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  1. powerbraid

    Denver Doctors Anyone?

    I have been told it is really helpful to have the support group. I have been able to attend only one meeting (I am a full time grad student and my classes are in the evenings!) However, at the one I did attend they had a guest speaker I found it quite informational. I'm sorry...I really don't have any other Dr recommendations for you.
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    Denver Doctors Anyone?

    Hey! I live in Denver and currently am not super happy with my Dr. However, I did get this recommendation from one of the leaders of the local CSA group: "The best gastroenterologist that I know, is Dr. Nuzhat Iqbal, she is located at the Longmont Clinic. Her phone number is 720-494-3123. Nuzhat is one of the most knowledgeable physicians I've ever met with regard to celiac disease. Additionally, she is a very warm person. Everyone who has ever gone to her raves about her. When she first came to this area, she contacted CSA to find out who she could work with locally. She is also the medical advisor for our local support group. I hope this gives you enough information." But, she' not covered under my insurance right now. Also, you might want to check out the celiac groups in the area: http://www.bouldercountyceliacs.org/ http://www.geocities.com/csadenver17/ Good luck! And, Welcome to Denver. -Erin
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    I always have "bubbles" and gurgling in my tummy. And yeah, sometimes up and down my sides too. I have been gluten free for almost 2 years now and it's still there. I am obsessively careful about what I eat and I know that I am not being glutened every day. So, like was stated above, perhaps it is just too much fiber? I eat a lot of fruit and veg. Your bubbling is not alone! -Erin
  4. Wow. I just read this story and totally agree. It was my first reaction. I doubt anyone can just "email" Steve Jobs, but I'm highly suspicious he has Celiac.
  5. powerbraid

    Lactose Intolerance

    ...there is hope. I have been gluten-free for about 18 months, and only within the past 4 months have started yogurt again. Just this week I have been making Chai with goat milk, and seem to be doing ok with that. I do think that it might be necessary to give your intestines time to heal. I know mine are still on the journey! I have also been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet mildly. I do eat buckwheat and quinoa (they are botanically not true grains), although avoid other grains (eve gluten-free ones). Going grain-free and not just gluten-free has been really helpful for me. Hang in there!
  6. powerbraid

    Tapioca Flour?

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys! I shall maybe do a little experimenting, and post the results if they're successful! -Erin
  7. Hi! I was wondering if anyone has ever tried substituting almond flour with tapioca flour? Does this work ok? Thanks ever so much!! -Erin
  8. My tummy doesn't do well with cow's milk, but I'm having good luck with goat's milk yogurt and kefir. I'd give that a try if cow's milk is troubling you.
  9. powerbraid

    Vitamin Code?

    Thanks! (yeah, so maybe I'm paranoid! hehe)
  10. Hi all! I was just wondering if anyone has tried the Vitamin Code vitamins made by Garden of Life? They say they are gluten free. However, there is Alfalfa grass in them......is this ok for celiacs? Thanks!
  11. Hello to my fellow Celiac Librarians! I'm a graduate student in Library Science too! I work in an Academic Library right now, and my office is kind of the "breakroom" too......somehow I have been designated the one to "clean up" after eveyrone else (involving lots of CRUMBS!) because it's also my office. Kinda happened by default.....boy do I wash my hands thoroughly. But, 'tis better to wipe them up than have them laying around contaminating the place!
  12. powerbraid

    Quinoa Intolerance?

    I have been having some of the same reactions to quinoa......tummy discomfort and diarreha, mainly. However, buckwheat seems ok. Do you guys handle buckwheat ok too?
  13. powerbraid

    Crohn's & Celiac?

    I think I am sensitive to carbs too. After I was diagnosed and went off gluten, all of a sudden, I couldn't handle rice/corn/quinoa etc.... I just recently have reintroduced dairy (only in the form of goat's milk yogurt and kefir) and seem to be doing ok with buckwheat and quinoa. It's extremely frustrating!
  14. powerbraid

    Crohn's & Celiac?

    yeah, I have. Dairy doesn't bother me. In fact, yogurt and kefir are great for my tummy! But, yeah, soy I definitely have problems with and I don't eat it at all....
  15. Hi - I was diagnosed with Celiac 1 year ago. The gluten-free diet isn't seeming to totally clear up the diarreha and I am having a "tight" feeling in my lower right abdomen. From what I can figure out, where the illium is? Does anyone else have both Crohn's and Celiac, and if so, what were your symptoms. My Mom has Celiac, and I have an Uncle with Crohn's, so it does run in the family. Thanks for any help!