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  1. Hi Angelmom, I found that non gluten-free certified brands of rice were hit or miss, but more hits, with glutenings. I think it's probably because rice and barley are often grown and transported together, especially in Asia. It got to the point where I decided to do only certified rice, so I...
  2. Me too. I would get really sharp stabbing pains in my stomach after eating them, and they always made me sort of feel like gagging. I haven't had one in about a year now.
  3. Boyfriend and I just had Thai mussels over rice: 3 lbs fresh mussels 2 tbs olive or coconut oil 1/2 c. chopped green onions 5 cloves minced garlic 1 can of prego/similar pasta sauce 1 tbs minced ginger juice of 1/2 lime 1/2 tsp cayenne lemon grass stalk, cut in 3 inch long strips 1...
  4. This morning, I put the following into my rice cooker: about 2 cups of beans, a jar of Prego pasta sauce, a tablespoon of brown sugar, 1 tbs chili, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1/2 tsp cayenne, a teensy dash of cinnamon, salt, pepper, diced sweet potato, onion, garlic, and chopped red pepper…then flipped i...
  5. I have found that in addition to gluten causing brain fog, sugar spikes can cause it as well. If I eat something very starchy, like potatoes or a cup of sweet tea, I often feel brain-foggy very quickly. You might try limiting your carbohydrates for a while to see if that helps the problem. I hope...
  6. Weirdly enough, I was experiencing it just as I saw your post! I know what you're talking about, but I don't know what causes it. For me, it's not painful, just weird and slightly annoying. It usually happens when I am sitting down at the computer or hunched over something, so I wonder if it has...
  7. True, 4dave, but I also think that a lot of people actually have a lot of symptoms that aren't recognized AS symptoms because they have always been the norm. Before I began looking into gluten intolerance/celiac disease, my stomach always cramped severely after eating gluten heavy meals like pancakes...
  8. Thanks everyone. Yeah, after my sister told me she was very happy for my changes being made with my "new disease" and glad that I was changing my diet, she said "please don't push it off on others like a religion." Ouch, that hurt. I know there are some people who can get pushy with diets, and I...
  9. To add to this, I said my piece to my family. I wrote an email explaining everything and sent some links to the Uni of Chicago's info sheet website. I'm not going to be pushy or mention it ever again. But it makes me feel sad and angry to be brushed off, especially by my family.
  10. A major reason that I went through a challenge to get testing done was so that I'd have some leverage backing my requests that my family members get tested for celiac. Lo and behold, a positive test result...and they still don't care a bit. This topic has been kicked around quite a bit on here, I...
  11. You know, I used to have this too! I googled as well, "sweet-smelling stool," and couldn't find anything about it. I noticed mine most distinctly after having beer, so I don't know if it had anything to do with that. It seemed to stop once I went gluten free, though I had a few too many ciders one...
  12. Greenbeanie, just curious, did you do a blood test at the end of your 6 weeks as well? Have you gotten the results, if so? I had some other blood work done recently that showed very high lymphocytes, which are associated with autoimmune disorders. I'm wondering if my inflammation was still high after...
  13. Hi ravenwoodglass, Thank you for your reply. I actually just spoke to the doctor, and he told me that it's nothing to worry about, because when the blood samples don't go directly to the lab and have to sit around for a while, for some reason the sample will read as having a very high potassium...
  14. I just got a complete nutritional analysis back, and is said that I have low vitamin D (shocking, considering I just returned from living in the tropics for two years) and high lympocites/esosonophils, low segment neutrophils, low sodium, but extremely high potassium, like, more than double the amount...