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    hunting for good GF beer and perfecting that GF/DF/SF alfredo recipe
    (Celiac, dairy/soy intolerant, Fibromyalgia)
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  1. First things first: are you sure you aren't getting cross-contaminated somewhere? Gluten creeping into your diet could cause these problems. Another thing to investigate is whether you might be developing an intolerance to other foods? Inflammatory foods like nightshades can screw with your joints...
  2. I suppose having short fingers, or one that's super short, could be a sign of stunted growth which could be a sign of Celiac, but I certainly have never heard of short pinkies as a sign of it. If you have short ones too it makes more sense to me that it's just a genetic trait, but who knows. I do...
  3. Hi Meg, I was in a somewhat similar situation before I went gluten free: lost a bunch of weight very quickly (I was not overweight, so looking 10+lb in a month was alarming), felt like crud after eating anything, really bad anxiety, low vitamin levels/iron anemia, etc etc. I had blood tests...
  4. Pretty sure my vitamin levels are fine (have been supplementing daily, everything looked good at my last test), though it might be time to check again. I often wonder if the medication I'm on isn't leeching some nutrients. I have been concerned about Tylenol. I don't take it every day, and always...
  5. sorry to keep this very old thread going, but I was about the start a post on the very same subject. Just the other day I was looking at my palms and noticed very mottled red/white/slightly yellow spots, redder around the edges of my palms and my fingers. Don't know if this is a new thing or...
  6. Jumping back in on this topic. I've started taking my magnesium earlier in the evening rather than shortly before bed like i had been, and so far so good! Still regular and less muscle spasms, but no crazy sweaty dreaming (or not as vivid at least). I'm taking about half the recommended daily...
  7. Oy, that is not fun. I'd go super uber strict for a month or so. cut out all processed stuff (or as much as humanly possible) and stick to safe "whole foods" That should tell you if you're reacting to a pre-made product that might be in the 20ppm limit but still have trace amounts. (I'd be suspicious...
  8. Really!? Well, that could explain a few things. I started taking magnesium/calcium supplements regularly a few months ago (and it's helping a lot with my twitchy muscles), and have indeed been having very vivid intense dreams. I've been blaming my medication for Fibromyalgia, but maybe the combo...
  9. I always laugh when people say they're going gluten free to lose weight. HA! tell that to the +10lbs I lost in a month before going gluten-free. Of course, last winter I went a little too far the other way, so when I lost 10lb fairly quickly this spring, I was relieved that my vitamin levels...
  10. I also never had a formal diagnosis, but due to symptoms and family history, I do and will always consider myself having Celiac. As Cyclinglady said, you do want to get some more testing done if possible. If you're unwilling to do a gluten challenge, there may still be traces enough after 7 weeks...
  11. I can't image any kind of large scale bakery pulling it off. Probably would be a tough crumbly lump of disappointment. Maybe more gluten-free bakeries will figure out the same magical formula as this place. Too bad its full of butter (I cheated on that aspect. No regrets). Croissant or no,...
  12. Hi All, I just got back from my first visit to Montreal in a couple years, and had to report back. STUFF IS HAPPENING THERE! One word: Croissant. CROISSAAAAANT! Yes, the flaky exterior fluffy interior pull it apart in sheets melt in your mouth OMG I didn't think I'd ever eat anything like...
  13. Hi ScarlettsDad, Sorry such a slow reply to this, but I also live in Toronto and definitely have a few safe suggestions. Of course, my tastes and your 5-year-olds are probably quite different, but I've got a few we might all agree on. First of all, as a general rule: don't order the gluten...
  14. Chiming in here as one of those people without a confirmed diagnosis. I did have blood tests done a couple times which were negative (don't know if they ran a full panel or not), but my Mom has Celiac (confirmed diagnosis by biopsy), my sister also had negative blood tests but her biopsy was positive...
  15. I am such a sucker for this question (and may be that member, or one of them at least ): Answer, if you can find them: Glutenberg (from Montreal, with several styles. My fav is the red ale) Groundbreaker (from Portland, doing really great craft beer style brews and experimental stuff) Ghostfish...