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About TiffLuvsBread

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    Female
  • Interests
    Quality time with my dog (and my fiance), outdoor activities, city living, yoga, Pilates, weight training, fashion, movies, shopping, volunteer activities, Relay For Life, music, animals, sushi, healthy living, domestic and foreign travel, beaches, friends and family.
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About Me

My father has Celiac Disease and has lived a gluten-free lifestyle for probably 10 years or more - therefore it is a lifestyle with which I am very familiar. It has been speculated that one of my sisters also has the disorder, although she has not been diagnosed with it but with Crohn's, IBS, and has ulcer issues. It is also believed that my father's sister has Celiac Disease and has probably been fighting it for many many years but has not been diagnosed.

I have had symptoms of celiac disease since probably only the start of 09, but they came on with a vengeance. My fiance jokes that I have reached the human threshold for bread consumption. As my screen name depicts, I am quite a fan of bread. I burn quite a few calories during my day and carbohydrates and gluten-rich foods have been my friend as long as I can remember. I also ate a lot of whole grains while maintaining a diet rich in fish, chicken, grass-fed beef, omega 3's, fruits, vegetables and dairy.

Now, in June '09, I am starting my 'elimination diet' and cutting out every possible gluten source to do my own scientific study:). I have no reason to believe it is anything else causing me these issues after other such elimination diets.

As I work through this elimination diet I am interested to follow the forums and learn what other people are dealing with - and make sure my experiences are consistent with some of them.

  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. I share symptoms with most already posted, with a few exceptions. Also my symptoms start within the hour usually, or sometimes after 2 hours. The "tummy rumblings" begin probably after 30 minutes but after an hour or two I'm really feeling awful and I'm certain it was gluten and not something else...
  3. Hi! I don't know what the deal with private messaging is, but feel free to e-mail me at jess_clawson@yahoo.com! I'd love to chat. Welcome to the forum!

  4. WOW I'm so glad someone asked this question, this is something I never thought about. I figure(d) quick-tempered, moody, impatient, etc etc were (are) just parts of my personality, but now that I'm starting my gluten-free diet (and immediately physically I already feel better) maybe I'll realize...