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Canadian Karen

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  1. Thank you all so much for all your help in this! My heart goes out to her because they just feel so helpless! It angers me so much that STILL, there are so many specialists who totally disregard the damage the gluten is capable of, and still consider it to be just a "gut" issue!!!! GRRR!!!! Jestgar, if there is any way for me to get my hot little hands on that Lancet article, I would be eternally grateful! Linda (my friend) wants to be armed with proof of correlation for their next appt. Thank you all again!
  2. Hello everyone. I have a very good friend who lives in Washington State. Her teenage daughter has been plagued by blackouts for some time now. She has had all the necessary tests and the doctors have come to the conclusion that her daughter has Cardiogenic presyncope and have started treating her accordingly with medications. The problem is that it is not working, and the problem persists, and is even getting worse. I have suggested to her that she tell the doctors her daughter needs to be tested for celiac as my childhood symptom was blackouts. Her doctors basically told her that since celiac is "gut related" and she has no symptoms to suggest that, they aren't doing it..... ARGGHHHH!!!!! Can someone please give me some links to studies that show that celiac is indeed a very real possibility in this instance? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Karen
  3. My cousin's daughter works for Campbells up here in Ontario. My cousin contacted me to let me know that her daughter, who works at Campbells, informed her that Campbell's is coming out with a line of gluten free products in October. I have e-mailed her back asking if her daughter knows what kinds of products they will be offering. I will post anything if I find out. Either way, it is good news! More options for us! YAY!
  4. Hi, we are leaving on August 3rd and driving down to Orlando and going to Walt Disney World. It is my husband, myself, and three children. We are staying outside of the complex but have bought a 5 day pass. I don't think we will be dining in any restaurants, just counter food. Are there any particular places that offer gluten free options the fast food route? i.e. Nachos and cheese, etc. Oh, I am the only one gluten free. Everyone else is fine. Are there any options for restaurants in the Orlando area (we are on a tight budget, lol.....) Thanks! Karen
  5. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  6. Well, I'm Newfie (Irish descent, as just about everyone in Newfoundland is.....ha) , so it will be salt beef and cabbage (with potatoes, carrots and turnip). We are wonderfully inventive people, we call it a boiled dinner, HAHA!!!!!
  7. HAH! There are six in my house, and I tell ya, I'd have to make two batches for sure!!!
  8. Is there any possibility whatsoever that maybe it was some kind of a flu bug? Lots of viruses are going around right now.... I trust Kraft absolutely, completely 100%...... never had a problem with them.
  9. Motts is the only clamato juice that is gluten free in Canada. I use it, and I am very sensitive. I have no problems with it. I even got a few of my American friends on here hooked on it, right Momma Goose and tiredofdoctors???? hehe............
  10. Hi. My cousin and his girlfriend will soon be inheriting two small children to care for. One is a girl who is 7, the other is a boy who is 10. The boy has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Neither my cousin or his girlfriend (long time, live in girlfriend) have any children thus far, although knowing both of them, if anyone could make life better for these children, it is those two kind souls....... The children's mother ran out on them and the father works in another province, so until the father is able to return to care for his children, my cousin and his girlfriend stepped up and offered to care for them. Can you offer any good links for me to give to them to help learn how best to help this boy? Thank you so much for any help you can suggest! Karen
  11. Toddler's Diarrhea ????? What the heck is that? Sheesh! I have four children, never once heard that term..... Sounds like a cop out term to me......
  12. Might I add, you are getting more and more beautiful every year! You go girl!
  13. Wow Molly! What a wonderful surprise to see your wonderful face! You made my day! Hugs to you! Karen
  14. When I have mine, it is administered over a 3 - 4 hour period, it's basically an all day trip to the hospital for me. I have absolutely no side effects from it. Make sure you bring a good book! lol
  15. Sigh.......... Still such ignorance in the medical community thanks to many things, including...... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21333262/ Why would medical schools, who are heavily funded by pharaceutical companies, teach about a disease that has a diet for a treatment, not a pill? Can you imagine how many pills would NOT have to be consumed to manage the countless spin off complications and diseases caused by celiac? Depression, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, the list is endless........ I fervently hope you listen to the incredibly caring and well informed people on this forum, so you don't end up like me...... Take care, Karen
  16. There is a company up here in Canada that has awesome gluten free baking mixes....... they ship to the U.S. I believe... http://www.elpeto.com/
  17. http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaf...recaltoce.shtml Let's try this again......lol It's the February 7th list. Karen
  18. Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware that there are some Glutino gluten-free products on the recall list....... http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaf...2009typhe.shtml Have a great day everyone! Have an altoids on me! hehe...... Hugs Karen
  19. I know, how cool, eh? Pretty soon, the famous "House" quote won't be "It's NOT LUPUS!!!" it will be "It's NOT CELIAC!!!!"
  20. tsk tsk......... You guys are still as crazy as the ever! hehe......
  21. Allison, I too was wondering about Noah. Sad to hear things have not taken a turn for the better.... Continuing to pray.... Hugs Karen
  22. Paula, I just saw this. How tragic it is for you and your husband to have to go through not only the death of his brother, but all the pettiness that has come out in regards to the funeral..... Sending you as many strength vibes as I can muster up! Hugs to you and your hubby.... Take care, Karen
  23. Lisa, my friend, I hope you have a wonderful day! Luv ya Karen
  24. That's exactly it. When you are poisoning your body every single day with gluten, your body builds up a tolerance to be able to cope, but damage is still being done inside. When you finally remove the gluten (poison) your body breathes a sigh of relief and starts working on ridding all the crappy toxins out of your system. Once your system is clear, your body gets used to living without the crap you used to feed it. Then, if you give it some, all hell breaks loose! Once you rid yourself of gluten, you become much more sensitive to it. So tomorrow, if you get glutened, no big deal, your body is still in the old mode. Six months from now, you get glutened, it will hit you like a Mack truck.
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