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  1. sorry  you are  having  this  issued.I don't want t o scare  you  but PLEASE I'm Begging now, if  you have  this much blood in your  stool  & you haven't eaten something  like a  quart  of  beets  at  one time , you  need to go to a clinic  or  doctor or  ER  ......please,  please ,please  don't put this off Be safe ......I have two friends who  had  less blood  than that  in their stool , laughed  at me  for begging them  to go  check it out, didn't go & now  wear a bag...totally not  worth it.... it  is never  normal to have large amounts of blood  in stool.

    You could  have  internal bleeding,  an ulcer.....  hugs

  2. Don't give up!  yes, some kids  act  out for attention  &  need  a  good  old  fashion  scolding   but  most  has  an  hidden issue    in a  health  reason.....Have  you  considered  the  high  fructose in  stuff?  Calm  stress  is made  for kids  &  is gluten-free  works wonders for  many. they also make an adult  version.  it  seems to take  the edge  off....

  3. My suggestion is  to  have  other  testing  done  to make  sure  there is not another  issue....I know when our  kids got to much sugar   it  wipes  them  out  of  any  reasoning...  Other  allergies? Has  the  mental  function  testing been done?  ADHD, Autism  spectrum? There is a trigger  somewhere.....

    hope  things  gets  better....

  4. Hello,  your  post  confuses  me  a  bit.. Are  you  wanting  to have  gluten-free  foods   but  don't  care  about CC? or  are  you liking  the law  of 20 ppm?

    gluten-free  foods  under 20 ppm  may not  be  safe  for all celiac...I run a gluten-free  support  group  & many  can not  eat gluten-free foods  under the20 ppm  by law  , meaning  they  have to eat  gluten-free  foods  that  are certified  gluten-free......this  disease  is like a  chameleon   all the  same  yet  so different  .....

    I for  one  am  very thankful  restaurants  are  trying  to  give  a better , safer, healthier gluten-free  meal....

    gluten-free food  is  the  medicine  for  some one with celiac .....gluten-free  itself  is not  healthy , until  the last  few  years  when   better  gluten-free  flours  become  known  most  of the  gluten-free  flour  blends  are rice, starches, & sugars  so I don't call that  healthy.. The newer  gluten-free  blends  often  use  nut flours, added  fiber to add  to the  protein  & less starches & sugars...

    Please  explain  the Health  craze? if  you  are  talking  about  gluten-free  healthier  foods  I'm  in.....twelve  years ago I never  thought about  whether  a gluten-free  food  was  healthy I just  wanted to be able to  eat,  now  I  think  about  better gluten-free  products to  nourish  the body & keep  healthy....

  5. for work  is there a  microwave?  They  do  make  an instant mac & Cheese , Gluten freeda  has  sandwich pockets  in several varieties,You  also  can make  your  own  gluten-free dough & make  the  same thing... we  love  sandwich petal wraps  they come in flavors  to  wrap  meat,  cheese, lettuce &  sun dried tomatoes  up in....

    gluten-free breads  are  not  forgiving  , we  now  use  canyon bakehouse  which  needs  no heating.... a  side note  is not to put  condiments  on the  bread  until ready to eat ....keeps  bread  from getting  soggy...

    Munk pak  has just   recently  came out  with  pouches  of  gluten-free  oatmeal  several varieties  for on the  go... Not  bad  in a  pinch...

    Go picnic has   portable  gluten-free  boxes... I'm not a  fan  but  it's  food.....

    Jerky &  cheese  with gluten-free  crackers...

    Pacific  has  small boxed  soups  to have  either cold  or  heated, drink right  out of carton....they have  heatable  thermos  on Amazon...just  add  your  soup.

    individual  tuna  &  crackers,,  add a fruit  & there is lunch....

    Lance  has  come out  with gluten-free  peanut butter  or  cheese  crackers  for  snacking...

    Do you  like  protein  shakes?  Blender  bottle  &  mix  it  up....these  can be  made  with  a lot of  leftover  fruit & veggies add flax  or  salba  seeds  to boost  the values....

    Cold  pizza, not  everyone  likes that  but  ! !!!!

    salmon  spread  on  rice  cakes , gluten-free  chips....

  6. Many gluten-free  bakeries  will do a gluten-free wedding  cake....Annalise  Roberts  has a cook book called  Baking  Classics... I  think  she  could have  been the first baker  to do a gluten-free  whte wedding  cake. I make  it  for ourselves & gluten eaters...they love  it......

    For  mixes  I  like  King Arthur Flour  gluten-free  cake mix....the best...I'm not  crazy about  the  cheaper  cake mixes......

    congrats  on  the  wedding.

  7. NO NO NO...you have  probably healed  your  gut  a little in 3 months  if your  were strict....isn't  a  little foggy  & cramps  enough  to make  your  brain  understand  that  you can't  have  gluten? sounds  like "Russian Roulette" to me.....you  can continue to cheat  no  one will stop you  but  down the road  your  body  will  succumb  to  the  ill effects  of  gluten   & then  you can deal  with cancer, osteoporosis,  diabetes, anemia  &  more... good  luck

  8. In general oats  can be hard for many to digest. Years ago  oats  were off the table for  celiac   . Then  came gluten-free  oats......I was never  an oat  for  breakfast  lover  in my gluten days   but for  some  strange  reason  I  decided  I  missed oats! So  I tried  the gluten-free oats & love  oatmeal cookies.... I now  do well  with  1/2 cup of gluten-free  oats  maybe  twice a  month more than like  I  get  a  weird  tummy  feeling  ,  so I guess  I learned  how  much my  gut  can take.....

    A new  person  that   hasn't  had  any healing of the gut  may find  it  feels  like  overload  on their  gut or  worse.... When starting out  we  try to tell people  to be kind  & gentle  to their  fragile  tummies to  let  the body  heal  as  much as possible  without  added  stress... gluten-free foods  in the natural state without  a lot  of  processed gluten-free  either....some  foods  are  just  hard to digest....

  9. hello, yes, yes, yes, to light at the end of the  tunnel!!!!  It  takes the gut  a lot of time  to heal from all the years  of damage & many times the  gut  fights back...For  some  they feel better  in an instant for others  it can take a couple  of  years.... you need to be  patient  with   yourself... Eating    lean, clean  healthy  foods  can be a  big  help  in  allowing the gut  to heal...So  if  possible  stay a way  from  processed  junk food for  at least 3-6  months.. If you are  craving  something  then  have  a small  amount   to  satisfy  your  craving...you may have  gotten gluten  from eating out   or  it  just maybe  the gut  telling  you  to give  it  plain  gluten-free  foods.  The  stomach  can get  over load  from  the foods  you  eat....Your  illness  didn't  happen in a  day  &  your  healing  will not  happen in a  day....

    Once  your  gut  heals  &  you  absorb  the food  you  are  eating  you will soon learn  that  all the  sweets  packs  on pounds  .I too was a  sweet  eater  from a very young  age...

    You also may want to consider  getting  your  kids  checked as well....

    With  celiac  we  do lack  nutrients  such as  B-12 Vit D, Calcium,  magnesium  & more... bone loss,  Many of us  have  developed  other  autoimmune  disorders  like  thyroid issues, osteoporosis  & others....

     

    The  great  news  is  this is all manageable & becomes  second  nature once  you get through the healing process. 

     

    Some  things to decide  is  will your house  to  all gluten free  or   dual  ?  You will need  to  take  care of  yourself  at home.  Small kids  , big messes.....wheat  crumbs  in toaster  ( get  yourself a  cheap one for  gluten-free  only).... cooking utensils & pots & pans  should  be okay  if  no  scratches or  gouges in them.... no  double  dipping  into  jars  of  things .. A few  crumbs  from  wheat  can cause a reaction.....

     

    Make  your self  a gluten-free goodie  bag  for your  car,  work  , this way  if  an unexpected  happens  you  will have  something  to eat & not be  tempted  to eat  a  gluten  food.... After  you are better  & healthy & decide  to  dine out  look  for places  that  offer  a gluten-free  menu. As  you  know  that is not  100%  always  safe  either  but  it  is better  than  cold  turkey...when  we  do Italian  I always  take  a breadstick  or  Italian gluten-free  bread  in my purse....Hamburger place  take  a gluten-free  bun  if  they don't offer....

     

    You  will be okay  just  give  the  body time to heal.....

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