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  1. Hi Erin, the topic that you have chosen for your paper is something that interests me a lot . I would be happy to help. I am a freshman at UCLA and I have been trying my best to be gluten free since school started. The meal plan that I have is two per day. There are several different residential restaurants, but most of them are all you care to eat. I found that eating gluten free at the dining halls is not that hard if I stick with the rice, fruits and vegetables. The only problem is that sometimes I feel like I am eating the same thing everyday, so I don't eat as much as a should especially since I lose weight very easily, but I try to eat some snacks through out the day. Usually I have rice or baked potato/french fries with vegetables and either cottage cheese, tofu or eggs. For breakfast I will get their fruit cups and eat it with my own yogurt that I keep in the fridge in my dorm room. The cooks are very helpful when I have a question about what is in their food. Just the other day they were serving spaghetti with meatballs. I thought that the meatball sauce would be safe to eat with white rice, but I asked just in case. Right away the cook went to go check the ingredients and found that there were bread crumbs in the meatballs. I was very thankful for his help otherwise I could have become very ill. Another nice thing is that the list of food that they will be serving for the whole week is listed on a website. They will have the nutritional info for all of the foods as well as the basic ingredients. It is kind of helpful, but I do not rely on it too much because they only give the basic list of ingredients. None of the dorm buildings have a kitchen. I feel that it is not fair because it kind of forces us to buy the meal plans. So I do not have that much trouble finding food that I enjoy at the dining halls and do go out sometime to the other restaurants on campus so I don't go insane. I do not mind eating gluten free because my health has been so much better ever since. I hope this information helps. I am also taking a communications class, I was just wondering how you will relate this to communications. If you have any questions about what I wrote please ask. Good Luck on your paper. I actually have one due in a couple of weeks as well! -Tiffy
  2. Hi Welshgirl, your symptoms sound just like mine before I started a gluten free diet. I hope you find out what is wrong and that you get better soon. -Tiffy
  3. Hi, I hope that you get better soon. I believe that one of the things that really helped me was eating plain yogurt three times a day. I feel that the probiotics from the yogurt really help not only the stomach and the intestines but also your whole body. The calcium from the yogurt is also essential for not only your bones but also your intestines. -Tiffy
  4. Hi GlutenWrangler, thank you for the response. It is nice that there are others out there who understand and are supportive. -Tiffy
  5. Hi Lux, I understand how you are feeling with the stomach pain. Before I knew I was intolerant to gluten I would get the worst stomach pains and constipation and no one would understand how I felt, and they just all thought they I was trying not to eat a lot. I also had that same feeling like I could not breath after eating something with gluten in it. One time after eating dumplings my stomach felt so bloated that I could barely breath and I fainted. I woke up right away. I seriously thought that I was going to die. Have you ever had the feeling after you ate gluten that your heartbeat started to go really fast and getting a really bad headache and cold sweat? Thankfully after going gluten free most of my symptoms are gone. Now I go very regularly. But last week a by accidentally had some soup at the dining halls with noodles in it. After that for about four days I felt a tad bit like I could not go all the way along with severe bloating. After trying my best to go gluten free it seems like my body can't even take small amount of gluten because I don't think I even ate any of the noodles. But now I go more than twice a day (sorry TMI). One thing that really helps me is drinking fruit juice or sesame paste. Hope this helps. -Tiffy
  6. When I was trying to get healthy again, I would mix tahini(sesame paste, very nutritious) with honey, and a little bit of hot water, then mix in some plain full fat yogurt. It didn't cause me to gain weight but it did make me feel a lot more healthy.
  7. When my hair started falling out I was so scared. But after going gluten free I got a lot better. I also researched that a deficiency in calcium can cause your hair to fall out. After I started eating things with more calcium in it like yogurt and black sesame seeds my hair stopped falling out and became really healthy and soft. Hope this helps and that you get better soon!
  8. Seaweed is really good to eat because it takes out a lot of heavy metals from your body. Add it to some homemade miso soup because miso also helps the body to natural detoxify. Hope this helps!
  9. What is really delicious is a bowl of rice topped off with beans, freshly chopped tomatoes, guacamole, yogurt, cheese, and freshly chopped cilantro. Yumm! Don't forget some tabasco if to spice it up.
  10. What is really delicious is a bowl of rice topped off with beans, freshly chopped tomatoes, guacamole, yogurt, cheese, and freshly chopped cilantro. Yumm! Don't forget some tabasco if to spice it up.
  11. Hi, I just joined this forum because I believe that I have celiac disease/gluten intolerance. I have been on the gluten free diet for more than three months and I cannot even describe the joy I feel because for the first time in my life I am not suffering from stomach pains and other problems. I took a blood test after being on the gluten free diet for three months, but the test results were negative. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the symptoms that I suffered through before the gluten-free diet sounds like celiac disease/gluten intolerance. Extreme weight loss stomach and intestinal pains bloated stomach almost all the time(would get worse after I ate, esp. if I ate things with wheat) -one time it was so bad that I could barely breath and I fainted constipation(this is embarrassing but sometimes I couldn't go for more than a week!) Rapid heart beat after I ate things with wheat in it Joint pains headaches always feeling tired lost appetite (but sometimes I would be really hungry, so even after I ate I would still feel hungry) muscle pains muscle spasms There were probably a lot more that I can't think of right now These are most of the symptoms I had, I feel so much better now. I did on accident have a piece of pasta in a soup at the dining hall at the end of last week. For probably 4 days I felt pretty sick, but I am a lot better now. I feel so happy that I finally found out what was wrong with me for pretty much my whole life. Thank you for taking the time to read this and if anyone could tell me if the symptoms above sound like celiac disease/gluten intolerance that would be great. -Thank you!
  12. Hi, I am new to the forum. I have not been diagnosed with Celiac disease yet but I believe that I have it. I noticed the topic about eyelashes and my eyelashes have always been really long, thick, and curly as well. Ever since I was a baby people always noticed them.
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