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About AmyNColorado

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  1. Funny I live in Golden, CO...home of Coors and literally live down the street from the main facility and have never heard of their Gluten free beer. Toured their facility too and they have never mentioned it.  Personally I'm scared of "gluten removed" beers...don't want to risk it. New Planet here in Colorado makes a great line of ales, dark, and light beers. I'm a fan, the Rasberry is my personal fav although they just released a dark ale that I'm excited to try.


    On a side note about the oats...I can't do any oats even Redmill etc that aren't cross contaminated. The oat protein is very similar to wheat and I hear it's not uncommon. 

  2. I was wondering if anyone has tried Glutenza? It's a product by this Doctor...Tom O'Bryan, I heard him on underground wellness podcast...he has a product that he claims helps within a 2 hour period to minimize symptoms if you are "glutened". www.thedr.com


    Anyone tried it and had success? I've tried other probiotics before and had not felt much of a difference but there are ingredients on this enzyme I've not seen before with other probiotics.



  3. I started reading a lot on good quality single sourced beans and using a French press to keep the flavor etc and started buying higher end coffee...only to realize that my stomach does not handle it well! Seems only weaker coffee sits ok with me. Folgers Simply Smooth seems to be fine and other just lower end coffee brands.


    Has anyone else had this experience? I LOVE the flavor of the really well made stuff (with supposedly less mold and toxins that can be irritable to the gut) However I seem to be the exact opposite, the stronger stuff is the irritant to my gut and the Folgers of the world coffee selection sit just fine...I'm wondering if other Celiacs have had a similar experience?


  4. HI I followed the SCD diet years ago and it helped me so much I didn't know i was celiac back then I just knew I had bad digestion issues. I followed it about 95% adherance for 2 years as I didn't make my own condiments and ate out carefully which is not recommended, but I had great results. It is not a low card diet, you are allowed unlimited honey and things like dates and raisins, you add fruit in as you heal you can also have beans as you heal. I am gearing up to starting it again now that I found out I am celiac. There is also the GAPS diet which is SCD on steroids. I still make the SCD yogurt and every time I try adding in different probiotics I get into trouble SCD worked for me I just hate to give up my popcorn : (


    If you are interested in exploring the carb issue...I would really encourage you to look into the work of Chris Kessler, Mark Sisson and other advocates of the Paleo diet and lifestyle. I went paleo to manage my Celiacs and IBS. I've looked into doing SCD and GAPS and now FODMAPS...might want to look into that instead...my may not need to go full SCD as it could be a FODMAP issue. I geek out on nutrition stuff. Dave Osprey has the bulletproof executive podcast that interviews all the latest researchers on nutrition and fitness. Hope you find some useful information. I can provide you with plenty of books and websites to learn more about SCD and/or FODMAP. good luck.

  5. I'm going to start the antibiotics for SIBO this week for 10 days. From all the research I've read from Allison Siebecker and other sites, the FODMAP diet is a form of treatment as well and supplements.


    For anyone who has undergone this form of treatment, did you start supplements while on antibiotics? Which ones specifically did you take? Did you start a FODMAP diet during that time or wait until after as well?


    Thank you!




  6. There are some really great gluten free and paleo restaurants that have popped up here in the last few years. PALEOOMG.com lives in the Denver area and she constantly posts/reviews great new restaurants along with awesome recipes. If the spot is paleo, it is definitely gluten free. Sprouts and Alfalfa have good selections of products along with whole foods of course. I'm surprised to see that King Soopers is getting better.


    Where have you guys found?


    Any support groups in the Denver metro area that you know of?


  7. I decided to join the gluten free singles.com dating website and am really disappointed by the site and lack of users. Has anyone had experience with this site?  I thought it could be fun to finally go out to eat with someone who also has celiac disease but alas...there aren't even any members that live in my area of Golden, CO!


    What kind of sites have you guys found for socializing and or support groups in your areas? Are they active? Sometimes it would be nice to have that support with others who are also living with this daily other than just forums. 


    Anyone in Colorado?!



  8. I was diagnosed Celiac back in 2009...I'm very sensitive. My roommate brought gluten in the house and I've been sick for two weeks. I went around yesterday wiping everything down with disinfectant so I hopefully will start to feel better now.


    However, I've always believed in manifesting your own reality and The Secret and The Magic, Ask and it is Given...creating and continually manifesting my world purposefully. I believe in it wholeheartedly yet when it comes to Celiac and digestion and IBS...I have a contradiction...at what point did I ask to have celiac disease and at what point can I now reverse it through positive affirmations and creating my own reality.


    I struggle with this because I've continually sent out positive thoughts around my digestion, my healing, my normal bowel movements even! Does anyone else also have this internal struggle? With everything else it works wonders, I practice gratitude every day around all aspects of my life and see the results every single day around all aspects but this one.



  9. Has anyone had the courage to try any of the foods available to purchase in bulk at Whole Foods, sprouts or trader joes? Where you bag your own from the bins.  I'm really curious to know if I would react to that stuff but I'm hesitant to try as I am super sensitive but damn it would save me money when making my own trail mixes. 


    Has anyone had a good experience or just plan stay away?



  10. I'm bringing this post back to light because I'm wondering what brands of nuts are safe?!?!? I am having all kinds of problems with eating nuts lately and I love them...they fuel my mtn bike rides etc when I make my own trail mixes and well I'm probably just addicted.

    I've tried the Target Archer Farms mixed nuts...no allergy information that should indicate a wheat cc and still seem to have a problem.

    The bags of almonds from Costco, the roasted peanuts from Costco...both labels should be safe. I can't eat Kirkland brand mixed nuts already discovered that.


    What about whole foods or sprouts bulk products...not just nuts but any of those including veggie chips. Anyone have experience with these? 



  11. Thanks, I actually take B12 shots monthly, an omega 3 and a vitamin D pill regularly, doesn't seem to help. I eat fruit...is that the type of sugar you're talking about? I eat at least one fat serving per meal such as avocado or olive oil. I'm an active mtn biker, climber and hiker and eat alot of nuts as well on the trail! He mentions:

    "If you can handle exercising without having to carb-load, you

  12. I'm wondering if anyone has experienced being irritable and low mood on the paleo diet. I went to a paleo mostly diet to try to clear up remaining symptoms and while my stomach feels great...my moods are irritable. I hear alot that people had success with depression symptoms when going paleo but that hasn't been my case. My depression seems to have gotten worse and my medications aren't helping. It's more quick temper/anxiety than sadness. I'm also very active outdoors, I exercise sometimes twice a day. I do eat alot of fruit allowed on the diet and I don't follow it religiously because I don't need to lose weight.

    Does anyone else have this problem?

  13. I've been doing alot of research on how to treat parasites naturally. It lists a HUGE list of herbal remedies and I'm wondering if you take all of them together?! It seems pretty extensive to do at home so I'm wondering how others have treated it and how long it took to heal? Any recommendations on products?

    Also, have you ever treated with medications from a doctor? How did that go? Is that possible even?

    One last thing I'd like to add...I'm in Colorado and we have the best gluten free beer! Well from what I've tried anyway and I've tried pretty much every gluten-free beer there is. New Planet Beer makes a lightly treated ale, Rasberry ale and a Pale Ale!! Just wanted to pass that on! you can check them out at www.newplanetbeer.com. I was reading through postings about gluten-free beer and thought I would share, they are spreading quickly! More and more bars here carry it regularly, its pretty awesome!

    Thanks for feedback on the parasites, I really appreciate it.

  14. Oh Man! Good to know, Beau Jo's Pizza is in Denver, Boulder and Idaho Springs (maybe you got these two confused). People keep telling me they now have gluten-free Pizza and thankfully I've not eaten there yet. I get a bit outta control with gluten-free pizza because I love it so much...I tend to eat the whole thing!! But thats besides the point. Thanks for the heads up.

  15. In the summer, my biggest commitment and passion is mountain biking! I feel like even now that I know about the Celiacs Disease, I can't seem to get any faster or stronger! Going up the same trails feel just as hard all the time and I just sometimes feel defeated! My energy going uphill just depletes quickly and I'm just not becoming any faster of a climber then when I first started. They guys are constantly waiting for me at the top (which on a side note I totally redeem myself on the downhill!) :P I want to be a stronger mtn biker and I'm thinking that maybe I don't eat enough protein or not eating the right things to fuel rides or after rides? so I'm hoping there are some gluten-free mtn bike folks on here that can give me some tips about building up strength and how they became stronger riders.

    Thanks so much!

  16. I'm an avid hiker, backpacker, mtn biker, skier, camper...you name it. I really only eat these kinds of supplemntal snacks on hikes and bike rides that are longer than a couple hours and I could probably benefit from being more proactiv about it because I feel like I can never keep up! Particularly riding uphill on my mtn bike. I like Larabars and Bora Bora bars, Ms Mays Bars...all at Costco. Think Thin bars are gluten-free and have 20g of protein pure serving. Honey Stingers and Gu Gel are both Gluten free. I'm not sure about Clif Bloks but they taste yummy.

    Typically for a 14er hike or a full day hike, I pack an apple, larabar, pb&j sandwich with Udi's gluten-free Bread or Rudi's gluten-free bread...holds together great even after sitting in a pack all day. I always bring bags of almonds and when I remember, turkey jerky from whole foods. Not trail mix much because I kinda don't trust which ones are gluten-free.

    Hope that helps!

  17. Does anyone ever get stomach aches/bloating/gas from just eating too large amount of vegetables in one sitting? I eat big salads everyday for lunch and it seems that I'm getting bloating and gas after every meal. I stopped eating tomatos/peppers for awhile thinking maybe it was nightshades...didn't make a difference. Cut back on raw onions, that didn't seem to help. I know the chicken I use in the salad is gluten-free and I get fat from avocado. Anyone have any problem solving tips or experienced these symptoms from large amounts of veggies?


  18. I've been getting terrible stomaches lately and wondering if anyone knows if these products from Costco are gluten free...

    Kirkland Signature Extra Lean Ham lunch meat

    Kirkland chunk canned chicken breast

    I wrote costco and never heard back.

    Also in terms of spices

    Old Bay? does anyone know if its Gluten free for sure.

    Are there any spices that you stay away from or have caused stomach issues even if they should be gluten-free?

    I've wondered if its soy or lactose but have cut out both for a few weeks seperate of each other and nothing changed so I'm now looking into all the foods I'm eating wondering if I'm getting contamination somewhere.

    Thanks so much for any guidance anyone can provide!