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    2 years gluten-free and everyday I am so thankful that we figured out what was literally killing me. It has not been easy but there are more good days than bad. No more anti depressants. No more weight loss. No more insomnia. Nerve pain is slllllowly getting better. Never give up hope. There were many many dark days, even after diagnosis because it too me SO long to feel human again. When the GI said yup, it's celiac, stop eating gluten and you should feel better in a few days and I didn't, I thought he made a terrible mistake. It was the from the wonderful people here that I learned it can take a LONG time. I learned to be kind to myself and celebrate the good days and push through the not-so-good ones. xo ada
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    I live with gluten eaters. I think the key to that is: 1. They must "buy into" the Celiac diagnosis: Both my boys had friends with Celiac (I didn't know this at the time) so they had an idea that it was real. They and my hub wanted to make me well 2. Old enough to be responsible for thier own food: My boys were 13 and 16 and were already responsible for thier own food sometimes. They had both cooked so they had some idea of what is in food. 3. Procedures that are very easy to follow without a lot of thought We have a separate counter with a cabinet to fix gluten toast and sandwiches and pretzels and Cheezits. Its easy to do. The bread is there, the toaster is there, the gluten PB is there. It is easy and takes no thought to make the sandwich there. If its red, its gluten free. I have red cooking spoons, etc and red tape for the lid of my PB. 4. Its OK to make a mistake if you fix it: If you forget to get the cheese out before you get the bread or crackers out, put the left-over cheese in a baggie and label it with your name. I will not be mad, even if I really wanted some. It has to be safe to admit you messed up.
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    You said: "I can't believe this is how normal people live" NewNicole, this is YOUR new "normal"!! This is what healing feels like. This is how a body works as it is designed. (I get this part BIG time --because I am starting to feel it myself after a life time of wondering what "normal" felt like, too) Congrats, honey!! So happy for you. Cheers, IH
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    really don't see that is that big a deal changing the labels on food to include a statement about gluten "this food contains gluten", "this food may contain traces of gluten". I for one am very thankful that I live in a place that has labels like that on all food made in this country.
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    But what happens if companies start to deliberately hide what is in our food, and the government does nothing about it? They're already doing it with GMOs. It's no secret that the FDA is controlled by corporations, and not the consumers it's supposed to represent. The ONLY reason the USA doesn't have the same stringent standards as the EU is because of corporate control over the government. Without speaking up about it, it may only get worse. Sorry to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but after growing up in Europe I'm disgusted with the food labeling standards in this country. There is no legitimate reason why they can't be improved.
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    I know coffee has some occasionally... unsalutary effects on me, but it ain't gluten. Wouldn't all us old-timers have noticed a problem with this by now? Especially since I've reacted to such ridiculous things as sour cream that had corn starch in it that was 'same facility'.