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  1. My gold standard for understanding I have been poisoned is my "gut reaction." When I first started going gluten-free after two years of low carbs as well, my tummy just disapeared one night. I was shocked, my stomach just dropped away from my rib cage. And lo and behold in the morning: abs!

    I associate the bloating with the idea that any inflammation in the small intestine is a problem. But remember to mulitply it by 26 feet of intestine! That's why it can go up and down so suddenly.

    I would have to guess most those guys with beer guts are having the same problems.

  2. A prior topic on wheat in cat litter prompted my to look also at my cat's food and sure enough there it is. I have been "gluten-free" or so I thought for years, but unable to get beyond feeling positively poisoned in the last six months. Hopefully, this was the cause. Does anyone know of some quality, wheat-free dry cat food? Also, I wonder if my cat Toby has a problem with gluten. He sleeps too much and seems to have arthritis in his shoulders.

  3. The common thread to this thread seems to be that the requirements of the gluten-free lifestyle can spark an almost violent reaction in those around us. My guess is that the idea that something so familiar as bread is a (possibly widespread) health hazard is a violation of their world-view.

    These folks are ususally staunch supporters of the status-quo. They refuse to examine their own actions, emotions and stubborn sensibilities. Most harbor the often harsh lessons of their childhoods without question

  4. I'm guessing that's the last time you'll cheat. You've got a month of intestinal hell awaiting you. Just try to make the connection. Also, diminshing (better to quit cold turkey) your intake of easy starches will diminish your addiction to them almost overnight. You won't be tempted by the glycemic (sugar) drop in your blood to gorge on garbage. Sorry to sound harsh, but you need a slap to survive this.

  5. Hi, Welcome and Sorry.

    I'm a garden-vegatable and discount meat eating person so the expense of treating celiac is not insurmountable. You will find that most pre-packaged garbage at the grocery store averages $4.00 per pound. Check Froot-loops. So is the butcher's special. I just bought a pork roast on sale at King Soopers for $1.79 a pound with KS card. This is possibly an inexpensive cure for every auto-immune disease you can name. So fire up the grill, tell the kids to shut up and eat what is before them, emerge from the "Matrix", and live.

  6. Unbelievable! I tell people that the symptoms of Celiac are "all of them." It seems more true than ever. I've been wearing my rollerblade wrist-guard for the last two weeks to get relief from a "construction injury" working with cordless drills that have a heavy battery and often kick-back and tweak the wrist. I thought it was possibly arthritis or even the beginings of psoriasis arthritis (auto-immune) that runs in the family. This website is a life-saver. Still I understand that this is all "anecdotal evidence", but what a trove of insightful indications of what possibly is the cause of almost all common disease.

  7. Just wondering if anyone else gets this weepy, itchy, gooey, publicly embarassing problem.

    I consistently get what seems to be an eye infection when poisoned (glutened). It may be an opportunistic infection (immune system busy elsewhere) or a more direct symptom.

    There's extreme times when my eyes swell shut. And that old adage of "don't rub it" doesn't apply cause I just have to get these painful strings of goo out to survive.

  8. I would say I have in the two years I have fought this battle been completely healed maybe twice. When I went 4 months between poisonings I had boundless energy, full use of my mind, regular pain-free BMs, no eye infection, no dry lips, no body pain, slept well, etc. It is the holy grail to get back there and requires extreme discipline but it is well worth it.


  9. I'm a bit radical and not lactose intolerant so it's Rum and ice cream for me. I've found moderate alchohol abuse good for the spirits too. I used to "wake and bake," but having been clean for a while, the medically proven, anti-inflammatory, mild euphoric properties of weed seem unnecessary. Needless to say none of this is recommended, but I am Doctor intolerant so home remedies arise.

  10. All,

    Thank-you all for your kind and insightful responses to what has been for me a wild, self-created idea. Right or wrong I'd rather feel like a victor than a victim. Your thoughts have been a boon to my sense of finding a worthy cause in a demeaning devastating illness.

    Oddly it seems up to we laymen to comprehend and lay groundwork for a personal as well as larger scale response to a syndrome poorly if not intentionally neglected by the pharmed establishment.


  11. What if the relationship between wheat ingestion and a host of auto-immune diseases could be explained this way? The offending gliadin protein found in wheat was never adapted to in the 2-3 million year evolution of recognizable humans. What if the last 1500-4000 years of Neolithic development unleashed a protein into human consumption that cannot actually be used?

    What if these proteins mimic the one

  12. Brendy,

    Just saw you got poisoned. My condolences. I kinda go into shock when that happens. I too struggle mightily to stay clean, but the options are few foodwise.

    Sometimes the onset of symptoms for me is 24 hours or sometimes 48. You might go further back mealwise, because by my guess you did fine in your menu selections.

    Just a few days ago I thot I'd done myself in, but some smoked oysters triggered a cleansing response (mega D and blood) then it was gone and I am unbloated and feeling pretty good.


  13. Generic,

    Based on what you have said here I'm going to pick up some glutenease next time I get poisoned. The theory of breaking up and thus deactivating the protein is interesting. It may only hurt my wallet, but it is worth a shot to not have it not hurt my gut.

    Why is this conversation mean and competitive?