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  1. I have. I agree that it is so yucky! I would have to "chase" it w/ something. Ugh. I noticed some difference, but not as much as when I took Nystatin. Also, the all natural nasal spray (Nutribiotic, I think is the name) I use contains...
  2. Celiac.com 10/16/2009 - With the downturn in our economy, it is certainly not news that many more Americans are needing to rely on food pantries and soup kitchens to feed themselves. It is also not news that restricted diets, especially...
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    Candida Overgrowth

    Hi, I unfortunately had my doctor stumped (actually, she is a holistic nurse practitioner). She told me to "go do some research." I did and found Dr. Crook's book The Yeast Connection and Women's Health. Almost every page described...
  4. I found it on Amazon. He's got other books, too. There is also a website www.yeastconnection.com Good luck!
  5. I can relate to the yeast problems, although mine started after about 5 years of being on the gluten free diet and feeling good. Didn't know what was going on for so long - no doctors did either. I found the work of Dr. Crook (The Yeast...
  6. Candida has been linked with celiac disease, but I don't think you would see them in your stool. Your doc can run a stool test for candida and other possible issues.
  7. Lots of great advice here...just thought I'd add that Ewehorn makes a corn flake cereal that is unsweetened. Since they reformulated a few months ago, they are very tasty. Perky's Nutty Flax cereal is sort of like Grapenuts, and it does...
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    Anyone Else Work In Residential Treatment?

    I worked in residential as a social worker when I was first diagnosed. It was a small setting, so that helped...although it was a lot less heard of back then, so I was asked TONS of questions CONSTANTLY by both the staff and the boys. ...
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    Celiac And Candida

    I haven't seen too much saying that candida is related to the ONSET of celiac disease, but I have seen plenty about how celiac disease is related to leaky gut syndrome and gut dysbiosis (sp?) creating the perfect environment for an overgrowth...
  10. I totally feel your pain!!! My story and what worked for me to kick the sinus infections for good: All of my life, I have suffered from environmental allergies and asthma. At one point, I was prescribed two inhalers, two nasal sprays...
  11. The allergy tests might not hurt, but they are not the whole picture. Egg whites and soy showed up on mine. When I did an elimination diet with these two things (and some others), neither one resulted in any symptoms after being reintroduced...
  12. Hi Jennifer, I'm not familiar with the candida test, though I've been reading about it and it interests me. I'm starting to come into contact with people whose doctors have used it with credible results. I discovered my issues with...
  13. I agree - any medication that you were given should be checked to see if they contained gluten. To add to the antibiotic comment, I've been reading that a disruption in gut flora is pretty highly correlated with celiac. Whenever I have...
  14. Lots of great questions...the trouble is, so little is known for sure at this time. Regarding the depression link, check out this article (http://www.celiac.com/articles/21547/1/The-Celiac-Disease---Depression-Connection/Page1.html - I...
  15. Plan your meals: It sounds simple, but it’s one that is often ignored. Sit down before you do your weekly grocery run. Know what you are going to make for each meal including snacks. Find out what’s on sale before you make your weekly mea...