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Welda Johnson

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  1. Hi,

    It is so great that you are joining your fiance. Both of your lives will be so much easier. I am 63 years old and have had Celiac since I was 8, but it took years to figure that out. I am now a Vegan, and feel better than ever! I learned from Judy Mazel's "Beverly Hills Diet" to start each day with as much fresh pineapple as I like, and have learned to wait two hours before adding another fruit, such as strawberries, apples, etc. eating only one fruit at a time for good digestion. Lunch is vegetables (Asparagus Broccoli, Cauliflower, salad with all the fixins, corn tortillas with beans, vegetables & salsa, or baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, or something like that). Later I have a soy protein powder cookie recipe that I make using the soy, cinnamon, vanilla, milk free chocolate chips and a variety of nuts. Or tacos, tostadas or enchiladas with soy cheese are good, as are any of the pastas made with corn or rice. Prego Pasta Sauce is great. These taste the same as regular pastas, and Vegan Gourmet Soy Cheese melts! Add romaine lettuce, green onions, celery, olives, garlic, and any other food from the produce section, and YOU HAVE A LIFE. Oh yes, I use fat free Italian dressing for my salads and salsa over my vegetables. Good luck to you. Welda


  2. Hi,

    I am 63 and have had symptoms of Celiac since age 8. It took a long time to realize that all grains, all milk & dairy, egg whites, yeast, casein and whey were detrimental to my health. Recently I stopped all meats as well, since I would wheeze with Asthma after eating them (this is always how I know I've gotten glutened, because within 15 minutes I will have an Asthma attack). I read labels religiously, eat mostly natural foods, avoid eating in restaurants (it is easy to learn to take along your own food and supplement it with their offerings that you have proven to be safe over time). Hope this helps. Welda