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4/7/12 12:29 P

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I am sorry you missed the service:( Hope you are feeling better today. Never feel sorry for venting. That is why we are here for one another.
Hugs and Happy Easter to you and yours:)
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4/6/12 9:35 P

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Cottenseed oil, huh? That IS in alot of things. Who'd a thought?

Mad at myself because I can hardly get out of bed because of the exhaustion. I sent my family on without me to Good Friday service. I have never done that in 32 years. :( We were supposed to spend the day with my mother tomorrow as well to celebrate her birthday and an Easter musical at her church and it looks like it will be the same thing with me here stuck in bed. I know it will take a while for these pills to work, and hoping that they do. Just feeling frustrated right now, sorry.
I will look up that sight. I have lost about 10 lbs in the last 2 weeks (not trying to lose THAT fast) but doing it anyway because of my body rebelling.
You have a wonderful Easter too. I love this time of year...sigh. Cindy

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4/6/12 7:50 P

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Hi C
Check out Ezekiel's other breads. Here's a link:

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uten-free-and-wheat-free/gluten-and-R>wheat-free/breads


I have digestive issues with wheat, although I haven't completely eliminated it. Working on it. I think sometimes the reactions may be due to the additives in many processed food. One of my top allergens (hives) comes from cottonseed oil. It is in a ton of stuff.

I really hope the thyroid pills help your energy level. Several friends on them and they say they feel a huge difference.

Have a very happy Easter:)

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4/6/12 1:00 P

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LOL Good luck with that! Do you have wheat sensitivities? I loved Ezekial bread until we read that it has wheat in it. :( If its not one thing, its another. I tried the rice wraps...yuck. Tastes like cardboard. I don't have enough energy right now to be cooking up anything. I hope with these new thyroid pills the doc has me on that this will change. :)

K, I have found that I am alot more open and alot less modest about my problems anymore. lol

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4/6/12 8:20 A

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Hi C-
The boyfriend is the coupon king and think he is a little frustrated that there aren't more out there. We are signing up to healthy food sites in hopes that we come across coupon deals for the things we eat regularly. Please, Ezekial bread, come out with coupons:)

As for the gross saliva thing. LOL. Yes. Thought that was dry mouth. Can't believe I admit to that;)

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4/5/12 10:25 P

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I agree. These organic and 'special' foods ARE expensive. We went to Whole Foods the other day and spent almost $200.00 on a couple of bags. My husband is still picking up his jaw but what else are we to do if the regular food makes us sick? :(

One way(I know it sounds hokey) to see if you have Leaky gut is to first thing in the morning before you brush your teeth or have water or coffee or anything is to spit about 3-4 times into a glass of water. Give it about 15-30 minutes. Go back and look at the glass. IF there are strings hanging down from your saliva (spit) then you probably have it. I know, I know this sounds wierd. BUT I read it from Dr. Wilson's book (I think it was him) and I tried it just to see...and then the tests were run on me and sure enough. Anyway, something to try. (It's sure not science) LOL

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4/5/12 8:31 P

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Not sure about leaky gut. Doc said he would have to do some more tests. Had already been going through some tests and said I wanted to work on the diet and see how it goes. Have been reading up on it and am realizing it can be more serious than the inconvenience of going all the time and the pain.

Have had the chicken strips (when there is a deal). Haven't had them for awhile now. We are trying to go whole foods and organic to see how it goes. Sure gets expensive.

thanks for the info:) I'll let you know how it goes. Nice to see some action on the team, although I hate the circumstances we are meeting under:(

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4/5/12 8:19 P

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Krisin, Do you have Leaky Gut syndrome by chance?
p.s. I do know that they pump chicken to make it bigger to sell to us. Do you ever get the chicken strips in the bag (frozen section) at the stores? I was checking the ingredients and there is wheat in it! Couldn't believe it! Also wheat in licorace (can't eat that anymore anyways but it is worth passing around)

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4/5/12 8:00 P

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Hi Madelyne and Cindy,
I have a long list of food allergies (will get my list and post). Slowly eliminating them, although the big ones are out. Haven't been having dairy (transitioning to vegan) and my intestinal problems as well as skin reactions have decreased. Wheat is on my list, as well as other grains, but haven't figured out how to kick them. The only choice was potato bread that didn't really have any nutritional value in my opinion. Having trouble getting my iron and B vitamins up. Doctor told me I may have to have shots since the supplements are not helping raise it enough. Hoping that they have gone up since the intestinal stuff is getting better and I am eating cleaner. Need to go back for a recheck.

I also question what is in the food we eat. I have allergies to dairy and most meats. Makes me question the antibiotics pumped into the animals, especially since I am allergic to a few antibiotics myself. Feel like some of the pesticides used in our crops could be contributing.
They don't test you for those, because of course they know they are toxic.

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4/5/12 11:58 A

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Hi girls! I was diagnosed with food sensitivities about a month ago. I am sensitive to Dairy, Wheat, Gluten and Yeast. I have Candida, Adrenal Fatigue and Leaky Gut syndrome (and a bad back). UGHHHH! Anyway...I have been using the Daiya cheese and its 'not so bad'. I am pretty much a vegan so it is hard to get in protein; any suggestions? My doctor thinks I also have hypothroidism so he put me on a thyroid pill for that on Tuesday. Oh, back to food allergies...don't you think its odd that so many of us are having this problem now? What the heck is in our food that makes so many of us so sick?
Cindy
p.s. I love the Lord too. :)

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Hey Madelyne

Congrats for getting off your medications :)

Those are some pretty tough allergens to avoid. I'm sure you can find a pizza dough that suits your needs though? I haven't tried it, but I remember seeing in sparkrecipes a recipe for 'pizzas' that use eggplant slices as the base instead of a dough and then you could use a vegan cheese or something? You want to be careful with those though - I know some diary-free cheeses actually have wheat in them!

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My name is Madelyne. A year and a half ago I was diagnosed with High blood pressure. I went to a medical and food allergist and found out I had a laundry list of food related allergies.
After trying and failing to avoid them we narrowed the list down to YEAST, GLUTEN, EGGS, DAIRY AND COFFEE. I have the most problem with the gluten... Bread, ugh! Doughnuts and pizza are my favorite foods. So here I am.
The good news is is that I got off of my BP medicine! Praise the Lord.

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