SparkPeople Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=948 We have Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, or are Gluten Intolerant/Sensitive. We want to share experiences, insights, info; give support to stay healthy & prevent weight gain w/new gf foods. SparkPeople Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=948 Anyone with Skin Issues? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x59712597 Hello All, <BR> <BR> Are there any of you that is dealing with skin issues due to Celiac? For the most part, my skin has cleared up on my body since I have gone gluten free, except for my face. My arms and legs had the chicken skin feel and large and small bumps. That has greatly improved and I am enjoying relatively clear body skin. But my face, it just will not go away. I don't know what else to do. I do not want to go to a dermatologist and put chemicals on my face. I tend to scar very ea... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 17:31:36 EST Away from home easy foods. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x59600485 Two days a week I am away from home and in the car going appointments. No real access to a fridge. I need some healthy, portable GF foods/snacks. I am avoiding the junk foods. Thanks for suggestions. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:38:58 EST FIBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x59462915 Okay I'm thinking I'm doing ok on GF. Until...I discovered I'm averaging 10 grams of fiber a day! <BR> No beans, too much carb/glycemic. Diabetic. <BR> I've been eating psyllium flatbread...nasty so I add cheese herbs and spices. 4 net carbs and 7 grams of fiber..tired eating this 2-3 times a day..and I'm not losing weight. <BR> <BR> I'm allowed 15 grams of carbohydrates per meal. Help! <em>303</em> <BR> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:10:58 EST Canyon Bakehouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1134x948x59417976 Hello! Not sure if this is the right area for this, but just wanted to say I just tried Canyon Bakehouse's Mountain White bread that my Target now carries. Yes, it's pricey, like $5.50 ($5 online), but-doesn't need to be kept in the freezer, & I really liked it! After trying different GF bread products when I went GF about a year & a half ago, I decided the best thing to do was just forgo bread or use alternatives like corn tortillas. Most of them were just not very tasty & I didn't like havi... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:41:43 EST Reacting to Corn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x59302671 This article was recently posted on the ICORS Celiac Listserve regarding corn gluten. <link>newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00085246-gl<BR>uten-free-society-corn-bread-reactions<BR>.html </link> <BR> <BR> On a different note, a friend visited England this summer where they do not allow GMO crops. She was amazed that reactions to foods like corn did not bother her. She gained weight (important for her) and felt much healthier. I am not suggesting this is the problem for others but if you are ha... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:31:51 EST Recently Diagnosed Celiac's... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x59300718 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am 36 years-old and completely new to the gluten-free journey. Officially diagnosed last week with Celiac's Disease after dealing with a plethora of symptoms for the last two-years and beyond. I am looking at this diagnosis as a blessing because at least I know the cause and how to make myself feel better, but at the same time, I am a girl who grew up overseas and enjoyed both German and American cuisine, which is heavily laden in wheat products. <BR> <BR> I am... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:05:49 EST Team Chatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x59140676 The Team Sticky Topic "Celiac Disease and Gluten-free Group Forum" purpose is not clear. Since the name cannot be modified, after much reflection, I've made this new topic for general discussion and support to replace it as the 1st Sticky in our Team's Discussion Forum. I hope this works. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:10:52 EST New here ! Celiac's and 145 lbs lost. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x59091066 My name is Lindsey. I am 30 years old and I have 6 children. I have Celiac's Disease and my entire family of 8 lives and Gluten Free Lifestyle. We are a family of martial artists. My husband is a Martial Arts Instructor. I work from home. I have lost 145 lbs and have 45 lbs left to lose before hitting my final goal weight. Just wanted to introduce myself :-) Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:09:13 EST Recovery time from glutened? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x59000672 I was diagnosed back in 2009 with celiac. Undiagnosed for most of my life. Always had digestive issues and saw lots of docs. I did a great job of cleaning up my act. Then I had lymphoma twice and due to a rotten attitude got sloppy with the gluten. Anyway I am back on track now. Yesterday I gave in and had teeeeeny slice of birthday cake. You know the outcome! Spent most of the night hugging the porcelain throne. Today queazy, cramps and falling asleep standing up. I don't remember... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:35:27 EST Hi from the new girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x58968746 Hi all! I'm Lizz, 33, living just north of Boston. I'm going to try to keep my gf story brief. here goes.... <BR> <BR> 4 years ago I got one of those webMD type emails that stated something like "celiac is genetic." That email changed my life. For 15 years leading up to that email I was constantly sick. I couldn't go out without carrying a bottle of pepto with me for fear my stomach would turn. Somedays I just wouldn't go out. I was always moody, tired, irritable. I would bring this up to m... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:52:13 EST New to Gluten Free & SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x58955481 Hello everyone! I have only been with SP about a month now. I loved the fact that there was so much information to be found on this site, from diets and nutrition to exercising. I had no clue that I'd find all this information even more valuable when I found out I was gluten intolerant. I am very thankful to have found this team, because I need a lot of help understanding this whole gluten free life. <BR> <BR> To give a bit of background, I have been a heavy bread/processed carbs eater all m... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:45:31 EST hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x58939584 Hi! I'm Amy. I am 32 and a grad student living in Nashville, TN. This account is new but I've used SP before with good results -- just need to get with the program again! Among my health issues are asthma and celiac disease, both of which make getting/staying healthy a little more difficult, but I'm ready for the challenge. I'm glad to be part of the team! Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:33:50 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x58925123 Hi, my name is Lisa and I'm a wheat addict. <BR> <BR> That would certainly be apt. I'll try to make my story concise - even tho it's taken years to get to my diagnosis just this week. <BR> <BR> 1995 - I woke up one morning covered in hives. Never had skin issues before. Went to my family doc who said, hmm. You are allergic to something. Changed your laundry soap lately? Told me to take Benadryl and avoid fragrances. This was the beginning of my itchy journey. <BR> <BR> Between '95 and 200... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:27:52 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x58633901 Hello! <BR> I am relatively newer to gluten free eating after trying for many years to nail down what was causing all my weird medical symptoms. After telling a doc, we discovered I had a pretty good list of things pointing to gluten- achey joints, brain fog, really bad mood swings (which my dear SO has coined being a g-head) headaches, and muscle spasms, along with stomach pain. <BR> I am also dairy intolerant, so I've been a bit challenged with going out, family functions, that sort of th... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:07:07 EST Alternative Health and Celiac http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x58624875 I started a group on facebook for people with Celiac who are looking for an alternative way of dealing with it. When the doctors threatened to hospitalize me for being very underweight, I knew I had to do something different. I realize that there are people who choose not to try alternative methods, so I don't want to seem pushy. I just want others to be able to discuss their issues, what they have tried and what works for them. You can access the group at <link>www.facebook.com/groups/Celi... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:01:29 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x58585975 I am new to the site and just recently found out that I may have celiac disease or wheat allergy. I am very anxious about setting up menus and learning about all the foods I can eat. Hoping to be able to shed a few pounds in the works. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:28:30 EST PocketBac Hand Gel, oops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x58582931 Island Margarita PocketBac hand gel; by Bath and Body Works, it will smell like sublime lime but really it’s a wheat defeat. But I find a need to warn others of the hidden trouble within this one. There are wheat amino acids as the 8th ingredient. I just love a great scent in an alcohol gel sanitizer, don’t you? Living with wonderful scents can help like a tonic to keep senses alert. Sniffing at troublesome ones are a disappointment. I do respect the lime scent and the cleaning power found na... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:48:36 EST I'm an idiot (brain fart moment) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x58197403 I've been GF for a little over a year now. There are times when I know I ingested some & just deal with the consequences. (I'm non-Celiac sensitive) This week, I've been trying to figure out why the "old feelings" have returned-fatigue, bloat, bad headaches. Just a few minutes ago I was thinking, well now what the heck is wrong with me if I'm getting these issues again & I've been GF? Then it hit me-frozen turkey meatballs. I had a coupon, I was in a hurry while shopping, and for whatever rea... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:01:54 EST Gluten withdrawals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x58008072 Hello all, <BR> <BR> I've been gluten-free for two weeks now, and have been having what I think might be withdrawal symptoms (e.g. depression, low energy/fatigue, mood swings, joint pain, etc.). I've been researching this a bit online, and there are a lot of people who have had similar experiences. I was wondering if any of you have been through the same kind of thing, and how long it took you to start feeling better? <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Hvanthi. Mon, 26 May 2014 21:28:31 EST Aussie new to Gluten-Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x57957779 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I've recently started following the low-FODMAP diet (which takes an axe to all the gluten foods) and have decided to start using Sparkpeople again to monitor my FODMAP intake and maintain healthy nutrition levels. I've used Sparkpeople in the past, but didn't manage to keep recording all my meals/exercise/etc. I think my main problem was that I don't have any friends who use this website and I wasn't engaging with any SparkTeams or community forums, so the pressure... Thu, 22 May 2014 03:25:47 EST May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x57895991 I write a blog post about Celiac Disease Awareness Month every year. Here is what I wrote this year. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696503 </link> <BR> <BR> What do you do to educate people about celiac? What are your favorite educational sites? Fri, 16 May 2014 15:42:16 EST Cookbook: Gluten Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x57797670 Fantastic book by Nicole Hunn, she has designed some great flour blends that handle similar to gluten bread dough and taste just like real bread. I've made about 6 recipes from this book now, everyone of them turned out very well and all taste amazing. The most difficult thing to find is Expandex - worth ordering from the US (available from several suppliers). We live close to Niagara Falls, NY and have it delivered to CBI on the US side and pick it up when we're nearby. There's another ... Wed, 7 May 2014 23:19:32 EST Gluten intolerance, explained video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x57730062 <link>youtu.be/yT0v4ABF-D4 </link> <BR> <BR> This is PART of a much longer interview with Reno NV's managed care group for their fire fighters and police health. They found gluten free (and many other lifestyle choices) help. The interview is with a leading Paleo author -- but don't get freaked out by that term cos if you watch this video, you'll see he advises SOME people to have an occasional beer or cookie to avoid gluten exposure PROBLEMS. <BR> <BR> Being Celiac, of course I'm not ab... Fri, 2 May 2014 12:02:29 EST GF Cookbooks - Gluten Free on a Shoestring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x57661480 After being diagnosed with Collagenous Colitis, I had a really hard time finding anything that tasted remotely like bread so I decided to bake my own. Trial and error led me to "Gluten Free on a Shoestring" by Nicole Hunn, particularly the "Bakes Bread" issue. I love it. The only problem is that she uses Expandex which can't be purchased in Canada. I order it and pick it up in Niagara Falls at CDI (a mailing business primarily for Canadian use). Apparently Ultratex-3 is a good substitute... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 08:34:44 EST New Confused and uncertain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x57618444 Hello all, My name is Jennie and I am new to gluten free living. I have been having on going stomach ailments for years that have been ignored, or miss diagnosed (and potentially missed diagnosed again but anything is worth a shot at this point) <BR> <BR> Some of my symptoms over time have been upper right abdominal pain. That seems to happen sporadically and comes and goes usually after bouts of loose stool and constipation sorry if that's tmi. Bloating, gas, belching, G.E.R.D., Migraines,... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:32:09 EST GF Breakfast and Lunch brainstorms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x57519786 I've been GF for 4 years, and can bake and cook a whole lot of GF goodies. BUT, I continually struggle to find good GF quick / portable foods (ie quick breakfast or packable lunch). For lunch I find I eat a lot of leftovers heated up in the office microwave, but I struggle when I want to go hiking and pack a picnic type of lunch. Would love to hear what you guys are doing that is both GF and healthy - as well as easy/portable. Thanks! Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:37:46 EST First Time Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x57484536 Just wanted to stop by and say "hello". Gluten really upsets my stomach and I try to avoid it if at all possible. I'm anxious to join this group for healthy recipes & tips as I go through my weight loss journey. Have a great day!! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:09:32 EST I *think* I have a gluten intolerance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x57474648 Hi everyone, I think I have a gluten intolerance, but I'm not 100% sure. I know the way to find out is through elimination, however, what should I be looking for to determine if I do or not? The reason I think I have one is a depressive mood (although this could be attributed to other lifestyle factors as well), indigestion/heartburn at night when eating gluten (could this just be acid reflux?), I'm tired all the time (I do have some seasonal allergies). When I can attribute all of these th... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:32:31 EST Hey there from GA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x57360912 <em>524</em> <BR> Hi everyone! I'm considering the Gluten free diet simply for a healthier lifestyle. I'm here to learn more about it because honestly I have no idea where to start! I also haven't spoken with my doctor about this yet, so I'm waiting on that. I have some digestion issues going on so that is my main concern that made me consider the Gluten free diet. Once I started doing a little research, I found a few other of my ailments that could be attributed to Gluten allergies as wel... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:31:00 EST Officially Allergic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x57325213 SO after a year of having "inflammation markers" in my blood tests and going through several treatments, my doctor decided to do a Food Allergy test. Turns out I have a nice trifecta going on. I've got a sensitivity to gluten, dairy and chicken (meat and eggs). I am also living in South Korea for the next few months due to my husbands job. Considering I don't know Korean this is going to be an interesting experience and we don't have a kitchen in our hotel room so this I feel will be hard. <B... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:00:52 EST New to Sparkpeople but not to Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x57307039 Hi - My name is Carrie and I am just starting out on sparkpeople today. I've been GF since diagnosed as as celiac 3 years ago, and gained a BUNCH of weight since going gluten free. I am a single mom and my daughter isn't GF, so I am often making two meals a night. Looking for ideas and inspiration! <BR> <BR> -Carrie Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:58:30 EST Potatoes?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x57268800 Does anybody have issues with potatoes? I am sticking with my gluten free diet, and i make sure my toppings are gluten free. But it seems like I still swell with certain foods that ARE gluten free, like potatoes. Maybe it's the way i cook them..... <BR> I have noticed that i swell with pop and energy drinks too, so i'm trying to stay away from those. Maybe it's the carbonation in those. But what is wrong with potatoes? <BR> Are there any other foods i should look out for, that do not contain ... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:55:06 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x57101431 I think I posted an introduction of myself back in January, but i haven't been on SP since, so I thought I would say hi....again. <BR> My stomach would swell to where i look 5 months pregnant. I was always full of gas and constipated. I was very sluggish and weak among many other things. So when I read about gluten I decided to go gluten free and see what happened. Well it went great, i had no problems at all. I even feel happier and healthier. <BR> I haven't went to the Dr. to verify the gl... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:41:58 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x57082110 Hi to celiac team. I am not celiac, but gluten intolerant. I will be watching your postings because I find that weight loss is challenging for those overweight with a gluten sensitivity. I can still eat some items with gluten occasionally in but if I eat some two days in a row, I am in agony. <BR> My biggest challenge is getting enough fiber, I don't like anything in the legume family so with no wheat cereals, breads it is challenging! I am also diabetic so that complicates things too. <B... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:34:17 EST Gluten Free on the Sparkpeople diet plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x56968435 Hi my name is Cyndi. I have just started this diet plan and am wondering how to incorporate the gluten free aspect to it? There doesn't seem to be a place to incorporate it. The meal plans they provide are full of gluten. Can anyone help? <BR> Thank you <BR> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 22:58:40 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x56483175 Hi, <BR> I can't count how many times I have tried the GF diet and always fail. I seem to be getting worse and feel like I'm always sick. Hopefully with joining this team I can get some help. <BR> I have what is called Microscopic Colitis and I have heard that going GF will help with it. So if I could only keep with the GF lifestyle! Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:20:30 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x56441455 Hello we are just beginning an anti inflammatory diet for my dtr who cannot seem to stay healthy. I have just connected with a naturopath and now exploring the world of new gluten,dairy and sugar fee dieting. I am going to follow this new diet along with her. Any help with recipes, meal prep and organizational tips would be great! We also have to avoid the night shade group, <BR> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:01:20 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x56242023 Well i'm not sure if it is a gluten issue or not. I have had problems with my stomach for as long as i can remember. A couple of years ago i found out i had H-Pylori and thought everything was taken care of. But i still have issues with my stomach swelling up after eating. (and i mean really swollen, like sometimes i look 4-5 months pregnant. I went to the Dr last year and they told me my blood sugar was low. And that the swelling was just from constipation and gas. So i took all kinds of pil... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 11:05:31 EST Teff Flour http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x56213190 As the norm - there is something I want to bake and I don't have one of the gazillion GF flours that it calls for... teff. And just when I thought I'd collected them all! <BR> <BR> Anyway - I'm struggling with GF bread. I've pretty much given it up, but because I am truly a baker at heart (used to make all my own bread before becoming gluten-intolerant) I just can't give up yet. <BR> <BR> So the latest recipe (that looks really promising...) calls for 100grams of teff flour - which I can... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 13:50:36 EST Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x56211924 Hi All, <BR> I am very happy that there is a forum that I can come to and read and learn from others because I am having a tough time. Happy New Year Sat, 4 Jan 2014 12:05:07 EST Low-FODMAP Diet, Anyone tried with success? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x55978915 After my latest colonoscopy, my doctor handed me a sheet of paper on the low-FODMAP diet, and said I should try this diet. I searched the internet and discovered it is a plan to manage IBS, and other digestive disorders. <BR> <BR> It for sure is a real change of lifestyle, one in which I am having to ease into slowly. It is gluten free, lactose free and only allows certain fruits and vegetables, and proteins. <BR> <BR> I looked for a team here at Spark for this plan, but none were found. I ... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:16:17 EST inflamation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x55970750 Hi all! <BR> <BR> Before I was diagnosed I had joint pain all over my body which was largely 'cured' by my new gluten free diet. Now I have peiods when the joint pain comes back. I'll wake up with both hands/knees/elbows hurting. I also have an injured joint in my foot since May and my Dr. says I need to wait it out because everything looks great structurally about my foot. <BR> <BR> Quitting dairy has helped with these symptoms. Over time I started dairy again so I'm quitting it again.... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:07:30 EST My Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x55970067 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I believe I've had Celiac disease at least 8-10 years now. You all know what it's like living with Celiac. <BR> It can be very frustrating, ……..right? <BR> I am presently retired (Yahoo)! <BR> I've been on Spark People before. Maybe some of you might remember me?? I usually go by Les. <BR> Looking forward to belonging to this group and interacting with everyone. <BR> Les <BR> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:31:30 EST Allergist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x55895369 For the past six months I have had numerous "allergies". Nasal congestion, post nasal drip, hacking cough, weight gain, bloated, etc. In addition, I began to experience acid reflux immediately after I ate anything. The doctor says it's an allergy; however, the allergy has never been determined. After reading several articles, some of these symptoms are related to gluten sensitivity. <BR> <BR> I have an appointment with an allergist in January. Can allergists determine if you have a gluten... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 06:54:14 EST Does anyone grind their own flour? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x55821235 I am gathering information on grinding my own flour. What grains to use and tips on being successful. I am thinking about buying the grinding attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 05:47:40 EST I just received a beautiful miracle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x55809271 I have had Celiac's for just 6 months, but suffered 3 years before being diagnosed. Have many other health problems. I am glad to have found the group....lots to talk about. <BR> <em>268</em> Now I would like to tell you about my miracle! Christian all of my life experiencing some pretty tough things. I just experienced the most amazing miracle and am just "full of God" at this time. I had a kidney transplant on November 21st of 1990. The kidney failed on my birthday (July 31) this su... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 22:46:42 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x55771499 Hi everyone - my name's Amanda and I discovered almost three months ago that I have some sort of gluten intolerance/allergy. I haven't been officially tested - working on finding a doc who will do that - but I spent eight months testing different food ingredients by one-month elimination trials and it is *definitely* gluten that is the problem. I've been adjusting to a gf diet since early September and my health has improved so much. Most notably, the severe insomnia I've suffered from for th... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:51:41 EST Calories in pizza toppings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x55682998 Does anyone know the approximate calorie count for just pizza toppings...no crust? Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:37:53 EST Knowledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x55667610 Wow is all that comes to mind when I read the vast amount of information here from everyone! <BR> <BR> I wonder does some this apply to diabetics and would it help them?? <BR> <BR> Thanks all of you for the information. <BR> <em>252</em> Ginny <em>304</em> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:31:37 EST Thank You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x55596214 Hi I'm Ginny!! <BR> New to the whole gluten/celiac scene. I'm wondering if there is a name for the test (if there is one) that detects having Celiac. <BR> All I know is my digestive system is ever so better!! <BR> Happy to join you and thanks for the goodie <em>252</em> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:05:38 EST Fiber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x55550436 does anyone else struggle with getting enough fiber? What are some things that you have found to keep it up? Thu, 7 Nov 2013 11:14:56 EST Finally found an active home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x55537180 Hello all! My name is Rachel. I have been looking for an active sparkteam that would support me, as well as aid me in my current situation. I am 21 and gluten intolerant. I am also intolerant to dairy, lactose, and some artificial sweetners.Looking forward to talking with all of you! Wed, 6 Nov 2013 09:54:18 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x55382975 Hi! I'm Andrea. I'm 23, and was diagnosed with eosinphilic esophagitis and gluten intolerance by my GI specialist earlier this year. We still haven't officially discovered the cause of the EOE, but based on tracking my symptoms, I think wheat has something to do with it even though I don't test allergic to it. <BR> <BR> I've gotten the hang of cooking gluten free, sort of, but I travel a lot for my job, and its a struggle to stay gf when I do since I don't have a kitchen when I'm on the road... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:02:54 EST Pizza Lessons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x55352716 DH ordered a Pizza the several days ago. I had a horrible reaction to it. My gut feels boated, scraped out, raw, sore all over. I have been running a fever, achy, feeling flu like. YUCK. I must learn not to eat wheat. I have been fighting a UTI too. I finally am starting to feel a tiny bit better, but recovery is so slow this time. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:17:11 EST Gluten Free menu Planner - Free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x55064448 Hi all, <BR> Many times over the years members have asked for a gf menu planner. There are some out there but I just came across this website that advertises a free gf menu planner <BR> <link>www.glutenfreedomproject.com/ </link> <BR> With so many websites popping up theses days and some less than reputable, of course, I checked out their About page to read up on their background. So I feel confident in recommending this site although I have not tried the Menu Planner. Maybe one of yo... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:59:34 EST HI, This is working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x55026081 Hi, zo here, went to a work meeting last night and someone responded that they thought i've lost weight. i am on a gluten free diet and i love it! share any ideas with me on breakfasts if you have them.. that seems to be my hardest meal to master... cheers! Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:59:43 EST gluten problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x54905447 I have been almost completely GF for 3 months now. My problem is that my lower intestines hurt like I have swallowed barbed wire and its tearing up my insides, even if I haven't had any gluten! and its only my lower intestines. Has anyone else had this problem? Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:26:31 EST Need help FAST! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x54902227 I just accidentally ate a small amount of gluten - stupid, careless mistake, but It's been done. <BR> <BR> I already know what's coming... is there anything I can do right now to help alleviate the consequences? (lots of water, I know... what else???) <BR> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:51:53 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x54671351 I am new to the group, but not to the site...have been a member since 2007. I was diagnosed with celiac in 2011 by a pulmonologist and chiropractor. Chronic pneumonia and COPD, (non-smoker and runner) forced me to visit the lung Doctor. Doc did several tests and decided it was all from an autoimmune disorder. Later testing resulted in Gluten allergy. Go figure! <BR> <BR> Now I do not have COPD and really have not been sick since. I have found out that I have many allergies due to the many m... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:54:56 EST New Kid on the block. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x54541482 Hi, Im Luci, I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I'm almost 21 years old and was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Febraury 1st, 2013 but apparently have been living with it for almost four years now. What started as a slight gluten sensitivity turned into a full blown disorder that I have to be EXTREMELY cautious of. I was in and out of hospitals for months with excruciating abdominal pains until finally being re-tested for Celiac. Finding out was one of the most difficult challenges in... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 03:38:37 EST Has anyone's infant/toddler been diagnosed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x54533287 I suspect that my 2yr old son has celiac. He has periods where his stomach will stick out, foul diarrhea, foul burps, gas, vomiting(note the foul burps smell the same as the ones i used to have-they make me gag). I plan to get the blood test, but I was diagnosed thru a biopsy, not the blood test (negative). Anyone have similar stories? what were the symptoms? did you get diagnosed or remove gluten from your childs' diet on your own? Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:25:14 EST Fiber Intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x54427205 I discovered I was gluten intolerant about 8 mos. ago. Stomach aches have gone away but I am noticing a different problem. I have been tracking my fiber intake and realized I am pretty low. I had been going more "primal" with my eating habits. I decided putting back corn products and quinoa would help. It has but I'm still not getting near enough. What do you all do for fiber intake? I try to avoid supplementation, but will put psyllium husk in smoothies when I make them. Wed, 7 Aug 2013 00:10:39 EST Learning about gluten free foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x54368157 Thanks for having me. I have been researching gluten and the symptoms of gluten intolerance and most of my symptoms match. I don't know why the doctor didn't test for that. But would like to reduce the amount of gluten in my diet and see if that helps my symptoms. Fri, 2 Aug 2013 11:52:05 EST hello I have celiac and am new to sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x54334561 Hi My name is Diane <BR> I'm 52 yrs old and have been diagnosed with celiac 6 yrs ago. <BR> Before I was diagnosed, I was losing weight, anemic,I had been diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, was sent to the ER for blood transfusions because my iron was so low. (My hematocrit was 8, normal level is 40) I slept 12 to 16 hrs a day and never felt rested. I was diagnosed with osteopenia, I was depressed, I was always sick, I had constant headaches, memory issues, and on and on... <BR> Needless to... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 01:17:18 EST Gluten free Granolas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x54300728 One of my friends designed the label on this product. <BR> <BR> When I saw it was gluten free, I thought it might be something members of our team might enjoy for breakfast. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>gypsygirlgranola.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> : ) <BR> Mzzchief Sun, 28 Jul 2013 12:32:38 EST do you find that gf adds extra challenge to losing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x54277726 Hi, I am wondering how folks are finding gf and autoimmune problems are affecting their weight. At first, I lost weight, then I stabilized and gained it all back. (Of course I did go back to some dairy; just felt too deprived) I also have Hashimoto's which makes it all the harder to lose weight and keep it off. My metabolism seems to just cling to being a certain weight. Also, the polymyalgia makes it hard to exercise at a level that really works my body. I have learned how to eat for t... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:27:55 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x54217715 I have been trying to go back to being gluten free. I tried for a few months a little bit ago and didn't really do very well, so now I have been pretty gluten free for two weeks. last night I had some gluten when I went out to dinner for my husband's birthday. Before bed I got this crushing fatigue and was barely able to stay awake long enough to change and it wasn't all that late! This morning I woke up with hives all over. I took an antihistamine and they were better for a few hours but la... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 22:21:03 EST How did going GF affect your weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x54051928 Did you still have issues losing weight? Mon, 8 Jul 2013 20:01:09 EST vitamin E http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x54050470 Goldilox8 has asked Vitamin “E” <BR> Good question Goldilox8, Too much of a good thing is not good in this case too much could cause excess bleeding but... was asked on this other spark page thread. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_me<BR>ssageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x5<BR>2579622&src=email to <BR> <BR> Tocopherol is … it is a category of nutrient the body must have from daily food; outside sources. The science name uses the Greek words tokos “off spring” and pheros “to bear.” ... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:37:49 EST Glad to find this group here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x54022818 Hello, my name is Gretchen and I've very recently become gluten intolerant. I did think that once I eliminated it from my diet, I'd lose weight, but the exact opposite has happened. That, along with my slacking off, has resulted in me gaining back half of the 50 lbs I lost a little over 2 years ago. I've begun "clean eating" and a renewed commitment to exercise. Sat, 6 Jul 2013 12:21:48 EST Juicing helps w/ multiple food intolerances? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x54022463 I have been struggling with MANY food intolerances for many years. Finally had the ALCAT test done 2 years ago and again 9 mos. ago. I'm making progress but still have a lot of daily bloating & swelling even though I'm avoiding my issue foods (gluten, dairy, soy, red meat etc). <BR> When I take the time to use my juicer first thing in the morning (on an empty stomach) my stomach always seems SO much happier the rest of the day, even though I pretty much eat the same diet otherwise. <BR> Has... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 11:52:27 EST Free GF baking set on my blog - ends July 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x54011316 Hi everyone, <BR> Just thought I'd leave you a link to my blog where I'm giving away a baking set courtesy of Betty Crocker gluten free mixes. Today is the last day to comment to be entered to win! <BR> <link>cocoasglutenfreeplace.blogspot.com/2<BR>013/06/free-giveaway-betty-crocker-glu<BR>ten-free.html </link> <BR> Happy 4th of July! <BR> C Fri, 5 Jul 2013 11:57:42 EST What is your favorite recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1134x948x53975003 What is your favorite one? Tue, 2 Jul 2013 13:28:30 EST Very excitied about this group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x53821999 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I joined sparkpeople today. I'm REALLY happy to see a GF group on here. I found out about 2 months ago that I have a gluten sensitivity. I re-introduced gluten a few weeks ago to be sure and I felt AWEFUL, physically and mentally. <BR> <BR> I've been eatting clean, healthy portions for a long time now, but this GF thing really put a big kink in my weekly meal planning and preparedness. I feel like it's just spiraled life into chaos! I can't wait to get things back in ... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:49:42 EST Hello team! Newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x53806779 Hello all! I have been a member of SP for several years off and on. But I am totally new to the GF lifestyle. I have not been diagnosed with Celiacs and have decided to try gluten free after reading "Wheat Belly" (alarming!!) and talking about my medical problems with people that had the same symptoms. I know a few ladies that tested negative but went GF and have happy lives now. So, here I am. Let me list my symptoms first since most of have a variance of symptoms. <BR> - Diarrhea every sing... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:24:49 EST New To the GF thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x53776940 I just found out that I am sensitive to Gluten. Started eating the right foods right away OMG <BR> is it normal to feel better right away?? <BR> I slept all night last night and its been years. I am taking some vitamins that were recommended for me. I sure hope this is the answer to my health issues. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:05:19 EST Struggling to keep to gf diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x53667307 Who else out there struggles to keep to a gluten free diet even though they have too? <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <em>15</em> <em>24</em> <em>230</em> Sun, 9 Jun 2013 08:49:01 EST Help ! need to eat GF in Savannah, GA. Any ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1134x948x53644043 We are leaving for Savannah tomorrow. Anybody out there, if you live or travel there, if you have any tips on reasonably priced food at an establishment with a Gluten free menu, I would appreciate any and all tips. Not interested in the usual salad with no dressing or hamburger with no bun, with no sides available either. Many places say they are GF or they have a GF menu, but all that entails is going out of your way only to be told what you cant have, leaving the above as your only opti... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 10:04:47 EST Possible issues with too much xanthan gum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x53503218 Okay, I've eaten foods made with xanthan gum with no problems-for example, almost every day I have a Rudi's tortilla & no issues. But I've had really bad reactions to 2 things-first, the Betty Crocker brownie mix brownies. Second, homemade cookies made with a GF flour mix. I know I overindulged on both-having some of the batter as well too much of the finished product on the same night. I ended up super-bloated with horrible gas & cramps. <BR> <BR> From WebMD: " Xanthan gum is safe when up t... Mon, 27 May 2013 23:23:46 EST What's Your Gluten-Free Story? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x53460421 It's almost the end of Celiac Awareness Month! I thought I would start a new discussion in its honor (better late than never). <BR> <BR> What's your gluten-free/celiac disease story? <BR> <BR> Here's mine. <BR> I always seemed to have minor GI issues, but they intensified in the fall of 2009. My mom and I were visiting Savannah and while we were at the airport waiting to board our plane to come home, I had an "event" in the bathroom. (A terrible place for such a thing to happen!) I came ba... Fri, 24 May 2013 08:08:09 EST So Glad to Find You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x53370803 In addition to non-celiac gluten intolerance, I have multiple food allergies requiring me to carry EpiPens at all times (i.e. all nuts and peas), hypothyroid and have been recently been diagnosed with diabetes! This is not only life changing.......it is CRAZY! Trying to substitute foods, esp. proteins, when you can't have nuts is quite the quest. If anyone else is in this boat, I would love company and the ability to share support and encouragement. <BR> Gratefully, <BR> Marianne Thu, 16 May 2013 16:14:32 EST Gluten Free Kids in School http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x53295496 My kids have been homeschooled most of their lives. They went to a charter school this year and with my youngest being diagnosed with Celiac markers (and me already having it) I had a huge issue with making sure that he was not given anything at school without my knowledge. That's not so hard on the teacher's part because she was willing to call me and ask what she could give him. What was hard was that my son is a charmer and he was always getting something from someone: candy, food, cupcake... Fri, 10 May 2013 17:20:24 EST Can you eat Oats? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x53256132 I was reading that most Celiacs can eat oats. Is this true? What is your experience? Tue, 7 May 2013 13:51:54 EST Relationship to sinus pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x53195120 I'm not sure if this has been discussed here before, but I've been reading up on how food allergies/sensitivities can actually be the root cause of sinus inflammation. Forgive me-I should cite the sources, but basically what I understand is if your body has a reaction to a certain food, then it will do what it can to "fight" that food, including producing histamines. This is what would cause your nasal passages/sinuses to swell, drip, hurt, etc. <BR> <BR> This came to my attention because th... Thu, 2 May 2013 16:19:45 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x53180670 Hi there! New to all of this! I am a 35yo homeschooling mom to 7 kids aged 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 1. I have 3 celiac children. My celiac kids are also dairy intolerant. I have a LOT of weight to lose after having 7 children in 12 years, and this is a tough thing for me. We are a mini homesteading family so we have depended a lot on grain for homemade breads, cereals, and things of that nature, which have to go. I am learning how to use fermented foods to promote good gut health, and we use a... Wed, 1 May 2013 14:20:53 EST Food idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1134x948x53129346 Do not know if anyone loves Mary's Gone Crackers as much as I do. If so, Costco has a great coupon deal now. They stock these only for special promos. They were pretty well hidden in my store but they were there. <em>213</em> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 15:47:00 EST New Member & New to Being Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x53067247 Hi all, <BR> <BR> My name is Samantha, and I have just recently discovered that I am sensitive to gluten. Since middle school, I've always had issues with bloating, headaches, gas, lack of energy, and mood swings. (I also have the bumps on my arms and legs that are associated with a gluten intolerance.) For the longest time, I thought it was just how my body worked; I had no idea that food may be the cause of it. A few weeks ago with the help of a holistic nutrition, I went on an alkaline cl... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:40:58 EST New to this...HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x53062153 Hi my name is Rebecca. For the longest time I have had digestive issues. The Dr. I am seeing told me I have Diverticulosis (not itis) and that I have IBS. Recently I had more extensive testing done and it was found that I have a thyroid dysfunction, type 2 diabetic, lactose intolerant, and celiac disease among other issues the require me to take prednisone daily. I can not eat meat, even poultry and fish, because it makes me physically ill. So no meat, no dairy, no sugar, and now no gluten. ... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 07:39:27 EST Just diagnosed CD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x53020802 Hi! I have been living the past few years under the assumption I had IBS. Finally saw a gastroenterologist and they had the celiac test done and I got the call today saying I have celiac disease. I am way overwhelmed, especially because I love beer! I am excited to not be bloated everyday but scared about the other health problems that may come about. I am also wondering if I maybe have been getting shin splints super easy because of CD. I don't know anyone with CD so I am hoping for this to ... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:41:31 EST New member of this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x52952469 Hello all! I just wanted to drop in and introduce myself. I'm more of a lurker, but I might chime in from time to time. I was just diagnosed with a host of food allergies in addition to a high likelihood (waiting for the GI appt in 3 months!) celiac disease. Even if it comes back negative for the disease portion, I will probably be gluten free because I feel so much better without it in my life. <BR> <BR> I'm also allergic to all nuts (except coconut, oddly), eggs, wheat, citrus, dairy (... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 15:39:49 EST adding gluten free foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x52869586 C'mon, people!!! Let's start adding those gluten free foods to the site! Sun, 7 Apr 2013 16:44:09 EST Long time lurker, first time poster (in this topic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x52812916 Hello! I have been checking out the forums here for about a month, as well as gathering info online regarding gluten. I started looking into it after the topic being brought up due to one friend being diagnosed with Hashimoto Syndrome along with a wheat allergy. I know I do not have Celiac disease, & I doubt I have a true gluten allergy, but there are symptoms I've had for a long time that made me wonder if gluten sensitivity is the culprit. <BR> <BR> For starters-bloating & uncomfortable fu... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 13:31:27 EST One Month Gluten-Free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x52801155 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been eating gluten free for the past month and it has made huge difference in the way I feel. About a year and a half ago I started getting nauseous almost every morning, having to leave work, regularly eating ginger or antacids. Going to the bathroom was painful, and irregular. <BR> <BR> I have not been diagnosed with anything, however I wanted to try something that would make a difference. I feel that the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle has gone quite we... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 18:45:56 EST Gluten and Me compare and see http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20285x948x52673443 I went through the most handsome list of foods of threat or harmony in my gut. I got it from the Gluten-Free Diet: a Comprehensive Resource 2006. I give my thanks to Nixie Raymond, Jenny Heap and Shelly Case for my benefit for compiling just such a global list then placing it online. Most of the odd foods can be had in international market places if not from a local common grocery outlet. Here goes… <BR> <BR> I first explored the obvious no-no’s to see how I acted and reacted as a journal ga... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 15:04:08 EST I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x52654046 Hi all! My name is Laura and I'm finishing my Master of Public Health degree in May in New Mexico. In June, I'll be moving to the Dallas area. I've been gluten-free for about 6 weeks now. I was getting horrible headaches and digestive issues and I narrowed the food suspect down to wheat. I certainly feel better, although have had some tummy problems. Maybe I'm allergic to something else or it could be stress. I'm like a detective! I'm really excited to join the group and get tips/hints especi... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:20:20 EST Foods labeled gluten free but aren't http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x52579622 I was super excited to see a line of sauces from Williams Sonoma from their new wellness line. I bought 1 jar of a cremini mushroom - red wine braising sauce and braised some short ribs in it. It tasted so great. However, fast forward to 2 a.m. and guess what? Sick as a dog!! We had steamed broccoli and some risotto and I cooked everything myself. So I pulled the jar out of the recycling and read it again. While it does say naturally gluten free - whatever that means - it contains mod... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 21:57:50 EST Are you a GF Vegan / Or considering it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x52513227 Hi Everyone! I am new to SP and this group. I suffer from gluten intolerance as well as gastroparesis. When I was first diagnosed about 3+ yrs ago I was on a strict dairy, gluten and sugar free diet and I felt amazing but over the past year I stopped the diet and ate whatever I wanted and in turn paid the price not only by gaining 15lbs but also compromising my health. 3 weeks ago I began my diet and am currently 100% GF and Dairy free...since I don't eat a lot of meat or try not to (strictly... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:10:19 EST what to do when GF and invited to a wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x52504635 So this is the first wedding I have been invited to since being diagnosed and going GF. I don't know what the right protocol is. Do I eat before I go and just not eat there? Do I let the bride know, even though she has a million other things to do? Is it okay to call the catering department and offer to pay for my own GF meal if they will accommodate me? I don't want to trouble the bride. I don't want to make a spectacle of myself by pulling a banana out of my purse during dinner. I don'... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:08:03 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x52449129 Hi. Im new to Spark. Joined a week ago and lost 2 pounds. It took me since November just to lose 1 and then I gained 2 so I guess that doesn't count . I was diagnosed with Celiacs 18 months ago. I assumed I was sick from stress as I had just lost my mom to Alzheimers. I was stunned that I had Celiacs and couldn't imagine my life without warm French bread and butter, deep dish pizza (yep I'm from Chicago) and chocolate cake. Bread was my best friend in times of trouble and joy. But I nev... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 21:13:45 EST Anyone else feel hungry all the time on GF diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x52448793 The GF breads, pretzel, cereals, etc. are so high in carbs and not at all filling. I am hungry an hour after I eat. No wonder I gained weight even watching my calorie count. The carbs are too much, but I never seem full. Plus I am a little concerned about my vitamin b-12. None of the gluten free foods are fortified with vitamin b like their regular counterparts. Does anyone have any suggestions on how keep my stomach from rumbling all the time? Fri, 8 Mar 2013 20:49:13 EST Gluten Free.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x52258325 and loving it! <BR> <BR> Hello everyone. I have been gluten free for a little over 2 months now. In two months, I have lost 13 lbs, and 14.5 inches! I'm amazed! Sun, 24 Feb 2013 05:40:09 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x52204957 Hi, I'm Susanne. I was diagnosed with celiac disease two years ago. I have chronic migraines, and had requested my doctor test me because I felt like had several of the other symptoms. I had hoped going gluten free would help with my headaches, but it hasn't. I have found that I have gained a lot of weight since going gluten free, and so now I'm trying to get back on track with eating healthier and exercising more. I just started using this website, and it seems helpful. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:55:33 EST GF discounts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x52088500 http://www.glutenfreesaver.com/ <BR> <BR> This website has a new special every few days. I ordered a GF starter kit and got a bunch of cool samples. My favorite treat was the sprouted almonds. <BR> <BR> The current special is GF baking mixes for high protein snack cakes. I might try them. Thought I'd share the info. :D Tue, 12 Feb 2013 02:05:21 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x52070006 I just found out last July that I am gluten sensitive even though I dont have Celiac like my mom who was diagnosed last July. I went gluten free in support of her and found out that way that my problems stoped. I used to burp louder than men. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:44:18 EST I need to stop baking Gluten free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x52037337 My biggest problem is sweets and all the store bought cereal has sugar! All my cook books have lots of chocolate and this is my down fall . I have gained a total of 8 pounds since going on the Gluten free diet. I eat lots of vegetables, fruits and such but I crave bread ( found a good gluten free one), sweets and chocolate more than ever. <BR> I live in Canada so fresh vegetables and fruit come from the southern countries and do not taste the same as fresh grown. I do eat them and lots as... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 11:46:37 EST intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x52016277 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm back at SP because I recently decided to go gluten free and I love the trackers here for keeping tabs on diet and nutrition. <BR> <BR> I am self-diagnosed gluten intolerant. (When I mentioned the idea to my doctor, she just rolled her eyes.) I have had GERD for the past 4 years or so, and have been on PPIs for most of that time. Eating was becoming an awful experience. Every time I tried to eat pizza or a sandwich my throat would close up and I'd have to down ... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 23:56:15 EST BUNS!! sandwich for lunch tomorrow, yahoo!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x52011922 I found a recipe for a bun called cloud bread that is gluten free and really low cal. I am going to try it tomorrow but if anyone has already made them let me know!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.food.com/recipe/carb-free-cloud-<BR>bread-411501 </link> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 18:44:54 EST Help after being "glutened" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x51912250 Hey y'all. I was diagnosed with celiacs about 9 months ago and have been GF ever since. The other night, I was tired and in a rush at the grocery store and I did the thing all good celiac patients should never do -- I didn't READ ALL THE INGREDIENTS. I grabbed what thought was a loaf of gluten free bread from a brand I’ve had before. BUT... after eating a delightful GF grilled cheese, I discovered very clearly lower down in the list of ingredients was spelt flour (it promptly went into th... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:29:16 EST How do I know if I'm getting "hidden" gluten? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x51820294 I was recently diagnosed with Celiac. I’ve been anemic as long as I can remember, but never had any kind of stomach issue when I eat gluten. Because of my uncontrollable anemia and finally, after 5 years, a diagnosis of DH on my leg, I asked to be tested for Celiac. I am considered, "asymptomatic." <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is my issue, I’ve been gluten free for 4 weeks and I don’t feel any better, but other than being tired from the anemia, I didn’t feel bad to begin with. So how do I know if I... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:46:49 EST Question: blood test for gluten sensitivity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x51803329 A friend has what I think is a histamine allergy. Is that a possible symptom/part of the gluten intolerance/celiac disease or a separate issue? <BR> <BR> My girlfriend's son's legs were hurting after a day of non-stop diarrhea. This along with impaction (according to doctor) has been going on for nine years and he is now 17 years old. <BR> <BR> Are there more then one type of test for gluten intolerance, and if so which test should the boy have, re gluten and histamine? Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:36:15 EST Such a drastic difference! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x51797317 Hello all. I am new to the GF lifestyle, as of about 2 weeks ago. I have experienced many of the Celiac symptoms most of my life, and it's been getting worse this last year. Over the last year, I have been in constant pain, completely exhausted, and miserable with no real reason why, other than a Fibro diagnosis. Under the advice of 2 medical professionals I have seen recently, I have eliminated gluten. Exactly one week after stopping cold turkey, I was completely off of the fibro meds I... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 02:35:30 EST Celiac disease and now prediabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x51777180 Anyone else? <BR> <BR> I feel quite overwhelmed with the next round of changes. I am reducing my carbs and have ditched the kind bars :( <BR> <BR> I no longer have sodas because of the links with autoautoimmune diseases. <BR> <BR> What else should I do? Any fabulous desserts anyone can recommend? <BR> <BR> Rebecca Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:02:26 EST gluten free - what did you give up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x51760995 I'm new to being gluten free (and dairy free). So I'm trying to learn from the SparkPeople what your experience has been. The dr. didn't give me any information other than go dairy and gluten free. Is it wheat, rye, oats, and barley? Or everything except oats. I've seen it both ways. I originally thought gluten (wheat only). <em>303</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:36:17 EST The Power of a Lemon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x51748024 I was sent this article on facebook and just had to log it to remind me to take this into action .. it's a great tip ... please note that it is not my own writing .. but it's the message that is most important <BR> <BR> "Amazing facts about lemons <BR> All it is.....is a frozen lemon <BR> <BR> Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted. How can you use the whole lemon without waste? <BR> <BR> Simple.. place the washed le... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:33:31 EST Hi, I'm Sheryl and I'm a Celiac http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x51574624 Ok, I'm being silly, but sometimes when I'm telling people I feel like it is something to feel guilty about... <BR> <BR> I'm 42 and was just diagnosed last month and started gluten-free on 1/1. I, like so many others I've read about here, self-diagnosed and actually requested the test from my doctor. After years of anemia and 5 year rash on my leg that wouldn't go away with a dozen treatments, and taking Wellbutrin and tired all the time no matter what and not being able to remember anythi... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:26:19 EST Quick intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x51557513 Hello! I'm Heather, 35, and I have not been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. I recently went to an endocrinologist for my PCOS and that led to a nutritionist, who suggested I try going gluten-free to see if it helped with losing weight. <BR> <BR> The first month, I lost 11 pounds, which I'm really happy about. I had also cut my calories, which helped with the weight loss, too. But I noticed that some things that had bothered me, like bloating and gastro distress, disappea... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 16:03:46 EST Never told! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x51552378 My little sister told me 1 1/2 years ago that my parents hid the fact that our grandma had celiac disease. I was tested was positive and went through a world wind of new things. First no more meds for thyroid, diabetes, lactose intelorance, cholesterol, and migraines. Weight comes off and is steadily staying off, slowly. My OCD is waning, I am more focused, more projects getting done. One problem, I am a naturalist, I cook and bake our own, and it is hard to find decent tasting bread. But the... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:11:30 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x51463545 Hi my name is Hinukoa, I have not been dx with celiac disease, but have chosen to go wheat free because I have been over weight for the last 20yrs and have not been able to lose the weight no matter what I try. I range between 96- 98kgs and have been active doing triathlons and regular training, but still cannot lose the weight. I would like to blame my inactive thyroid but think I eat too much, for emotions, and carb cravings. <BR> I looked into cutting out gluten and then wheat complete... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 03:40:09 EST Legumes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x51385124 Does anyone else have problems digesting legumes? <BR> Are there any SAFE legumes that I can utilize in my diet? <BR> Thanks in advance for your suggestions! Sun, 30 Dec 2012 15:45:03 EST Hemp Seeds? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x51355991 I just bought some and have been putting them on my morning GF oatmeal What else do you do with them? Anyone? Fri, 28 Dec 2012 10:36:57 EST Magnesium- How to get it in a normal diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x50892959 So, everything I have read says that people on a gluten-free diet have trouble getting magnesium. Looking at my food tracking, I vary rarely get any at all! A lot of the food that provides it, I can't eat or I can't eat a lot of. I can't have nuts, most grains and not a lot of dairy. I know it comes in seafood, but I only eat that two or three times a week. <BR> <BR> I have been told by my doctors that because of a lot of my other health issues, I shouldn't take a multivitamin on top of what... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:17:32 EST Thanksgiving or Holiday recipes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x50877294 Hey all, <BR> <BR> I am trying to compile recipes that you all use during Thanksgiving or other 'feasting' days so that I can help my family cook stuff I can eat that they will still enjoy. My turkey is GF but pretty much nothing else is. I was thinking of changing it up with my Shepherds Pie recipe since it is straight forward wholesomeness and GF. But I was wondering if anyone had a stuffing or a Funeral Potato (cheesy potatoes for those outside of Utah lol) recipe that they know those not... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 14:12:43 EST Inroads in treating Celiac http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x50628204 Here's a thought provoking article. <BR> <BR> Not so much for the pharmaceutical they are coming up with to help treat celiac disease, since that's so far off from reaching a market. <BR> <BR> But for the implications of vitamin A as a cohort to the inflammatory protein called interleukin-15(IL-15), potentiating it... UGH <BR> <BR> <link>www.triumphdining.com/blog/2011/02/1<BR>0/good-news-for-celiac-treatment-comes<BR>-in-a-small-package/ </link> <BR> <BR> : ) <BR> Mzzchief Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:47:42 EST Do I have an allergy/in ntolerance to Gluten/Wheat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x50606512 Recently I'v started to wonder if I have an allergy or sensitivity to gluten or wheat. As I hear others tell their stories of misdiagnoses, I feel like I am listening to the story of my own life. I have suffered from IBS for over 10 years (maybe 15 years), and depression for a number of years as well (I've been on medication for this for a year now). A few months ago I started having what seemed like arthritis symptoms in my knees. In the last month, my IBS has become dibilitating: everything... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:17:03 EST Craving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x50514699 Being on a GF diet now for 6 months my eating craving has been driving me crazy I have gained and lost none stop for 6 months. My doctor suggested protein every time I crave. He says it will kept me off the craving sugar and salt snacks . I will try it and get back to you all. <BR> This morning I had 2 poached eggs instead of my gluten free cereal. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:25:47 EST Endo is Tomorrow and I Hope It's Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x50393076 Hi. I'm 41 years old and have had various health issues my entire life, including allergies, asthma, headaches and chronic infections. I've had sporadic GI issues, fatigue and rashes as well. <BR> <BR> This year, I also experienced a slew of other symptoms and was diagnosed with GERD, Raynaud's Syndrome and TMJ, and I thought that I had fibromyalgia. However, the dr wasn't too sure about the fibro and sent me to a gastro, who ordered a celiac blood test and an endoscopy. I did the blood test... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:43:54 EST Have you tried Red Light Therapy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x50222741 I've been reading about Red light and near Infra-Red light Therapy (620 -660 nm) for muscle and arthritic pain, healing of wounds, acne and collagen production/wrinkle reduction in skin. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's one of the articles that talks a bit about it, in non-techie language: <BR> <BR> <link>www.wisegeek.com/what-is-red-light-t<BR>herapy .htm# </link> <BR> <BR> Just wondering if anyone here has had any experiences with it? <BR> If so which devices did you use, did you do it at home,... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 10:03:20 EST A doctor recommended I go gluten free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x50061283 Hi my name is Celeste, I am 46 and I am new to this team. I have been with SP for a few years. My health history is as follows: I had a thyroidectomy in 2011 and on a natural thyroid hormone, I have bouts with IBS, high blood pressure, headaches, BRAIN FOG real bad, sleep issues, bloated stomach, and joint pain. I had a doctor, an Orthopedic doctor ask me about my symptoms and told me to try going gluten free. I am asking those of you who suffer with this if you had any of the ailments I have... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 22:27:24 EST New to Team, but not Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x50059762 I was diagnosed recently with a gluten intolerance. I tried one week gluten free and dropped 9 pounds in one week, so that was only part of the issue. My issue now is how to keep away from it. It's in pretty much everything and especially everything I enjoy having from time to time. How do you guys deal with it? Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:20:54 EST Overly helpful people (not!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x49836459 DD has a wheat allergy. Not celiac's, but hives when eating wheat. She is 14 and a freshman who plays sports for a very small highschool in a very small town. We had to quit using the school kitchen recently which I blogged about on this site recently and now the occational bus driver for her team tells her the nausa she feels in some restaurants is all in her head. She and others try to tell her they know others with her condition. They have decided without a medical degree she has celiac's.... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 23:11:45 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x49784792 I'm gluten free and want to learn more about gluten free living. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 16:18:47 EST Tortilla or flat bread gluten free? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x49687873 Anyone have an idea where I could find gluten free tortillas or flat bread? <BR> <em>4</em> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 03:35:42 EST Very simple GF meal plan for weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x49588010 I am looking for a simple weight loss meal plan that is gluten free. I am need of ideas for snacks, packed lunches, and quick dinners. I am 24 and live by myself. I was diagnosed with a severe case of celiac two weeks ago and I am gaining weight like crazy. Can someone PLEASE help me come up with a daily meal plan that won’t cost me hundreds of dollars and won’t take hours to make? Thanks for your help! Thu, 23 Aug 2012 09:25:32 EST Eating Gluten Free at school http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x49563728 In the last year and a half we managed pretty well with the kitchen staff at least the head cook with helping my daughter eat at school since she was diagnosed with wheat allergy. I supplied a number of things and the head cook worked around things like dessert by allowing her to have something like sherbert when they had cookies, cakes, churros, ect. <BR> <BR> They have a new cook who feels it is unfair to everyone else to make accomodations for my daughter and won't even heat up her food ... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:49:56 EST Awaiting testing results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x49474307 After dealing with numerous health problems, one of the things they are testing me for is celiac's. I underwent an endoscopy and colonoscopy yesterday, and am now waiting for the results. The more I read up on celiac's symptoms, the more of the issues I face seem be in there. While it's not a guarantee, it definitely seems like a strong possibility. <BR> <BR> How long did people take to get results, and did you start going GF while waiting for results or after results? I've never tried... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:38:09 EST Please Help Me!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x49438742 HELP!!! I was recently diagnosed with a severe case of celiac disease. I am very active and eat healthy. I am gaining weight like crazy and I am hungry ALL of the time. The doctors say that is a side effect for Celiac Disease. Do any of you know how to fight hunger and lose weight while having celiac disease? What foods are good for fighting hunger? I have tried apples, vegetables, salads, grilled chicken, and so much more. I am ALWAYS hungry! I have cut out gluten 100% for the past two weeks... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:40:00 EST Thanks for the GF ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x49411298 I can see how that would be difficult to offer a GF plan. Thanks. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:57:31 EST NEWBIE - does SP have a meal plan for us? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x49401091 Hi, I just found out I am gluten intolerant. I have been with SP three weeks. I was hoping SP had a meal plan for us. The recipes have made this approach a breeze. What do others do in the case that there is not a "food plan?" Thanks. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 18:13:25 EST newly diagnosed and VERY OVERWHELMED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x49384114 Good lordy is my head spinning. My 11 yr old son just had blood tests done and his IgG test said he is intolerant to eggs, milk, peanuts and wheat. We have been advised to do a 4 week elimination test. I have suspected peanuts for a while and I wonder if I in fact may be gluten intolerant as well. Eliminating all these things may be beneficial but the wheat thing is soooo confusing. My toughest challenge....what do I send my son to school with for lunches???? Ugghhh <em>24</em> Thu, 9 Aug 2012 14:47:56 EST Is gluten intolerant all or nothing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x49290268 I just ended 6 weeks gluten free; last night I had a gluten full meal of spaghetti, garlic bread and tiramisu. I have heard that gluten intolerant people know sometimes even before they finish the meal, but I didn't feel anything but overfull. (I sure didn't need that extra piece of garlic bread!) I did wake up this morning feeling extremely uncomfortable, bloated and slow and sort of depressed. My question is can you be a little bit intolerant, or is it an all or nothing deal? This wasn't a ... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:09:34 EST Just diagnosed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x49188428 Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with Celiacs disease about two months ago. I have had the usual struggles to get to this point. I had just lost the baby weight and now find that having gone gf I am struggling to keep my weight stable. I am looking forward to hearing all your strategies and tips and being part of a supportive community. <BR> Rebecca Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:45:17 EST What do you take camping? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x49085832 I'm planning a camping trip and have found that it's actually pretty easy to do gluten free because you have to take all your own food anyway. <em>4</em> <BR> But also surprised at how expensive it is. Everyone is going to want buns and snacks, which doesn't make sense to take gluten and non-gluten items. But, I just paid $6 for a loaf of GF bread. <BR> I don't usually eat packaged foods...anyone have suggestions how to keep this trip from being so expensive when other people with me want b... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 11:36:32 EST Gluten Free Fat Burners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x49077195 Does anyone know if Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite is Gluten Free? My local GNC gave me two free packs to try, but couldn't tell if there was gluten in them or not. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:15:09 EST More celiacs have the Braly Sign - have it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x49021020 <link>bit.ly/ONAju1 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm celiac and I do. Hmm. <BR> <em>253</em> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:32:58 EST I am learning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x48979805 After struggling with health issues. I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance, with a possible lactose intolerance as well. The doctor gave me some information & I have researched a lot.I didn't know how much I had to learn. This how i break in down to most people about my condition. I am gluten intolerant : Which means I suffer all the symptoms of a true celiac without any proof my immune system is attacking my intestines. For me it is not some weird attempt to join the many fad dieters who t... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:48:27 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x48934246 Hi I just joined SP and was happy to find this team. I have been GF for almost 8 years now. I spent about 12 years (maybe more) trying to find out what was wrong with me. I went to many doctors. They would say I had dyspepsia, dysbiosis, IBS, and gave me Prilosec. No one could figure it out and I felt they thought it was all in my head. My father encouraged me not to give up. Finally I said to myself it has to be something I'm doing every day. What's that? Eating and drinking. Finally I went ... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:33:04 EST Opinions From The Experts - sorry it's long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x48924413 Hi everyone, my name is Anita. I wanted to get everyone's opinion and/or their story about being diagnosed with celiac. I told someone recently that if being celiac were a crime, I could be put away by circumstantial evidence! <BR> <BR> To start with, I have had Hashimoto's thyroiditis since I was a teenager when a doctor discovered a goiter on my neck. As I'm sure you guys are aware a definite connection between the two diseases has been noted. <BR> <BR> In 1997 I had my gallbladder remo... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 20:58:34 EST Crockpot recipes w/o chicken? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x48793239 I'm looking for crockpot ideas - Things that I can make 6 quarts of and freeze in single servings and eat for weeks afterwards. It's hard to find gluten free and chicken free though...any ideas for me? Most of what I find takes chicken broth or creamed soups that contain flour. <em>46</em> <BR> I'm getting bored with vegetable soups and chili...help? Mon, 2 Jul 2012 13:35:02 EST Favorite Gluten Free bloggers websites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x48747177 I like: <BR> <BR> celiac-disease.com - good review of some products that are just coming out and some other ones I didn't knwo existed. <BR> <BR> Just discovered Gluten Free on a Shoestring - mainly baking recipes. I don't do a lot of those (trying to stay paleo) but she has a lot of different delicious ones I haven't seen before. <BR> <BR> First one I ever started reading back in the day was Gluten Free Girl. Not so much anymore. Will check it a couple of times a year. No longer interest... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:41:20 EST Hershey, PA Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1134x948x48569002 I am wondering if anyone can help. My family and I are headed to Hershey Park for vacation. Has anyone been there and can you help me figure out where I can eat. The website was not very helpful, so I did send them an email directly. <BR> <BR> We are also visiting Gettysberg and Lancaster. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your help!! <BR> <BR> Jenn Sun, 17 Jun 2012 21:49:16 EST GFCFSF Protein Powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x48329198 I gave up my favorite whey protein when I discovered my dairy sensitivity. Now that I've found a soy protein powder that I really like, soy is out too. I'm so very bummed because I don't want a ton of added sugar and I'm not crazy about straight stevia. The soy protein powder I was using used a mix of stevia and evaporated cane juice so the sugar content was not too high. Oh- and I can't do aspartame and prefer not to do sucralose. <BR> <BR> While I don't really NEED a protein powder, I ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 16:19:02 EST gluten free bisquick muffin recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x48311483 anyone have any... especally apple cinnomon... Thu, 31 May 2012 14:40:51 EST New to this GF Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x48279450 hi my name is Joannah and I have been gluten free since 12/2011 and am still learning more about it every day. I am currently being tested for more food allergies so time will tell. Since I have been GF I have lost weight and feel better than I have in years! Tue, 29 May 2012 14:13:45 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x48270410 Hello: I started gaining weight about 5 years ago, right before I turned 5O, even though I continued to run and work out 3 hours a day and maintain a diet of less than 1500 calories. My hair started thinning, I developed foggy memory, my blood pressure started getting higher until I was diagnosed with hypertension. I was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism nearly 3 years ago. I have been on synthroid since 2009 and Vitamin D for a year. Both are within normal range. Yet, when I run, I stl... Mon, 28 May 2012 23:02:34 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x48242103 Hi! <BR> <BR> I ma new to SP and am glad to have found this page as I have been gluten free for 5 years now. I was diagnosed by EGD and then changed my diet and all my problems dissipated. <BR> Anyways, I look forward to sharing info as I happen to live in very gluten free city which has made it a really easy transition for me over the years. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to sharing info and learning too! <em>58</em> Sat, 26 May 2012 19:49:06 EST Greetings from Idaho http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x48237971 I have had celiac for most of my life and I have other health issues as well I have had problems with not including gluten with my diet since i live with two boys who have bread three to 5 times a day. I have been trying to cut it down and out of my diet but sadly I have not been doing so good. I working on it but gluten free stuff tastes nasty to me and so I don't eat most of them. I have learned i can tolerate a small amount of gluten but I have to be careful not to eat too much. below is m... Sat, 26 May 2012 11:14:46 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x48222832 Hi, <BR> My name is Mel, I'm a 38 year old single mum from the UK. I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease last November. Although I'm just about getting my head around it all. I would love to find recipes etc for someone on a very tight budget, that both myself and my two very fussy kids can enjoy. Also, advice on eating correctly to fuel exercise but not over-indulge!! Hopefully now I've found this site it will give me the boost I need to shift those pesky pounds, keep a control of my snacking... Fri, 25 May 2012 08:12:12 EST Newbie :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x48182639 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm new to sparkpeople and am also new to the GF world as well. I'm 19 and am gluten intolerant...Any great recipies will be appreciated for sure! Tue, 22 May 2012 12:00:31 EST Medic Alert IDs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x48166302 I try to remember to wear my Road ID when I'm out and about. Here are some sources if you're interested; also, please share your own links if you have them. A lot of us have complicated medical needs and this eases my mind that the EMTs'll get it right if they need to. <BR> <BR> I recently saw on the news that people are also tattooing their medical emergency info on their bodies, esp on the wrist where an EMT might look for a bracelet. Interesting. <BR> <BR> <link>www.roadid.com </link... Mon, 21 May 2012 11:29:31 EST Gluten Free is the way to be! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x48141138 Hi there everyone, <BR> <BR> We all have story of when we first were diagnosed or self treated due to information we have obtained in our own personal road to wellness. My path started when after, we figured now, 20 years of system issues--weight gain--gained 75 pounds; acne; gas, burping, bloating issues arthritis starting in late 20's; migraines, allergies; upper respitory infections 2 times a year; emotional issues, depression,severe fatigue; sleep problems; extreme mood swings that made... Sat, 19 May 2012 14:37:33 EST I need food!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1134x948x48128711 I'm new at gf and was wondering if anyone could steer me towards some recipes for pancakes, biscuits, or a good cookbook; I'm planning on camping this summer and want to stock my little motor home with good-for-us stuff!!!! Fri, 18 May 2012 14:56:43 EST Testing for celiac/gluten intolerance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x48118086 Just wanted to introduce a lab (www.enterolab.com) in case anyone is looking for the best way to test for celiac/gluten intolerance. They specialize in gluten and other related digestive disorder testing. Their tests are not invasive, they are more accurate than traditional blood tests or even endoscopies, they do not require "challenging" with gluten. Test kits (stool test and cheek cell swab kits) can be ordered by mail and returned by mail. Does not require a doctor's order. My insurance p... Thu, 17 May 2012 21:31:36 EST Pls share your 'glutened' symptoms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x48095800 Here's what I'm wondering: do your symptoms change the more your gf? <BR> <BR> For instance, the only time I "knew" I was glutened I had abdominal pain and "D" within an hour (prior to cd dx I had no abdominal pain, though before I had steattorhea). I've been glutened since that first time by less than 20ppm, but I didn't know it (confirmed by Cyrex blood test and a stool analysis). <BR> <BR> I was recently ill, and I'm wondering if getting glutened just presented entirely differently: ... Wed, 16 May 2012 12:41:41 EST Gluten Free marathoner here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x48082310 I'm new to the group and new to the Gluten Free diet! I live in Ohio. <BR> <BR> Here's the short of it: I used to attribute my constant feeling of bloat and exhaustion to being overweight, but then I lost the weight and while many things improved these things were still there. My doctor gave me a cynical look when I asked if it could be gluten. He tested me for Celiac and it came back negative. But, after talking to a friend I decided to try the diet six weeks ago and I feel much better! It... Tue, 15 May 2012 17:12:49 EST Domino's "Mildly GF" Pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x48031955 Domino's has a new gf crust, but can't protect you from cross-contamination. Here's Dr. Fasano on the subject: <link>somvweb.som.umaryland.edu/absolutenm<BR>/templates/?a=1873&z=5 </link> <BR> <em>42</em> Sat, 12 May 2012 07:59:46 EST getting enough carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47990000 hello everyone! :) i'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same problem i'm having?? every day i'm anywhere from 35-60 grams under the low end of my carbs. i'm eating gluten free so obviously not taking in as many carbs as i would if i was eating regular food. so my question is two fold: first, we are warned that not eating enough carbs is bad for you, how much is not enough? secondly, how can i increase my carbs and still stay gluten free? thanks!!!! :) Wed, 9 May 2012 12:46:59 EST NEATO! Dr. "Feed Your Cells" (also GF!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47958400 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player<BR>_embedded&v=L9P5rtmiXNA#! </link> <BR> <BR> I'm Celiac, so this was a cool stumble on the LiveFit Revolution site :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 May 2012 16:00:50 EST Help create Gluten-Free medicine label laws http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47955598 In my email I found this message from Gluten Intolerance Group <BR> There is a petition until May 8th 2012 about putting inert ingredients (gluten sources are of this nature) on medicine labels. Lets give it a 24 hour push!! <BR> GIG group in gov med labels as Celiac bipartisan help from us by, <BR> American Celiac Disease Alliance info@americanceliac.org <BR> http://www.capwiz.com/celiac/issues/aler<BR>t/?alertid=61277271&type=CO <BR> <BR> email this letter <BR> <BR> <BR> Current law does... Mon, 7 May 2012 13:11:13 EST Dermatitis Herpetiformis anyone? How to test? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47834164 Will try and make long story short... <BR> <BR> Decided to go gluten free in January on an "educated whim or experiment" due to various things - vitamin deficiency, hair loss, fatigue, migraines, reactions to certain skin products etc.  My sister has Celiac and my Mom has a host of nasty digestive issues that went away when she stopped gluten (who need Drs.? is her philosophy so no official diagnosis).  So my sister convinced me to try going gluten free.  I did and definitely felt better but... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:37:34 EST GFCF Pizza Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47787683 I had just gotten to be an expert on making Gluten Free pizza when the dairy allergy/sensitivity kicked in full force. So - now no cheese. I have not heard good things about soy cheese (and I'm also questioning my sensitivity to soy so I'm limiting that as well). Any really creative ideas out there on what to put on a pizza that does not involve dairy? Cheese really helps "stick" it together! (Side note: I miss dairy WAY more than I ever missed gluten ). <em>46</em> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 07:18:55 EST Carb Zero Bread Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47782139 Made by Julian Bakery. Has anyone tried this bread? Supposedly the carbs are all "fiber" so our bodies don't get calories from it? <link>www.julianbakery.com/bread-product/c<BR>arbzero-regular/ </link> <BR> <BR> Would like to know what it tastes like before I invest any money in ordering it. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Eveline Thu, 26 Apr 2012 20:14:32 EST canning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47765653 havent found a message board regarding canning....anyone do there own.... good recipe site or book for gluten free canning.... just ordered my pressure canner and i have a water bath one... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:19:18 EST Gluten Free Substitute for Whole Wheat Flour http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47758748 I was looking through the Spark People cookbook and some of the recipes call for whole wheat flour. What is a good gluten free alternative, that has the fiber? Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:36:20 EST On the run breakfast ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47739150 I am the type of person that is always running late, and I would just grab a granola bar or muffin as I was on my way out the door to work. Since going gluten free, this hasn't been an option (I don't like the gf breakfast bars that I have found). I was wondering if anyone had any tips or ideas about something healthy that I could eat on the go. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:53:59 EST Keeping on a GF diet while trying to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20285x948x47726837 I constantly struggle just to stay gluten-free! Diagnosed in 2002, it's a constant struggle and I go off the GF diet when feeling deprived of ease in ordering a pizza, whether I have enough GF food in the house, a husband who isn't always emotionally supportive....he would be embarrassed if I mentioned something to a waitress or if I brought my own GF bread to a dinner. GF and trying to lose weight is a big one!! Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:14:56 EST Thank goodness I found this group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x47721024 Hi, I'm a 31 year old with fibromyalgia and I've been gluten free for about 5 months. Dispite testing negative (via blood and biopsy) I have been told I am "intolerant". It doesn't matter what the terminology is, since I feel better without it and i react to gluten when I eat it. I don't think there is any way I will go back. <BR> <BR> I will peruse the group postings, but am interested in whether people are just doing their own diets, or using meal plans? It would be amazing if they h... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:27:46 EST keeping normal weight without eating unhealthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47641078 Help I have just been diagnosed as celiac and I have gain 8 pounds back but I am constantly wanting to snack and I crave food . Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:48:56 EST apple cider vinegar helps indigestion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47635124 i have to share something i have learned and it actually worked. I saw this on the dr oz show. if you have indigestion try a small amount tsp or two of apple cider vinegar. i tried it several times now and it works within a few minutes, especially if your glutonized, just wanted to share. I drink it straight but you can add it in water or juice Tue, 17 Apr 2012 23:35:03 EST Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x47624547 I made these muffins yesterday and got up to have one with coffee...GONE!! Here is the recipe..hope you enjoy! <link>foodygf.blogspot.com/2012/04/peanut-<BR>butter-chocolate-chip-muffins.html </link> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:05:56 EST Meal plans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x47546311 I don't know if this has been posted before or not but I'm so excited! One of my only frustrations with this website is that the meal planner doesn't offer specialty menus for me (at least not that I've found). I really dislike cooking and planning gluten free meals has been difficult for me. I found this subscription site that offers healthy gluten free meals, weekly. It's emeals.com. I'm trying it out. They even provide a categorized shopping list. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:31:52 EST oops: Double G ham? Costco Grilled Chicken Breast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47494874 Yesterday, I ate 3 things at dinner: About 3 oz of Double G ham (which to be honest, I only looked up TODAY and so far can't see what may be a problem, so I've emailed the company), mashed potatoes with onions and hard boiled eggs (my paternal granny's recipe, made in my house--no flours of any kind and no contamination) and a kiwi that I cut and peeled on a separate plate. <BR> <BR> For my breakfast I had my DAILY soy milk in coffee, Shakeology (also a daily ritual) and some grilled Chicken... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 10:11:48 EST Making this GFCF... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47454596 I have been very successful at adapting already GF recipes to be GFCF and many times even better than the original. I have not, however, yet attempted to adapt non GF recipes. This one, however, has my interest piqued - especially since I have to birthdays (children's) coming up in the near future. <BR> <BR> <link>cleancuisineandmore.com/dairy-free-c<BR>hocolaty-healthy-cupcakes-with-vegan-f<BR>rosting/ </link> <BR> <BR> Since I don't have any experience on successful GF baking substi... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 11:04:00 EST Fisherman's Inn Gluten-free menu Eastern Shore, MD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1134x948x47422257 <link>exm.nr/HTUGpl </link> <em>498</em> <em>492</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>267</em> <em>181</em> Wed, 4 Apr 2012 10:56:38 EST Gluten-free class for newbies & helpful sites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1134x948x47391909 Hope this is helpful to someone! <link>exm.nr/HfddM9 </link> Mon, 2 Apr 2012 16:44:24 EST New to gluten free.....what do you recommend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47358885 For me, the hardest thing about adapting a gluten free lifestyle will be managing lunch during the work week. Sometimes I am unable to pack a lunch and was wondering what you recommend to purchase as a frozen meal for days I can't prepare my own lunch the night before? What frozen meal is your favorite when you can't prepare your lunch at home? Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:53:28 EST Gluten-free bakery Severna Park, MD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1134x948x47349839 Here is a local gluten-free bakery if you are in the area! <link>exm.nr/H12v9C </link> <em>475</em> They have low-cal options too! <em>334</em> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 00:17:08 EST xanthan gum replacement gelatin question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47339686 Should I replace 1:1? <BR> <BR> XG is *too* expensive! I read several places to try unflavored gelatin so I got some but I'm not sure about how much to use. <BR> <BR> TIA! <BR> Lily Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:40:36 EST Gluten-free in Annapolis/ /Baltimore Maryland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1134x948x47339329 If you live or will be traveling to Baltimore/Annapolis area subscribe to my articles on examiner.com. I will be posting articles about gluten-free food, shopping, dining and events. <link>exm.nr/GVHQEN </link> <BR> <BR> Just a note* PF Chang's is adding new gluten free menu items in April as well as Bertucci's! Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:16:02 EST Quick Cooking AND Gluten Free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47280938 I am a lover of food with a high insensitivity to gluten. As disappointing as this is, I've learned some great ways of coping with it. I've recently become a Pampered Chef Consultant, and have fabulous recipes on how to make a QUICK and gluten free meal. How do mouth-watering, juicy chicken fajitas sound? How about in under 20 minutes? Please email me at beththegfchef@gmail.com and ask more. I can help you learn how to cook gluten free AND help you earn free products! Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:26:59 EST Worth it to push for further testing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47228019 I introduced myself yesterday. After having abdominal pain for a few months, my nurse practitioner ran a blood test to test for celiac. My levels came back elevated for transglutaminase IgG, but normal for transglutaminase IgA. So, my NP diagnosed "gluten sensitivity" and said that I don't have celiac. She did tell me to go on a g-free diet. From what I've been reading over the past few days, I'm feeling concerned about that diagnosis. <BR> <BR> I have tons of celiac symptoms: abdominal pain... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:20:22 EST modified food starch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x47215808 is this ok or not.... i have read that new lawas need to state if it has wheat in it... but i am confused... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:49:22 EST Diagnosed with gluten sensitivity as of yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x47209433 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm fairly new to sparkpeople and very new to gluten-free (as in I don't even know where to begin). I received a gluten sensitivity diagnosis yesterday. My nurse practitioner is referring me to a nutritionist, but in the meantime, she didn't really give me any information. I have no real idea of where to start or what to look out for. Can anyone refer me to some good resources for beginners? <BR> <BR> I live with my husband and two young kids, so any thoughts on living glu... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:06:09 EST Ideas for a sack lunch? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47178730 I have to bring a sack lunch with me as I chaperone my daughter's field trip. We're to bring it in a disposable sack, which pretty much rules out anything that needs to be chilled as I can't bring an ice pack with me. <BR> <BR> Do you have any good suggestions for something to pack in a sack lunch? I could go spend the money on GF bread and make a sandwich, but in the past I really haven't liked that option. The bread is too heavy and too dry. I have some GF protein bars, I could pack fr... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:41:13 EST Anybody else "see" Celiac in others or... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x47119944 Am I just crazy? <BR> <BR> Don't answer that! <BR> <BR> Seriously, now that I know and I'm learning (diagnosed in mid Jan 2012), I see so many people eating certain things (coworkers, family) then having symptoms. <BR> <BR> I never had IBS (had been diagnosed with a spastic colon in my teens and have congenital lupus, which means I still HAVE those things but now I understand I blamed a lot of flares on them where it was poisoning myself). <BR> <BR> It seems so clear now: Person A eats B... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 05:40:50 EST Celiac disease - men have it too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46943160 I am surprised that only women seem to be communicating on this thread. Men have Celiac too - are you out there? I was diagnosed about 10 years ago when I turned 50 after several years of terrible gastrointestinal problems. The gluten-free diet cleared it all up over night. <BR> <BR> Yes, I am Type 1 diabetic as well - probably caused by the Celiac. I now rely on an insulin pump to manage my blood sugar levels. <BR> <BR> I am a traveling consultant - still - and spend much of my time in... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 20:54:21 EST I'm a new member to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x46907581 <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm a new member of this group. I just recently found out I have a Gluten problem. After dealing with a Candida yeast infection for many years. My intestines were always so bothersome & never understood why? I would like to meet members on this group and share ideas & lots of receipes. I'm new at this so I need all the help I can get. <BR> <BR> Any members that would like to share & be friends I would appreciate it very much. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 23:07:07 EST Question about Gluten Free Cosmetics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46883735 I was diagnosed with celiac disease a little over a week ago. I am getting a handle on being gluten free with my diet. But I am have questions about gluten free cosmetics. Can anyone recommend some reasonably priced gluten free shampoo, conditioner, makeup etc.? Sat, 3 Mar 2012 14:36:17 EST Ensuring You Get Enough Vitamins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46845354 I'm new to eating GF and have been scouring the internet for information. I came across some articles about eating GF causing problems with getting enough iron and vitamin B1 because so many cereal grains are fortified with them and that is the major source in Americans diets. It sounds like you can get them through other sources but I'm wondering if anyone here tracks these nutrients or has problems getting enough? I'm not a good pill taker - I usually forget after awhile (have had same bott... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:54:55 EST verify Steak n Shake's Chili Deluxe GF? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1134x948x46797717 It's on their site but I've RUDELY learned from 2 other places that promised GF that they don't work to avoid contamination. Owwwwwwwwwww. Icccccccccck. Itccccccccch. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Just wondering. I'm taking my brother "out" to a couple places tomorrow for his birthday and it'll be a greasy spoon in the AM (I may only have coffee) <em>24</em> and then someplace for lunch. We both (previously) like SnS. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:15:40 EST Hi I'm Carla http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x46782113 For 15 years I thought I had ulcerative colitis and did my best to live with that. Then just over 2 years ago a very traumatic event had me in and out of the hospital with the end result being a diagnosis of celiac disease. I then learned that one of my sisters has the same thing and since it runs in families it made more sense. <BR> <BR> I've always been addicted to carbs like bread and pasta so this has been a real challenge. Thankfully I like rice and my favorite is Lundberg which has ... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:11:39 EST Recently Diagnosed with Celiac Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x46751588 I have had hypothyroidism for years. My numbers indicated I was not absorbing my thyroid medicine so the doctor ran blood tests for celiac disease antibodies. That came back positive. On February 16th had a biopsy of my small intestine and on February 22nd I got the confirmation of celiac disease. <BR> <BR> I met with my doctor on Thursday and received a bunch of literature and the contact person for a local support group and a contact person who is a dietician. <BR> <BR> Today is th... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 17:51:28 EST Casein and Cancer link? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46697099 Is anyone here familiar with The China Study? <BR> <BR> I am looking for people familiar with it to discuss the findings. Or anyone who is interested in the area <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4749727 </link> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:45:30 EST can I just say "wow!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46694147 Ok, I had this rash across my abdomen I went to the health dept and they perscribed to me this cream that would cost me $50 to fill it. Well I went gluten free. It cleared up on its own. (I had it for over a month and it only got worse - it cleared up in only a few days) <BR> <BR> My psorisis - which I have had since 1993 -yes 1993 is clearing up <BR> <BR> this is, just wow! Tue, 21 Feb 2012 11:39:54 EST cream of wheat type breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46693829 ok... had lapband 3 years ago so this limits what i eat already.... couple months ago started liking cream of wheat and it agreed with lapband.... now that i found I am allergic to wheat that is out.... cant eat oatmeal as it is different consistancy and doesnt agree with band,..... and suggestions... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 11:18:17 EST question about a certain food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46663212 ok, I've been doing this for a few days (and feel better BTW ) but I have a trail mix (no granola just nuts, fruit and chocolate) - it contains peanutss m&ms, almonds, raisins and cashews - nothing special has been done to the nuts <BR> <BR> is it save to have it stil - I know i've read that roasted nuts can be a problem Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:43:06 EST How long until immune system works properly again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46642081 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm not celiac, but am sensitive to gluten. I stopped eating gluten around the end of November last year. <BR> <BR> I've had several "small" illnesses since last summer (my nails are brittle, I've got Athlete's Foot at one spot, I've gotten ill nearly every month, etc.). It seems as if my immune system does not really work properly at the moment. And I hate all this - it takes up so much time, money, etc. <BR> <BR> I eat a lot of fruit, whole grains (gluten free <em>41</em> ... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 07:57:12 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x46633897 Hi! <BR> <BR> I am deciding to go gluten free because #1 a while ago my SIL suggested me to be tested and I balked at it (she has it) and recently I googled my recent symptoms and this popped up! I have no health insurance but when I went to the health dept the refused to test me for it. (too expensive) So, I am just going to go for it. I have been 1/2 a day gluten free and - this may sound crazy but I am feeling a bit better already (I have itchy scalp for 20 years - yes -20 years and ih... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:50:03 EST best place to order Chebe mix? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46614630 While I prefer baking from scratch, I keep seeing people mention Chebe. I went to their site & I'm interested in getting a "try me" pkg (they have an 8 box). I also saw on Amazon.com, there's some reseller who sells a 12pkg with 2 of 6 varieties. <BR> <BR> Just wondering if anybody orders online and where they get the best, most reliable deals? Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:43:31 EST GF Flour Blend, Condiments, Desserts, Treats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x46582378 I know we shouldn't be eating that many treats and desserts, but sometimes you need something sweet. Sometimes you need to bring something to a potluck, so why not bring a dessert that you can share AND also enjoy? Here are some of my go-to treats. <BR> <BR> First of all, my favorite flour blend comes from Gluten Free Girl and The Chef. For the most part, I've found this blend to be a great all-purpose flour that has worked in all my baked goods, even my great grandmother's Devil's Food C... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:53:40 EST GF Meals that fit into 1400 cal/day meal plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x46581810 I've been seeing new members posting on the forum, saying they're having a hard time moving to a GF diet, having a hard time fitting their foods into their daily calorie range. I have some great naturally GF meals that I would like to share. They're all here in SP, so it's easy to track them in your Nutrition Tracker. <BR> <BR> As you should always do, make sure your ingredients are GF. There are many more options for GF ingredients these days, including sauces and condiments, which makes... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:19:04 EST crackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46578430 ok.. i love my soups and I love my soups with crackers.... what is a good substitute for saltine crackers.... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 08:49:56 EST Hello! Happy to be part of this group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x46577517 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My journey with Celiac has been very painful. I am blessed to have found a Dr. that figured out my problem. For many years, I have been suffering in silence without knowing how to control the situation. <BR> <BR> Although, I am doing better. I still have some weight and diabetes issues. I am determine to find out what is going on with my body. <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:49:56 EST chinese lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46577426 ok... honey is taking me out to lunch today ,.... its gonna be chinese.... i plan to eat teh egg drop soup which i love... and then get the raw veggies and meats and have them warm them up on the grill for me with seasonings that way I stay away from the gravies and sauces... anything else I should avoid.... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:41:57 EST Petition to Label Genetically Modified Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46566559 Since we're all on Team Gluten Free here, we tend to be more conscious of what goes into our foods than that average bear. <BR> <BR> So I'm posting a link to a petition to label Genetically Modified Foods... just one more thing that would be nice to know, in our quest for healthier foods. <BR> <BR> <link>www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/3 59/636 /222/ </link> <BR> <BR> Thx! <BR> : ) <BR> Mzzchief Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:23:09 EST its official http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46562558 got my test results back last week.... its official.... i am now on a gluten free diet..... went through cupboards yesterday made one mine.... it is so confusing... can have one brand of this but not of that..... <BR> <BR> also had lapband 3 years ago... so need to be a lap band gluten free diet.... and i still want to lose my last 10 pounds...... this is gonna be so hard.... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:18:31 EST flour, dairy, fat-free mocha-fudge cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x46561412 They were quite good -- too good! I ate about 10 of the 24 (in more than one sitting) and now my face is broken out. I think that much sugar is a BAD, BAD thing but these are good if you want chocolate cookies. They're almost fudgey. <BR> <BR> 2 1/4C confectioners sugar <BR> 1/4 t salt <BR> 1 t espresso powder (optional but this really helps) <BR> 3/4 C cocoa (Dutched) <BR> 1/4 C carob powder (this substitution isn't necessary, you can go all cocoa but I like carob) <BR> 3 large egg whites <... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:13:56 EST Tracking GF calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46536772 I am newish to GF, my blood work came back suggesting celiac, ad I was going to get an endoscope to confirm dx, but insurance coverage fell apart. So for months I ate a little bit of gluten to keep my instetines from healing and then and the week before the scope was going to get done I really ate gluten 3 meals a day. Since then I have felt miserable, exhausted ect, gained weight and felt nauseous. So I decided to get back into GF stuff. Since gaining weight I want to track my eating so ... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 17:15:15 EST checking in, where I am right now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46515682 I'm healing from that week where I'd added wheat and gluten for my elimination testing for lupus triggers (how I learned I'm gluten-intolerant!). It took a couple of weeks cos though ignorance, I made some booboos. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to report I've had a few days PAIN-FREE (gut, at least). I've gone decades not having a completely pain-free gut! My face is healing from that last explosion and I hope my hair will fill back in soon. I've had less fevers, too. Those autoimmune symptoms are rea... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 08:55:22 EST Headaches after stopping gluten http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46427282 Hey, I've been gluten free for the most part (a few accediental times) for about 2 weeks now. I have been noticing that I have been having a lot more headaches since I cut gluten out of my diet. They have lasted anywhere from a few hours to one that took me almost 2 full days to shake. I usually wake up with them. <BR> <BR> Anyone else get headaches after stopping gluten? How long did it take for them to stop? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> - Jess Sun, 5 Feb 2012 09:07:54 EST Gluten Intolerance Group email update for Celiacs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46385907 Gluten Intolerance Group has emailed a survey; I, as a gluten-intolerant, was able to complete. Here is a web site for people who are Celiac to participate in a clinical research study should you want to; the questionnaire will explain in more detail. <BR> <link>www.celiacteam.com/ </link> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 18:00:54 EST Morningstar Farms products all have gluten-ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46339994 I've eaten them daily (one form or another) for years. I thought I was doing well, cutting out the gluten in this first week and then guess what I found. I was still eating gluten. <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/group.p hp?gid=43603319063 </link> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:13:33 EST gluten poisoning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46335434 anyone else ever feel like this after accidentally eating gluten? <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4713713 </link> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:01:25 EST Cool Website for Gluten-Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46327237 Stop me if you've heard this one, but just discovered it on Groupon today. <BR> It's a website that plans out your meals for you, generates a grocery list based on where you shop, and apparently takes advantage of store sales as they come up. They had a gluten free menu option, and it was recommended on Oprah. <BR> <BR> I checked it out, and it seems like it could be a useful tool for someone who is interested in figuring out how to start. I thought it was a cool idea that it helps you fin... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:23:00 EST "all-purpose GF baking mix" help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46321860 This is VERY new to me, I thought doing myself the favor of buying a pre-mixed flour would be smart but...All GF recipes I see call for xantham gum, potato or tapioca starch and then a mixture of rice, grain or bean flours. <BR> <BR> This one contains: <BR> <BR> <link>nuts.com/cookingbaking/flours/baking<BR>-gluten-free.html </link> <BR> <BR> garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, whole grain sweet white sorghum flour, fava bean flour <BR> <BR> This is a tad daunting (an... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:35:31 EST Hello :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x46266675 Hello all, <BR> My name is Jessica and I have been a member of spark people for about 2.5 years now. My highest weight was 310 lbs and I started 2009 at 273 lbs. Long story short I joined weight watchers and spark people and changed the way I was thought in terms of weight loss and was able to reach 160 lbs by the first part of 2011. <BR> <BR> Its kinda funny because all the problems that I have been having in relation to celiac disease started the same time when I decided to turn my life ar... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:44:01 EST Photo food blog - first week GF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x46266345 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4706541 </link> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:23:25 EST getting the gluten out of the house http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46250874 Yesterday, after online researching "what was up" with this gluten thing, then I got that Celiac Disease book & started reading... <BR> <BR> OMG. Um, YEAH. I'd come here and joined the Team for further support/ info and got confirmation that my reaction to corn was common enough, too, but that BOOK? The things it mentions is blowing my mind. I hadn't mentioned I also have Raynaud's Phenomenon (since a child--I also have congental lupus, which I mentioned) and oh, you know, about 85% of the s... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:34:36 EST Hello! Nice to find you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x46235688 Hello, my name is Valerie and I've been gluten free since November 2010. I have not been tested for celiac disease, though I know I'm at least gluten intolerant. <BR> <BR> It all began a couple years earlier, in 2008 or so, when I noticed certain foods made me very gassy... lots of very smelly gas. It got worse over time, with daily diarrhea, gas all the time, bloating, headaches, and just a general feeling of being sick all the time. The final straw was the day I was left curled up on th... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:14:58 EST hi, seem to be gluten sensitive (on top of...) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x46234632 Hiya everyone! <BR> <BR> I have congenital lupus (my mother has it, was rendered type I diabetic almost 15 years ago -- yes RENDERED, not born with! and she became diagnosed with Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis in early 2011 as well). <BR> <BR> These things are genetic, so... She's lactose intolerant to sensitive (when her gut's happier, she can do milk). <BR> <BR> I had found a few years ago that I'm lactose sensitive...About 6 weeks ago, I started removing some Lupus-triggers: <BR> *lowe... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:05:40 EST Spaghettios http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x46194399 I found this recipe on the blog "Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom". <BR> <BR> 3 cans of Tomato Soup <BR> 1 can of water (can be omitted if your soup is not condensed) <BR> 1 cup milk (optional, I omitted it) <BR> 1bl / 16oz Gluten-Free Pasta (Try and look for rings or shapes) <BR> 6oz Velveeta Cheese (I used a lactose free cheddar cheese instead) <BR> <BR> Cook the pasta as directed, mix the ingredients and serve. <BR> <BR> This recipe makes a lot of food. About six bowls full enough to fil... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:16:41 EST Are there any in this group that are UNDERweight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46166196 One of my biggest symptoms before being diagnosed was losing a significant amount of weight in a relatively short period of time - due to malabsorption and chronic diarrhea. <BR> <BR> I'm 5'2" and at one point saw the scale dip below 100#. I stopped weighing myself for a very long time after that, and hated looking at myself in the mirror. <BR> <BR> Now, even having been gluten free for 3.5 years, I still struggle with putting weight on and keeping it on. <BR> <BR> Just wondering if ther... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 22:24:03 EST Have Reached My Breaking Point http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46158175 I'm overwhelmed. I have been gluten free for a year and a half and I feel like I have finally reached my breaking point. <BR> <BR> Some backstory: I got diagnosed summer 2010 after my husband left for a year long deployment (he's in the Army), which I think was a blessing in disguise. I was able to discover and learn how to be gluten free without the pressure of having to create a "real" meal that would satisfy him. Becoming gluten free was a somewhat easy transition for me...I lost over 20... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 13:12:51 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x46098896 Hi Everyone! I have been an on and off member of Sparkpeople for a long time. I decided I really needed it again. <BR> <BR> I am 32 years old, married for almost 13 years, have a beautiful 12 year old daughter and a wonderful 6 year old son. We also have an angel baby, Michael, who is in heaven. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease almost 2 years ago. It's been hard going, living in an area where gluten free products are almost impossible to find. It's getting better, and I special orde... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:48:37 EST Well meaning gifts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46053067 Well meaning gifts? <BR> <BR> Some gifts are well meant but are not safe. I’m not talking about the ones you can keep for another occasion. <BR> How do you handle it? I've run into this problem many times and have dealt with it various ways depending on the situation, how well I know the person, how I'm feeling at the time. Recently I've been thinking about this and did I handle them properly. If we don’t speak up, the cycle repeats itself. <BR> <BR> Situation 1 – I gave some pyrex glass... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 22:49:13 EST WARNING - New Spark feature re Blogs & Facebook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46046107 This info was posted on another team I belong to. I think it's important for privacy reasons. Decide how you feel and act accordingly. Barb <BR> <BR> QUOTE: <BR> "This information came to me from another member <BR> Through another blog I just learned of a new feature on SparkPeople that automatically added a "Share Bar" to our blog entries. I do not like this feature. <BR> <BR> If you'll notice your own blog now there is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog. That means if someone likes you... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 16:14:10 EST Dermatitus Herpetiformis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46005201 Does anyone with experience with Dermatitus Herpetiformis? Lotions that help? Any complications? Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:39:40 EST Test was negative...now what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x46005026 Hi! I'm a 30 year old young woman who started having "tummy issues" about 9 months ago. It started simply enough - just a bit of tummy upset now and then. Over time, it became much more common - I now pretty much always have a stomach ache. <BR> <BR> On top of that, despite being outside a ton last summer (much more than usual - I was training for a triathlon), my vitamin D levels started coming back low. I've also been anemic for years. At first we thought it was due to normal female blood ... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:30:19 EST New Celiac Chick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x45995350 Hey all! I'm Lizz, I'm 30 from Mass. I was diagnosed with Celiac in Fall of 2010 after at least 15 years of being misdiagnosed. After I was diagnosed, my sister was diagnosed. We have each other in this, but it's nice to know there are others out there. So excited to be a part of this team an learn from everyone! Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:46:08 EST Any gluten-free Canadians on here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45989429 I'm finding a lot of the published books on gluten sensitivity or celiac is American, which means the information about food labelling and places to grocery shop or eat out don't always apply North of the border. <BR> <BR> The biggest struggle I've had to date is finding a grocery store with GF products. I did as much research as I could online. I found one place that advertised GF products had only 2 products - crackers and macaroons. Another health food/organic store was great except th... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:46:30 EST Land O Lakes light butter sticks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45966616 I don't know if you watched GMA this AM, but Elizabeth H was on and mentioned about some butters have gluten in them. I did a search and the only one in question was the light sticks, which I use all the time. I did call the company and they confirmed it may or may not be GF because at times they use different ingredients, so therefore they are saying it isn't GF. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:50:35 EST Gluten sensitivity and depression? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45965995 I don't know about you, but gluten sensitivity can result in tummy upsets and often diarrhea. Does anyone else have trouble with depression? Could it be that the melatonin is less effective because of the GI inflammation?? Anyone else have any thoughts on this? Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:22:10 EST Hello... New to SP :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x45937509 Hi, <BR> I am 3 days new to SP and I am super excited for the encouraging tools that the site provides. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease a little over 2 years ago. I have to say that eating gluten free has forced me to eat healthier, and having Celiac Disease has saved my life. I have lost 100 pounds, but I still have to lose another 100. I'm half way to my goal! :) <BR> I encourage you all to stay positive and to stay on track! <BR> :) Mon, 9 Jan 2012 23:05:25 EST Healing 18 months...food sensitivities going away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45932224 I just wanted to drop a note out there that may give hope to some of you. I have now been off of gluten for 18 months and am feeling great. I have discovered that I can now eat chocolate and sesame seeds that caused me problems before. I believe that my small intestine has healed enough to keep it from being "leaky". Yeah! I love chocolate and am SO happy to have it back in my life. Also sesame seeds. So many of the gluten free chips, crackers, and other products use chocolate and sesame see... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 19:05:10 EST GIG Gluten Intolerance Group is requesting our inp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45931341 GIG Gluten Intolerance Group is requesting our input. <BR> <BR> The newest comment requesting forum is called Chef to Plate Campaign. They are looking for restaurant names. They wish to reward your choices for Gluten-Free menu options. Check out the link for more opportunities to tell them what you want like and think. <BR> <BR> Chef To Plate | Gluten Intolerance Group <BR> http://www.gluten.net/programs/chef-to-p<BR>late.aspx - 15k - Similar Pages Nov 22, 2011 ... Chef To Plate is design... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 18:18:20 EST ask a Dr. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45858816 <link>www.glutenfreely.com/askadoc?utm_sou<BR>rce=AskADocEmail&utm_medium=email&utm_<BR>content=AskADocQuestionSubmissionLandi<BR>ngPage&utm_campaign=DrGuandaliniAskADo<BR>cPodCastQuestionSubmission </link> <BR> <BR> I wanted to get this out for those who might have a question. This is a great opportunity. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 10:39:48 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS ADAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45626027 We all know that Christmas Eve is December 24th. I offer to you this new tradition. The 23rd of December is available and Adam comes before Eve in legend and religion. This meaning is backed by the suggestions of: if you do not have your shopping, wrapping, kitchen art, and house work done then you had better Get Up and At ‘em. If you have completed these tasks, this day can be offered to those who could use your help in the spirit of giving. And if you have volunteered today and still have s... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:27:58 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x45611305 Hi, I'm Jennifer and I was just recently told by my doctor that I am gluten intolerant. I went to see her for everyday fatigue and after bloodwork she told me that my thyroid wasn't working as it should and she wanted me to go gluten free before trying out any thyroid medication. I'm all for that since I don't like to take medication of any kind. I've been doing it for about 2 weeks and the first week was alot easier than I thought. I did really well and have lost about 7lbs..but now the ... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 09:58:05 EST Pie crust recipes from 'In Flora's Kitchen' blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x45587101 Hi all. I had to bring pies for Thanksgiving and found this recipe and tried it out. Everyone LOVED the crust! It is not the healthiest crust around, but it is gluten free and I found much easier to make than the crisco crusts of the past! <BR> <BR> If you cut your pies into 8th's, it's about 300 calories for the crust alone. 150 if you just have a bottom crust. <BR> <BR> Here is the crust <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=1907365&ff=1 </link> <BR> <B... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:53:01 EST Team Goals for 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45518159 With the new year coming I have been thinking about my own goals and goals for the team. We have been doing great on water, not on the fitness minutes. <BR> <BR> Do people think 600 minutes a month is too much? I can easily revise that. <BR> <BR> Are there any other goals people would like to see? Other changes? I welcome any and all ideas! Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:50:21 EST Bread machine, bread makers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45423902 Hi, <BR> I'm new here and was wondering if anyone can recommend a good gluten free bread machine for a reasonable price. Anyone have one? Thank you <BR> Turtle Thu, 8 Dec 2011 01:22:36 EST Stuffing for the Turkey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x45397417 I was looking for a recipe that is Gluten Free and I found two. One for Corn Bread from GlutenFreeCookingSchool.com and one for Bread from CBS.com. <BR> <BR> I printed them out in PDF format for my own 3 ring binder recipe book and thought someone else might be looking for these also. I uploaded them so you can go here <link>www.walktx.org/GlutenFree/ </link> and print them out for your own recipe book. <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! <em>425</em> Tue, 6 Dec 2011 10:44:23 EST GIG 12-1 newsletter early testing article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45330283 Augurix Diagnostics Receives the 2011 'Debiopharm /Valais Award' for its Point-of-care Diagnostic Test for the Early Detection of Celiac Disease <BR> <BR> Augurix has developed a diagnostic test (Simtomax®) used for the screening of Celiac disease. The test replicates existing expensive laboratory diagnostic procedures, using a fraction of the blood sample normally required, and it delivers results in 10 minutes with equivalent reliability. The intended use of Simtomax® is to exclude Celiac ... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 21:51:38 EST GIG 12-1 newsletter early testing article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45330267 Augurix Diagnostics Receives the 2011 'Debiopharm /Valais Award' for its Point-of-care Diagnostic Test for the Early Detection of Celiac Disease <BR> <BR> Augurix has developed a diagnostic test (Simtomax®) used for the screening of Celiac disease. The test replicates existing expensive laboratory diagnostic procedures, using a fraction of the blood sample normally required, and it delivers results in 10 minutes with equivalent reliability. The intended use of Simtomax® is to exclude Celiac ... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 21:50:56 EST Cookbook giveaway http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45257220 I wanted to share this link to Lexie's Kitchen. She featured a story about me making the switch to a gluten-free lifestyle. She's also doing a giveaway of Elana Amsterdam's Gluten-Free Cupcakes Cookbook. Just leave a comment on that page of the blog to have a chance to win! <BR> <BR> http://www.lexieskitchen.com/lexies_kitc<BR>hen/2011/11/25/making-the-switch-sherr<BR>is-story.html <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Nov 2011 11:32:14 EST New to This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x45224748 I have not actually been diagnosed as having gluten intolerance by a doctor. I found I had some pain and intestinal difficulties and tried going off gluten. The effect was almost immediate and I have kept it up. I am now trying to figure out how to do this. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 13:58:48 EST Negative test results - Still sensitive??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x45193718 Hi team, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the group. I've got several chronic diseases... I guess you had a similar topic before... <BR> <BR> My question is: <BR> <BR> I tried a gluten-free week because I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrom) symptoms. They all disappeared three days into the week. Then I started eating toast again and the symptoms were back. <BR> <BR> My blood test results (the autoimmune... ?) were all negative. So my doctor said that it is unlikely that I have celiac disease. <BR> <... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 06:06:44 EST Hi, I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x45110618 I'm excited to have found this site! I am wheat allergic and found out in Dec 2005. There wasn't alot of prepared GF foods available back then and there wasn't alot on the internet at that time. Glad that isn't the case anymore! <BR> <BR> I weighed 225 back then. I have lost and yo-yo'd several times since then. I've been "low-carbing" since Feb of this year and now weigh 175. I don't really fit in at the LC groups because I do eat starches and things like Agave Syrup. <BR> <BR> I a... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:54:59 EST Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x44965864 Anyone have ideas for how to replace cream of chicken soup in holiday casserole recipes? <em>4</em> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 14:40:03 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x44945229 Hi everyone, after a year of tummy discomfort/bathroom issues my dr attributed to my thyroid beds, i started gaining weight for no reason and my symptoms increased. Luckily he suggested celiac and my blood was tested. It came back my Iga was normal range, but my Igg was high, and he told me to start GF. I still have to get the scope done to know definitively, but in the meantime until i can get in to see a dr I stopped eating gluten and my bathroom issues are better, and I am slowly gett... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 09:59:23 EST Shakeology http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x44891646 Hi there! <BR> I'm new to this group but a serology and biopsy confirmed Celiac. I was just wondering if anyone has tried Shakeology. It claims to be gluten free but I'm wondering if people have had a reaction to it or not. <BR> Thanks! Wed, 2 Nov 2011 20:44:56 EST Gluten Free 'Healthy' Chocolate Cake? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x44855153 Not sure if this recipe has been posted here before, but I was so excited to get it that I wanted to share! So if this is a duplication, mea culpa, and apologies to whomever posted it originally. <BR> <BR> There are two links here. <BR> The first one in my opinion is the better of the two, as it has a plethora of options as far as the sweetner and eggs go AND it has a recipe for icing. Wuttadeal! But my older computer doesn't like it... I've gotta wait at least 5 minutes for the page to load... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:13:34 EST Being a mother with a child w/ wheat allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x44832612 I am a mother of a teenager who was diagnosed with a wheat allergy (hive) this past December. With the help of friends with Celiac's we have made her life more enriching. Because she will be under my roof for some time still I am cooking for the most part gluten free. Some meals that I eat separate from her I still eat wheat. For those meals we share (which is frequent) I want to continue providing healthy wheat-free meals the whole family can enjoy. We have found some local companies that h... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 11:26:23 EST Gluten Free Mom Looking to Get Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x44780753 HI! I'm a 36yr old wife of 10 years; and a mom of two girls - 8 and 6. I need to get healthy for me and my family! I used WW in the past but I didn't have a ton of luck because the program didn't offer a lot of GF items/discussion boards. I'm so excited to be part of this program! I really believe this site will give me the tools that I need to get my stuff together. I would love any ideas/suggestions on how to get started and stay motivated! Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:56:01 EST To get tested or not... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x44697129 Hey there! I am new to this group and joined to try and get some more information about celiac. I found out today that my mom has celiac and I'm debating whether or not to get tested myself or just go gluten-free. I have done a little research and found that celiac disease is genetic, so there is a good chance that I already have it or will develop it in the future. I am just not sure which route I should take. I know that this is ultimately my decision, but would love some input. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:34:43 EST immune issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x44672070 Hi everyone,,, <BR> My ds of 14,,is sick again, this time with pneumonia,,in his left lung,, took him last week when he got sick, but it never got better so now on to some different med. I also am giving him vit. supplements to help build up his immune system. The doctor (new one) asked if I ever had his blood tested for certain things (gosh can't remember what exactly) so am to take him back when he is feeling better. <BR> I found a different doctor because the other one just kept tell... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:56:33 EST Going to try GF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x44671002 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I have done a lot of thinking and I've decided to try a GF diet. I don't know if I have a gluten sensitivity, but lately I have been having stomach/digestive problems that I can't trace to anything else. I've noticed my energy flagging even though I sleep 7+ hours a night and exercise 5 days a week. <BR> <BR> I am pretty nervous about this. Just looking around my pantry and in my fridge, I can see how many things have gluten in them and how much I'm going to need to ... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 20:49:03 EST New to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x44585827 HI everyone, I was diagnosed by my Chiropractor with Celiac Disease this August. He is diagnosing me through Kineasology which is working in my favor. <BR> <BR> I just need help with menu planning for one. Not only do I have C.D. I am having inflammatory/intolerane (allergies) problems with foods. The only grain I am testing positive is rice all others are out right now including corn. I am off all night shade foods, bye bye potato's, tomato's, eggplant,peppers. I have also been tested ... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 11:38:29 EST Sugar of mannose powers part 2 of 8 trace sugars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x44504513 The power is in your hands. Sugars are not all alike; here is one reason why. Served to you in 5 pieces of mannose set with in the pieces of eight series. <BR> Mannose, the royalty of trace sugars <BR> A Five Part Set <BR> PART 1 <BR> Mannose is the foundation sugar. It is made of carbon based body loving saccharide. Responsible for nearly all cell actions and cell to cell interactions; it passes ‘intact’ directly into the blood stream from the upper gastrointestinal wall. That is a royal pr... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 13:46:19 EST Pregnant and GF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x44459056 Has anyone been on GF diet while pregnant? I'm having a bit of a hard time staying GF right because all I crave are things like donuts and such. blah. I have been so sick this pregnancy and I was wondering if it had to do with being GF? I wasn't sick with my other two and I was not GF at the time. Any thoughts or personal experiences? Thu, 6 Oct 2011 12:57:56 EST Torani Sugar Free Hazelnut http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x44454496 I think this is bothering my tummy - big time. It doesn't list any ingredients that are outright gluten, but there is caramel color in it. Has anyone had experience with this? <BR> <BR> GAWD my stomach hurts right now. Somehow must make it through classes :( Thu, 6 Oct 2011 08:40:07 EST Plant based diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x44340139 Been thinking about this a lot, especially about eliminating as much processed food as possible... it makes sense that if you go all the way down to staples, then you have the least chance of getting glutened, right? Vegetables and fruits and grains, fresh and homemade as possible... not gonna make my own pasta, but will make my own GF bread. Not sure what other processed foods I will get into, but they will all be organic/vegan/gf. That's a tall, specific order and its getting kind of daunti... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:41:18 EST Possible intolerance or sensitivity? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x44314622 I know this board isn't meant to be a place to try and diagnose yourself but I could really use some advice. For several years now I have just felt absolutely miserable nearly all the time. While some symptoms I am able to link to hormones etc. there are ongoing stomach/ intestinal issues that I can't resolve. I have constant constipation, unexplained weight gain, swollen abdomen, cramps, headaches, joint pain and extreme fatigue. <BR> <BR> I've seen a doctors that told me to increase my fib... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 08:57:57 EST Self-Diagnoser here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x44216021 I kinda do this a lot lol but I've pretty much decided this is the answer to the HORROR I've felt for the last 6-8 years. I've been totally baffled, as I am only 30 and have felt extremely fatigued, with joint pain getting progressively worse year after year... it never occurred to me that those things would be related to my digestive problems. And I always assumed the digestive problems were due to my high fat intake. Ive also had the habit of binging for years, and am better able to underst... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:54:54 EST Bob's Red Mill find! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x44183026 If anyone has a Big Lots store near you they have Bob's Red Mill GF products right now at great prices! Also GF cheese crackers, Thai Kitchen GF noodle bowls and some organic GF soups from Imagine. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:32:09 EST Paper towels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x44144472 This question may sound strange. My husband eats gluten. When cleaning the counters, I use a lot of paper towels because I don't want to contaminate sponges. This seems very wasteful. I don't want to waste all that paper but I don't feel like I have a choice. How does everyone else deal with that? Sun, 18 Sep 2011 11:00:39 EST Wanted gluten-free foods opinion: YOURS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x44134880 Here is a request from GIG, I am a member. They sent this email and please take the time to share your beliefs on gluten free and gluten 100% avoidance-there is a difference. <BR> <BR> Gluten intolerance group would like your survey answers http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey <BR> Has Consumer Perception of GF Food Safety Changed Over Time? <BR> <BR> The Gluten Intolerance Group & <BR> The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center <BR> First sent out: August, 2011 <BR> <BR> <B... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 17:36:50 EST Also sensitive to local anesthetics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x44085044 Is there any one out there besides me that has a problem with local anesthetics. I don't have a true allergic reaction, but I do feel like I've been hit by a truck for a couple of days after. I usually don't use them, but did recently for a dental extraction. Felt awful for 4 days. No dentist I have encountered has any explanation. I've been like this since I was 4. <BR> <BR> Thanks Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:39:46 EST Starbucks white mocha coffee? What's in it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x44023787 HI there, this is one of my first posts!!! <BR> <BR> I went into the city the other day and I was really excited to get my self a treat and I wanted a Starbucks white mocha coffee. I had two sips and had the worse cramps I have had in a long time. Does anyone know what is in those and are there any yummy alternatives? Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:48:50 EST Sugar with side-effects you want part one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x43960181 An informed choice is what I am looking for in sweeteners of safe effective value. I want more than just empty calories. I want sugars that promote healing and sound energy creation. My sights fall in the eight essential saccharides of life that the human body does great work on when these essentials are part of daily menu options. I wish to name all of the eight by heart. I take them one at a time. With each experience of learning about the foods I love now and some answers of why my gut agr... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 16:52:07 EST What do you do when youre having a reaction? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x43902778 I am having a reaction right now as I type this. I just took benedryl so im halfway to lala land now, but im still in so much pain! im not sure exactly what caused it, because I didnt eat anything containing gluten, but i never know at my house im the only one with CD so cross contamination happens occasionally. what do you do when youre having a reaction? <BR> <BR> for me if I dont take benedryl right as its coming on i have excrutiating pain in my abdomen for a good three hours and then I... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 18:45:39 EST gluten intolerance and multiple food allergies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x43862135 Hi! <BR> <BR> Just wondering how many folks w/celiac or gluten intolerance also have mulitple food allergies? <BR> <BR> My blood test for celiac was negative, but I have stomach/intestinal issues when I eat gluten, and celiac disease runs in our family. I have developed two food allergies quite suddenly in the past 2 years, and have numerous other food, drug, and environmental allergies. I am also very lactose intolerant now. <BR> <BR> I've read that "leaky gut" diseases like celiac an... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 00:37:55 EST Please pass the syrup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x43849983 I love the thick treacle thickness of rice syrup. As a Gluten-free eater I intensely read all entries on this team to find some answers to prevent the very setting that would cause me pain. I avoid putting my hand over an open flame at thousands of heat degree calories. My goal is to learn all the tools for safe Celiac and gluten-free eating and learn which foods and their calories to use caution. <BR> <BR> My current question is regarding the workings of three tablespoons of rice syrup int... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 11:42:53 EST Hi! I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x43765820 I went to a dietitian last year and they ran a bunch of tests and figured out I am allergic to 47 different foods. I was really bummed to lose wheat but it said I didn't react to spelt. I spent a month making sure I stuck to only what I could eat but living rural means no "fancy foods". So I didn't have ANY bread for quite a while. <BR> <BR> Eventually, on one of my trips, I bought some spelt bread that I found and made a sandwich. I was so happy... until awhile later. I was in so much pain ... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 19:10:39 EST Udi's Blueberry Muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x43764952 FYI The Nutritional Info has changed. I am not sure if any of the other muffins has changed. Sat, 27 Aug 2011 17:59:13 EST Fish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x43731434 I just saw this and thought I would pass it along. I personally don't like fish but looks great for those who might. <link>www.prweb.com/releases/2011/8/prweb8<BR>746917.htm </link> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:21:48 EST Melting Pot Restaurant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x43719267 <link>www.meltingpot.com/our-menu/gluten-f<BR>ree-menu.aspx </link> Seems like a lot to offer! DH came up with this one we haven't yet gone. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 22:58:11 EST GF All Purpose Flour vs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x43681128 Hi - I'm planning on baking some Gluten Free Vegan cupcakes this weekend and I was wondering if you preferred a general all purpose gf flour mixture, or Bette Hagman receipe better? With either one should I be sure to add xantham gum??? I'm not 100% sure when I am supposed to add xantham gum. LOL! I have both all purpose and the ingredients to mix up a batch of Bette Hagman flour. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Mon, 22 Aug 2011 22:25:33 EST Easy Battered Fish (Fried) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x43680098 If you are craving a nice fried fish, try this: <BR> <BR> 1 egg, 1 tsp baking powder, Tapioca flour, salt and pepper. <BR> <BR> Beat egg, add baking powder, and beat until incorporated. Add tapioca flour in small amounts until pancake batter consistency. <BR> <BR> Cut fish filets into manageable pieces and dredge in some tapioca flour, then coat in batter and fry. When golden, drain on paper towels. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:31:35 EST Wanted to share this with all my gf friends. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x43644855 About a couple of weeks ago, hubby and I went out to dinner at Outback. They do have a gluten free menu. I asked for a hamburger and baked potato. The fries are not gf which is really good lol. Anyways I ordered my meal and was expecting a hamburger patty with the potato. Here comes the waitress with my hamburger on a bun. My first thought, OH NO. I then proceeded to tell her that I ordered from the gf menu. She said this is gf and you are good to go. <BR> <BR> Well I ate the hamburg... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 22:10:10 EST Banana Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x43620934 <BR> Do any of you have a good banana bread recipe using the Authenic classic blend flour? I have a bunch of flour that I need to start using. I have lots of desserts but no quick breads. I have a favorite recipe that I like for my banana bread but found it doesn't work with that flour. Maybe the problem is how much xanthan gum to use. Too much or too little causes problems. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Donna Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:22:57 EST I got glutened, and never knew it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x43614439 A miracle? I think so! I ate a cheeseburger at work last Saturday and felt a little odd at first, but attributed it to the cheese. I was somewhat sleepy over my weekend, but no pain or GI isuues really other than normal ups and downs for me. Today my coworker that made them told me she forgot to tell me there were breadcrumbs in the burgers!! I used to react to a crumb for a week, let alone a decent portion of gluten like this! I am amazed that my body has healed so much over this last ... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 22:20:59 EST Just Diagnosed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x43596561 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> So happy to find a GF corner at spark. I was just diagnosed with Celiac. I am 5 weeks into my new life long GF lifestyle. My question is once I heal and begin absorbing nutrients again, will it be harder to keep weight off? Wed, 17 Aug 2011 22:06:39 EST Trying to determine if I have gluten problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x43592819 I watched Sick Fat and Nearly Dead on Netflix two weeks ago and I decided to try juicing because frankly I felt like was 80 and ready for a wheelchair. I was in so much pain, stiffness, running to the bathroom, always sick, etc. <BR> <BR> I have been tired and not feeling well for years. But last summer I could still walk over a mile. Now I'm happy to get to the car. I'm severely lactose intolerant but I'd get sick sometimes even when I hadn't had milk. I was diagnosed with low vitamin D ... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:57:09 EST Help! Lunch ideas??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x43511757 Hi all - My 4yr old dd recently found out that she has Celiac Disease and ofcourse needs to eat GF. My husband also found out recently (spring time) that he has it. My problem is that I have NO IDEA of what to feed her for lunch. She used to eat peanutbutter sandwiches, but now she won't eat the bread (we are using UDI's - she likes the bread, but I think is either not wanting to eat it because she has to eat the special bread or because she just doesn't want bread right now.) We have had... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 22:59:59 EST Trader Joe's Gluten free frozen pancakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x43502172 Trader Joes sells delicious gluten/dairy free frozen pancakes. I am looking for a similar recipe. The flours used in order are rice flour, tapicoca flour, soy flour and potato flour. It uses both baking powder and baking soda as well and xanthum gum. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:02:08 EST Night sickness, anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x948x43463769 So I'm on Day 6 of my gluten free lifestyle. Not feeling too much of a difference yet. I can eat a little and survive during the day.....but at night is another story. After my last light meal around 6 pm I start getting upset stomach, nausea, and GI cramping. Sometimes it lasts through the night and keeps me awake. Does anyone else get this night sickness? Wed, 10 Aug 2011 07:51:18 EST Cake/cupcake Recipe???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1448x948x43442486 My 4yr old daughter was just diagonsed with Celiac Disease and we are headed to a birthday party in two weeks. Would like to make her some cupcakes to take along so she can enjoy the cake also. I have tried the box mix from Betty Crocker but wasn't thrilled with it. Does anybody have a yummy moist cake mix that I can turn into cupcakes? Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Mon, 8 Aug 2011 23:11:28 EST hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x948x43435302 Hi everyone! I'm new to this group, after dealing with stomach issues for a while, i have been told i have a gluten intolerance. Ive been gluten free for a few weeks, and my issues seem to be gone. :) its good to know that there are other people in the same boat as i am.. Mon, 8 Aug 2011 15:53:34 EST