and saw a doctor, it all spiraled into thyroid ultrasounds, a specialist, and finally autoimmune Dx of Hashi's and celiac. At least now I know why I have felt so bad for so long. It's been a real challenge learning how to keep my kitchen safe, with my gluten-eating husband and 4 yr old sharing it with me, and starting all over on the basics of cooking and eating out.

I've already learned so much from reading here, so THANK YOU, and I look forward to getting to know everyone and learning even more!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Ellystar, I just wrote to you in the other thread you have posted on, but I forgot to say, "WELCOME!!" I'm sorry you had to join our "club", but it's good to know I have a neighbor I can actually meet up with sometime. I LOVE Spearfish! Not just the beautiful canyon, but the town is great too. You guys have some great restaurants. I used to really enjoy Roma's. Of course I doubt THEY have a gluten-free menu, being an Italian restaurant.

You guys have a Safeway up there, don't you? The one by Bakken Park in Rapid has a HUGE organic section and they carry a ton of gluten-free items, so if your local one doesn't have much, it's worth a trip down. I never used to like grocery shopping, but when I go there I have a ball. "LOOK!!! I can EAT this!!"

Let's stay in touch.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I used to enjoy Roma's now and then, but I really don't think I should go near the place now! Even though they do a few non-pasta things.

Barbacoas was a pleasant surprise last week. Almost the full menu is gluten free, and the two guys who worked on my food went through about 5 pairs of gloves, and even threw away the first bowl of rice and beans. They must have realized they CC'd it somehow, but I didn't catch it, as I was busy perusing all the veggie toppings at that moment.

The Bay Leaf went above and beyond to ensure me a gluten-free bison ribeye with vegetables, caramelized onions, and chilled gazpacho as well. I am going to team up with a local blogging friend of mine who is Primal and gluten-free. We are going to line up interviews with the managers, try to get a quick tour of the kitchens, and then eat a meal, and blog all about it. So I'll be sure to share with you when we do. We hope to do the same all around the Hills!

We do have Safeway but I have heard the one in Rapid City is way better. I was just there today on a whirlwind trip with DS and couldn't stop in. I'll be going back soon though. With a cooler and ice packs!

I actually work at the health food store here so I'm pretty spoiled, I get a nice discount and they really take my suggestions for products.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Elleystar! I am pretty new around here but I'd like to welcome you nonetheless. That's really cool that you work at a health food store, I'm jealous.

I can definitely understand the difficulties of staying gluten free in a household that consumes gluten. I live with two roommates, both of which eat gluten. Before them I lived with my ex girlfriend who actually worked at a bakery. Patience is easily spread thin in that environment until you find your own methods of keeping everything safe. I hope your efforts are going more smoothly than mine did.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ellystar, I just wrote to you in the other thread you have posted on, but I forgot to say, "WELCOME!!" I'm sorry you had to join our "club", but it's good to know I have a neighbor I can actually meet up with sometime. I LOVE Spearfish! Not just the beautiful canyon, but the town is great too. You guys have some great restaurants. I used to really enjoy Roma's. Of course I doubt THEY have a gluten-free menu, being an Italian restaurant.

You guys have a Safeway up there, don't you? The one by Bakken Park in Rapid has a HUGE organic section and they carry a ton of gluten-free items, so if your local one doesn't have much, it's worth a trip down. I never used to like grocery shopping, but when I go there I have a ball. "LOOK!!! I can EAT this!!"

Let's stay in touch.

You mentioned the gluten-free fest in Rapid City in your other thread, and I wanted to tell you. My endocrinologist in Rapid is great. He is very knowledgeable and kind of specializes in celiac. He travels around to med schools trying to educate them on it and teach them how to look for it. My cousin's husband (a dr. getting his endo specialisation right now, who lives in NH right now!) actually knew the name as soon as I told him, he'd met him and really respected him. Anyway I know the celiacs group in Rapid works with him and tries to get him to participate in events like these. I wonder if he had the time this go-round.

Hello Elleystar! I am pretty new around here but I'd like to welcome you nonetheless. That's really cool that you work at a health food store, I'm jealous.

I can definitely understand the difficulties of staying gluten free in a household that consumes gluten. I live with two roommates, both of which eat gluten. Before them I lived with my ex girlfriend who actually worked at a bakery. Patience is easily spread thin in that environment until you find your own methods of keeping everything safe. I hope your efforts are going more smoothly than mine did.

She worked in a bakery? I don't know how you survived. Truly.

I used to bake so much, OH MAN I loved to bake. I could make anything. Now I can't do it anymore, not like I used to, know what I mean? It's sad but I try not to dwell on it. I can't give away my cookbooks yet though.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


She worked in a bakery? I don't know how you survived. Truly.

I used to bake so much, OH MAN I loved to bake. I could make anything. Now I can't do it anymore, not like I used to, know what I mean? It's sad but I try not to dwell on it. I can't give away my cookbooks yet though.

It was extremely challenging, everyday she made a beeline for the shower. I'm sure I was glutened more than once from it, but she took every precaution she could. Sometimes she was even more careful than I was. I would keep the cookbooks, you could always substitute! I know it's not the SAME but I have had a few times where it actually improved a recipe.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,078
    • Total Posts
      934,187
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      64,676
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Gee Whizz
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  •  

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • After this post I will leave the subject of night blindness to others. Thanks to those who have offered suggestions and to Scott Adams for creating the forum. It is a fine website and I also like the review articles by Jefferson Adams.  I have suffered from patchy night blindness in the summer only for the last 8 years. The winter reprieve is now less complete but I was more or less free by the end of October 2016 and it started again in March 2017. A description of the scotomas was posted on July 4 2015 and the picture shows at the top the L and R eye scotomas on June 25 2017 at 4 a.m. Summer time, and below as they diminish just before dawn. The only problem they cause is reading the time at night. So far they are unexplained and still appear to be unique, though notme! GottaSki and Solandra all mention night vision troubles. I found a paper by Daniel Organisciak Ph.D:  Retinal Light Damage [2010] in which he mentions that experimental damage to the rodent retina by bright light affects the night vision rods particularly in the upper hemisphere of the eye = lower visual field, spares the periphery and may have fairly sharp boundaries. This sounds rather like my scotomas! I went through records to see if they were smaller after a cloudy day but there was no clear relationship. Topcon fundus photos etc today suggested that my eyes were normal for age. There must be someone out there with similar symptoms who has not noticed them!  
    • G'day and welcome Going gluten free helped but it didn't get rid of the SD. The best shampoo was Nizoral due to the Ketonacazole active ingredient. I also find dairy, especially milk is really not good for my skin. Check this thread out too: https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/75943-seborrheic-dermatitis/#comment-977173  
    • I am always snacking on nuts, seeds, almond butter, and protein shakes, full fat, and high fiber foods help you stay full longer. I use vegan protein powders like NutraKey V-pro , MRM veggie elite , etc so no issues and dairy free. PS if you ever get those crazy random cravings or need foods I complied a comprehensive list of gluten-free food alternatives and where to get gluten free foods https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/117090-gluten-free-food-alternatives-list/  
    • I discovered omelettes for breakfast after I went on the diet. It gave me a chance to incorporate more vegetables by stirfrying them first and using them as a filling. A 2 egg omelette with spinach, peppers and mushroom filling sets me up for the day and because of the protein in the eggs I didn't 'crash' at 11am and start snacking.  I switch the fillings each day, onions, avocados, kale, bacon etc. so it doesn't get boring. 
    • Hi!  Skin problems often are related to vitamin deficiencies.   http://www.podiatrytoday.com/when-vitamin-and-nutritional-deficiencies-cause-skin-and-nail-changes I found this article helpful.   Pellagra is a deficiency in niacin.  One symptom is a rash when exposed to sunlight.  You might be nutrient deficient.  A good B complex vitamin may help.  
  • Upcoming Events