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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/07/2018

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  1. Thank you for sharing your experiences. They are very helpful. I was unaware of the results I would experience after eating 2 bowls of rice chex with rice milk (rice dreams which contains barley). I figured if my daughters could eat cereal and make it through so can I. Also, until recently I've always been able to eat one main meal with a sald and some fruits and nuts for years. This drastic change is sudden. I guess it was accumalating and it reached its point. So, this was a shock to me. I tried to do my best to eat healthy; especially after becoming a vegan.
  2. Do you have a particular kind of protein powder that you could suggest. I am afraid to eat meat. Just thinking about it scares me. I can't eat sunflower seeds but I do eat alot of veggies. I was not aware of the rice chex thing. Aslo, someone just informed me that Rice Dreams (milk) has barley enzymes and of course this is the brand I've been using!! I eat wanust and almonds and so far no problems. I ordered cooks books Susan O Brian Wheat free, gluten free cookbook for vegan and Donna Klein cookbook so hopeful I'll find receipes that are not only nutritious but delicious.
  3. My blood type is O positive. I also believe that I have a candida isuue as well. How do I address this on top of the gluten free diet? Oh my goodness, I am really going to starve. No fruit, rice, agave and stuff. I'm open for advice if you have more information. What will eat while trying to address the above? '
  4. TYhanks for this post. I am actually afraid to try other nuts because of the symptoms I experience after eating them i.e. peanuts, pistachios, cashews, brazil nut (feel like rocks in my stomach) etc. So far I've been abble to eat walnuts and almonds. WHEW! But who knows only time will tell if it will last. I also purchased some pumkin seeds of which I am afraid to try but will do so today as a snack . Smile Sometimes all i can do is smile or laugh because this celiac disease is no jjoke but comically when I look at what I have to do to maintain. Thank you Jibril for this post. Especially in regards to getting the fats and protein I need as a vegan and etc.
  5. I can have pumpkin and I did not think to mix it withspices and butter. I was trying to find a brand of butter for vegans thats soyfree. Thank you for this post. I will definitely look for the brand you named.
  6. Oh my goodnees, I use rice dreams and was unaware of the barley mix. Also, should I purchase separate cooking utensils from those I use for family so as not to cross contaminate?
  7. I am not allergic to meat I just lethargic and heavy when I eat meat. The frequency of my bowel movement change and so I become clogged and I experience mood swings. It may sound crazy but this is what I've noticed. I really don't like those feelings or symptoms coupled with the ones I am experiencing now. OMG So, I am not sure what I should do!!!
  8. Thank you Last night I actually ate something that was fulfiiling. I made the Lime mint quinoa (Karina receipe) with yam cinnamon, walnuts, raisins, agave and I baked it in olive oil. It was delicious. For breakfast I am going to have hot quinoa cereal with blueberries and walnuts etc. So I'm getting there. My question however is what can I substitue beside meat for the fat intake? Its beyond the animal rights thing. My body does not function well when I eat meat or flesh it just doesn't.
  9. Thanks for the reply. I am actually allergic to coconut milk and and peanuts. I usually put bananas in my cereal however, just recently, I've been expereincing acid reflux after eating them. Hummus upsets my stomach. And I'm afraid to eat pumpkin or anything else because of what happened last night. This is like my firts week on a gluten, wheat, coconut and soyfree diet and its strange. I also just purchased several cookbooks and "first year living with celiac disease and gluten free by Jules E. Dowler Shepard and I can't wait until they get here!!
  10. I am feeling really sad right now. I have never experienced hunger like today. I took my 10 year old daughter to a dr appt. this morning about 8:30 am. However, I decided to eat some rice chex with rice milk before leaving 8:am. I actually ate 2 bowls to ensure that I would be alright. I am SO GLAD THAT I DID!!!!!!! Around 11:30, we were racing down the subway stairs (15 steps) and all of a sudden I felt exhausted. I started shaking and trembling all over and felt extremely hungry. A hunger like no other. The train came and we reached our stop. I was out of breath, walking very slowly up the stairs and by the time I reached the top I had to lean on my daughter for support. She was concerned and so was I!! I felt as if I was going to fall out. I have not been diagnosed by a dr but I know that I do have celiac disease. And I am not sure that I would want to consume foods that are harmful just to be diagnosed. I am a vegan for 3 years because of food allergies and now somethings else.....DAMN IT!!!! I was afraid and I am now. I know deep down inside that I am going to be ok!! But OMG, the need to deal with this is unbelievable. I ate some veggies and brown rice last night and experienced shortness of breath, intense itching, abdominal pain and discomfort blah blah blah. Anyway, I am grateful that there is somewhere like this site that I can vent, get the info and encouragement i need to move towards healing and wholeness Thank you
  11. Good morning everyone, So its been about a week since being on the wheat, gluten and soy free diet. Yesterday, I went to a healthfood market and I purchased a rosted veggie pie that was wheat, soy and gluten free. I asked the gentlemen if there were any other ingredients that I should know about and of course he said NO. Well, alittle while after eating the pie my stomach felt like hot burning acid and painful. I called the store and spoke the chef and of course he assured me that it wasn't the pie. He gave me a run down of the ingredients and at the end of the list he stated "black pepper as an ingredient". I was shocked. How could a healthfood store not know that black pepper is not good for the digestive system; red pepper is best!! this ingredient is a definite NO No especially for ME. My stomach is still chruning and burning and its sour but not as bad as yeasterday. Also, I am very tired and itching all over inclluding anal. Despite the above I am ok because it could be worse. Does anyone else experience the above symptoms or is it just me!! Please respond!
  12. Thought I Could Handle This But....

    please hang in there! I believe that it will get better. Prior to becoming ill but unaware of having celiac disease, I was very athletic. I jooged 35 to 40 miles aweek, studied martial arts, cardio workout etc. However after becoming ill everything came to a screeching halt. I became a vegan 3 years aog because I experienced alot of symptoms which at times required hospitalization and shots. I miss my old way of living. However, I have to deal with right here and now. I just recently as a vegan began the wheat, gluten and soy free diet and its hard. I went to Barnes and Nobles to purchase a book of receipes that's related to the above and the sales clerk looked at me like wow your a vegan and you still have food issues. But you know what I trust and believe that its going to be okay and most importantly that I'll be healthier than I've ever been and so will you and the many others who are dealing with celiac disease. Stay blessed and encouraged please!
  13. I would not touch it at all. I love and miss eating brad. However, I am too afraid to test the waters.
  14. Recovery Timeline

    Thanks for the post, Today is my 3rd day and I fell so exhasuted. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue. I'm not sure if the irritability, exhaustion etc are from the latter or celiac disease. However, I refuse to give in!!! Thank God that I'm a stay a home mom and off from school until September. I would defintely be in trouble. I went to the wholefood market and picked up some grocery all organic, Gluten, wheat etc. I even wrote out a list of things I can and cannot eat so that I could check the labels twice. I know that there is going to be some discomfort. However, in 6 months I'll be posting letting everyone no about my great accomplishment i.e. healing and wholeness. You said that you signed up for a gym kudos for you. I crave the moment when I can jog along the beach and work out without becoming exhausted.Please continue to send words of encouragement and hope. Take care. P.s Is exhaustion and soreness common in the first few weeks?