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  1. Hi there! I'm O negative, celiac and do best on minimal grains.
  2. I have the same issue with lack of concentration and forgetting things. I know it has to do with the celiacs because I've always been very focused at work and school. I've always been the walking dictionary in the office and now can't hardly remember to spell. It's extremely aggravating. I never had ADHD and nobody in my family was ADD. Now, I walk around feeling like I just had a six pack ( I wish ) and my eyes cross when I look at a computer screen. I went off all wheat, barley and rye about four months ago and felt great for awhile. The brain fog lifted, I wasn't so exhausted and I didn't have stomach cramps and the rest of the fun stuff that goes along with celiacs. That lasted until a business trip in June. I tried to be very, very careful but I was sick as a dog when I came home. Ever since then I've been feeling terrible and the brain fog is back worse than ever. I figure after being off gluten for a few months the rebound when I inadvertently got dosed was the cause. I've been digging into anything that may contain gluten and throwing it away...I even found it in my hairspray, maximum hold Got 2 Be has wheat starch in it. I've quit chewing my nicotine gum since that has an ingredient that "may" contain gluten but I still feel pretty bad. I'm even thinking of trying the Master Cleanse two week fast to see if I feel better so I can better isolate what is causing the problems when reintroduced. So many of the foods that state they're gluten free, or that they only contain milk or soy products are still cross contaminated. My original doctor left the clinic so I'm heading in today to see if her replacement has a clue what to do with me to help me get back on track. If I can't start concentrating better and get over the exhaustion, it's going to start affecting my work and I can't have that. If anyone has had similar experiences, please share them and let me know what the outcome was.
  3. Great because you can "encrust" the chicken breasts with crushed pecans to mimic a breaded crust. Delicious! Even the gluten-free members of my household didn't notice it was something made special so I could eat it. INGREDIENTS * 1 cup creamy garlic salad dressing or gluten free ranch salad dressing with garlic powder sprinkled in (I also like using a liberal sprinkling of cajun seasoning like Zatarain's or Tony Chachere's in the dressing and on the chicken) * 1 cup finely chopped pecans (2 packages of already chopped in the baking aisle) * 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves * 1 head romaine lettuce leaves, torn into 1/2 inch wide strips * 2 green onions stem and bulb chopped * 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained * 1 cup dried cranberries * 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (the recipe originally called for bleu cheese but feta substitutes nicely) * 1/2 cup gluten-free Ranch dressing DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). 2. Place the creamy garlic dressing and pecans in separate bowls. Dip each chicken breast in the dressing then in the pecans to coat. Arrange chicken on a lipped baking sheet or jelly roll pan. 3. Bake chicken 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until juices run clear. Cool slightly, and cut into strips. 4. On serving plates, arrange equal amounts of the lettuce, green onions, mandarin oranges, cranberries, and feta cheese. Top with equal amounts chicken, and serve with Ranch dressing.
  4. It cannot be unequivocally stated that coke is gluten free. The excerpt below cites a reply from Coke Customer Service to an inquiry... The FDA has no definition of what is "Gluten-free" and everyone has different sensitivities. Medical testing has stated that anything over 20ppm can trigger sensitivities in some Celiacs and I can say that Coke bothers me. Better safe than sorry. It's often be better to take a zero tolerance stance than risk inflicting any additional damage.
  5. Same thing. I actully have a low-level but persistent nausea all the time and have gained weight instead of losing it. I've always been a little heavy but my celiacs coincided with my quitting smoking and when I gained alot of weight and started with the stomach problems the doctors finally started doing testing but didn't want to believe it was celiacs since I was gaining instead of losing. It's not fair!! I thought I'd start to lose weight when I switched to a gluten free diet but I haven't lost an ounce and it's almost impossible to extercise with the stomach, joint pain and swelling but I try.
  6. Check it out! The Kari-Out Company is making Panda Brand Gluten Free Soy Sauce Packets for commercial availability in the food distribution industry for Chinese restaurants and take out places. Here's the link. Ask your favorite take out place to carry it and use it in your food prep? If you're a regular maybe they will. It's better than not being able to eat Chinese at all anymore! http://www.kariout.com/gluten.html
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