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I jumped off the gluten-free wagon!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

With so much in the news about wheat, wheat intolerance and celiac disease I became very interested, because last summer I ate a sandwich from a well-known national chain sandwich shop and became very ill. The meat was not spoiled and the vegetables were fresh but I became very ill. I had heart palpitations and wheezing. I am NOT asthmatic.
I just assumed it had to be the gluten/wheat. I jumped on the gluten-free wagon full force ahead. Yes I felt better than I had before, but I got to thinking why it that all of a sudden I am gluten intolerance. When I ate breads that were homemade and/or from a local restaurant (they baked their own bread) I had no problems.
When I did some investigative work, I truly think it is the additives that they put in commercial breads that is causing many problems for people who might think they have celiac/gluten intolerance. These additives are in most of the breads that are on your local grocers shelves. I brought sourdough, whole wheat, cracked wheat, name brand and store brand and they all had some ‘dough enhancers’ that can cause all kinds of problems.
I wondered what ever happened to the ‘day old’ bread. Well the bread now has such a long shelve life that it NEVER gets stale. Good for the bakery, but bad for my health. So I am now learning the art of bread making. I would prefer to buy my bread from the grocery store because it is so convenient, but I cannot handle the additives in the bread. The additives are making me sick, not the gluten. Here is a link to things to avoid in bread.


http://blog.fooducate.com/2012/06/29/fiv
e-bread-ingredients-you-absolutely-sho
uld-avoid-bread-miniseries-part-44/

blog.fooducate.com/2012/06/29/five-b
read-ingredients-you-absolutely-should
-avoid-bread-miniseries-part-44/

  
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MZLADY77 6/1/2014 10:15PM

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PURPLEPEONY 5/17/2014 8:54AM

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CAROL3SAN 2/28/2014 9:00PM

    Thanks for posting Walnut. You make a great point. And thanks for the link you posted also. These days it does not surprise me to find additives in everything. I have a cousin who makes homemade bread and it is delicious. There are no additives in it, so you have to dive right in and eat it up within a couple of days. But if it sits for much longer than that, the bread will start to fall apart when you cut off a slice, and by then it is already getting hard.
Have a good week end.

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D_4RECOVERY 2/28/2014 4:14AM

    Glad you are educating yourself and finding out what works for you and against you. Have fun with your bread making.

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DIFROMWYOMING 2/27/2014 10:33PM

    I'm glad this worked. I think it is not good to people to assume they have a gluten issue unless they are medically diagnosed. Unfortunately, I am, so none for me! :(
I'm adjusting,though. Hope this helps you.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/27/2014 8:31PM

    Very interesting!

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RABBITART 2/27/2014 7:17PM

    It could also be a Histamine Intolerance.


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YIGOBUTTERFLY 2/27/2014 6:57PM

    Walnut another contributor to our health issues with wheat is most of it is genetically modified. The big growers belong to a group that gets their seeds from a source that has changed the structure of the wheat. Farmers who do not belong are being sued and are loosing if some of this seed gets in their fields and the company that modifies the seeds finds out.

Be careful what flour you use.

It is a real mess.

Jane

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Avoid the Energy VAMPIRES!!

Friday, January 04, 2013

There is an epidemic of exhaustion out here, People are tired and burned out, and many of us resort to overeating in order to self-medicate ourselves against all the negative energy that surrounds us.

Meditate to quiet a 'racing' mind.

Avoid Energy VAMPIRES. Those are people who suck the life right out of you!!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 1/10/2014 5:16PM

    Yes, and . . . GO TO BED at a reasonable hour!! I always have problem with that.

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CHOCSUNDAE 1/7/2013 11:30AM

    You are so right!!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/4/2013 12:28PM

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Pencil Maker

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Subject: A PENCIL MAKER TOLD THE PENCIL 5 IMPORTANT LESSONS JUST BEFORE PUTTING IT IN THE BOX:

1. EVERYTHING YOU DO WILL ALWAYS LEAVE A MARK.
2. YOU CAN ALWAYS CORRECT THE MISTAKES YOU MAKE.
3. WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WHAT IS INSIDE OF YOU.
4. IN LIFE, YOU WILL UNDERGO PAINFUL SHARPENINGS, WHICH WILL ONLY MAKE YOU BETTER.
5. TO BE THE BEST PENCIL, YOU MUST ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE HELD AND GUIDED BY THE HAND THAT HOLDS YOU.

-annoymous author-

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Pencil Maker

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Subject: A PENCIL MAKER TOLD THE PENCIL 5 IMPORTANT LESSONS JUST BEFORE PUTTING IT IN THE BOX:

1. EVERYTHING YOU DO WILL ALWAYS LEAVE A MARK.
2. YOU CAN ALWAYS CORRECT THE MISTAKES YOU MAKE.
3. WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WHAT IS INSIDE OF YOU.
4. IN LIFE, YOU WILL UNDERGO PAINFUL SHARPENINGS, WHICH WILL ONLY MAKE YOU BETTER.
5. TO BE THE BEST PENCIL, YOU MUST ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE HELD AND GUIDED BY THE HAND THAT HOLDS YOU.

-annoymous author-
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NOCALORIES 7/8/2012 9:53AM

    This is a beautiful blog and I am grateful you shared it.

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WORKINGSTIFF 9/9/2011 8:42AM

    Just checking in...

Love the blog!

Take care!

Helen

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"That's Enough"!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

I went to my Overeaters Anonymous meeting yesterday and the slogan for this week is "THAT'S ENOUGH".
Ummmh! What does "That's Enough" mean to you?
enough of getting extra helpings?
not getting enough sleep?
not exercises?
not journaling?
of avoiding the scales?
of pain and suffering because of being obese?
of taking care of others and putting yourself last?
of not planning your meals?
"That's Enough"......means all of the above and even more.
What does it mean to you??

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/22/2011 3:36PM

    they are good things to remember. I've had enough of eating poorly and unhealthy foods.

LET'S ROCK 2011 TOGETHER ~!

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SLIM242 1/3/2011 6:02PM

    Hi Walnut,
Happy new year!

For me that's enough means stop limiting myself on what I can do physically, I need to push through those limits to achieve my goals. "Just Do It"! I like your blog on this topic.

Slim


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YIGOBUTTERFLY 12/23/2010 4:28AM

    Had not thought about it before. Will do some thinking.

Jane on Guam

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COOKI56 12/20/2010 4:33PM

    That's enough for me means to stop the negative thoughts which inadvertently lead me to overeat due to emotions.
Thank you for sharing this!
Ruth

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JOYATLAST 12/19/2010 8:52AM

    That's enough is the voice of authority that enforces a change in direction.

I hear it loud and strong over my childish ways. It's time to straighten up and fly right!

Thanks for sharing!



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PHYNIXX 12/18/2010 12:23PM

    I couldn't agree with you more and thanks for the scripture!

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MZLADY77 12/17/2010 6:31PM

    Hi! Good to hear from you...No more excuses! Just stop eating and workout.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/17/2010 5:54PM

    Good for you!

That's enough for me usually means I need to stop eating!

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WORKINGSTIFF 12/17/2010 2:56PM

    In my house (both as the mother and when I was the child) it meant "Stop whatever bad behavior is going on RIGHT NOW!"

It's applicable in a health aspect...Never thought of it that way!

Nice to see you blogging again!

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CARMEL466 12/17/2010 1:23PM

    Ditto to all that has been said. I think spark should add that saying to the emotions.

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JAKEANDNELLIE 12/17/2010 12:00PM

    Funny - I had the exact same thought as BIDAD1211 as I was reading your words, then scrolled down to reply and read his words!
"That's enough" means that I'm through making excuses for my poor choices! "That's enough" means I'm through not accepting full responsibility for the choices I make! "That's enough" means I'm through wasting time and getting back to the business of creating my new life!
Sheila

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BIGDAD1211 12/17/2010 11:42AM

    It means that is enough excuses! No more!

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