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4/25/12 6:26 A

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Welcome! Seems like patience and perseverance are the keys to successful GF living. I was diagnosed a year ago and finally, I am comfortable navigating the troubled waters of choices in a gluten FILLED world.

It has been worth the effort, thanks to support from our Sparker friends.

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4/25/12 5:57 A

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Just wanted to say hi. I'm new to the group too and still navigating the gluten free zone.

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4/22/12 4:27 A

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Haven't looked lately, but Schar.com recently had a series of videos covering various scenarios of gluten free living that were very helpful.

Hang in there - it is worth it.

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4/22/12 12:46 A

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I am learning very quickly that gluten hides in a lot of things... i have only been on this journey since March... and at first all my dr said was you have a food allergy... that was it... my hives are slowly going away. I was able to get in with a dr that only does asthma and allergies...
before i was able to get an appointment i started eliminating all wheat and gluten grains the rash began clearing up... not gone but better... i had eliminated peanuts because i know they can cause hives as well...
My husband says i make a wonderful brown gravy using rice flour and my family couldn't tell the difference ... so it is a new learning curve for me right now...not looking forward to the day this week to add some wheat back in for a tolerance day...

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4/21/12 12:27 P

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You only mentioned wheat and some kind of nuts. If you are gluten intolerant, you must also cut out rye and barley, and sometimes oatmeal, although I've had no problem with oatmeal. It will take a few months to learn what you can and cannot eat. There are lots of on-line resources for learning about gluten. You would do well to get a gluten free cookbook - "gluten free on a shoestring" is a good one. I'm sure other team members will have good advice for learning how to cope.

Good luck!

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4/21/12 10:30 A

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This is a new frontier for me ....
and not sure where to start I'm a nana to 3 .
for the first time in my life i have a food allergy...intolerance ect.... as of right now its peanuts and wheat...

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