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  1. Hi Everyone!

    I was dx'ed with celiac 1 year ago and gave up milk and soy in addition to gluten. Soy gave me a similar reaction as gluten would, however on a much smaller scale. I still have moderate amounts of soy (soy lection etc.) but I am now ready to try adding soy back into my diet.

    What is the best way to "test" my body to see how it reacts to soy? I vaguely remember someone saying you need to consume 4 times the amount you ordinarily would in one sitting (as in 4 cups of soy milk) but that seems extreme.

    Thank you in advance for any ideas/suggestions!

    -Dana


  2. hey!

    I was in both places a few weeks ago.

    Prague has a store everywhere called DM a health food/drug store type place that carries a whole range of gluten-free food. Breads, pastas etc.

    In italy all gluten-free food is in pharmacys which are everywhere. They have tons of gluten-free food choices, way better than the US!

    I have been to 14 countries in Europe in the past 5 months and I have to say that I have never had better gluten-free food!

    I don't tend to eat a lot of breads and pastas but stuck to lots of trail mixes, fruits, salads etc.

    Just bring a restuarant card and you will be fine!

    Send me a message if you have any questions! good luck.


  3. Hi!

    I have been gluten free since June but I am still not feeling better! I eliminated casein, and i think that helped some, but I have come to think that I must have other intolerances/allergies. I had a scratch test about 5 months ago and I came back positive on many different foods, but I understand that does not necessary mean I am allergic, and that now it is all about threshold testing. I think that I am allergic to soy because I feel sick after I eat something that has soy cheese or another type of soy in it. However, I cannot tell if it is just a self-fulfilling prophecy now because I never feel well, so after I eat something and feel sick I "blame" what I just ate.

    How can you tell if you are really allergic to something?

    I have been avoiding soy for a while, but I just found out that the almond milk that I make lattes with every morning has soy lection in it. Is that trivial amount of soy enough to make someone with a "minor" soy allergy sick?

    I just want to feel better :(

    Thank you!

    -Dana


  4. Thank you so much for all of the replies!!!

    Sorry it took me so long to respond, I didn't have an internet connection in my new apartment yet!

    I have so much to read now, thank you! I think I will go to the bookstore tomorrow and get a paleo diet book!

    What do you guys think about "healthier" grains, such as; buckwheat, quinoa (my new fav) etc? Should I avoid them too?

    If i count my calories and still have some grain in my diet (rice and quinoa mainly) shouldn't i still lose weight despite the grain just from consumer fewer net calories?

    OK, one more question :)

    I was a vegitarian for years and eating meat is hard for me, but it is time to step up to the plate! I am a baby when it comes to handling raw chicken/fish etc. and cooking it. Do you guys know of any precooked fresh or frozen chicken or fish that is gluten free that I can simply heat up? Do have any suggestions of where to buy and quickly prepare it?

    Thank you!!!!!!!!


  5. Hi Everyone!

    I was diagnosed back in June and have gained a lot of weight since then. I never lost weight due to Celiac, I was asymptomatic and steadily gained weight for about six months (35 lbs) before I was diagnosed. I was having many celiac symptoms and had 3 positive blood tests but my gastro still did not want to biopsy because he was convinced I couldn't have celiac because i was not losing weight. FINALLY the biopsy was done and was positive.

    Anyway, I would very much like to lose weight because I am unhappy at my current size. However, I just can't seem to eliminate rice and corn from my diet. I would love to eat just vegetables and meat like people suggest but I honestly don't know what I would eat.

    I am 20 years old and in college so it is hard to cook a good lunch and dinner everyday. I was a vegetarian for 10 years so adding back in meat has been hard, but a necessary challenge. Since it is hard for me to eat meat, the only way to get myself to consume it is by having turkey or chicken in a rice bread sandwich. Basically I'm saying it is hard for me to eat meat without incorporating a fattening grain in some form.

    If you eat rice and corn but monitor your calorie consumption to the point where you should be losing weight at a healthy rate, shouldn't you lose the weight despite the rice/corn?

    What is a typical day of eating in the life of someone who avoids rice and corn and typically eats meat, vegetables and fruit?

    Sorry for the long post!!!

    Thank you!!

    -Dana


  6. hi!

    I am in college too, when I lived in the dorms I was still undiagnosed but here a few ideas...

    amy's frozen stuff

    microwave popcorn

    baby carrots

    yoplait yogurt

    nuts

    lara bars

    gluten-free cereal (they usually have at least 1 kind at grocery stores)

    you can even keep eggs in your fridge and "scramble" them in the microwave in a mug

    cream of rice, you can cook it in the microwave and mix in some berries or dried fruit

    good luck! I will try and think of more......

    You could always try and order stuff of the internet too.

    where are you going to school?

    -Dana


  7. Thank you!! I'm going to go to the store today and get those curly hair products.

    In response to the other post, I try not to eat out that much but I'm in college so it is very hard.

    I can't figure out why I am still getting bloating and feeling bad all the time. I am very good about not eating gluten so it is very frustrating.

    Sorry I don't know if that lip gloss is gluten-free, what mascara do you guys use? Are clinque powders/blushes gluten-free?

    Are all Dove lotions/hair products/ soaps etc. gluten-free?

    Thank you!! :)

    Dana