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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 stick with Lundberg. It's been fine for me.
  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 1.5 cups of coconut milk 1 tbs braggs or liquid aminos 1/4 c. chopped cilantro 1. Scrub mussels under running water and remove beards (This part always makes me chuckle. I imagine crotchety old mussel men grumbling about something or other.) 2. In large stockpot, melt oil on medium heat. Add gr
  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 it on and had an awesome pot of veggie chili ready when I got home. Delicious.
  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 you feel better soon! Brain fog is just AWFUL.
  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 something to do with pinched nerves or cutting off blood flow from bad posture. Or maybe it's gluten. Not sure. Have you tried doing some stretches to get the blood flowing?
  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 or pasta. I had NO IDEA that it wasn't normal for your tummy to cramp up after eating until learning about it through celiac forums/informational websites. Life is so much better gluten free. Guess I just want to share the feel-goods.
  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 used to be a raw-foodist/vegan, and admit that I was once one of those folks. But I'm not anymore. The things that I said were expressed out of love and concern. Sigh. Well, I've said what I'll say on the issue, and now I'm letting it go. MOOOOOVING on.
  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 know, but I'm just venting. I just can't, can't, can't understand why my mom and sister would not want to get tested? My sister has a young son. Wouldn't she want to know if he was at risk? It is SO FRUSTRATING! Especially knowing what I know now, and knowing that it is possible to feel good and
  11. 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 level, when it actually is not. My creatine/uric acid levels were normal, so I'm guessing why he's saying there's no problem. Whew! I was worried there for a bit. Seems that all is well now!
  12. 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 that it should be. I'd been eating gluten-free for 9 months at the time of the test. As far as I know, no other blood tests have shown abnormal kidney function. Does anyone have any idea what could cause this?
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