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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!


  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!


  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!!


  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


    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?


  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!! :)