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  1. My acne came from rosacea , have you looked into that? Plus I have not had acne for years & years but did have it as an adult as well..... I wash my face in Nutribiotic for sensitive skin.. non-soap... I have not seen acne since using this product... Also in terms of the face : a little is a lot sometimes wearing nothing clears things up...I can not use make-up or eye shadow or mascara just a little lipstick....

    I would also take probiotics & digestive enzymes.... the prior poster had great thoughts.....

  2. When  one  limits  there  gluten-free  products  to only  products  made  in a dedicated  facility it  does  limit  the  gluten-free  choices. I do like  or  wish  they all  had  dedicated  machinery   /processing  but  that  just does not  happen.... there are  people  who are  super-sensitive who  MUST  do this....

  3. Go Dairy Free  is a good place to  start. plus  there are  other  sites  like  gfdf.... Please  understand  that  you  are still very  new  to  celiac  & the  healing  process  can take  several years ,  it  is  not  an overnight  fix.... Eating  a  naked/plain  gluten-free  diet will help  without  a lot  of processed gluten-free , plus  yes,  many  doctors  now  recommend  going  dairy  free  for a  period  of time.....

  4. You should check with your insurance carrier first. They may not cover if the provider is out of your coverage. You then would have to pay out of pocket....

    It does take time for a body to adjust & make changes to a diet change.. Some it is a quick turnover for others it can take several years....

    Other food sensitivities can take place at anytime, even years later... this process is usually a personal process meaning not everyone develops other problems... Some are just celiac while others go on to develop other autoimmune disorders or food allergies.

    While the body is mending some doctors also recommend going dairy free for a period of time. That is because dairy is also broken down at the tips of the villi same as gluten...this is relatively a new approach in the last few years...

    Some parents would just go gluten-free for the family since daughter is celiac, son has positive Blood work but that is a choice each parent needs to decide for their children... Some people need that golden seal stamp of positive to be able to follow through .... no right or wrong here....

  5. We too have large eyes.....I do know many who have long lashes & big eyes whom happen to be celiac !!! Another one is men who have flat butts ...... it is funny because when I see any of these things I think they should be tested .. My head starts spinning...If I have a chance or reason to have conversation & find they have other issues I do mention testing.....I don't know if there is any specific info on this...

  6. I too have heard this in children.... from what I have read through the early years some doctors told people that...like twenty years ago. Have no idea if it was a thing all doctors looked out for but for sure some did. Remember twenty years ago was a lifetime ago when it comes to undiagnosed celiac so they truly knew little about celiac.. The researchers were working hard but the family doctor hadn't a clue....& sadly some still don't.....

    Another thing they looked for was children with bluish color under their eyes....

    I also will say as a child myself & my daughter both had LONG eyelashes that would be pushed in by glasses...people would comment about our beautiful eyes & lashes! we both are celiac.....

    wise tale or true I don't have an answer.....

  7. There  are  many  of  these  home boxes available to choose from.. I think  they  are are great  way to try new  gluten-free  products  but  they can get  pricey  depending  on  which one  you choose...here are a few  more to look at:

    Taste Guru

    Cuisine cube

     

    Send me gluten-free

     

    Love  with Food gluten-free   Snack box

     

    Conscious  box

     healthy  surprise gluten-free Snack box 

     

    Urth Box

    Tasteric Allergy Free

     GFreely  box

    G Foodie Box  club

     

    Sprig

     

    I personally  have  never  used  any  of these  but  many choices...

     

    good luck

  8. I too agree  with the  others... The  owner  of the  house is  the  king of the  castle... IF you  actually lived  with them  I would  say  that  is a different  elephant in the  room....

    Plus  I will say  many  people   with  celiac  live  with a shared  kitchen.. The  many  restrictions  are  followed   but  again  they  reside  in the  same  quarters...

    Not  everyone  can grasp  how  food  can  make  someone  ill &  that  statement becomes  hundreds  of  times  worse  when  people  don't  have  celiac...some  celiac people  don't  get  it!!!!

    So  things  don't  get  worse  I would  tell your  supportive  Mother that  it  is okay that  Dad  doesn't  get  it, you will just  bring  your  own  food   or  eat  before you visit.. Truly Dad  is not  doing  anything  wrong  in his own house.He  may not  be  sensitive  to your  illness  but  that  is  as far as  it goes...dad  may also  feel left  out....  men  are  grown  little  boys!!!!

    I also  understand  how  nice  it is  not to have to prepare all your  own meals...my  suggestion  there  is to  cook  dishes  that  can be  frozen  for  night's  when  you don't feel like cooking....

    Sorry,   I know  you probably  wished  for  a different  answer...

  9. You can vent anytime, we all have been there...I will make a suggestion ... you are very new to the gluten-free lifestyle.... your body hasn't got to a healing point but it will. While this process is an ongoing one I suggest trying to eat a very naked/clean diet to help the healing along....Try to stay away from the processed gluten-free stuff.. eat healthy fruits, veggies, meats .. If you need junk try popcorn or gluten-free pretzels...ice cream if not dairy intolerant.....

    As you improve your body will let you know how sensitive you are... I also recommend Probiotics & digestive enzymes to help heal & digest....

    Being gluten-free isn't convenient but it is the best disease to have no deadly drugs, no chemo, no radiation, just a food change....

    Remember people go through a grieving process just like loosing a love one, this maybe what you are experiencing today...anger, denial, bargaining, sadness then comes healing , hope & a healthy life....hugs

  10. snack ideas: fruit , pretzels, corn chips, crackers & peanut butter, popcorn, cheese, M&M'S , raisins, applesauce.. jerky, rice cakes..... their is a lot of junk food!!! But they are kids!!!! our kids love yogurt. banana boats with nutella spread on.... dice ham & cheese with crackers or chips....just make sure all is gluten-free....

    The kids will be fine it is the parents who go crazy with worry....been there done that!!!!

    To get kids to eat other foods besides junk food make penguins out of carrots & black olives...

    celery with cream cheese or peanut butter add raisins for ants on a log...

  11. All great advice  has been  given.......I just  want to say  your  kids are  very  lucky to have caring  parents, not  all kids  have  this  luxury...some parents  just  don't get  it  or  truly care... sad  but  true....

    I do have a  question....... have  you & hubby  been tested as well?

    To make  things at  home  a  bit  easier have  you given thought  to an all gluten free  home? This  also  encourages  the  kids ....they  will learn  to  own  their  illness & not  the disease  owns  them...Our kids  now teenagers  have  been gluten-free  since age 2 1/2....in  elementary school  I made  /matched  every  birthday party, holiday parties, &  school classroom snacks....for 

     7  years for two  kids... we also  had  lots  of bonding  times  making  cute  things  out of their  food...sandwiches  turned  into  an animal with the  help of  cookie  cutters, pancakes  made  into hearts for valentines  & so on...

    When  school  time comes  your  way  , make  an apt  with the  principle, nurse,  cafeteria  staff ,  &  guidance  counselor ( if  they have  one)  do  this  in the  summer a few weeks/month before  school  begins.... celiac  disease  is   covered  under  the  disabilities  act....I  can  say  in  grades K -6  we  never  bought  lunches  it  was  just  as  easy to bring  from home &  have  an adult  heat  or  micro  the gluten-free  food  if  it  needed  to be  heated...bento  boxes  are  sweet!  We  would  send  gluten-free  chicken nuggets,  pizza,  soup,  mac & cheese  to name  a few  things...  for  parties  we  were permitted to  have use  of  a  fridge  & freezer... I kept  ice  cream, ice  cream  sandwiches,  cookies,  cupcakes made  from home  at  school so  when a party  happened  all the  teacher  had to do was  set  out  the  item  in the  am....When the  PTA  put on a  party  they  sent  home  a  note  with  what  they  were serving  & I matched  that  ....

    You will do  fine  ,  just  take  your  time & learn as you go....

  12. hello & welcome.... sorry  for all your  health issues... at t his  point  it could  be anything.. here are a few  things  to look into:

     

    Sibo, ulcers,Gerd, thyroid  full panel ( not  just  TSH), Biospy for  celiac  please  make sure  they  take  at  least 4-6 samples....liver  function  testing...

    I would  also  suggest  you keep a  food  journal  to  know for  sure  which  foods  cause  you  ill effects... have  you tried  taking  probiotics  & before  meals a digestive  enzyme? Eating  a plain  naked  food  diet  for at  least  three  - six   months.Limiting  highly processed  foods.....

  13. first off kudos to you for helping try to keep your girlfriend safe from gluten... I'm sorry but I'm on my way to a meeting at present but I did look quickly into the leslie stowe crackers...I do see the oat ones are made with gluten-free oats. I see where others are wheat free... Not sure what she is eating but wheat free does not mean gluten free.....The oat ones are labeled gluten-free & should be fine the wheat free no.....

    I hope someone else can reply with your other ????'s , if not I will when I return in the am.....

  14. Yes, you should check her medical history out esp. if you are not sure what she has been doing in those five years....I would want a full history work-up so you know for sure what her needs maybe now besides celiac....Bodies change quickly at that age for a female....Plus I'm fairly sure she could have a few emotional issues with a major change at that age...I know it would have thrown me off at that age! That is a lot for a nine year old to deal with....

  15. You should  do well at  the family condo.....I get  naked  nuggets  & fries (gluten-free)  at  chik f lay....that  is  terrible  you got  sick at  Outback  & Red Robin... I know  some  chains  are  better  with  food  handling than others... There are  some  gluten-free  places  I just  can't  trust... 'I did  get  sick at  Outback my  very first  visit... I'm not a  choc  person  but  my hubby  insisted  on me  having  the  choc down under  big  dessert... three small bites  & the big D  hit  me!. Honestly  our  celiac  daughter  downed  the  whole thing but  she  is  a  big  choc  lover.... I was  upset  for  days... I do believe  it was all that  choc  which I don't  eat  much of.....it is now a  joke...they  encourage  me to order  so  the  kids  can  pig  out!

    Main thing  is  to  enjoy  your  vacation, do  a  bit of  research for gluten-free  food  before  you go  that  way  you will not get  stressed about  where to eat...or  shop for gluten-free  staples....

    We go a lot so I  always do my homework  before  hand &  have  a list  on hand  where we  can  eat....&   my  hubby  will tell you I know  where  every bathroom is located!!!!!

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