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    My two handsome grandsons

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  1. That looks like a letter my mom would have sent me!
  2. I just recently moved from rural Kansas to Port Arthur, Texas. I will let you know this fall if I notice any difference between harvest time and city air.
  3. Yes. PJ's Bakery in southwest Missouri is both. She does all of the glutenfree baking by special order, on Sundays and Mondays. She completely scrubs out the kitchen beforehand, and does not have anything with gluten in the kitchen when she bakes. She is planning to build another kitchen at the back of her bakery to meet the demand for glutenfree products. Hers are very delicious, and she ships across the United States.
  4. Where are you located? I have no suggestions, but I would frequent a cafe like what you are describing.
  5. Those that react severely to corn or soy would benefit from having something else that they can eat. Corn is in so many more things than gluten, so corn-intolerant people (like my sister) are restricted more severely than celiacs. When I read the article, I thought it said that those that had problems were the ones that were consuming gluten, not the ones eating the hydrolyzed wheat. The gluten-eating control group had to drop out, the ones eating some hydrolyzed wheat and some gluten got sick, the ones eating just the hydrolyzed wheat were fine. I have no doubt that scientists can figure out how to change the gluten so that it is edible by celiacs. It is a challenge, and they will rise to it!
  6. I was 12 or 13 when the doctor said I had rheumatoid arthritis. I put up with the pain and inflammation for years after that, but never had the deformity. At the age of 40, I was diagnosed with celiac. Within a month of going glutenfree, the inflammation and pain were gone. Now when I get glutened, that pain comes back. I do still get numbness, but it is because I have systemic sclerosis. Autoimmune diseases like to travel in packs!
  7. Jestgar has my proxy on the science part of this issue. Chiropractors are not experts regarding celiac disease, any more than I am.
  8. My only problem with Amy's products is that they use black beans in so much of their stuff. I hate black beans!
  9. Constipation was a major issue for me. It was directly related to being celiac, and is now one of the first problems I have if I get contaminated.
  10. They gave me some Benadryl, sprayed some nasty stuff down my throat, then whatever drug they put in my IV put me to sleep. I don't remember anything about the rest of the day except riding in a wheelchair in the elevator, and waking up in my recliner at home. I felt no pain or discomfort, other than that nasty spray.
  11. WheatChef is right. My allergist calls it a "learned reaction." Gluten doesn't actually have to enter the body for the body to react. The smell of gluten-containing products triggers a memory of how sick my body was when I was eating it. The memory triggers a reaction in my body, just as though I had consumed the gluten. The reaction was unconscious, so it usually took me by surprise. It took a year before I could smell those products without getting sick. It took a lot of conscious effort on my part to retrain my body. It is possible, however, to inhale gluten particles. If you are extremely sensitive to contamination, it is best to stay away from any kitchen that gluten is being mixed around in. Some cornbread/dog batters do contain wheat, so if the batter was mixed from scratch, it is possible that wheatflour dust was in the air, thus contaminating you. I am not overly sensitive to gluten, but I still refuse to stay in a room that wheatflour is being used in. It is a risk I am not willing to take.
  12. LOL @ Mommida! Maybe you really don't want to know where you squeezed him at!
  13. I have to ditto Tiffany. Also, my body is short, so my grandsons get kind of squished if I sit down while holding them. They really fight that squished feeling.
  14. I fell at my oldest grandson's preschool last spring. So many people came running, it was unreal. VERY embarrassing! I didn't mind so much the women that came to help, but the embarrassment hit hard when I looked up at two very handsome young policemen! You better bake up some goodies for those security guys, just so they don't show your tape!
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