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  1. I am just learning about Candida, but from what I have read it is common to coexist with Celiac. On of the major symptoms is an intolerance to alcohol. Have any of you had problems with Candida? BS
  2. I would love to hear more information. I am waiting to be transferred from his partner to him. I can't believe I was in the same office and ended up with a Dr. that doesn't have a clue about what we are going through. It turned me off from gastroenterologists in general. How long have you been seeing Dr. Lewey? BS
  3. I really hope you can find a Doctor that will help. It sucks that there are so many uniformed doctors out there. I wonder if Dr. Lewey can do phone consults? I will ask him when I get an appointment. I hope it won't take too long to get one. It really is nice to be able to offer support as well as receive it here. Thank you for all of your feedback.
  4. I thank all of you for the support and advice. It is so nice to know that I am not alone. Welcome Carole. I hope you get as much from this forum as I am. As a result of the posts here and elsewhere I started looking into Candida and I went to Vitamin Cottage yesterday. I started on a Candida medicine that contains positive bacteria to replace the Candida it is going to remove. From the Candida check list I completed and spit test I did, it seems pretty obvious that it is adding to my problems. I have already removed gluten, corn, soy, dairy, tomatoes, and just yesterday sugar and simple carbohydrates. This is causing a lot of stress because I crave sugar constantly (one of the main symptoms of Candida). I am hoping that Dr. Lewey is going to be able to help me manage this new diet and the medications I am taking. BSinCO
  5. Soy intolerance is very common. I cannot have any soy. It actually creates a reaction just a strong as gluten for me. If you find out that you need to avoid soy as well, make sure you watch out for vitamin E. It is very often derived from soy.
  6. No I haven't because it's on the other side of town, but I will check it out. Thank you. BS
  7. I have not been happy with the take over so far. There is nobody on site to talk to about concerns. I am really not happy to hear that there are cross contamination problems. They are supposed to be a health food store. You would think that they would be more aware of and supportive of the growing group of people with severe allergies. Thank you again for your comments and information. BS
  8. What are you hoping to accomplish by being so nasty? This is not helpful. BS
  9. celiac lesions, I am really curious about this. I have never heard about celiac lesions. I recently had an MRI because of ongoing low back pain. What they found are two cysts on my lower spine. Is it possible that they are being caused by the Celiac? BS
  10. I had issues with popcorn before going gluten-free as well. What I found out when I was tested for allergies was that I am allergic to corn. I have eliminated it along with soy, dairy, and tomato as well as gluten. Corn is a very common allergen. I would try to avoid it. BS
  11. Thank you for getting us back on track. We are all here to give and receive support. The last thing we need is to feel selfish for wanting to be healthy. I talked to my husband about this thread and he asked if he was doing enough to keep me safe and offered several suggestions on ways he could do even better. He has been wonderfully supportive while I have been going through this life altering change. Julie, I hope what you get out of this strand is that you are not selfish for wanting your own space. You deserve to live in a healthy environment where those around you care about your wellbeing. Do what you have to to take care of yourself physically and emotionally. BS
  12. Hi Bobbi, I also have problems with raw fruit and veggies. I have been told that both of them are harder to digest, especially when your stomach is just trying to recover. I think it is different for everyone, so you will have to find out what works best for you. I think it makes the most sense to do a true elimination diet where you only have a few "safe" foods and keep it at that until you feel better. Then add things back in slowly. An holistic nutritionist may be a place to start if you can find one. BS
  13. I am so sorry to hear how bad things have gotten for you. I really appreciate your advice and support. I was reading through some of the posts and started researching Candida and gut dysbiosis. Ironically the site I found that has great information on this and other Celiac issues is a gastroenterologist right here in CO Springs. He is the Dr. for CeliacSpru.com I saw his partner about six months ago and was not happy with his knowledge about nutrition. I called this afternoon and am going to make an appointment with Dr. Lewey as soon as possible. I hope he will help me find out what is going on. I shop at Wild Oats and eat all organic food. Another frustration is that this store is being taken over by Whole Foods so a lot of the foods I am used to are disappearing from the shelves. I emailed Whole Foods with my concerns, but have not heard back from them. I will keep fighting. Thank you again. BS
  14. Thank you for the kind words. When I started the diet, I was gung-ho. I was giving others advice on all of the sites I found and the recipes I was trying. Lately, I seem to be going through the grief period that I think I should have gone through a year and a half ago. I am not really sure how to handle it. BS
  15. My husband is a type 2 diabetic. He doesn't scream and holler when someone brings in some sort of goodie that he can't have into the house. He deals with it. I don't think it is selfish to ask for space to keep yourself healthy, and expect the person you married to respect that for you benefit. The example given is very different from what was describe. You do not have guests coming into your home and putting sugary products into your husbands food. This is basically what Julie's husband and roommate are doing by using her cookware and cooking space.
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